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EPSRC Reference: GR/R16990/01
Title: Fundamentals of Photonic Crystal Vlsi
Principal Investigator: Krauss, Professor T
Other Investigators:
Miller, Professor A
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Project Partners:
Agilent Technologies Ltd Bookham Technology Plc
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of St Andrews
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 August 2001 Ends: 31 July 2003 Value (£): 184,177
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optical Devices & Subsystems Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics Communications
Related Grants:
GR/R16983/01
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We propose a collaborative programme that aims to explore the possibility of creating a new form of Photonic Integrated Circuit based on photonic bandgap materials. The programme is specifically targeted at future high-bandwidth optical fibre telecommunications systems. Research will focus on the fabrication of high aspect-ratio photonic crystal structures in InP based epitaxial material. The theory required to guide such photonic crystal based microstructure design will be developed and appropriate computational tools will be created. We shall demonstrate low-loss, compact interconnects and passive components based on photonic bandgap effects. Current-injection regions will be incorporated and an ultra-compact tunable filter will be demonstrated, with a long term view of incorporting active elements for a variety of functions such as gain, switching and modulation. Work will be greatly enhanced by a strong technical collaboration with some of the UK's leading manufacturers of equipment and components for fibre optical systems applications.
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