Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Information and Communication Technologies (ITCs)

The potential and capabilities of modern ICT systems are still growing exponentially fuelled by the progress in electronics, microsystems, networking, the ability to master increasingly complex cyber-physical systems and robots, and progress in data processing and human machine interfaces. 

These developments provide major opportunities for Europe to develop the next generation of open platforms on top of which a multiplicity of innovative devices, systems and applications can be implemented.

·        Phase only devices that can control electromagnetics sources from GHz to Visible light. That allow from antennas in 5G and 6G communication systems, manipulation of THz and communication/control of NIR and Visible light.

·        Orbital Angular Momentum control allow new codification system, imaging acquisition, and light manipulation.

·        Spintronic explore the spin of electrons to produce devices such as magnetic field sensors, RF nanodevices, and non-volatile memories.

·        PICs: An integrated circuit is chip containing electronic components that form a functional circuit, such as those embedded inside your smart phone, computer, and other electronic devices. A PIC is a chip that contains photonic components, which are components that work with light (photons). In an electronic chip, electron flux passes through electrical components such as resistors, inductors, transistors, and capacitors; n a photonic chip, photons pass through optical components such as waveguides (equivalent to a resistor or electrical wire), lasers (equivalent to transistors), polarizers, and phase shifters. CEMDATIC develop organic PICs and design and characterize inorganic PICs.

·        High-brightness, high-speed semiconductor lasers: theoretical and experimental study and development of various types of lasers for the generation of short and powerful optical pulses - funnel-shaped and two-section lasers, vertical cavity lasers (VCSELs) in MOPA (Master Oscillator Power Amplifier) structure, ring lasers and lasers based on quantum dots.

·        High frequency FBARs for 5G filters applications: new piezoelectric materials are studied, including AlScN or Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3), owing to their reduced losses and higher performance at frequencies as high as 6 GHz. FBARs are being currently used as RF filters in mobile telecom applications and are among the best candidates for the frequency bands demanded by the new 5G era.