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HOPBIT

Hybrid Silicon-Organic Photonics for High Bit-Rate Data Transfer

Objective

The aim of the project is the development of a technology platform for the integration of photonic silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) devices in a silicon-based chip technology. SOH photonic devices enable advanced light modulators for energy-efficient and high-bit-rate data transmission. The reason for this are favourable synergy effects, since advantages of a silicon-based chip technology are linked with these of functional, organic materials. The chip integration will be realized in such a way that the organic material is hermetically encapsulated, which is intended to lead to an increase of the long-term stability of SOH devices.

IHP's Contribution

  • Process development and manufacturing modulator
  • Performing periodic process runs for integrated process development and device optimization process of the modulator
  • Contribution to the work package device design and chip layout
  • Contribution to the work package encapsulation of the organic electro-optical material, where the organic material is hermetically encapsulated

Funding

This project is funded by Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE).

Selected Publications

P. Steglich, Ch. Mai, D. Stolarek, St. Lischke, S. Kupijai, C. Villringer, S. Pulwer, F. Heinrich, J. Bauer, St. Meister, D. Knoll, M. Casalboni, S. Schrader "Partially slotted silicon ring resonator covered with electro-optical polymer", Proc. SPIE 9891, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits V, 98910R (May 13, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2217725

 

P. Steglich, Ch. Mai, D. Stolarek, St. Lischke, S. Kupijai, C. Villringer, S. Pulwer, F. Heinrich, J. Bauer, St. Meister, D. Knoll, M. Casalboni, S. Schrader "Novel Ring Resonator Combining Strong Field Confinement With High Optical Quality Factor", Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE , vol.27, no.20, pp.2197-2200, Oct.15, 15 2015

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.