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Next-2Digits project kicked off in October!

We are happy to welcome to our portfolio a new Horizon Europe project: Next-2DigitsThe next generation of sensors and imagers enabled by 2D materials digital integration.

On 17th October 2023, our colleagues Roman and Marco travelled to Athens, Greece, to kick off the Horizon Europe project Next-2Digits, coordinated by the National Technical University of Athens.

With a consortium of 11 partners from 8 different countries, Next-2Digits aims to tackle the challenges associated with Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits (OEICs) and 2D materials.

Next-2Digits benefits from the presence of well-reputed academic, research and industrial teams, whose areas of work span from photonics, material science, application-based integration technologies and validation.

The proposed technology to integrate graphene into PICs, being one-step and free of chemical processing, will have significant advantages in terms of cost, material and energy saving, and reduced resulting waste.

Next-2Digits envisions to develop the first hybrid Graphene-based photodetectors (PDs) and modulators (MDs) which will be integrated into three device demonstrators:

1) A miniaturized LiDAR; for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

2) PIC greenhouse gas sensor; which will be installed in the premises of a biogas production company 

3) An on-chip polarization diversity receiver (PDR); which will be used for biomedical optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging in a cardiovascular application

Want to know more about the project and its partners? Visit Next-2Digits website!

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