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GOSPEL - Governing the speed of light

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 25/08/2008
  • RISULTATO

The GOSPEL project aims at developing new, highly effective technologies for enabling slow and fast light propagation as a tunable feature in photonic devices. In fact, controlling the speed of light offers a solution to a necessary, and often missing, functionality in broadband ICT systems: a time-delay/phase-shift line. The proposed research will address three slow and fast light device platforms: linear and nonlinear semiconductor photonic crystal waveguides with position controlled embedded quantum dots, active semiconductor waveguides based on quantum dots and advanced, specifically engineered optical fibres. These technologies will be harnessed in microwave and millimetre wave applications, such as: true time delay antenna feed systems for radars and ultra wide band wireless communication; complex microwave filters; high spectral purity opto-electronic oscillators and electro optical sampling systems.
This project gathers world leading experts in microwave photonics and semiconductor and fibre technologies, under a unified vision of the role that slow and fast light can play in advanced microwave applications.
The project tackles several key challenges of the 7th Framework Work programme in the ICT domain and represents a significant step towards the removal of a major roadblock, i.e. the lack of practical, tunable, broadband, low distortion time-delay/phase-shift lines for microwave signals. This elemental component, besides enabling several applications, can ease the convergence of photonics and electronics and can attribute new functions to photonic devices. The proposed fundamental research will produce new results in multi-disciplinary topics like semiconductor physics, quantum dots, photonic crystal design and fibre technology and it will also represent a significant advancement across many sectors of ICT.



Start date: 2008-09-01
End date: 2011-08-31

Duration: 36 months

Project Reference: 219299

Project cost: 3329587 EURO
Project Funding: 2193076 EURO

Subprogramme Area: FET Open
Contract type: FET Open



Coordinatore: CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI - PARMA ITALIA - Santagiustina, Marco

Altri Partecipanti

  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA - VALENCIA ESPAÑA
  • THALES SA - NEUILLY SUR SEINE FRANCE
  • TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. - HAIFA ISRAEL
  • UNIVERSITAET KASSEL - KASSEL DEUTSCHLAND
  • ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE. - LAUSANNE SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA
  • DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET - KONGENS LYNGBY DANMARK
  • EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION YONSEI UNIVERSITY - SEOUL SOUTH KOREA
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ICT : TECNOLOGIE DELL’INFORMAZIONE E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE: priorità tematica 3 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea