École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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The research activity led in the Laboratory of Advanced Semiconductors for Photonics and Electronics (LASPE) aims at exploring the properties of quantized structures based on wide-bandgap III-nitride semiconductors for both photonics and electronics. This covers a broad research area ranging from pure fundamental studies, like the physics of wide-bandgap microcavities, photonic crystals and nanostructures, to device technology, like short-wavelength high frequency pulsed laser diodes or blue vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs).

The role of LASPE in SUPERTWIN is to realize a new short-wavelength (blue) entangled photon source intended for overcoming the limits of classical optics and hence entering in the super-resolution microscopy regime.

This project has received funding from the European Commission - H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 686731 (SUPERTWIN project)

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