- In the information and communication industry the performance of microprocessors continues to increase.
- Consequently, the data flow to and from the processors has to increase accordingly.
This has led to the introduction of optical data transmission (e.g. glass fibre) as a replacement of electronic data transmission (e.g. copper wire) in most transmission applications longer than 10 meters.
A need remains for optical data transmission for shorter distances
The overall objective of the FIREFLY project is the integration of nano-structured materials into 3-dimensional structured components that will be used for the efficient guiding of light in e.g. optical interconnects for data transmission, and the production process for making them.
The target applications are optical waveguides and photonic structures for the manipulation of light in, for example, optical interconnects on board level. The optical interconnects technology may be applied for data communication in computing systems as well as sensors and consumer-like applications such as multimedia devices.
|Project short name:||FIREFLY|
|Project full title:||Multilayer Photonic Circuits made by Nano-Imprinting of Waveguides and Photonic Crystals|
|Activity:||ICT-7-3.5 - Core and disruptive photonic technologies|
|Instrument:||Small or medium-scale focused research project -STREP - CP-FP-INFSO|
|Total budget:||Ä 4.959.706|