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EPSRC Reference: EP/T028475/1
Title: QUantum Dot On Silicon systems for communications, information processing and sensing (QUDOS)
Principal Investigator: Seeds, Professor AJ
Other Investigators:
Gardes, Dr F Abadia, Dr N White, Professor I
Wale, Professor M Liu, Professor H Reed, Professor GT
Penty, Professor R Smowton, Professor PM Balakier, Dr KK
Cheng, Dr Q Chen, Dr S Renaud, Professor C
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr L Ponnampalam
Project Partners:
ADVA AG Optical Networking Airbus Group Limited aXenic Ltd.
Bright Photonics BV CEA-LETI Chinese Academy of Science
Compound Semiconductor App. Catapult Compound Semiconductor Tech Global Ltd CompoundTek Pte Ltd
Eblana Photonics Ltd Gooch & Housego Hunan University
II-VI Compound Semiconductors III-V Lab IMEC
IQE (Europe) Ltd Leonardo MW ltd Michelson Diagnostics
Microsoft Newport Wafer Fab Limited Photon Design Ltd
QD Laser Inc Rockley Photonics Limited (UK) Santec Europe Ltd
Tyndall National Institute University of Glasgow
Department: Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Organisation: UCL
Scheme: Programme Grants
Starts: 01 November 2020 Ends: 31 October 2025 Value (£): 6,123,268
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optical Devices & Subsystems Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications Information Technologies
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
25 Feb 2020 Programme Grants Interview Panel (MIQS) - February 2020 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The sensing, processing and transport of information is at the heart of modern life, as can be seen from the ubiquity of smart-phone usage on any street. From our interactions with the people who design, build and use the systems that make this possible, we have created a programme to make possible the first data interconnects, switches and sensors that use lasers monolithically integrated on silicon, offering the potential to transform Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by changing fundamentally the way in which data is sensed, transferred between and processed on silicon chips. The work builds on our demonstration of the first successful telecommunications wavelength lasers directly integrated on silicon substrates. The QUDOS Programme will enable the monolithic integration of all required optical functions on silicon and will have a similar transformative effect on ICT to that which the creation of silicon integrated electronic circuits had on electronics. This will come about through removing the need to assemble individual components, enabling vastly increased scale and functionality at greatly reduced cost.

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