Welcome to MOICANA

MOICANA is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) program, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 framework targeting the topic ICT-30-2017 – Photonics KET 2017. The project has a duration of 3 years, from 01/01/2018 until 31/12/2020, comprising a consortium of 8 partners and coordinated by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece.
MOICANA aims to deploy a versatile, low-cost and large-volume manufacturing transmitter PIC technology by monolithically integrating InP QD laser structures on a passive SiN waveguide platform and demonstrating a whole new series of high-performance cooler-less transmitter modules as monolithically integrated PICs for a broad range of applications. ΜΟΙCANA targets the fabrication and deployment of : i) 25GbE SFP28 pluggable Directly Modulated Laser (DML), ii) a WDM 100GbE QSFP28 pluggable DML, iii) 1λ- and 4λ- Externally Modulated Lasers, and iv) a coherent tunable laser source that will be evaluated in a broad range of applications in the areas of Data Center Interconnects, 5G mobile fronthaul and coherent communications.

MOICANA’s technology and objectives are explained in the video below: