Daten zum Projekt

Waveguide Integrated Nanotube Light Sources (WINS) (extension)

Initiative: Integration molekularer Komponenten in funktionale makroskopische Systeme (beendet, nur noch Fortsetzungsanträge)
Bewilligung: 12.09.2017
Laufzeit: 3 Jahre


In the first funding period carbon nanotubes were successfully integrated into photonic waveguides structures as electrically-driven on-chip light source with tailored emission wavelength, emission linewidth, and as non-classical photon source. Based on these results, advanced split-gate device architectures based on Silicon waveguides to enable light emission in the telecom band with high efficiency will be developed. The project will focus on developing electrically-driven on-chip single photon sources operating at room temperature and in the telecom band, which requires engineering of exciton traps. Furthermore, waveguide integrated detectors to demonstrate a complete photonic circuit with nanotube emitters and detectors operating at room temperature will be developed. The results expected potentially will constitute break-throughs with major implications for on-chip communication with light as well as for future applications in quantum cryptography and quantum computation.


  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Krupke

    Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Fachbereich 11 Material- und Geowissenschaften
    Institut für Materialwissenschaft
    Gruppe Molekulare Nanostrukturen

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Pernice

    Universität Münster
    Physikalisches Institut
    CeNTech- Center for Nanotechnology