The website of the PATTERN project is currently under construction

About PATTERN

PATTERN – Next-generation ultra-high-speed microwave Photonic integrATed circuiTs using advancEd hybRid iNtegration – is funded by the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon Europe under Grant Agreement No 101070506.

PATTERN aims to develop the world’s first PDK and ADK for microwave photonics at ultra‐high frequencies above 100 GHz. It will introduce novel functionalities into PICs that currently do not exist, such as magneto‐optic isolators and acousto-optic modulators (AOMs).

The PATTERN project will develop the world’s first Process and Assembly Design Kits (PDK & ADK) for microwave photonics at ultra-high frequencies (100+ GHz) as well as new methods of heterogeneous integration of III-V gain materials (e.g. InP) and BiCMOS drivers with electro-optic and nonlinear platforms such as lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI). The project envisions to:

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DESIGN

novel advanced PIC building blocks such as acousto-optic modulators (AOMs) by combining surface acoustic waveguides (SAWs) and waveguides as well as magneto-optic isolators through hybrid integration of yttrium iron garnet (YIG) and LNOI
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DEVELOP

a wafer-scale solution for heterogeneous integration of indium phosphite (InP) gain chips and photodetectors on top of an LNOI platform by means such as flip-chip bonding and micro-transfer print
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COVER

all processing steps and expertise for microwave photonics at ultra-high speeds (above 100 GHz), from PDK components such as LNOI modulators and InP detectors to assembly and packaging as well as BiCMOS drivers and design software for microwave photonics
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ENABLE

unrivalled new PIC functionalities, components and subsystems such as fast tuneable lasers for a vast range of applications, from quantum computing and quantum communication to ultra-high-speed telecom, optical computing, sensing and metrology
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DEMONSTRATE

the capabilities of the new ultra-high-speed components and heterogeneous integration through six major prototypes for different end-user applications in the fields of quantum computing and sensing to space communication systems and low-noise microwave generation (OEOs and OPLLs)

PATTERN Consortium

thales
luceda
phix
fraunhofer-hhi
ghent-university-imec
cnrs
microwave-photonic
l-up
csem
ucl

PATTERN in a nutshell

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