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SiliconLaser

Objective

Our research aims to revolutionize the electronics industry by adding intra-chip and chip-to-chip communication at the speed of light, offering a significantly reduced energy consumption. Cubic crystal phase SiGe is known to be great for electronics. We propose to develop hexagonal crystal phase SiGe (Hex-SiGe) which features a direct bandgap and will add photonic capabilities to electronics. Direct bandgap silicon has been the holy grail of the semiconductor industry for many years, since it would allow integrating both electronic and optical functionalities on a silicon platform. Recent theoretical calculations predict that hexagonal crystal phase SixGe1-x features a tunable direct bandgap from 1380-1800 nm, exactly coinciding with the low loss window for optical fibre communications. We have recently developed a generic approach to grow defect-free hexagonal SixGe1-x with tunable composition. We propose to demonstrate efficient light emission from direct bandgap SiGe, followed by the development of a SiGe nanolaser. Work towards CMOS integration is included. The demonstration of a Hex-SiGe nanolaser will serve as a game-changer for transforming the electronics industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
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€ 1 286 716,25
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 633 126,25
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
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€ 417 500,00
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena

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Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
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€ 348 587,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
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€ 707 125,00
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 592 363,00
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75