Welcome to the NATEC center

October 2014: Villum Fonden has awarded 30 mill DKK for a 5-year prolongation of the NATEC Centre of Excellence. The Centre focuses on the physics of light-matter interactions in nanostructures and possible applications in integrated photonics, and will explore the use of quantum dots, photonic crystals and nanoantenna arrays for exercising fundamental control of photons and electrons at the same time.


 DTU Fotonik

 DTU Nanotech

 DTU Mekanik


 DTU Danchip


NAnophotonics for TErabit Communications

NATEC is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation to do fundamental research on devices based on quantum dots and photonic crystals and their application in terabit communication systems. This involves fundamental theory, fabrication, characterization and systems experiments.

The Centre of Excellence is headed by Prof. Jesper Mørk from DTU Fotonik and the research will be carried out in collaboration with DTU Nanotek (Antti-Pekka Jauho), DTU Mekanik (Ole Sigmund and Jakob Søndergaard Jensen), DTU CEN (Rafal Dunin-Bokowski), DTU DANCHIP (Mogens Rysholt Poulsen) and DTU Fotonik (Christophe Peucheret, Palle Jeppesen, Leif Oxenløwe, Kresten Yvind, Lars Frandsen, Jørn M. Hvam, Niels Asger Mortensen).

The overall funding is DKK 25 million over a period of five years. The Villum Kann Rasmussen foundation supports research activities, especially within the technical and natural sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences and industry research.

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