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Project Goals

Hybrid Optopelectrnics

Hybrid Optopelectrnics

A drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed. Over-the-counter drugs can be obtained without a prescription.

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Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration

The active agent of a vaccine may be intact but inactivated or attenuated (with reduced infectivity) forms of the causative pathogens.

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InP into ITss

InP into ITss

The focus of this field is to allow consumers to manage their health through the use of internet-based resources with friendly language.

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Research Areas

Simulation Methods

Development of compact models and simulation methods for hybrid photonic/electronic systems.

  • Components for ADAS
  • Large-scale fabrication
  • Autonomous driving standards
  • Solid-state LIDAR
  • FSO circuit simulations

Test structures

Validation of the compact models and development of test structures.

  • Integrated photonics
  • Dedicated design
  • Process control module
  • Automatized systems
  • Statistical models

Software tools

Development of a software tool for electronics/photonics simulation.

  • Microelectronics simulation
  • Photonics simulation
  • Enchancing EDA
  • Thermal coupling
  • optical-electrical integration


PICs for testing applications in the automotive sector and in other industrial sectors.

  • Tuneable lasers
  • Ready-to-use applications
  • Aerial mapping
  • AMZI
  • AM and PM modulators

Meet the team

André Richter
André Richter
Researcher in optical transmission systems
Internationally renowned expert in the field of modelling and design optical transmission systems and photonics applications. He fulfilled various...
Braulio Gomez Saavedra
Braulio Gomez Saavedra
M.Sc. in communications engineering
Received his M.Sc. in communications engineering from the TU Darmstadt, Germany. After that, he joined the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute...
Francisco Diaz-Otero
Francisco Diaz-Otero
Professor in photonics and optical communications
He is ViceDirector of the Telecommunication Engineering School, regional manager of the European Satellite Navigation Competition hosted by ESA...
Francisco J. Fraile
Francisco J. Fraile
Professor in optoelectronics and quantum optics
He has more than 25 years of experience in research areas like optoelectronic devices, optical communications, nonlinear optics and quantum...

Upcoming events

ESA QEFT Lab QC Tech Center

The second quantum revolution is underway, leading to the emergence of new quantum technologies with far-reaching impact. The European Space Agency has funded a study to establish a European reference testing facility in quantum communications. Center for quantum communications technology (QC Tech) will be established in 2021 by a team from the University of Vigo.QC


DATE: OCTOBER 10th  2023 LOCATION: AUDITORIUM TELECOM FACULTY UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO RUA MAXWELL S/N 9.00-9,15 WELCOMING REMARKS. AEPHOS PRESIDENT. The future of photonics 9,15-9,45. QOPHI LAB COO. From lab to foundry. 9,45-10,15. Coffee break 10,15-11.00. ESRs CONCLUSIONS & FUTURE STEPS 11-11.30. PROFESSORS’ DRIVES 11.30-12. GRADIANT DEPUTY DIRECTOR. An effective transfer technology & the future of

05/22 Closure of the DRIVE-In project

Last 05/22 meeting was held with the presence of the Ex-Research Director of the CE, José Manuel Silva, anticipating the closure of the DRIVE-In project. In this meeting, a brief talk was given about professional opportunities in the postdoctoral field and research possibilities beyond the project.




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