Minister Pinkwart discusses digital hardware with AMO at NRW Nano Conference

Prof. Andreas Pinkwart, NRW Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy visited the AMO booth to discuss nanotechnology research with Professor Max Lemme.  

During the 8th NRW Nano-Conference in Dortmund, Prof. Pinkwart spoke with RWTH Professor and AMO CEO Max Lemme about current research on new materials and nanoelectronics in Aachen, including the interdisciplinary work carried out in the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Center.  [read more »]

Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Nature Reviews Materials, 3, 392-414 (2018)

Graphene enables ultra-wide bandwidth communications coupled with low power consumption, with potential to surpass the needs of 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0.

Researchers within the Graphene Flagship project, one of the biggest research initiatives of the European Commission, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a unique solution for the next generation of optical communications.

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AMO, CNST and RWTH develop monolithically integrated CMOS compatible perovskite lasers with record low thresholds

Researchers of AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University together with colleagues from Center for Nanoscience and Technology (a division of Italian Institute of Technology) have recently developed perovskite microdisc lasers integrated into silicon nitride photonic circuits. This optically pumped lasers have thresholds of 4.7 µJcm-2 surpassing the thresholds of other CMOS compatible lasers. These results were published in Nano Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02811). [read more »]

NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik (Nano Micro Materials Photonics) – Key technologies from North Rhine-Westphalia.

In a cutting-edge industrialised state like North Rhine-Westphalia, key technologies, such as nanotechnology, microsystems technology, photonics and the broad field of new materials, are of particular importance. Their importance lies in the fact that they form the basis for innovations and new products and provide complex answers to the challenges of our time. 70% of all innovations today, for example, depend either directly or indirectly on the development of new materials that meet the required specifications.
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AMO attained crucial results on co-integration of Aluminium based plasmonic and Si3N4 photonic waveguides

AMO GmbH together with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Bourgogne attained crucial results on co-integration of Al based plasmonic and Si3N4 photonic waveguides. The results of these research activities are described in the paper “Aluminum plasmonic waveguides co-integrated with Si3N4 photonics using CMOS processes” which was recently published in Nature Scientific Reports.

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Oxford Instruments Process Solutions enable next generation datacomms with ultrafast photonics devices facilitated at AMO GmbH

Researchers at AMO GmbH have used Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology’s fabrication solutions to develop a graphene based photonics device capable of operating at a data rate of 25 Gb/s per channel. These devices convert optical modulation data into electrical signals that are compatible with electronics-based IT systems, unlocking data streams at ultrafast speeds and large bandwidths, thus becoming a key enabler for the next generation of mobile communication.

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