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BIsmide And Nitride Components for High temperature Operation

Project description


Photonics

BIANCHO will develop photonic components designed to significantly reduce power consumption at the component and system level in advanced communication systems, thereby saving significant electricity, and enabling unlimited bandwidth through integration, more optical processing and very high spectral-density photonic transmission.

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Current telecomm components suffer severely from intrinsic losses. Around 80% of electrical power is wasted in a 1.55?m laser chip as heat. Most systems require thermo-electric coolers and an air-conditioned environment, further increasing the energy budget by over an order of magnitude. The losses are due to Auger recombination in semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers (SOAs), and due to the temperature dependence of the energy gap in electro-absorption modulators (EAMs). Incremental approaches to overcome these problems have reached their limits.

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We propose a radical change, to manipulate the electronic band structure of novel dilute bismide and dilute nitride alloys of GaAs and InP to eliminate Auger recombination and dramatically reduce the temperature dependence of the energy gap. This allows us to research, develop, test and demonstrate uncooled EAMs, highly efficient uncooled lasers and SOAs. These properties are also highly beneficial for high speed photodiodes as required in transceivers, as will be demonstrated.BIANCHO brings together leading European groups with complementary expertise in epitaxy, device physics, band structure modelling and advanced design and fabrication, in a well focused consortium of exceptionally high quality. \\n

\\nThe project will strongly emphasise the protection of intellectual property and aggressive dissemination of results to maximize their impact. The team includes a key European component manufacturer (CIP), well connected to European and international network and system operators, providing a clear route to successful exploitation and commercialization of the technology. \\n

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-5
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Coordinator Contact

Eoin O'REILLY (Prof.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 425
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (5)

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 687 552
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Veldman (Dr.)
VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 423 578
Address
Savanoriu 231
02300 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jolanta Juodiene (Prof.)
PUSLAIDININKIU FIZIKOS INSTITUTAS

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
A. Gostauto
01108 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arunas Krotkus (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 477
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
SUE ANGULATTA (Ms.)
THE CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED PHOTONICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 172 967
Address
B55 Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath
IP5 3RE Ipswich, Suffolk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leigh Hepplethwaite (Ms.)