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Monolithic cointegration of QD-based InP on SiN as a versatile platform for the demonstration of high performance and low cost PIC transmitters

Monolithic cointegration of QD-based InP on SiN as a versatile platform for the demonstration of high performance and low cost PIC transmitters

Objective

MOICANA aims to deploy a versatile, low-cost and large-volume manufacturing transmitter PIC technology by monolithically integrating InP QD laser structures on a passive SiN waveguide platform and demonstrating a whole new series of high-performance cooler-less transmitter modules for a broad range of applications. MOICANA will invest in the best-in-class materials for the active and passive photonic functions, synergizing InP QD laser structures with the low-loss and temperature-tolerant SiN waveguide platform. It will grow InP QD layers directly on Si substrates and will proceed to Selective Area Growth on SiN chips, aiming at the fabrication and deployment of a whole new series of transmitter modules as monolithically integrated PICs: a) 25GbE SFP28 pluggable Directly Modulated Laser (DML), b) a WDM 100GbE QSFP28 pluggable DML, c) Externally Modulated Lasers, and d) a coherent tunable laser source. In this effort, MOICANA will deploy sophisticated integrated InP QD-on-SiN structures including 25Gb/s DMLs, low-linewidth DFBs and electro-optic modulators and will combine them into versatile and highly scalable transmitter layouts exploiting the rich and low-loss passive function portfolio of the SiN waveguide platform. Its transmitter PIC prototypes will be demonstrated in a broad range of applications in the areas of Data Center Interconnects, 5G mobile fronthaul and coherent communications, highlighting its versatility perspectives and its powerful credentials to form the transmitter technology for many-years-to-go. Finally, MOICANA’s technology will be supported by an EDA software design kit library and PDKs that will be deployed withint its duration, paving the way for a standardized and fabless PIC transmitter eco-system with immediate market take-up capabilities.
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

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Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 676 250

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 836 221,25

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 425 000

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 348 750

III-V LAB

France

EU Contribution

€ 478 858,50

LIGENTEC SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 701 637,50

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 253 750

VLC PHOTONICS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 278 835

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 780537

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 302,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 302,25

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece