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Petahertz Quantum Optoelectronic Communication

Project description

Research lays valuable foundation for future petahertz optoelectronics

In semiconductors, electrons can be excited by interacting with laser light. Recent advances have enabled measuring this fundamental mechanism on timescales below a femtosecond. Strong terawatt laser fields cause very high electron mobility in 2D and 3D semiconductors. In addition, they cause the semiconductor to emit the high harmonics of the generation beam. Controlling electron movement in space and time is a prerequisite for developing ultrafast optoelectronic devices that are much faster compared to state-of-the-art terahertz devices. It still remains unknown how to control electron dynamics at frequencies above terahertz. The EU-funded PETACom project plans to develop ultrafast optoelectronic devices that operate in the petahertz regime. The focus will be on examining how electrons react to petahertz fields using femtosecond infrared laser light.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 139 450

Participants (7)

WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 335 000
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 750
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
France
EU contribution
€ 506 000
Address
François Mitterrand 33
87032 Limoges
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 750
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVAE
France
EU contribution
€ 219 500
Address
Za Du Moulin Cheyroux
87700 Aixe-sur-vienne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Menlo Systems GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 478 700
Address
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 332 580
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations