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Laboratory of Micro and Nano Optics (MiNaO)

MiNaO is a joint research laboratory between the CNRS and the ONERA was first created in 2014. It embodies ten years of close collaboration between the Laboratory of Photonics and Nanostructures (LPN) at Marcoussis and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Optics (DOTA) at Palaiseau. The research objectives of MiNaO, ranging from promoting theory to pursuing applications, aim at developing new concepts in metal/dielectric systems structured at the nanometer scale.


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Investigating fundamental problems of nano-photonics and development of specific tools: Experimental, Technological, Conceptual, and Numerical.


Detection and imaging in the Infrared range: passive components (filters, lenses, ...), resonant photodetectors, and nanostructured thermal sources.


Concentrated solar Photovoltaics (spectral concentration and spatial nano-concentration). Research activities at the Photovoltaic federation (FedPV) and the Photovoltaic Insitute of Ile-de-France (IPVF).

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