GrabFastProject reference: 631610
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Graphene Based Ultrafast Lasers
Total cost:EUR 100 000
EU contribution:EUR 100 000
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIGSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-CIG - Support for training and career development of researcher (CIG)
Manipulating structure and composition in the nanoscale allows the creation of novel materials with superior performance for new products and devices. The introduction of a wide range of new low-cost nanomaterials is expected to have a disruptive impact on a variety of conventional inorganic semiconductor devices, not only because of performance/cost advantages, but also because they can be manufactured in more flexible ways, suitable for a growing range of applications.
Graphene, a single layer of carbon allotrope, exhibits extraordinary optical and optoelectronic properties for ultrafast broadband photonics, including ultrafast response, high mobility, broadband absorption, and gate-variable optical conductivity, in addition to flexibility, robustness and environmental stability. My proposal aims to use graphene to create a new range of ultrafast lasers, such as ultrafast fiber, solid-state, and waveguide lasers. These lasers will break the spectrum and speed bottleneck of existing devices, and thus can provide cost-effective, energy-saving and robust tools with unprecedented speed and bandwidth, ideally fitting a large range of growing and emerging applications, such as high-speed telecommunication, industrial material processing, metrology, medicine and sensing applications. This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Matter sciences.
EU contribution: EUR 100 000