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22 June 2022

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Development of Plasmon-enhanced HOT MIR Photodetectors

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  • POLTUR4/PEMIR/2/2021
  • 1/03/2021-28/02/2023
  • PLN 1,115,343.81
  • PLN 1,115,343.81
  • PLN 836,507.86
  • Sabancı University (Turkey)
  • Agreement no. POLTUR4/PEMIR/2/2021
  • Duration: 1/03/2021-28/02/2023
  • Overall budget: PLN 1,115,343.81
  • Eligible costs: PLN 1,115,343.81
  • Co-funding: PLN 836,507.86
  • Foreign partner: Sabancı University (Turkey)

The aim of the project is to develop plasmon-enhanced HOT MIR (High Operation Temperature Mid-Infrared, 3–16 μm) photodetector with improved signal-to-noise ratio and response time at ambient temperature or temperatures achievable with Peltier coolers.

The proposed HOT MIR photodetectors may be useful for many existing and new practical applications, including industrial (automotive, industrial control), environmental (pollution control), medical and military.

The Project is co-funded by the National Center for Research and Development under the POLTUR4 competition.
Ongoing project

A Novel Transparent Electrodes for VCSELs

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  • M-ERA.NET2/2019/9/2020
  • 1/10/2020-30/09/2023
  • PLN 1,142,725.35
  • PLN 1,024,808.10
  • Lodz University of Technology
  • VIGO Photonics S.A., Warsaw University of Technology
  • Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems CNRS (France)
  • Agreement no.: M-ERA.NET2/2019/9/2020
  • Duration: 1/10/2020-30/09/2023
  • Eligible costs: PLN 1,142,725.35
  • Co-funding: PLN 1,024,808.10
  • Project coordinator: Lodz University of Technology
  • Partners: VIGO Photonics S.A., Warsaw University of Technology
  • Foreign partner: Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems CNRS (France)
Project description:

The goal of the project is the development of the industrial  method of  production of VCSELs with transparent top electrode and noncircular aperture, which enable high efficiency of the conversion of electrical power into coherent laser emission.  VIGO’s task is to manufacture epi-structures with high optical parameters, repeatability and uniformity, as required by this type of VCSEL. The growth will be followed by device development and characterisation. VCSELs are commonly used in numerous emerging applications such as short-distance communication systems, LIDARs, time-of-flight sensors, autonomous vehicles, robots and drones.

The Project is co-funded by the National Center for Research and Development under the M-ERA.NET Call 2019 competition.

Ongoing project

Long wavelength Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for optical fiber transmission

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  • NCBR/VII/PL-IL/1/2020
  • 1/01/2021-1/01/2023
  • PLN 1,166,233.70
  • PLN 999,675.28
  • Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics
  • VIGO Photonics S.A.
  • Mellanox (Israel)
  • Agreement no.: NCBR/VII/PL-IL/1/2020
  • Duration: 1/01/2021-1/01/2023
  • Eligible costs: PLN 1,166,233.70
  • Co-funding: PLN 999,675.28
  • Project leader: Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics
  • Partner: VIGO Photonics S.A.
  • Foreign Partner: Mellanox (Israel)
Project description:

Currently the big challenge in fiber optics communication in Data Centres is migration from multimode fiber (MMF) transmission, which is limited to about 50 meters reach, to single mode fiber (SMF) transmission, which can reach transmission length of 10+ km. The goal of the project is to demonstrate and fabricate long wavelength single mode wafer-fused VCSELs , which can be modulated at high speed and fabricated at a considerably lower cost. Vigo’s task is the development of high quality InP-based strained MQWs for O- and C- bands. The project will set the foundation for large scale industrial production of long wavelength VCSELs.

The Project is co-funded by the National Center for Research and Development under the 7th Polish-Israeli competition.

Finished project

Ultrafast photodetector based graphene

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  • GRAF-TECH/NCBR/13/20/2013
  • 1/03/2013-31/08/2016
  • PLN 5,000,000.00
  • PLN 4,813,820.00
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Łódź University of Technology, VIGO Photonics S.A.
  • Agreement no. GRAF-TECH/NCBR/13/20/2013
  • Duration: 1/03/2013-31/08/2016
  • Eligible costs: PLN 5,000,000.00
  • Co-funding: PLN 4,813,820.00
  • Project leader: Warsaw University of Technology
  • Project partners: Łódź University of Technology, VIGO Photonics S.A.

Graphene has shown to possess physical properties that make it suitable for light detecting with unique characteristics. The main goal of the project was to exploit these properties for the development of graphene-based infrared photodetectors with unique properties.

The main assumption was to obtain a very high speed of detector operation, exceeding that achievable in uncooled infrared detectors based on narrow-gap semiconductors.