Projects of Detectors Group

Current projects

 

CiViQ

Continuous Variable Quantum Communications



Applying CV-QKD in Existing Telecom Infrastructure

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TERIPHIC

Fabrication and assembly automation of TERabit optical transceivers based on InP EML arrays and a Polymer Host platform for optical InterConnects up to 2 km and beyond

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QAMeleon

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.

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Past projects

HINT

October 2010 – March 2013

HINT – Hochauflösende Infrarot-Niedertemperatur-Thermometrie auf der Basis von III/V Halbleitersensoren

Funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research

In Cooperation with Optris GmbH, Micro-Sensors GmbH

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MIRTHE

MIRTHE 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.

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EIBONE

Co-funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Duration: 09/2005 - 08/2008

Cooperation: Fraunhofer-HHI (InP chips), TU-Berlin (SOI board technology) und u2t Photonics AG (module technology)

Topic: Design and fabrication of flip-chip mountable balanced photodiodes and SOA-Chips, to be placed on an SOI-based D(Q)PSK network board, to achieve a 50 Gbit/s D(Q)PSK-Photoreceiver

Heinz-Gunter Bach

GIBON

www.ist-gibon.eu/

Co-funded by: Framework 6 of European Commission Development Fund

Topic: The focus of GIBON is on the demonstration of the highest speed components that integrate the optoelectronic transducers (light modulator and photodiode) with their driving electronics (driver and preamplifier respectively). New transmitters and receivers will be developed based on designs experienced at lower bit rates (40 and 80 Gbit/s) and their characteristics will be optimised in order to match specifications that will be derived from systems considerations. In order to reach the 100 Gbit/s objective, the integration technology that will be used for the transceivers is as important as the optoelectronic devices characteristics. Guidelines for the design and realization of integrated devices as well as for the components packaging will be given by a supporting Electro-Magnetic simulation activity. This project will be completed by an assessment of the fabricated components with respect to the projected.

Heinz-Gunter Bach

HECTO

www.hecto.eu/

Co-funded by: Framework 6 of European Commission Development Fund

Topic: The objective of HECTO is development of photonic components, transmitter and receiver, for high-performance and high-speed but cost-efficient communication systems. Applications are Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) optical systems with up to 160Gbit/s as well as optical packet-switching networks based on serial 100GbE signals requiring about 110Gbit/s. Especially, receivers with bandwidths of 100GHz and above will be developed with waveguide pin photodetectors integrated with electronic amplifiers, and the required high-speed electronics for electrical clock recovery and demultiplexing to lower speeds. The components will be tested in systems experiments. To ensure that they will meet the demands of the future market, technology application assessment will accompany the technical investigation and development.

Heinz-Gunter Bach