Developing an innovative chip-based optical frequency comb

A powerful, highly miniaturized instrument to achieve a technological breakthrough in laser-based technologies and open up new areas of application

This is SiComb

SiCOMB

REVOLUTION

An ultra-broadband frequency comb on a chip made of silicon carbide

SiComb partners will develop and demonstrate the first on-chip optical frequency comb made of silicon carbide (SiC). Compared to other materials used for frequency combs, SiC provides a number of advantages.

Sustainability

SiC is environmentally friendly and biocompatible

CMOS compatibility

It can be fabricated using the same manufacturing processes used for the traditional silicon electronics.

Exceptional properties

SiC wide bandgap and exceptional nonlinear optical properties allow the development of a superior frequency comb light source.

Extended device lifetime and efficiency

SiC has proven to be an ideal material for these devices referring to these characteristics.

SiCOMB

WORK

PLAN

Until now, frequency combs have been high-energy consuming, big and expensive. The ambition of the SiCOMB Project is to replace them with a technology that is space-saving, energy-saving and with bigger data transmission capacity.

SiC material growth and transfer

Optical device development

System application

Market analysis and innovation management

SiCOMB

Consortium

7 partners from both academic and industrial sectors spread across 7 countries

An interdisciplinary consortium with complementary strengths on SiC material growth, device nanofabrication, nonlinear optics and optical communication systems, will collaborate to develop a technology that is deemed to deeply impact diverse areas of science and engineering, from optical communication to the search of exoplanets and more.

Consortium MOVERIM SPRL Belgium DTU Denmark POLITECNICO DI TORINO Italy MELLANOX TECH LTD Israel ALMINICA AB Sweden CNRS France FAU Germany
CNRS DTU POLITO FAU MELLANOX ALMINICA_AB MOVERIM

What's going on

keeping you updated on SiCOMB initiatives
December 22nd, 2022
EIC Transition 2023: new funding opportunities to transform research results into a concrete innovation
The EIC Work Programme 2023 will provide new financial supports to existing initiatives in the field of innovative technologies, including chip-scale optical frequency comb projects
December 21st, 2022
EESC opinion to strengthen the European semiconductor strategy
European Economic and Social Committee opinion: "Strategic autonomy and semiconductors - Addressing structural shortages and strengthening strategic autonomy in the semiconductor ecosystem"
December 16th, 2022
Horizon Europe Work programme 2023-2024: nanotechnology among the priority themes of the Research Infrastructures actions
The next calls under the Research Infrastructures package, launched on the 6th of December by the European Commission, outlined the main areas of intervention to foster the development of an integrated, inter-operable and effective ecosystem of Research Infrastructures and Technology Infrastructures in Europe

Keeping you updated on SiCOMB initiatives

Project

CONTACTS

Haiyan Ou Project Coordinator
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