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About the Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP)

The Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) performs R&D in optoelectronics, principally focusing on optical fibre technology. It is oriented towards applied research and development in optical fibre sources, optical fibre communication, optical fibre sensors and microfabrication (thin films and integrated optics). The Centre looks for opportunities for technology transfer to industrial companies using its specific competencies in optoelectronics and systems integration.

Strategic Objectives

  • Strengthen competencies in the Centre's R&D fields of expertise.
  • Improve collaboration with industry in sectors where joint projects already exist in order to optimise the technology transfer process.
  • Begin a process of reinvestment in order to maintain a state of the art technological infrastructure.
  • Reinforce existing links with the Department of Physics and with the Department of Computer and Electronic Engineering of the University of Porto.
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