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
October 14th, 2022
European Chips Act: the importance of supporting European Research
The crisis in the semiconductors supply chain needs to be urgently addressed. The European Commision invites to participate in the survey “European semiconductor value chain consultation”, open from the 10th of October to the 11th of November 2022.
September 5th, 2022
SiCOMB Consortium will take part in the 19th International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials
ICSCRM 2022 is back after the pandemic and it is held in Davos, Switzerland!
May 5th, 2022
SiCOMB as a case-study at the XXV AVI Conference on Material, Interfaces, Processes in Industrial and Basic Research Application
The Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV – Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia) is organizing its XXV Conference.

Keeping you updated on SiCOMB initiatives

Project

CONTACTS

Haiyan Ou Project Coordinator
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