Next-2Digits – First Press Release

November 15, 2023

The field of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits (OEICs) faces several challenges in the integration of photodetectors (PDs) and modulators (MDs): different mechanisms and device architectures, incompatible form-factors, and reliance on materials with heterogeneous properties are the most prominent.

The introduction of Graphene and other 2D materials has proven to overcome these challenges, offering miniature footprint and ultrawide bandwidth. However, issues related to impurities, defects, and integration complexities still hinder their widespread use.

The Next-2Digits project aims to address these challenges by directly integrating Graphene into PICs using semi-dry transfer and Laser Digital Transfer technologies. This approach ensures defect-free interfaces, high carrier mobilities, and large bandwidths, paving the way for the next generation of integrated PDs and MDs.

For how long will Next-2Digits be running?
Who are the partners in the project and where do they come from?
How Next-2Digits aims to address these challenges and what are its objectives?

Read more below! You will find the answers to these and other questions in our first Press Release!