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Spintronic-Photonic Integrated Circuit platform for novel Electronics


1st annual meeting

1st annual meeting (M14) will be held in conjunction with the check meeting 1

MTJ layerstack design for optical switching

Design of a layerstack, consisting of a fixed layer and a free layer, i.e., forming an MTJ, where the magnetization direction of the free layer can be switched optically (M24);

Kick off meeting

Kick-off meeting with all involved parties. (M1)

Analysis of nano-oscillator applications

Analysis of the possibilities for synchronizing current oscillations appearing in MTJ elements with the incoming optical pulse rate, i.e., optical injection locking, and exploration of the potential application of massively parallel and synchronized nano-oscillators (M36)

MTJ layerstack for optical switching @ 2 mJ/cm2

Improving the design of D1.1 to have a target optical switch energy of the free layer of 2 mJ/cm2, e.g., corresponding to an optical switch energy of 200 fJ for an MTJ element scaled to 100 nm × 100 nm (M36)

Final annual meeting

Final annual meeting (M48) will be held in conjunction with the final check meeting

Data Management Plan update 2

Final update on the Data Management Plan (M44)

Data Management plan update 1

Midterm update on the Data Management Plan (M23)

Roadmap for SPICE aligned with ITRS

Roadmap for the SPICE technology, including the identification, definition and quantification of target metrics, and aligned to the ITRS roadmap (M51)

MTJ element design for optical access

Design of an MTJ element that allows for optical illumination, e.g., having a transparent top contact, optical switching of the free layer, and electrical read-out, i.e., having the potential for electrical contacts and having a conductive layerstack (M24)

2nd Annual meeting

Second annual meeting (M25)

Plan for Quality Assurance

Plan for Quality Assurance (M6)

Quantitative analysis of memory application

Quantitative design study on the potential for using SPICE technology for memory applications, including typical memory architecture considerations, and including CMOS read circuitry (M24)

Dissemination and exploitation plan update

Dissemination and exploitation plan update (M30)

3rd Annual meeting

3rd Annual meeting (M37)

Dissemination and exploitation plan

Dissemination and exploitation plan (M12)

Spintronic-photonic system demonstrator

Realization of an 8-bit photonic-spintronic memory demonstrator, consisting of a combination of a silicon photonic chip and a spintronic chip, i.e., using hybrid integration (M51)

Silicon photonic chip for coupling testing

Realization of a silicon photonic chip with test structures for coupling from the silicon photonic chip to the spintronic chip, e.g., using vertical grating coupler structures, and having a controlled polarization of the optical pulses (M36)

Silicon photonic chip for distribution network

Realization of a silicon photonic chip containing a distribution network to switch sub-picosecond optical pulses and optimized for energy efficient operation, i.e., energy consumption per pulse that has to write a bit (M24)

Data Management Plan

Data Management Plan corresponding to the H2020 pilot action on open access to research data (M6)

Check meeting 2

Second check meeting (M32)

Final Check Meeting

Final check meeting (M51) will be held in conjunction with the final annual meeting

Check meeting 1

First check meeting (M15) wil be held in conjunction with 1st annual meeting

Circuit-level simulation tool based on Verilog

Circuit level simulation tool, based, e.g., on Verilog, using, a.o., input from physical-level simulators, experimental results, and silicon photonic PDK parameters (M36)

PhD course material

Course material for a PhD-level course on spintronic and photonic based beyond-CMOS technologies for future processors and memory, consisting of, a.o., a slide deck and a syllabus (M24)

Project website and logo

Project website SPICE-Web up and running and finalized logo design (M3)


Integration of Tb/Co multilayers within optically switchable perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions

Author(s): L. Avilés-Félix, L. Álvaro-Gómez, G. Li, C. S. Davies, A. Olivier, M. Rubio-Roy, S. Auffret, A. Kirilyuk, A. V. Kimel, Th. Rasing, L. D. Buda-Prejbeanu, R. C. Sousa, B. Dieny, I. L. Prejbeanu
Published in: AIP Advances, Issue 9/12, 2019, Page(s) 125328, ISSN 2158-3226
DOI: 10.1063/1.5129821

Out-of-Plane Focusing Grating Couplers for Silicon Photonics Integration With Optical MRAM Technology

Author(s): Hanna Becker, Clemens J. Kruckel, Dries Van Thourhout, Martijn J. R. Heck
Published in: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Issue 26/2, 2020, Page(s) 1-8, ISSN 1077-260X
DOI: 10.1109/jstqe.2019.2933805

Femtosecond photocurrents at the FeRh/Pt interface

Author(s): R. Medapalli, G. Li, Sheena K. K. Patel, R. V. Mikhaylovskiy, Th. Rasing, A. V. Kimel, E. E. Fullerton
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, Issue 117/14, 2020, Page(s) 142406, ISSN 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/5.0026252

Single-shot all-optical switching of magnetization in Tb/Co multilayer-based electrodes

Author(s): L. Avilés-Félix, A. Olivier, G. Li, C. S. Davies, L. Álvaro-Gómez, M. Rubio-Roy, S. Auffret, A. Kirilyuk, A. V. Kimel, Th. Rasing, L. D. Buda-Prejbeanu, R. C. Sousa, B. Dieny, I. L. Prejbeanu
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 10/1, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62104-w

Far- and midinfrared excitation of large amplitude spin precession in the ferromagnetic semiconductor InMnAs

Author(s): A. Gatilova, E. A. Mashkovich, K. A. Grishunin, A. Pogrebna, R. V. Mikhaylovskiy, Th. Rasing, P. M. Christianen, N. Nishizawa, H. Munekata, A. V. Kimel
Published in: Physical Review B, Issue 101/2, 2020, Page(s) 020413, ISSN 2469-9950
DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.101.020413

Laser induced THz emission from femtosecond photocurrents in Co/ZnO/Pt and Co/Cu/Pt multilayers

Author(s): G Li, R V Mikhaylovskiy, K A Grishunin, J D Costa, Th Rasing, A V Kimel
Published in: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Issue 51/13, 2018, Page(s) 134001, ISSN 0022-3727
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aaab8f

Towards massively parallelized all-optical magnetic recording

Author(s): C. S. Davies, J. Janušonis, A. V. Kimel, A. Kirilyuk, A. Tsukamoto, Th. Rasing, R. I. Tobey
Published in: Journal of Applied Physics, Issue 123/21, 2018, Page(s) 213904, ISSN 0021-8979
DOI: 10.1063/1.5003713

THz emission from Co/Pt bilayers with varied roughness, crystal structure, and interface intermixing

Author(s): G. Li, R. Medapalli, R. V. Mikhaylovskiy, F. E. Spada, Th. Rasing, E. E. Fullerton, A. V. Kimel
Published in: Physical Review Materials, Issue 3/8, 2019, Page(s) 084415, ISSN 2475-9953
DOI: 10.1103/physrevmaterials.3.084415

Pathways for Single-Shot All-Optical Switching of Magnetization in Ferrimagnets

Author(s): C.S. Davies, T. Janssen, J.H. Mentink, A. Tsukamoto, A.V. Kimel, A.F.G. van der Meer, A. Stupakiewicz, A. Kirilyuk
Published in: Physical Review Applied, Issue 13/2, 2020, Page(s) 024064, ISSN 2331-7019
DOI: 10.1103/physrevapplied.13.024064

Indium Tin Oxide optical access for magnetic tunnel junctions in hybrid spintronic–photonic circuits

Author(s): A Olivier, L Avilés-Félix, A Chavent, L Álvaro-Goémez, M Rubio-Roy, S Auffret, L Vila, B Dieny, R C Sousa, I L Prejbeanu
Published in: Nanotechnology, Issue 31/42, 2020, Page(s) 425302, ISSN 0957-4484
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ab9c56

QuantumATK: an integrated platform of electronic and atomic-scale modelling tools

Author(s): Søren Smidstrup, Troels Markussen, Pieter Vancraeyveld, Jess Wellendorff, Julian Schneider, Tue Gunst, Brecht Verstichel, Daniele Stradi, Petr A Khomyakov, Ulrik G Vej-Hansen, Maeng-Eun Lee, Samuel T Chill, Filip Rasmussen, Gabriele Penazzi, Fabiano Corsetti, Ari Ojanperä, Kristian Jensen, Mattias L N Palsgaard, Umberto Martinez, Anders Blom, Mads Brandbyge, Kurt Stokbro
Published in: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Issue 32/1, 2020, Page(s) 015901, ISSN 0953-8984
DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/ab4007

Out-of-Plane Focussing Polarization Control Grating Couplers for Photonic-Spintronic Integration

Author(s): Hanna Becker, Clemens J. Kruckel, Dries Van Thourhout, Martijn J. R. Heck
Published in: 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), 2019, Page(s) 1-1
DOI: 10.1109/cleoe-eqec.2019.8871732

Towards High-Speed Energy-Efficient Pulse-Switching Networks Implemented in Carrier-Injection-Based Si-Photonics

Author(s): Clemens J. Kruckel, Hanna Becker, Yoojin Ban, Martijn J. R. Heck, Joris Van Campenhout, Dries Van Thourhout
Published in: 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), 2019, Page(s) 1-1
DOI: 10.1109/cleoe-eqec.2019.8871631

Impact of optical free-carrier generation on the performance of SOI phase shifters

Author(s): Clemens J. Kriickel, Joris Van Campenhout, Dries van Thourhout
Published in: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2020, Page(s) SM2J.3
DOI: 10.1364/cleo_si.2020.sm2j.3

Integration platform for optical switching of magnetic elements

Author(s): Elzbieta K. Sobolewska, Johan Pelloux-Prayer, Hanna Becker, Guanqiao Li, Carl S. Davies, Clemens J. Krückel, Luis Avilés Félix, Aurélien Olivier, Ricardo Sousa, Ioan-Lucian Prejbeanu, Andrei I. Kiriliouk, Dries Van Thourhout, Theo Rasing, Farshad Moradi, Martijn J. R. Heck
Published in: Active Photonic Platforms XII, 2020, Page(s) 78
DOI: 10.1117/12.2567662

Compact Vertically Focusing Grating Coupler for Optical Addressing of Spintronic Memory Elements

Author(s): Becker HB, Heck M
Published in: European Optical Society Annual Meeting 2018 (EOSAM 2018), Issue bi-annual, year 2018, 2018

Simulation and experimental characterization of compact out-of-plane focusing grating couplers on 220 nm-SOI platform

Author(s): Hanna Becker, Clemens Krückel, Dries Van Thourhout, Martijn J.R. Heck
Published in: 2019 Proceedings ECIO Conference in Ghent, 2019

Design optimization for energy-efficient pulse-switching networks in carrier-injection based Si-photonics

Author(s): C.J. Krückel, H. Becker, M.J.R. Heck, J. Van Campenhout, D. van Thourhout
Published in: 45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019), 2019, Page(s) 334 (4 pp.)-334 (4 pp.)
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2019.1068

First-Principles Quantum Transport Modeling of Spin-Transfer and Spin-Orbit Torques in Magnetic Multilayers

Author(s): Branislav K. Nikolić, Kapildeb Dolui, Marko D. Petrović, Petr Plecháč, Troels Markussen, Kurt Stokbro
Published in: Handbook of Materials Modeling - Applications: Current and Emerging Materials, 2018, Page(s) 1-35
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50257-1_112-1