APACHE (Agile Photonic Integrated Systems-on-Chip enabling WDM Terabit Networks)
Co-funded by: Framework 7 of European Commission Development Fund
Topic: The APACHE project aims to design and develop new generation of transmitter, receiver and regenerator photonic circuits capable to handle 100 Gb/s data rates and a multiplicity of modulation formats that will enhance the transmission efficiency of optical fiber. APACHE exploits hybrid integration technology for delivering Terabit capacity on a single photonic integrated circuit.
On the physical layer APACHE aims at extending photonic circuit integration capabilities. Its integration concept relies on the combination of Indium-Phosphide monolithic elements, silicon submounts and silica-on-silicon planar lightwave circuits.