News and Press Releases
In the News 2010
Celebration 50 Years of Laser - June 2010
EU Project - SOFI
Silicon-Organic hybrid Fabrication platform for Integrated circuits
In the SOFI project, new active optical waveguides and integrated optoelectronic circuits based on a novel silicon-organic hybrid technology are introduced. The technology is based on the low-cost CMOS process technology for fabrication of the optical waveguides - allowing for the convergence of electronics with optics. It is complemented by an organic layer that brings in new functionalities so far not available in silicon. SOFI focuses on a proof-of concept implementation of ultra-fast ultra-low energy optical phase modulator waveguides such as needed in optical communications. More importantly, the new technology provides the lowest power consumption so far demonstrated for devices in its class.
KIT Birthday Event with Nobel Prize Winners at the Stadthalle Karlsruhe on June 24, 2010