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
SiC Projects, SiComb and Sic Nano for PicoGeo, to Culminate with Final Conference: Unveiling Innovation and Business Potential
Brussels, March 20, 2024 – The EIC FET-Open SiComb and SiC Nano for PicoGeo projects are set to host their much-anticipated final conference on March 20th, 2024, showcasing the remarkable strides made in the field of Silicon Carbide (SiC) optical material. The conference, themed "Innovation and Business Potential of Sic Optical Material," promises to provide insights into the experiences of SiComb and Sic Nano for PicoGeo frontier projects.
29 January 2024
SiComb webinar: “Applied technology steps towards implementation of silicon carbide frequency comb”
Join us on 27th February 2024 for an exciting SiComb webinar to discover the steps of applied technology towards implementation of silicon carbide frequency comb!
23 January 2024
Are you a prospective applicant who is interested in market-creating innovation and wants to bring to life their projects?
During the two online Info Days on 15-16 January 2024, the European Innovation Council (EIC)did not only give an overview of the achievements reached under the previous work programmes but also presented the objectives for 2024.

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Haiyan Ou Project Coordinator
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