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European Doctorate in Indium Phosphide PIC Fabrication Technology

Objective

Photonic integration (PI) is a new standard for providing cost effective and high-performance miniaturized optical systems for a wide range of applications. However, higher adoption of photonic IC-based products and services across a wide range of verticals still calls for several optimizations namely at the level of active material for the lasers, decrease of the overall waveguide loss and development of better predictive performance methodologies implemented in the Process Design Kits (PDK).
EDIFY will overcome this challenges by providing cutting-edge training to young researchers on the emerging field of integrated photonics and its translation into circuit fabrication and commercialization. EDIFY will train three ESRs at two world-leading European academic institutions and four industrial companies, thus forming a strong interdisciplinary network between industry and technical sciences to overcome specific barriers of the integrated photonics sector.
Skilled in a multidisciplinary background (i.e. photonics fundamentals, circuit design and dedicated software and nanofabrication modalities) EDIFY ESRs will jointly contribute for significant improvements in the performance, power consumption and predictive methodologies of current PICs technologies with direct impact in: data communications, fibre-tothe-
home, fibre sensors, gas sensing, medical diagnostics, metrology and consumer photonics.
The availability of professionals combining the EDIFY ESRs skills will directly fuel emerging PIC-based innovation and ensure its exploitation by the photonic industry. Importantly, with these emerging opportunities unique career opportunities will arise for the professionals involved in this technological step change in Photonic ICs segment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 003 619,52

Participants (1)

SMART PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
High Tech Campus 29
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRIGHT PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Van Den Helmlaan 67
3604 CE Maarssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOTON DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Leopold Street 34
OX4 1TW Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOENIX BV
Netherlands
Address
Capitool 50
7521 PL Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)