Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
Nanophotonics Technology Center
Camino de Vera - s/n. Edificio 8F-2ª Planta
46022 - Valencia - Spain
Description of organization
The Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC) is a research institute at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, and leader in Europe in knowledge generation, development and integration of innovative photonics technologies and systems.
Currently there are five research areas at the NTC: Photovoltaics, optical networks and systems, photonic materials and devices, micro/nanofabrication and packaging and microwave nanophotonics. The NTC has also a complete production line for the micro/nanofabrication on silicon with CMOS compatible technology that allows the processing of both photonic and electronic devices.
The photovoltaic research area is focused on design, modelling, manufacturing, and characterization of silicon-based photovoltaic devices.
The main objectives of the photovoltaic research line are the technological development of high efficiency Silicon Solar Cells for transfer to the PV Industry, the development of Thin-film Silicon technology for transfer to the PV Industry and the research in photonic new concepts applied to photovoltaic technologies