Photonics in Computing II

Project Details


This project is about photons and electrons in information technology. It aims at developing micro-optic components and optoelectronic devices that could play a major role in digital optical information processing and switching systems.
Besides work on the level of individual components, the project concentrates on the construction and demonstration of different prototypes of photonically enhanced information processing systems with high aggregate data throughputs and fast reconfigurable data routing.
Effective start/end date1/10/9930/09/04


  • microelectronics
  • LEDs
  • optical information processing
  • CMOS detector/receivers
  • VCSELs
  • semiconductor technology
  • microoptics
  • CO2 lasers
  • micro-optica
  • CO2 laser modulators
  • optical interconnections

Flemish discipline codes

  • Physical sciences
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Materials engineering