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Micromechanical widely tunable VCSEL for WDM telecommunication systems

Objective

Tunable vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) are key components allowing flexible, reconfigurable implementations of high-speed optical telecommunication networks. The know-how of InP-based MOEMS technology and the state-of-the-art VCSEL devices will result in a novel, unique component with increased functionality at potentially low cost while relying on the basic technology already established in the 4th European framework programme. The aim of this research project is to develop and demonstrate a novel widely tunable laser source based on InP. The essential part of the project is to combine optical and microelectromechanical (MOEMS) functions with the active part of a VCSEL in the long wavelength range. Technology transfer from research is ensured by participation of industrial partners playing a leading role for development and manufacturing of optoelectronic and telecom components in Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Germany

Participants (5)

ALCATEL CIT
France
Address
Rue De La Baume 12
75008 Paris
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON - CRELYMO
France
Address
36, Avenue Guy De Collongue
69134 Ecully Cedex
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
100 44 Stockholm
THALES
France
Address
45 Rue De Villiers
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine