MirPhab - Pilot line for photonic components

The miniaturized EC-QCL with integrated MOEMS diffraction grating developed by Fraunhofer IAF and Fraunhofer IPMS is one of the core technologies matured to high technology readiness level (TRL) in the first project phase and will eventually be offered by the European pilot line project »MirPhab«.

The business unit »Photodetektors« is developing and manufacturing photoconductive single detectors for the long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) – based on antimonidic type II superlattices – in small batch series. Our detector chips are manufactured using GaAs substrate and then separated at our project partner VIGO. They are then provided with a microlens and integrated in a casing with a thermo-electric cooling unit. The robust III-V detector technology tolerates increased surrounding temperatures and is flexibly adapted to customer needs.

Miniaturized, broadband spectrally tunable quantum cascade laser with emission wavelengths in the mid infrared range and high scanning frequency up to 1 kHz.
© Fraunhofer IAF
Miniaturized, broadband spectrally tunable quantum cascade laser with emission wavelengths in the mid infrared range and high scanning frequency up to 1 kHz.
Type II superlattice chip with a large number of photoconductive LWIR individual detectors for thermoelectrically cooled operation.
© Fraunhofer IAF
Type II superlattice chip with a large number of photoconductive LWIR individual detectors for thermoelectrically cooled operation.

PROJECT TITLE

MirPhab  – Mid-infrared photonics devices fabrication for chemical sensing and spectroscopy applications

 

PROJECT DURATION

2016 − 2020

FUNDING SOURCE

European Union

OBJECTIVES

  • Establish a supply chain for mid-infrared photonic components
  • Reduce investment cost to access innovative MIR solutions
  • Bring new companies into the field of analytical (µ)sensors
  • Support the leadership of European industry in the field of chemical sensing

 


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 688265.