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
September 21, 2021
SiCOMB activities @ Politecnico di Torino
Looking at the SiCOMB project from outside, it may be difficult to grasp what’s going on behind the scene. Starting from Politecnico di Torino, we will explore which are the challenges SiCOMB’s researchers are addressing to advance in the field of photonic science.
September 18, 2021
SiComb at the Micro and Nano Engineering Conference 2021!
SiCOMB Project Coordinator Dr. Haiyan Ou will be a Guest Speaker at the 2021 edition of the Micro and Nano Engineering Conference in Torino
September 1, 2021
SiCOMB explained: Photonics and Optical Frequency Comb
In this first article of the four parts series "SiCOMB explained", we will guide you through the universe of photonics and optical frequency combs.

Project

CONTACTS

Haiyan Ou Project Coordinator
General enquiries
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