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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
CEA Tech institute Leti occupies a unique position in the race toward optical and photonic component miniaturization, and is capable of implementing technologies similar to those used for microelectronics and MEMS.
One of the institute’s key focuses is lighting, with R&D programs to reduce energy consumption and develop smart LED lamps and light fixtures. Leti researchers are also investigating ways to increase LED and OLED display luminance with the goal of developing compact augmented reality display systems.
In the field of silicon photonics, Leti is capable of making miniaturized optoelectronic circuits and components (modulators, detectors, lasers, and waveguides) for voice and data applications. The institute also develops optical sensors capable of reducing the cost and form factor of the components used to detect and analyze chemical substances.
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Leti, a CEA Tech institute, contributed to the development of the Gravity interferometer. The instrument, which is installed at the ESO’s* Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) in Chile, makes it possible to observe the stars gravitating around the black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.