Graphene photonics for mm-wave wireless links
PhotonHub Demo centre
1. 12. 2022
Silicon-based photonic integrated circuits Silicon Nitride waveguide technology
Mobility & energy Digital infrastructure Agro & food Safety, security, space & defence

Wireless communications approaching mmWaves (28GHz - 150GHz) carrier frequency will be key enabling technologies for 5G/6G, radars, ultrastable frequency references. This applications will require very high-speed devices mixers capable of enabling the implementation of such networks and sensors.

 In this proposed demo, the attendee will have the opportunity to see first-hand an advanced mm-wave optoelectronic set-up demonstrating ~100 GHz radio link implemented by photomixing in a graphene photonic integrated circuit.  

The course will be divided in two parts:

  1. A theoretical part, in the morning, in which the attendees will have an overview on graphene optoelectronics and related applications, with focus to graphene-based microwave photonics.
  2. A practical part, in the CNIT PNTLab, in which the graphene-based wireless link demonstrator will be shown, discussed and the attendee will be involved in a hands on experience.
  • Understanding the opto-electronic properties of graphene
  • Have an overview of the potential applications of graphene in the field of photonics and microwave photonics
  • Achieving a basic knowledge of on-wafer optoelectronic characterization
  • See and evaluate a graphene optoelectronic device (hands on)
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It is desirable but not essential that course attendees have a basic understanding of photonics and solid state electronics. The course is ideally suited to those interested in graphene technology, and in the utilization of this material in microwave applications.
c/o TeCIP Institute, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1
(includes catering and project consumables)
9 persons
Groups of 9 persons