LIQuid-crystal enabled Universal Optical Reconfigurable Integrated Circuit Engineering

01 July 2022 → 31 December 2023
European funding: framework programme
Principal investigator
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Optical fibre communications
large-scale circuits
Other information
Project description

In LIQUORICE we will build an operational proof-of-concept of a general-purpose programmable photonic processor. This processor is intended to provide the photonics community with a flexible rapid prototyping technology, similar in use as an electronic FPGA, to stimulate new innovation and accelerate the adoption of photonic chip technology in diverse applications, beyond the traditional photonics markets of telecom and datacom. In particular, we want to test this new photonic chip for use in programmable photonic test & measurement equipment. This is an application space where the chip’s flexibility is exceptionally useful, and which we have identified as an accessible beachhead market.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University is the only partner in the project, and will execute all activities
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