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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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