Approved Industrial Partnership Programme
|Title||Nanophotonics for solid-state lighting (NSL)|
|Executive organisational unit||AMOLF & DIFFER|
|Programme management||Prof.dr. A.F. Koenderink|
|Cost estimate||M€ 4.5|
This Industrial Partnership Programme between FOM Institute AMOLF and Philips Research aims at achieving fundamental knowledge required to develop efficient solid-state light sources. A key element is the control of light-matter interactions using resonant photonic and plasmonic nanostructures at optical frequencies. By enhancing these light-matter interactions it will be possible to reach the ultimate limits of efficiency, and achieve control over beam shape and emission spectrum in white-light LEDs. Three main technological challenges will be addressed in this programme: 1) Control of beam shape and direction, 2) Spectral tuning of the emission by means of inexpensive and sustainable nanostructured materials, and 3) Optimized optical absorption of phosphors used for solid-state lighting.
Background, relevance and implementation
Solid-state lighting is a rapidly emerging technology that is causing a revolution in the lighting industry. Solid-state light sources provide unique flexibility in the color, tunability and directivity of light, at high power and conversion efficiency. Moreover, they enable new lighting architectures that cannot be achieved with conventional means. The programme started as a continuation of the FOM group located at Philips in Eindhoven, while part of the research projects were performed in the laboratories of FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. As a result of changes within Philips Lighting, the FOM group at Philips was relocated to FOM-institute DIFFER in September 2015. The programme is further continued at the two FOM-institutes AMOLF and DIFFER.
The programme will have well-chosen evaluation moments where international experts evaluate both results and future plans. The first evaluation will be organised in 2017/2018, when the first PhD students reached the final phase of their project. The FOM advisory committee on Nanophysics/-technology (NANO) will advise the Executive Board of FOM based on the international review report.
For the programme a scientific advisory board is established that meets yearly, and monitors progress of the programme. A supervisory board oversees overall progress of the programme. Drastic changes require approval of the supervisory board.