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Photonic polymer research based on strategic promotion of innovative research and development supported by Japan Science and Technology Agency

Paper Abstract

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have launched a new program called strategic promotion of innovative research and development ( S-Innovation ). Projects chosen for the S-Innovation program are selected from among the research output of JST's strategic and basic research programs, such as CREST, ERATO, Sakigake and PREST, which aim to create innovative new technologies, lead to the advancement of science and technology and the emergence of new industries. S-Innovation covers R&D themes from the aforementioned programs and is based on the seamless, long-term pursuit of R&D toward the practical application of novel technologies. It is envisaged that the innovation resulting from such technologies will form the foundations of future industries. Currently the program consists of four projects in which photonics polymers are included. The photonic polymer research consists of five topics such as development of fast organic photorefractive polymers for advanced optical communication technology, development of new device technology based on nano-ordered structures of polymers, development of three-dimensional vector wave memory, optical interconnect device technology using high performance photonic polymers and development of quantum photonic technologies with polymer optical nano-fibers. Each topic is funded approximately $1.0 M/year for ten years. The objectives and unique features of S-innovation and the highlights of each topic are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7935, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII, 79350J (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881261
Show Author Affiliations
Seizo Miyata, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
Naoto Tsutsumi, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
Junji Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)
Okihiro Sugihara, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kohzo Hakuta, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7935:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII
Robert L. Nelson; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino; Yasuhiro Koike, Editor(s)

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