Plasmonic Active Devices based on Metal Oxides


PADOMO Project



Introducing suitable active photonic materials to silicon photonics platform is an intensively pursued research activity. By introducing integrated nonlinear functional materials, the inherent functional limitations of commonly used silicon material can be overcome. Also, innovative device designs that make good use of the integrated materials can further enhance the performance of the enabled active photonic devices.

In PADOMO project, we will develop innovative active photonic devices by properly integrating high quality materials providing large nonlinear effects. It is expected that the outcome of the project achieves significant technological advancements against state-of-the-art nonlinear device designs, with respect to the energy consumption, device speed, thermal stability, device size, and CMOS technology compatibility. The project holds the promise to pave the way to a high-impact real-world-driven technology for active photonic devices.


Project Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Juerg Leuthold
ETH Zürich
Tel:+41 44 633 80 10
Fax:+41 44 633 80 11
Dr. Jean Fompeyrine
IBM Research - Zürich
Tel:+41 44 724 83 87
Fax:+41 44 724 89 58
Project Manager: Dr. Ping Ma
ETH Zürich
Tel:+41 44 633 83 89
Fax:+41 44 633 80 11
Project Duration: 09/2015 - 08/2018