Skolkovo resident develops quantum dots based lasers

Skolkovo resident develops quantum dots based lasersThe Skolkovo Foundation has approved a $150,000 grant for its resident company Vikselcom, developing vertically emitting lasers based on quantum dots.

As innovation news portal reported, the Skolkovo Foundation has approved a $150,000 grant for its resident company Vikselcom that is developing long-wave vertically emitting lasers based on quantum dots. This is expected to be a one year long project. Vikselcom?s vertically emitting lasers with a rate of data transfer exceeding 10Gbit/sec will be reportedly developed based on the company?s patented technology of growing semiconducting quantum dots in a 1.3 micrometer spectral range. The results of the effort are expected to lower the cost of emitters for the next gen networks (10G EPON - IEEE 802.3av) providing broadband FTTH optical communications. Energy consumption will also be reduced, the project initiators said. According to an IDATE forecast, the global market for FTTx-standard superfast broadband data transfer will grow by 2016 by more than 150% to reach 160 billion euros...