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Compact SOI nanophotonic Raman Laser and modulator and detector based on circular grating resonator devices

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034883

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 985

  • EU contribution

    € 1 649 004

Coordinated by:

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MIKRO- UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG - AMO GMBH

Germany

Objective

The present project aims at the development of very advanced all-silicon based nanophotonic devices clearly beyond state of the art in terms of functionality, size, speed, cost and functionality. Common component of the envisaged devices are silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology based circular Bragg resonators with very high quality factors for a concomitant increase of integration density and device efficiency. In particular, the project will realize an approach for a highly compact silicon Raman laser source, a high-speed silicon electro-optic modulator and a novel approach for resonant signal sensing in SOI waveguides. A further increase of packing densities is aimed by the integration of a multi layer SOI waveguide development.

To reach the ambitious goals of the project, the focussed effort will be guided by substantial design and modelling activities, optimizing the electro-optic response functions of each sub-component. For an improvement of device performance compared to the state-of-the-art, precise control of free carrier lifetimes in these devices is envisaged by the implantation of ultra-fast recombination centres. Device fabrication strongly relies on low-cost, mass fabrication compatible nanolithography technology based on high-precision UV-Nanoimprint.

A possible route to monolithically integrated silicon photonic will be demonstrated to enable new device concepts for communication, automotive, infotainment and biomedical system in the future. Therefore, the project activities are expected to have a profound impact on IST-related technologies.

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Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MIKRO- UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG - AMO GMBH

Address

Huyskensweg 25
52074 Aachen

Germany

Participants (4)

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

SILIOS TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034883

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 985

  • EU contribution

    € 1 649 004

Coordinated by:

GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MIKRO- UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG - AMO GMBH

Germany