advances the next generation of quantum communication systems
The multidisciplinary project UNIQORN
will develop under the participation of VPIphotonics quantum technology for the mass market. Quantum communication
systems, mostly found in research laboratories, will be
squeezed into small and reliable photonic integrated circuits.
By carefully laying out each element along the development chain
from fabrication to application, the Horizon 2020 project will not
only reduce size and cost, but will also bring improvements in
terms of robustness and reproducibility.
VPIphotonics teams up with regional enterprises and research institutes in frame of
an R&D project co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The PolyPhotonics Berlin
consortium targets to establish a new versatile polymer based integration platform combined with Indium-Phosphide
and thin-film filter technologies for numerous photonics applications in the global communications and sensing market.
VPIs role in this initiative is to develop a toolbox of simulation models representing libraries of photonic and
optoelectronic building blocks. This toolbox may serve as basis for project partners and external users when designing
and verifying complex photonic components and integrated circuits that are to be manufactured by the PolyPhotonics
Sliceable multi-QAM format SDN-powered transponders and ROADMs Enabling Elastic Optical Networks
VPIphotonics' core technical contribution to the project will be in work package "Component and System Specifications and Requirements".
The team will participate in formulating the project's use-cases, network requirements and performance indicators, defining the system and component
specifications, as well as take an active role in the development of the TRx DSP algorithms that are central to the
QAMeleon's technological objectives.
VPI leads a task where system and component modeling and simulation takes place. The work that will be carried out here will constitute the first verification
of the project's proposed system concepts. Heavy interaction with work packages related to components fabrication will take place to aid the design and
development cycle, and ensure that performance targets are met. Furthermore, VPI will also actively support the experimental verification effort, contributing
with researchers, as well as its commercial lab automation software (VPIlabExpert), in the laboratory and field
trial validations of the developed technology.
Secure networking for a data center cloud in Europe – Flexible infrastructure for data center communication providing unique security
VPIphotonics teams up with Coriant and academic partners in the framework of the Celtic-Plus project SENDATE-FICUS. The purpose of this project is the development of new technologies enabling the transition from today's networks to robust, efficient, secure and re-configurable converged communication networks.
Allied Initiative for Training and Education in Coherent Optical Network
VPIphotonics teams up with ACREO, Aston University, DTU, KTH, UCL and other academic and industry partners in the framework of the project ICONE (Allied Initiative for Training and Education in Coherent Optical Network). The overall objective of this initiative is to train early stage as well as experienced researchers on advanced photonic communication systems. VPIphotonics has an open position in the framework of this program.
VPIphotonics cooperates with ACREO Swedish ICT, Aston University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in the framework of the project GRIFFON (Green Initiative for Future Optical Networks). The overall scientific objective of this project is to develop a fiber-optic coherent communication system with increased capacity and distance (over 300 km) at low operating cost and reduced power consumption based on an ultralong second-cascade fiber Raman amplification with suppressed polarisation impairments.
VPIphotonics cooperates with Bangor University, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and other industrial partners on the European PIANO+ project OCEAN (OOFDM for Cost-Effective Access Networks). The main goal of this international research project is the development of the first commercially exploitable >20-Gb/s OOFDM transceiver modules for deployment in WDM PON.
Resulting from a successful two-year R&D project (cofinanced by the German Federal Ministry of Eduction and Research, BMBF), FTTX-PLAN supports the strategic decision process of introducing FTTx networks into municipalities, public utility companies and regional suppliers. After a one-time process of data collection, cost-optimized network plans are created, evaluated and compared with the help of automatic planning processes.
VPIphotonics partners in the CELTIC initiative 100GET project, which brings together Industry and University to develop high-performance and cost-effective solutions for 100-Gigabit Ethernet Networks. Partners in 100GET are ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens Networks and other partners from industry, research institutes and universities.
VPIphotonics teams up with ADVA, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and academic partners in the framework of the Celtic-Plus project SASER-ADVAntage-Net. The purpose of this project is the development of new technologies enabling the roll-out of secure and flexible optical networks.
Monolithic InP-based DPQPSK Integrated Receiver and Transmitter for CoHerent 100-400Gb Ethernet
VPIphotonics partners with European research and industry on the ICT project MIRTHE. The FP7 project targets new multilevel-modulation all-monolithic integrated TX and RX Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) able to achieve 100-400 Gb/s aggregated speed on a single wavelength. The joint work is performed by an international consortium of six partners (III-V Lab, FhG-HHI, u2t, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Universidad de Malaga) possessing solid background and the know-how in the optical communications field.
VPIphotonics partners with research and industry in the EIBONE (Efficient Integrated Backbone) project. The goal of the project (cofinanced by the German Ministry for Research and Development) is to define the standards for robust and efficient Next-Generation Networks (NGN). The partners in Eibone are T-Systems, Alcatel, Lucent, Siemens, Marconi, CoreOptics, FhG-HHI, Adaptiv, u2t, universities and others.
VPIphotonics teams up with several partners from research and industry in the BERLIN-ACCESS project. The goal of the project (cofinanced by the Zukunftsfonds Berlin) is to develop cost-effective architecure and component solutions for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. The consortium partners are FhG-HHI, FOC, MergeOptics, Elbau, Berliner Glas, and AVM.