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Quantum Dot Technologies for Extended Reach Nodes In Access Networks

Objective

"The QUATERNIAN project will use quantum-dot laser technology to expand the product ranges and support the competitive position of European SMEs selling into optical access network markets. Access networks based on optical technologies are rapidly growing, as traditional copper based networking proves overly complex, energy inefficient and has high maintenance cost. With the advent of high-speed mobile computing devices, broadband connectivity is required both through fixed connections at the premises and through wireless connections. The latter requirement is often not provided by carrier networks as deep building penetration is incompatible with wide area cell networks. The QUATERNIAN project will advance the position of SMEs supplying equipment both for rapidly growing high-speed wired optical access networks and high-speed radio-over-fibre (RoF) building access networks.

Quantum Dot laser materials grown on Gallium Arsenide substrates give a generational advance in the control of the carrier density of states. This material advance has led to significant device technology advances in the critical wavelength range of 1.1 to 1.3 microns. This wavelength range is crucial both for low-cost wired passive optical networks and advanced multiple antenna systems. The research performing partners are leaders in the study and development of quantum dot devices and systems. Through the QUATERNIAN proposal these research performing institutions will assist these high-growth SMEs in the adoption and further development of quantum dot technology.

The QUATERNIAN project strengthens the competitiveness of the European economy, the sustainability of the European research area and maintains European technology leadership."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (7)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
INNOLUME GMBH
Germany
Address
Konrad-adenauer-allee 11
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Krestnikov (Dr.)
EBLANA PHOTONICS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 308 228,92
Address
Block 3 West Pier Business Campus
D02 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Phelan (Dr.)
ZINWAVE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 478,52
Address
Harston Mill Harston
CB22 7GG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Harland (Ms.)
CONSTELEX TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS SINGLE MEMBER LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 67 641,03
Address
Odos Ikoniou 17
13675 Acharnes Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Efstratios Kehayas
BOLUDA DIVISION INDUSTRIAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 149 499,78
Address
Calle Joiers, Vial A, Nave 9 17-19
08184 Palau Solita I Plegamans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Mur (Ms.)
PervasID
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 174 151,75
Address
"Ideaspace, 3 Charles Babbage Road"
CB3 0GT Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabesan Sithamparanathan (Dr.)