This is a project involving 4 research groups: 2 in our University, one in our same area, and one industrial partner, Pirelli Cables, in Italy, who together with Red Electrica de Espana will financially support the project. The objective of the project is to develop applications of
high-temperature superconductors (HTS) to photonic devices.
The project has four parts:
1. To develop the technology of depositing HTS thin-films on electrooptic substrates. This part will be carried out in the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB).
2. To fabricate optical waveguides on electrooptic substrate. This part of the project is technology already commercialised by Pirelli Cables. 3. To design photonic devices that take advantage of the low-loss of the HTS materials.
4. To fabricate a resonant Mach-Zehnder modulator to demonstrate the advantages of using HTS materials instead of normal conductors in photonic devices.
Edouard Rozan will participate in parts 3 and 4 of the project.