MIRPHAB

MIRPHAB (Mid InfraRed Photonics devices fABrication for chemical sensing and spectroscopic applications)

MIRPHAB (Mid InfraRed Photonics devices fABrication for chemical sensing and spectroscopic applications) is an EC funded project granted with 13M € in a public-private partnership with Photonics21, with the goal of creating a commercially viable pilot line for the fabrication of Mid-Infrared sensors that is ready for business by 2020. www.mirphab.eu

MIRPHAB

The MIRPHAB (Mid InfraRed Photonics devices fABrication for chemical sensing and spectroscopic applications) initiative was launched in January 2016 to be in the service of the European photonic industry by providing high quality MIR photonic components, by reducing the investment cost to access to innovative MIR solutions, and by aiming companies to integrate µ-sensors into their products. MIRPHAB will be an open technology platform with special focus on SMEs, providing services for device design and fabrication from chip processing on wafer level to packaging and testing as well as training services to pilot line customers.

For that, the MIRPHAB consortium consists of a core technology group capable of handling both Si and III-V processing, and able to exploit the capability of a mixed Si/III-V technology bringing unexplored capabilities to sensors, enabling many applications not addressable with the technologies and components available today. This core technology group is composed of both; established industrial players and major research institutes, covering the whole value chain from epitaxial layer and device design up to packaging and module integration. Based on a massive use of IC/MEMS technologies, the pilot line will enable a variety of new key functionalities for next generation chemical sensing and spectroscopy, allowing cost, power consumption and size reduction.

The aim of the MIRPHAB project is to provide each customer with a unique chemical detector/spectrometric system by combining sources, photonic circuits and detectors in a standard packaging. The spectrometer system offered by MIRPHAB will consist of: MIR Sources, Optics, MIR Detectors and Packaging. Interband Cascade Lasers (ICLs), Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs) are the MIR emitters available working by Fabry-Perot, Distributed Feedback Bragg (DFB) or External Cavity (EC) technology. Regarding passive components, three integrated photonic platforms will be available: a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide platform, a SiGe/Si platform and a Ge/SiGe platform. MIR detectors available are type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice (T2SL), InAsSb and Quantum Cascade Detectors (QCD). Finally, according to the specifications provided accompanied by the users, these components will be chained together either by hybrid or monolithic assembly to realize Systems in Package (SIP) or Systems On Chip (SOC) devices.

MIRPHAB is working by a continuous submission scheme. If your company is interested in moving towards the future of the real-time chemical sensing, submit your application via the MIRPHAB website.

First step to apply is the registration of your interest in which you provide basic company information and give a short description of the project to be realized. By registering your company, you will be informed as potential user that new calls are launched and ready to accept applications.

Once registered, companies can submit applications via the MIRPHAB website following a template document (can be downloaded from the website) guiding the preparation and indicating technical, market and impact information to be provided in the application. In the description of your project, you should highlight: i) the problems addressed by your target application, ii) a detailed description of the devices to be fabricated, iii) the business case, and iv) the technical constrains and challenges. A technological expert can provide support for completing the application. The proposals submitted will be evaluated by the Steering Committee

Successful applications will be granted by MIRPHAB up to the 70% of the total cost of the project or up to 230k. MIRPHAB will award a total of 10 demonstration proposals in 5 different calls, each of them awarded with up to 230 K€. End users granted by MIRPHAB will be requested to cover up to 30% of the developments costs according to the funding rules in use for the participation to EC funded projects. The services provided are the design, the fabrication and assembly of the components and test prototypes of the devices realized according the specifications. MIRPHAB also provides its customers with training for platform users bringing the developed processes and tools to a wider audience including in depth training for experienced engineers.

PARTNERS

    1. EPIC (EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM)
    2. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (CEA)
    3. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV (Fraunhofer)
    4. NANOPLUS NANOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES GMBH (NANOPLUS)
    5. VIGO SYSTEM S.A. (VIGO)
    6. INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICACENTRUM (IMEC)
    7. III V LAB (III V LAB GIE)
    8. ALPES LASERS SA (Alpes)
    9. NORSK ELEKTRO OPTIKK AS (NEO)
    10. COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES GLOBAL LIMITED (CSTG)
    11. QUANTARED TECHNOLOGIES GMBH (QRT)
    12. CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA – RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT (CSEM)
    13. IQE plc (IQE)
    14. CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (CASCADE)
    15. MIRSENSE (mirSense)
    16. PHOENIX BV (PHX)
    17. ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (Bosch)
    18. TEMATYS (TEMATYS)

 

CONTACT
Sergio Nicoletti – Sergio.nicoletti@cea.fr
Ana Gonzalez – ana.gonzalez@epic-assoc.com