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In the News 2010

  • Celebration 50 Years of Laser - June 2010

  • KIT Birthday Event with Nobel Prize Winners at the Stadthalle Karlsruhe on June 24, 2010
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  • 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.

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