Photonics Integrated Circuits technologies for MIDIR


The result of the project will be a “product innovation” in the form of Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits (ASPIC) designed to work in the midinfrared range, MIR (3-5.5 μm). In particular, different building blocks necessary to define ASPICs will be designed, manufactured and tested, which will allow to design, manufacture and test the parameters of the ASPIC demonstrator. The demonstrator will reflect the typical characteristics of integrated photonics, i.e. multi-channel, integration on a common substrate, electronic and optical interfaces, and packaging. The demonstrator will be a multi-chanel receivertransmitter operating for least three wavelengths and designed for the detection of chemical compounds (e.g., CO2, NOx, SOx) or for free-space optical communication. The result of the project will be “know-how” in the field of design and production of a basic set of functional blocks and their hybrid integration, which will allow to define the first in Poland technology platform of ASPIC circuits for the MIR range. Then as a result of the planned implementation will allow for the design and production of integrated photonics systems with different parameters corresponding to the changing needs of customers, in line with the concept of industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 assumes organization of production that allows reacting to changes in market demand for a product with specific parameters – “mass personalization”. Strong competition and growing customer expectations mean that not only the systematic increase in production efficiency is needed but also the way to personalize it, i.e. produce short series of products designed according to the needs of a specific customer. Their price should not be higher than the price of mass-produced goods. Such flexibility is to be the result of the fourth industrial revolution and the product developed in the project is to meet these challenges.


National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR); TECHMATSTRATEG-III/0026/2019-00


VIGO-System S.A.


Warsaw University of Technology: Centre for Advanced Materials and Technologies CEZAMAT and Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics WUT; The Łukasiewicz Research Network– Institute of Electron Technology

Project No.


Implementation period

01.04.2021 – 31.03.2024

Project value

  • In total: 29 255 381,61 pln
  • WUT: 4 448 993,50 pln

Project Manager

Prof. Romuald Beck PhD, DSc, Eng. Centre for Advanced Materials and Technologies CEZAMAT

Ryszard Piramidowicz, PhD, DSc, Eng. Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics WUT

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