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
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.
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
Market analysis and innovation management
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.