Research Projects

  • InfraFEI project: "Measurement setup for the characterization of infrared photodetectors at wavelengths between 2.0 and 4.7 µm" (2020-2021):

    Our goal is the establishment of a measurement setup for the detailed characterization of infrared photodetectors for research on group-IV semiconductor technologies for applications in photonics. To this aim, both a suitable light source and a monochromator are targeted, in order to be able to address the wavelength range between 2.0 µm and 4.7 µm with efficient infrared photodetectors. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) in the management of the Ministery for Science, Research and Culture (MWFK) within the programme
    "Promotion of infrastructure, research, development, and innovation in the framework of EFRE (InfraFEI)".

  • DAAD-DST project "Magneto-optical metasurfaces in a CMOS-compatible material system for enhanced Faraday rotation" (2021-2023)
    Our goal is the fabrication and characterization of magneto-optical metasurfaces based on the material Mn5Ge3 in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Anil Prabhakar and Prof. Dr. Ananth Krishnan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India.
  • BMBF-funded project "ForLab FAMOS" (2019-2021):
    The project with a volume of 2.5 Mio. Euro is headed by Prof. Dr. Inga Anita Fischer and also involves the research groups "Applied Physics and Semiconductor Spectroscopy" as well as "Allgemeine Elektrotechnik" at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The project goal is to set up state-of-the-art processing equipment for research focused on the integration of new materials (the semiconductors GeSn and SiGeSn, functional oxides, 2D materials and polymers) on the Silicon platform to develop innovative optoelectronic devices such as sensors and on-chip light sources.
  • BMBF-funded project "Innovation Campus Electronics and Microsensors" (2019-2021)
    This project with a volume of 7.5 Mio. Euro and six subprojects is lead by Prof. Dr. Harald Schenk and unites 10 research groups from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg as well as four research institutes  (Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP), Ferdinand-Braun-Institut Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH), Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (IZM) und Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (IPMS)) in research on new sensor concepts and systems.

    We are involved in the following subprojects:
    • Development of a Silicon-based optimized gas sensor with the aim of realizing a gas sensor based on functional oxides for the detection of low concentrations and
    • Application lab "mu-Spektrum" with the aim of developing an integrated optical refractive index sensor.

Recently completed Projects

  • DFG individual research grant "Spin injection and spin manipulation in Si-Ge heterostructures with ferromagnetic Mn5Si3Cx and Mn5Ge3Cx electrodes" in collaboration with Dr. Christoph Sürgers, KIT (2016 - 2020)
  • DFG individual research grant "SiGeSn-Nanostructures for Integrated Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors" in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Giovanni Capellini, IHP and University Roma Tre, Prof. Dr. Kurt Busch and Prof. Dr. Christoph Koch, HU Berlin (2018 - 2020). The project was transferred to IHT, Stuttgart.

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