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Palaiseau, France

Unit of Photonics
Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering Sciences
Royal Institute of Technology-KTH
Electrum 229
164 40 Kista

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

Role in cflow
In this project KTH will collaborate with partners in consortium to develop buried QCL, QCDs and waveguides integrated with both with semi-insulating InP:Fe regrowth using HVPE reactor, analyze and characterize high speed QCL and modulators, and performing system experiments with free space communication utilizing advanced modulation formats.

Centre d’intégration NanoINNOV
Bâtiment 863
8 avenue de la Vauve
F-91120 Palaiseau

mirSense is a French SME composed of 12 permanent employees and 3 PhD students. mirSense is a startup which develops and produces QCL diodes and advanced photonic devices such as wideband tunable sources for real-time, high sensitivity trace detection and chemical analysis of gas, liquids and solids by infra-red laser absorption spectroscopy, as well as high power lasers for DIRCM applications. mirSense is a spin-off from the III-V Lab in France where mid infrared sources based on Quantum Cascade Lasers have been developed during fifteen years. Thanks to this research, mirSense, which was only established at the beginning of 2015, has a “unique” approach, using only microelectronic solutions without any moving mechanical or optic components, resulting in compact and robust devices. mirSense’s expertise is the development a unique silicon platform that enables mid-range photonics ICs. We use it for combining lasers and providing advanced MIR sensing solutions. Our philosophy is to be as close to the applications as possible. Our target customers are equipment manufacturers needing sensing systems such as for gas, chemical or medical sensing. Examples of mirSense products are: a multigas detecting laser module with pulsed or CW operation at room temperature, with 10 mW mean power, which offers a 100 cm-1 tuning range and a single gas laser, which can deliver more than 100 mW.

Within cFlow, mirSense is worpackage leader on WP2. This work package is dedicated to the development of the building blocks that will be used in the demonstrator and mirSense is especially in charge of the room temperature single mode laser building block. mirSense is also technically involved in the WP3 and WP4 for the designs, nanofabrication and characterization of the source and the heterodyne detector.

FOI, Totalförsvarets Forskningsinstitut
164 90 Stockholm

The Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI) is an assignment-based authority under the Ministry of Defence. FOI employs around 1000 people. The Electro optical Systems Department at FOI is experimentally oriented which include development, test and evaluation of various types of laser systems. The Laser Systems group has a long experience of studying phenomena and systems involving applications such as surveillance, free-space optical communications, electronic warfare and detection of hazardous substances.

Role in cflow
Act as an “internal consultant” and be in charge of assessing the technology potential. Study the requirements on FSO links in different scenarios in particular based on modelling of the atmosphere in the LWIR. Comparisons to other communication wavelength bands will be made. Effects such as attenuation, scintillations, beam broadening and beam wandering under varying conditions and propagation paths will be modelled as a function of laser wavelength.

Center Alpnach
Untere Gründlistrasse 1
CH-6055 Alpnach Dorf

CSEM or the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, founded in 1984, is a private applied R&D center. Our 450-strong workforce specializes in micro- and nanotechnologies, systems and surface engineering, low-power information and communications technologies, and photonics. The main focus of CSEM’s photonics program is the development of optoelectronics components and their optimal integration into innovative products. Our technologies are able to address the needs of a very wide range of fields, from healthcare, watch-making, aerospace, security and medical, to consumer electronics and cleantech.

Role in cflow
Within the project CSEM is going to develop detailed package designs for both, transmitter and receiver module. Hereby optical, thermal, thermo-mechanical and high frequency properties have to be considered. Once available, CSEM is going to integrate the chips provided by the other partners into the above mentioned packaged modules for further testing.

TU Wien
Wien, Austria

Paris, France

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