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Photonic Crystal Integrated Circuits

Objective

The novel concept of Photonic Crystals (PCs) is now being validated in 2 dimensions in the near-infrared range. The purpose of the PCIC (Photonic Crystal Integrated Circuits) project is to apply this concept to Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) on InP, intended for telecommunication applications, for which we foresee three major advantages: ultra high compacity, simple and low-cost fabrication routes and implementation of novel functionalities. We will develop integrated-optics oriented Photonic Crystal fabrication routes and combine carefully validated PC modelling tools to achieve several important PC-based building blocks, including low-loss waveguides, bends, couplers, combiners and filters. Demonstrators consisting of integrated systems of active (lasers) and passive elements for WDM applications will be developed to validate the impact of PCs in integrated optics.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
France

Participants (7)

ALCATEL CIT
France
Address
Rue De La Baume 12
75008 Paris
BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG
Germany
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
71110 Iraklio, Crete
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
100 44 Stockholm
USTAV RADIOTECHNIKY A ELEKTRONIKY AV CR
Czechia
Address
Chaberska 57
182 51 Praha 8