Polymer-based optoelectronics materials are emerging as a photonics technology promising performance, reductions in cost and improved ease of manufacture that will outstrip inorganic counterparts in key datacoms, telecoms and optical computing applications. The project will apply an iterative approach to the design, synthesis, processing and fabrication of new polymer based-materials and devices in order to develop advanced polymer-based photonic technology platforms. Two families of novel polymer based materials in the visible and infrared will be developed along with state-of-the art polymer processing and device fabrication technologies for demonstration of polymer-based emission and amplification in devices. Materials and device demonstrators that will be developed and benchmarked for commercial exploitation will include: Visible high brightness LEDs, high modulation speed LEDs and electrically pumped lasers; Infrared LEDs, wave guide amplifiers and integrated ultra short pulse (ps or fs) lasers. ultrashort pulse (ps or fs) lasers.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts