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Terahertz Waveform Synthesis and Analysis Using Hybrid Photonic-Electronic Circuits

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Project "TeraSHAPE" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 2˙498˙954 €
 EC max contribution 2˙498˙954 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2023-04-30


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 Project objective

Generation, detection, and processing of electromagnetic waveforms is one the most important tech-nical foundations of modern society. Digital signal processing, in particular, has revolutionized many areas of science and engineering. By exploiting massively parallel processing with tens of billions of transistors at comparatively low internal clock speed, CMOS circuits can provide output data rates of hundreds of gigabit per second, corresponding to effective clock rates of several hundred GHz. In contrast to that, the analog bandwidth of electronic circuits is much more difficult to scale due to limited switching speed of semiconductor devices, strongly increased transmission line losses at high frequencies, and the considerable complexity associated with high-speed circuit packaging and as-sembly. TeraSHAPE aims at overcoming these limitations by establishing the foundations of novel signal processing concepts at T-wave frequencies between 100 GHz and 1 THz. Capitalizing on cutting-edge results in the fields of photonic integration and optical frequency comb generation, TeraSHAPE will combine massively parallel processing in digital electronic circuits with synthesis and analysis of broadband waveforms in the optical domain. To convert waveforms between optical and T-wave frequencies, TeraSHAPE will explore novel concepts for ultra-fast devices such as silicon-organic hybrid electro-optic modulators and silicon-plasmonic photodetectors with bandwidths of hundreds of GHz. Advances on the device level will be complemented by scalable assembly concepts, where TeraSHAPE will exploit 3D printing on the micro- and nanoscale both for hybrid photonic integration and for realizing sub-mm THz waveguides. The viability of the TeraSHAPE concepts will be experimentally demonstrated in applications of high relevance such as high-speed wireless communications at data rates of up to 1 Tbit/s or signal processing in high-field electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Koos, C.
Silicon Photonics, Hybrid Integration, and Frequency Combs: Technologies for High-bandwith Communications
published pages: tutorial D1, ISSN: , DOI:
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC\'19), San Diego (CA), USA, March 3–7 2020-02-06
2019 Freude, W.; Ummethala, S.; Harter, T.; Koehnle, K.; Li, Z.; Muehlbrandt, S.; Kutuvantavida, Y.; Kemal, J. N.; Marin-Palomo, P.; Schaefer, J.; Tessmann, A.; Kumar Garlapati, S.; Bacher, A.; Hahn, L.; Walther, M.; Zwick, T.; Randel, S.; Koos, C.
Wireless THz-to-optical conversion with an electro-optic plasmonic modulator
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Light: Science & Applications, Light Conference (Light Conference\'19), Changchun, China, July 16-18 2020-02-06
2019 Tobias Harter, Sandeep Ummethala, Matthias Blaicher, Sascha Muehlbrandt, Stefan Wolf, Marco Weber, Md Mosaddek Hossain Adib, Juned. N. Kemal, Marco Merboldt, Florian Boes, Simon Nellen, Axel Tessmann, Martin Walther, Björn Globisch, Thomas Zwick, Wolfgang Freude, Sebastian Randel, Christian Koos
Wireless THz link with optoelectronic transmitter and receiver
published pages: 1063, ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.6.001063
Optica 6/8 2020-02-06
2019 Koos, C.
High-speed optical devices and multiplexing techniques
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Workshop “Super DACs and ADCs - To Interleave or not to Interleave” Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC\'19), San Diego (CA), USA, March 3–7 2020-02-06
2018 Clemens Kieninger, Yasar Kutuvantavida, Delwin L. Elder, Stefan Wolf, Heiner Zwickel, Matthias Blaicher, Juned N. Kemal, Matthias Lauermann, Sebastian Randel, Wolfgang Freude, Larry R. Dalton, Christian Koos
Ultra-high electro-optic activity demonstrated in a silicon-organic hybrid modulator
published pages: 739, ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI: 10.1364/optica.5.000739
Optica 5/6 2020-02-06
2018 Heiner Zwickel, Juned N. Kemal, Clemens Kieninger, Yasar Kutuvantavida, Jonas Rittershofer, Matthias Lauermann, Wolfgang Freude, Sebastian Randel, Christian Koos
Electrically packaged silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) I/Q-modulator for 64 GBd operation
published pages: 34580, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.26.034580
Optics Express 26/26 2020-02-06
2019 Aleksandar Nesic, Matthias Blaicher, Tobias Hoose, Andreas Hofmann, Matthias Lauermann, Yasar Kutuvantavida, Martin Nöllenburg, Sebastian Randel, Wolfgang Freude, Christian Koos
Photonic-integrated circuits with non-planar topologies realized by 3D-printed waveguide overpasses
published pages: 17402, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.27.017402
Optics Express 27/12 2020-02-06
2018 Harter, T.; Ummethala, S.; Muehlbrandt, S.; Blaicher, M.; Koehnle, K.; Adib, M. M. H.; Weber, M.; Wolf, S.; Kutuvantavida, Y.; Kemal, J. N.; Nellen, S.; Hahn, L.; Tessmann, A.; Walther, M.; Zwick, T.; Randel, S.; Freude, W.; Koos, C.
Wireless terahertz communications using optoelectronic techniques
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2018 (PIERS 2018), Toyama, Japan, August 1-4 2020-02-06
2019 Koos, C.
Photonic Wire Bonding and 3D Nano-Printing in Photonics: From Lab Demonstrations to Production
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
9th International Symposium on Ultrafast Photonic Technologies (ISUPT 2019); Napa, California, June 17-19 2020-02-06
2018 P.-I. Dietrich, M. Blaicher, I. Reuter, M. Billah, T. Hoose, A. Hofmann, C. Caer, R. Dangel, B. Offrein, U. Troppenz, M. Moehrle, W. Freude, C. Koos
In situ 3D nanoprinting of free-form coupling elements for hybrid photonic integration
published pages: 241-247, ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0133-4
Nature Photonics 12/4 2020-02-06
2019 Koos, C.
Silicon Photonics, Hybrid Integration, and Frequency Combs: Technologies for High-bandwith Communications - Tutorial
published pages: W3E.1, ISSN: , DOI:
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC\'19), San Diego (CA), USA, 03.–07.03.2019 2020-02-06
2019 Pablo Marin-Palomo, Juned N. Kemal, Philipp Trocha, Stefan Wolf, Kamel Merghem, François Lelarge, Abderrahim Ramdane, Wolfgang Freude, Sebastian Randel, Christian Koos
Comb-based WDM transmission at 10 Tbit/s using a DC-driven quantum-dash mode-locked laser diode
published pages: 31110, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.27.031110
Optics Express 27/22 2020-01-30
2018 Clemens Kieninger, Yasar Kutuvantavida, Hiroki Miura, Juned N. Kemal, Heiner Zwickel, Feng Qiu, Matthias Lauermann, Wolfgang Freude, Sebastian Randel, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Christian Koos
Demonstration of long-term thermally stable silicon-organic hybrid modulators at 85 °C
published pages: 27955, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.26.027955
Optics Express 26/21 2020-01-30
2019 Juned N. Kemal, Pablo Marin-Palomo, Vivek Panapakkam, Philipp Trocha, Stefan Wolf, Kamel Merghem, François Lelarge, Abderrahim Ramdane, Sebastian Randel, Wolfgang Freude, Christian Koos
Coherent WDM transmission using quantum-dash mode-locked laser diodes as multi-wavelength source and local oscillator
published pages: 31164, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.27.031164
Optics Express 27/22 2020-01-30
2019 Philipp‐Immanuel Dietrich, Gerald Göring, Mareike Trappen, Matthias Blaicher, Wolfgang Freude, Thomas Schimmel, Hendrik Hölscher, Christian Koos
3D‐Printed Scanning‐Probe Microscopes with Integrated Optical Actuation and Read‐Out
published pages: 1904695, ISSN: 1613-6810, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201904695
Small 2020-01-30
2019 S. Ummethala, T. Harter, K. Koehnle, Z. Li, S. Muehlbrandt, Y. Kutuvantavida, J. Kemal, P. Marin-Palomo, J. Schaefer, A. Tessmann, S. K. Garlapati, A. Bacher, L. Hahn, M. Walther, T. Zwick, S. Randel, W. Freude, C. Koos
THz-to-optical conversion in wireless communications using an ultra-broadband plasmonic modulator
published pages: 519-524, ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-019-0475-6
Nature Photonics 13/8 2020-01-30
2018 Muhammad Rodlin Billah, Matthias Blaicher, Tobias Hoose, Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich, Pablo Marin-Palomo, Nicole Lindenmann, Aleksandar Nesic, Andreas Hofmann, Ute Troppenz, Martin Moehrle, Sebastian Randel, Wolfgang Freude, Christian Koos
Hybrid integration of silicon photonics circuits and InP lasers by photonic wire bonding
published pages: 876, ISSN: 2334-2536, DOI: 10.1364/optica.5.000876
Optica 5/7 2020-01-30
2019 Harter, T.; Fuellner, C.; Kemal, J. N.; Ummethala, S.; Steinmann, J. L.; Brosi, J.-M.; Hesler, J. L.; Bruendermann, E.; Freude, W.; Randel, S.; Koos, C.
Generalized Kramers-Kronig Receiver for 16QAM Wireless THz Transmission at 110 Gbit/s
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 T. Harter, S. Muehlbrandt, S. Ummethala, A. Schmid, S. Nellen, L. Hahn, W. Freude, C. Koos
Silicon–plasmonic integrated circuits for terahertz signal generation and coherent detection
published pages: 625-633, ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-018-0237-x
Nature Photonics 12/10 2020-01-30

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