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Sub-Terahertz Analog-to-Digital Conversion Using Integrated Soliton Microcombs

Project description

Developing a novel photonic analogue-to-digital conversion scheme

Modern ICT advances demand signal spectrum bandwidths of hundreds of GHz and even 1 THz. For ultra-fast and flexible digital signal processing, wideband analogue signals must be converted to a stream of data bits via analogue-to-digital conversion (ADC). However, the random electron fluctuations in semiconductors restrict the performance of electronic ADCs. The EU-funded CompADC project aims to develop a novel photonic ADC scheme using chip-scale dual optical frequency combs. This will enable the real-time digitisation of ultra-wideband radio frequency and microwave signals with a bandwidth of more than 100 GHz. The new technology will offer unequalled performance and chip-scale integration for modern ultra-wideband signal processing and communication applications.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/analogue electronics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 203 149,44