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On-Chip Electronics, Photonics, Plasmonics and Antennas: A Novel Enabling Platform for sub-THz Signal Processing

Project description

Taking THz signal processing to a whole new level

As a key enabler for future-generation wireless communication systems, terahertz (THz)-band communications are in the spotlight. The THz range has tremendous untapped potential for a breadth of applications, such as next-generation wireless communications, sensing, security, medical imaging and more. The EU-funded ELEPHANT project will move away from today’s electronic–photonic platforms to create a novel integrated platform that enables flexible, low-loss THz transport and processing in the optical domain, allowing the low-loss transport of THz frequencies over large distances. The project builds on previous cutting-edge results on photonic signal processing blocks with THz bandwidths using compact (10s µm-long) silicon photonics nanowires as well as the recent demonstration of plasmonic modulators offering 500 GHz speeds, the fastest to date.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 894 375

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 894 375
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments