NAnophotonics for TErabit Communications

NATEC is a Centre of Excellence that works with 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 Mekanik (Ole Sigmund), DTU DANCHIP, DTU Elektro (Olav Breinbjerg) and DTU Fotonik (Jesper Mørk, Leif Oxenløwe, Kresten Yvind, Martijn Wubs).

NATEC I was started in 2008 and prolonged as NATEC II in 2014. NATEC II will run until 2021 with a 30 MDKK funding from the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation.

The Villum Kann Rasmussen foundation supports research activities, especially within the technical and natural sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences and industry research.