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Priority Programme SPP 2111

Electronic-Photonic Integrated Systems for Ultrafast Signal Processing

The Priority Programme “Electronic-Photonic Integrated Systems for Ultrafast Signal Processing” (SPP 2111) is a recently installed programme in the emerging field of integrated electronic-photonic systems using novel nanophotonic/nanoelectronic semiconductor technologies. The programme is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and coordinated by Prof. Christoph Scheytt from Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Paderborn.

The overall objective of the Priority Programme is to address nanophotonic/nanoelectronic technology from a system perspective by investigating fundamental electronic-photonic signal processing concepts, algorithms, and novel integrated system architectures using predominantly photonic processing. The research is focused on three core areas which pertain to:

  • Ultra-broadband electronic-photonic signal processing with bandwidth far beyond electronic bandwidth
  • Frequency synthesis as well as high-speed data converters enabled by ultralow-jitter femto-second-pulse-lasers
  • Optical/THz sensing.

The research is carried out in interdisciplinary cooperation between groups from semiconductor physics, electronics and photonics circuit and system design, computer science, communication engineering, microsystem technology, and sensors.

More information as well as a list of the currently funded projects in the first phase of the SPP (2018 - 2021) can be found on the DFG project data base GEPRIS: gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/359861158 .