NWO has announced that the collaboration project Nano-WiCom between the departments of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering has been granted in the Open Technology Program. The goal of Nano-WiCom is to realize very low étendue (beamed) and efficient emission at a very fast rate (sub-100 picosecond) and to detect this emission with fast integrated photodetectors. This goal will be achieved by merging nanostructured surfaces with infrared emitters and integrated cascaded aperture optical receivers. The hybrid devices will be used to obtain efficient and fast optical detection for wireless optical communication technology. Read more here.