POLYMERIC PHOTONIC SYSTEMS FOR APPLICATION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Abstract: 

The PHOTOPOLIS project unites the research expertise in photonics science in the country and proposes for the first time a vertical approach addressing "Polymeric photonic systems for application in information technologies".

Its objectives cover the spectrum of science and technology of polymer photonic devices and systems. Its aims commence from the development of functional polymeric materials and progress to polymer-based photonic devices and their integration to all-polymeric pilot telecom system demonstrators.

The PHOTOPOLIS work plan develops through a well-balanced approach addressing:

  1. Synthesis and modification of organic materials capable to meet the requirements of the 1.3μm and 1.55μm telecom applications.
  2. Design and fabrication of advanced functional photonic structures incorporating PHOTOPOLIS materials towards low-cost functional components.
  3. Development of active light sources, organic light emitting diode-(Organic Light Emitting Diodes-OLEDs), and detectors (OPDs).
  4. Design and fabrication of polymeric subsystems for processing and transmission of information for (a)free space communications, by using Coarse-WDM (CWDM) and (b)wire-line communications, by employing all-optical switching.
  5. Pilot system design, integration and evaluation, by exploiting the PHOTOPOLIS polymeric materials and device technology into new and existing network architectures.

The PHOTOPOLIS initiative meets the pressing needs for cost effective photonic devices capable to generate, transmit and manage optical information. Presented timely, it is competitively positioned at the cutting edge of contemporary photonics, particularly addressing all aspects of optical communications, from the functional materials, to devices and systems. PHOTOPOLIS introduces new important polymer technologies in photonics in full accord with the current international trends and the major initiatives in Europe, US and Japan, acknowledged by Photonics21 and most national platforms.

Project info

Acronym:
PHOTOPOLIS
Coordinating Institution:
University of Patras
Scientific Coordinator:
Vainos Nikolaos
Research Team 2 Leader:
Kamalakis Thomas
Research Team 3 Leader:
Argitis Panagiotis
Research Team 4 Leader:
Avramopoulos Hercules

Stats

I.D.:
1413
Mis:
377358
Duration (months):
36
Budget:
575 348.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4Λ39-530

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