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mid infraREd Fully Integrated CHemical sensors

Objective

Mid-infrared photonic integrated circuits (mid-IR PICs) are the subject of increasing interest due to the large amount of sensing applications in the 2-20 µm wavelength range. Most molecules exhibit absorption fingerprints in the mid-IR range corresponding to their rotational/vibrational energies. Tunable-diode laser absorption spectroscopy thus allows detection and concentration measurements of many biological and chemical species. This is of crucial interest for many societal applications such as health monitoring and diagnosis, detection of biological compounds, monitoring of toxic gases, or of greenhouse gas emission responsible for global warming, to name but a few. However, state of the art sensing systems are large and delicate which greatly hampers potential applications.
REDFINCH will use hybrid and monolithic integration of III-V diode and Interband Cascade/Quantum Cascade materials with silicon to create high performance cost effective sensors based on Photonic Integrated Circuits. Integration creates extremely robust systems, in which discrete components are replaced by on-chip equivalents, giving a simultaneous improvement in ease of use and a reduction in cost. Silicon photonics leverages the advantages of high performance CMOS technology, providing low cost mass manufacture, high fidelity reproduction of designs, and access to high refractive index contrasts that enable high performance nanophotonics.
REDFINCH will realise three fully-integrated PIC-based chemical sensor demonstrators for;
1) Process gas analysis in refineries
2) Gas leak detection in petrochemical plants
3) Liquid sensor for protein analysis in the dairy industry.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 900 150

Participants (7)

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 723 673,75
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 491 756,25
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 399 875
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIRSENSE
France
EU contribution
€ 530 032,50
Address
86 Rue De Paris Batiment Erable
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARGOTECH AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 220 125
Address
Holubova 978
547 01 Nachod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 354 267,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENDRESS+HAUSER PROCESS SOLUTIONS (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 331,25
Address
Georges Kohler Allee 79
79100 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)