Young B-PHOT professors developed a novel approach for converting one wavelength of light into another on a photonic chip.
Their ‘automatic quasi-phase-matching’ approach enables efficient wavelength conversion in photonic integrated circuits that comply with the rules for mass-manufacturing in large-scale photonic foundries.
This functionality could be highly beneficial for, amongst others, telecommunication and medical diagnostics, and is being exploited in the EU-funded GRAPHENICS project coordinated by B-PHOT. The ‘automatic quasi-phase-matching’ concept of B-PHOT has recently been short-listed by the European Commission for the Innovation Radar Award 2016.
The Innovation Radar (IR) is a Horizon2020 initiative to identify high potential innovations in EU-funded projects and to stimulate innovators through a yearly award.
From the 10 short-listed innovations in the category ‘Excellent Science’, the top 4 selected through public vote will compete in the Innovation Radar final on the 26st of September 2016 in Bratislava. Check out the updates on The Innovation Radar and don't forget to vote for B-PHOT right here !
Team members co-working for the GRAPHENICS project are JinLuo Cheng (University of Toronto, Canada), Iwona Pasternak (Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Poland), Jürgen Van Erps (B-PHOT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Nathalie Vermeulen (B-PHOT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Tym Ciuk (Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Poland), Aleksandra Krajewska (Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Poland) and Nikolai Tolstik (Technische Universität Wien, Austria).