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DFG Priority Programme SPP 2111

Electronic-Photonic Integrated Systems for Ultrafast Signal Processing

The goal of this priority program is to disrupt the limits of electronic signal processing using photonic-electronic integration in advanced photonic-electronic semiconductor technologies, such as silicon-on-insulator (SOI), silicon nitride (SiN), and indium phosphide (InP). Ultra-fast and energy-efficient information processing is required in many applications, such as communication systems, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, smart factory, instrumentation, and medical technology.

Besides speed and energy efficiency, these systems have unique properties like:

  • Low cost
  • Miniaturization
  • Robustness
  • Programmability

Research on nanophotonic-nanoelectronic circuits and systems will not only increase signal processing speed and enable novel systems, but also significantly improve energy efficiency, thus helping to conserve natural resources and minimize the impact of today's information and communications technology on climate and the environment.

Project number: 359861158
Duration: 2018 bis 2021

Funded by:


Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Christoph Scheytt

System and Circuit Technology / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

J. Christoph Scheytt
+49 5251 60-6350
+49 5251 60-6351


Dr. Liang Wu

Schaltungstechnik (SCT) / Heinz Nixdorf Institut

Telefon: +49 151 555 60268
Fax: +49 5251 60-6351
E-Mail: liang.wu(at)hni.upb(dot)de