Consortium

 

Gooch and Housego

Gooch & Housego is a world-leading manufacturer of precision optical components and sub-systems based upon key enabling optical technologies. Gooch & Housego offers world class design, development and manufacturing expertise across a broad complementary range of technologies: fibre optics, electro-optics, photonic packaging and system integration. G&H has been supplying high-quality fibre optic components and optical modules into a variety of market sectors, including telecommunications, fibre laser, aerospace, and biomedical since 1985. The original core technology is fused biconical tapering and it has been a world leader in this field for a number of years. The photonic packaging business unit specialises in packaging of optical components, and optical module assembly operations. The Class 1000 cleanroom facility includes equipment for die attach, wire bonding, SM and PM fibre alignment and hermetic sealing and testing (fine and gross leak) to telecoms and MIL-STND requirements. The Systems Technology Group (STG) is a separate business unit with a remit to design, develop and prototype systems-level products. The STG involves a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in mechanical, electronic and software design and modelling that enables integration of these technologies with G&H's expertise in photonics.

 

Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space is the European leader for satellite systems and at the forefront of orbital infrastructures. THALES ALENIA SPACE is owned by THALES (67%) and FINMECCANICA (33%) and forms with TELESPAZIO the “Space Alliance”. THALES ALENIA SPACE is at the heart of the most high-performance satellite technologies in both civil and defence sectors. The company is deeply involved in commercial telecommunication satellites & systems, European institutional satellites & systems, satellite navigation systems, meteorological and oceanographic satellites & systems, radar and optical observation satellites & systems, scientific satellites, defence communications and observation satellites & systems, orbital infrastructures and transportation, with orders from the United States, Russia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, and growing business with Asian customers. Within THALES ALENIA SPACE, the Research Department prepares the future of the company activities with a target time scale is the mid and long term. These studies aim at assessing and proving the feasibility of advanced systems and technologies in end-to-end telecommunication systems for fixed and mobile services, in communication payloads, in satellite platforms and observation systems.

 

III-V Lab

III-V Lab is an industrial Research Laboratory created in 2004 by Alcatel-Lucent and Thales. Alcatel-Lucent is one of the leaders in communication technologies (mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies), applications and services, while Thales is a major electronic systems company acting in areas such as defence, aerospace, airlines security and safety, information technology, and transportation. In 2010, III-V Lab was extended with the entrance of the “Laboratoire d’Electronique et de Technologie de l’Information” (LETI) from CEA in the capital, as well as 20 people from the LETI, opening the way to hybrid III-V on Si integration. Under the guidance of its members, III-V Lab conducts R&D activities in the field of micro/nano-electronics and photonics semiconductor components for different application: telecoms, defence, security, safety, space etc. These activities cover the topics including (1) Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for telecoms, (2) Micro/nano-electronic circuits for telecoms: 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s and over, (3) GaN microelectronic circuits for microwave and power applications, (4) High resolution infrared imagery sensors, (5) Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and power lasers.

 

FiberWare

Fiberware was formed as a small, specialist manufacturer of specialty fibers for many different, demanding applications which could not meet with standard telecom fibres. The company was established in 1990 in Germany. Some of employees have an experience in fibre-optics of 20 years in fibre drawing, cabling and measurement technique. Starting with drawing fibres only, Fiberware developed new fibre optic products. The company’s engineering staff is available to cover every aspects of the application to find the most suitable balance of price and performance for our customers. Fiberware offers complete design, manufacturing and application support to laser users and general customers. Fiberware’s main philosophy is to introduce new products in the specialty market of fibers in cooperation with its costumer.