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A generic CMOS-compatible platform for co-integrated plasmonics/photonics/electronics PICs towards volume manufacturing of low energy, small size and high performance photonic devices

Objective

PLASMOfab aims to address the ever increasing needs for low energy, small size, high complexity and high performance mass manufactured PICs by developing a revolutionary yet CMOS-compatible fabrication platform for seamless co-integration of active plasmonics with photonic and supporting electronic. The CMOS-compatible metals Aluminum, Titanium Nitride and Copper, will be thoroughly investigated towards establishing a pool of meaningful elementary plasmonic waveguides on co-planar photonic (Si, SiO2 and SiN) platforms along with the associated photonic-plasmonic interfaces. The functional advantages of PLASMOfab technology will be practically demonstrated by developing two novel functional prototypes with outstanding performances:
1) a compact, plasmonic bio-sensor for label-free inflammation markers detection with multichannel capabilities and record-high sensitivity by combining plasmonic sensors with electrical contacts, Si3N4 photonics, high-speed biofunctionalization techniques and microfluidics
2) a 100 Gb/s NRZ transmitter for datacom applications by consolidating low energy and low footprint plasmonic modulator and ultra high-speed SiGe driving electronics in a single monolithic chip.
The new integration technology will be verified through wafer-scale fabrication of the prototypes at commercial CMOS fabs, demonstrating volume manufacturing and cost reduction capabilities. PLASMOfab technology will be supported by an EDA software design kit library paving the way for a standardized, fabless plasmonic/photonic IC eco-system.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 612 500

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 430 200
Address
Esplanade Erasme Maison De L Universite
21078 Dijon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 429 860
Address
Otto Blumenthal Strasse
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 502 833,75
Address
Tobelbaderstrasse 30
8141 Unterpremstaetten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICRAM MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 265
Address
Konrad Zuse Strasse 16
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 355 000
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOENIX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 244 188,75
Address
Capitool 50
7521 PL Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 499 843,75
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations