Ultra-fast and low-power nanoscale optoelectronic devices are aimed towards systems for use in chemical and biological sensing technologies, high-performance computing, energy-efficient lighting, integrated healthcare devices, environmental monitoring and more.
M3NIR makes use of such miniaturised optoelectronic building blocks, to create a modular, highly adaptable and efficient multi-sensing platform, which will be validated in the domains of healthcare and environmental monitoring. The project makes also use of novel schemes for component integration and packaging, while it revolves around the Ge-on-SOI platform developed by imec.
Develop a modular laser-based multi-sensing spectroscopic sensor platform (M3NIR) that allows measuring a wide range of chemicals, in the liquid and gas phase
Develop the microfluidics, integration, and packaging schemes necessary for the M3NIR platform to function effectively
Develop a data acquisition and analysis toolkit, allowing more efficient data processing & intelligence extraction
Development of Quantum Cascade Laser chips, tailored for integration in the M3NIR sensory systems
Develop environmental sensing capabilities (gas and liquids analysis), based on the M3NIR platform
Develop medical/exhaled breath analysis capabilities, based on the M3NIR platform