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Out of the blue: membrane-based microcavity lasers from the blue to the ultraviolet wavelength regime

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 865622

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 August 2020

  • End date

    31 July 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 996 276

  • EU contribution

    € 1 996 276

Hosted by:

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

Project description

English EN

Microcavity laser breakthrough for ultraviolet light

The EU-funded UV-LASE project aims to produce the first microcavity laser capable of generating ultraviolet light that could be applied to the real world. Thanks to the project's groundbreaking work, high optical losses and defect densities will no longer hinder implementation of this type of laser. The project approach is based on a unique membrane technique that enables vertical cavity lasers with highly reflective dielectric mirrors on both sides of the cavity – a device concept previously impossible to realise for ultraviolet lasers. The proposed design will also result in a tenfold increase in the optical output power, as it provides a route around anti-guiding, an overlooked loss mechanism in microcavities.

Host institution

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Address

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41296 Goeteborg

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 996 276

Beneficiaries (1)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 996 276

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 865622

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 August 2020

  • End date

    31 July 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 996 276

  • EU contribution

    € 1 996 276

Hosted by:

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden