MIREGAS project consortium meeting has begun yesterday (June 15th, 2016) at VIGO Photonics S. A. headquarters in Ożarów Mazowiecki.
H2020 European consortium, MIREGAS, brings European together world-leading institutes and multinational companies. On the technology side, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd leads the programme also providing Si photonics and photonics integration technologies. The Optoelectronics Research Centre at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland will be responsible for developing innovative superluminescent LED technology, and ITME (PL) will develop mouldable Mid-IR lenses. Industrial partners Vaisala (FI), AirOptic (PL), GasSecure (NO) and VIGO Photonics S.A. (PL) bring their competences in the areas of gas sensing and Mid-IR sensor fabrication and at the same time will be validating the technologies developed by the consortium.
The MIREGAS consortium is developing a light source that utilizes Si-based photonic integrated circuit filters and wide-band SLEDs. The source will cover the 2.7–3.5µm Mid-IR wavelength range with <1nm resolution and allows for the detection of several harmful gas components with a single gas sensor.
Currently project is in the stage of releasing second generation of multi-wavelength sources prototypes reaching 2.65µm Mid-IR wavelength range. The SLED sources are being evaluated with the help of versatile and sensitive detection modules optimised for 2.7–3.5µm Mid-IR wavelength range manufactured by VIGO Photonics S.A. Work on the project is proceeding according to schedule.