PCRL is coordinating BIOFOS. Current methodologies for detection of food contamination based on heavy analytical tools cannot guarantee a safe and stable food supply. The reasons are the complexity, the long time-to-result (2-3 days) and the cost of these tools, which limit the number of samples that can be practically analyzed at food processing and storage sites.
BOOM was an integration project that aimed to pursue the systematic advancement of Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) integration technology to develop compact, cost-effective and power efficient silicon photonic components that enable photonic Tb/s capacity systems for current and new generation high speed broadband core networks.
The APACHE project aimed to design and develop new generation of transmitter, receiver and regenerator photonic circuits capable to handle 100 Gb/s data rates and a multiplicity of modulation formats that would enhance the transmission efficiency of optical fiber.
GALACTICO was an application-driven research project that aimed to provide a photonic technology platform to disrupt the transition from 10/40 Gb/s to high-capacity Terabit long-haul networks. To achieve this goal, GALACTICO aimed to squeeze current bulk and costly 100GbE interfaces into compact and cost-efficient silicon-based photonic integrated circuits.