Nanomaterials for Infrared Silicon Photonics

01 December 2022 → 30 November 2027
European funding: framework programme
Principal investigator
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications
nanocrystals quantum dots
Other information
Project description

Colloidal quantum dots are a type of semiconductor nanocrystals synthesised from solutions. Owing to their special electronic and optical properties, they have shown great potential for optoelectronic applications. For example, they are a versatile platform for optical sensing, imaging and spectroscopy in the short and mid-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. However, quantum dot light source technology is still expensive, bulky and often composed of restricted chemical elements. The EU-funded NOMISS project will seek to develop a new class of solution-processable quantum dots using a wider set of elements. Light-matter interactions will be thoroughly studied to increase light emission efficiency in the infrared, with the hope being to incorporate the new quantum dots in photonic integrated circuits.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University is coordinator and single lead principal investigator
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