Sliceable multi-QAM format SDN-powered transponders and ROADMs Enabling Elastic Optical Networks

Co-funded by the European Commission

Duration: January 2018 - December 2021

EU Project QAMeleon to develop the next generation of photonics and electronics technology that will enable 128 Gbaud optical data flow generation, reception and switching over an SDN platform.

Within this highly demanding environment, QAMeleon aims to deliver a new generation of faster, cheaper, and greener photonic devices with reduced footprint towards scaling core and metro networks to the next decade.

Within QAMeleon, Fraunhofer HHI will lead the development of InP photonic transceiver components. Therefore, HHI will be responsible for the design and fabrication of advanced high speed IQ modulator arrays with low switching voltage as well as the development of coherent receivers. Fraunhofer HHI will also design and fabricate polarization-handling components compatible with its InP modulator platform.


About the QAMeleon Research Project

QAMeleon is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) program, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 framework targeting the topic ICT-30-2017 – Photonics KET 2017 and the initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership. The project has a duration of 4 years, from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2021.

QAMeleon involves a consortium of 16 partners  and is coordinated by Institute of Communications & Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens  (NTUA), Greece.