University of Glasgow, UK, Higher Education (HE)

Professor Charles Ironside
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK
Phone: +44 141 330 4798

Description and expertise of the organisation:
The optoelectronics group in the department of electronics and electrical engineering, University of Glasgow has a long track record of working on integrated semiconductor optoelectronics for telecommunications. We have developed a new integration technology for integrating electronic functionality on the same chip as optoelectronic devices to make OptoElectronic Integrated Circuits (OEICs). The technology is based on the integration of a resonant tunnelling diode (RTD) and for example we have integrated an RTD with a laser diode and have made an RTD-LD chip with large bandwidth electronic gain. The RTD-LD is part of a a family OEICs and for more details see:-

Research interests / Project ideas
We have demonstrated the potential of this technology by converting a phase modulated wireless signal to a phase modulated optical sub-carrier signal using a hybrid version of the RTD-OEIC and are seeking partners to make single chip versions -for high data rate wireless access networks.

Wireless access, picocells, integrated photonics, semiconductor lasers, modulators, photodetectors, optoelectronic integrated circuits