Photonics and Optoelectronics
Graphene for Photonics and Optoelectronics Applications
Graphene’s properties make it ideal for next-generation optoelectronics and optical communications systems. Its excellent electrical properties and broadband optical absorption are highly suited for high-performance optoelectronic devices, and it can be readily integrated with silicon photonic systems. In addition, its flexibility, robustness, and environmental stability have the potential to enable completely new devices.
Graphene-based technologies are proving integral to the new generation of communications, such as 5G - enabling high performance optical communication systems through ultra-fast and compact optoelectronic devices. From lasers and optical switches, to wireless communication and energy harvesting, graphene will play an important role within the optoelectronics field.
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Graphene-enabled photonics to replace silicon
Graphene Flagship researchers from ICFO in Barcelona, in collaboration with teams in Columbia University, US, NTU, Singapore and NIMS, Japan, have reported the first use of light to bend of electrons in bilayer graphene.
Graphene Flagship partner Emberion offers leading-edge VIS-SWIR cameras with a broad spectral range at a competitive cost. These devices meet the needs of the rapidly expanding global machine vision and surveillance markets.
Graphene Flagship Spearhead Project METROGRAPH develops graphene-based photonic chips that could enable cheaper high-bandwidth data transfers.
Graphene photodetectors on silicon microrings could reduce the cost and carbon footprint of data transfer.