Archive

Past projects

 

4D Modulation Formats

Co-funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Duration: March 2012 – March 2017

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fischer

 

 

EARNI (Energy-Aware Network Infrastructure EARNI)

www.eitdigital.eu/innovation-entrepreneurship/smart-energy-systems/energy-aware-network-infrastructure-earni/

Funding Organization: EU EIT

Duration: January 2015 - December 2015

Topic: The EARNI project tackles energy awareness of communication networks in two successive steps. The first is development of solutions to sustained energy savings in core elements of the communication infrastructure by network function virtualization. Second is derivation of business models for (virtualization-based) co-location concepts at communication infrastructure sites in conjunction with various energy sources.

Dipl.-Inf. Michael Schlosser

Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifier (FOPA)

Funding Organization: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Duration: September 2011 - August 2014

Topic: Fiber-optic parametric amplifier for signal regeneration in transmission systems with higher-order modulation formats


Dr. rer. nat. Christian Meuer
Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Semiconductor-Nanophotonics: Materials, Models, Components (Collaborative Research Centre 787)

www.sfb787.tu-berlin.de/

Funding Organization: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Duration: January 2008 - December 2015

Topic: Integration of quantum optical components into complex quantum networks and the transfer of quantum information in a classical fiber-based transmission network environment. (sub-project C2)


Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

IDEALIST - Industry-Driven Elastic and Adaptive Lambda Infrastructure for Service and Transport Networks

www.ict-idealist.eu/

Funding Organization: EU

Duration: November 2012 - October 2015

Topic: The key objective behind IDEALIST: To research in detail a cost and power efficient transport network architecture able to carry a wide range of signal bandwidths, each of which will be varying in real time in direction and magnitude, and some of which will be extremely large and possibly exceeding 1Tb/s.

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Nölle

MultiReg

Funding Organization: Fraunhofer Society and Max-Planck-Society

Duration: January 2010 - December 2012

Topic: Development of an all-optical regenerator for QAM modulation formats.
 
Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

ONUBLA - Assessment of access availability of space-ground optical links

Funding Organization: European Space Agency (ESA)

Duration: 2014 - 2015

Topic: The first objective of this study is to assess the optical access availability, due to cloud blockage and atmospheric turbulence, between a spacecraft in a variety of near-Earth orbits and ground locations distributed worldwide. The second objective is to consolidate the system architecture by dimensioning of the space-based optical terminals and of the OGS (optical ground station) network, and to establish the achievable performance, e.g., link availability vs number of OGS, communications link duration vs number of OGS, downloaded data volume vs number of OGS, for each of the investigated space-to-ground optical link scenarios.

Dr.-Ing. Nicolas Perlot

Pan-European Photonics Task Force: Integrating Europe's Expertise on Photonic Subsystems (EURO-FOS)

www.euro-fos.eu/

Funding Organization: European Commission

Duration: May 2008 - April 2012

Topic: WDM/OFDM and OTDM transmission systems; ultrafast wavelength converters; study of dynamic properties of quantum-dot SOA's
 

Dr.rer.nat. Colja Schubert

Secure networks through efficient Tbps transport technologies (SASER-Siegfried)

Funding Organization: BMBF

Duration: August 2012 - July 2015

Topic: Development of a reliable and flexible transmission technology to transport 400+ Gbit/s. Different approaches are investigated analytically, numerically and through realisation of first laboratory prototypes.

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fischer

SOftware-Defined Access using Low-Energy Subsystems (SODALES)

Funding Organization: EU - Seventh Framework Programme

Duration: November 2012 - November 2015

Topic: The project aims to develop a novel wireless access interconnection service that offers transparent transport services for fixed and mobile services. This will be achieved by developing an Active Remote Node (ARN) that will offer switching and multiplexing features together with radio, wavelength conversion and legacy systems compatibly.

Dr. rer. nat. Volker Jungnickel

STRAUSS - Scalable and Efficient Orchestration of Ethernet Services Using Software-Defined and Flexible Optical Networks

www.ict-strauss.eu/en/

Funding Organization: EU - Seventh Framework Programme

Duration: June 2013 - May 2016

Topic: The STRAUSS project addresses the call key targets by proposing and defining a highly efficient (notably in terms of cost and energy) and global (by considering an end-to-end approach in a multi-domain setting) optical infrastructure for Ethernet transport.

Dipl.-Inf. Michael Schlosser

Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

Subsystems for Quantum Repeaters

Funding Organization: sub-contract in the framework of BMBF-funding

Duration: July 2011 - Oktober 2013

Topic: Support in the design of sub-components and in transmission experiments using single-photon light sources. Investigation of protocols for quantum-key distribution in real transmission systems.
  
Dr.-Ing. Robert Elschner

Technologies for flexible optical transmission capacity in elastic ROADM networks (SASER-ADVAntage-Net)

Funding Organization: BMBF

Duration: August 2012 - July 2015

Topic: Dynamic allocation of transmission capacity by adaptive electro-optical interfaces in the network, which achieve an optimum mix of data rate, optical bandwidth allocation and reach under software control.


Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Schmidt-Langhorst

VALIMOS - Validation of turbulence mitigation techniques for high-data-rate optical links

Co-funded byEuropean Space Agency (ESA)

Duration: 2014 - 2015

Topic: This activity is to demonstrate reliable bidirectional optical transmission (up to 100Gbps) through the atmosphere in a scenario representative (in terms of link attenuation and optical turbulence) of an optical feeder link between a GEO telecom satellite and an Optical Ground Station. For that purpose, this activity shall design, manufacture and test an end-to-end optical communications breadboard (OCB) representative of an optical feeder link.

Dr.-Ing. Nicolas Perlot

Public Projects Archive

100GET-AL

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Celtic-Eureka)

Duration: October 2007 December 2010

Topic: Architectures, concepts, technologies and prototype implementations for a flexible, efficient, reliable and service-independent core transport network to fulfil the requirements of the Future Internet.
 

Dipl.-Inf. Michael Schlosser

100GET-ER

Funding Organiization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Celtic-Eureka)

Duration: October 2007 - December 2010

Topic: Innovative and cost-effective solutions on network, system, and component level for newly emerging 100GbE networks
 

Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

100GET-METRO

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Celtic-Eureka)

Duration: October 2007 - December 2010

Topic: 100 Gb/s transport technology for metro network applications
 

Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

Next Generation Access using SCM

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research 


Duration: July 2010 - June 2013

Topic: The joint project NGOA (Next Generation Optical Access) aims to investigate future optical access networks based on coherent detection. This technology will be applied in commercial products for access networks.
 
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Fischer

 

 

Architectures, Technologies and Open Networks for Optical Access Networks Funding (ATOB)

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration: July 2010 - June 2013

Topic: The project aims to investigate the requirements for access networks of the generation after the next. Components and systems will be evaluated. The main focus will be on orthogonal frequency- division multiplexing (OFDM).

Dipl.-Ing. Kai Habel

Berlin Access

Funding Organization: Zukunftsfond Berlin, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Duration: July 2005 - August 2008

Topic: Novel technologies, e. g. simulation tools, system test environments as well as polymer motherboard based optical transceivers, for optical access networks.


Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

Building the Future Optical Network in Europe (BONE)

Funding Organization: European Commission

Duration: January 2008 - February 2011

Topic: Building the future Optical Network in Europe

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Langer

Converged Heterogeneous Metro/Access Infrastructure (BMBF-Projekt CONDOR)

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration: April 2010 - March 2013

Topic: Investigation of network architectures, technologies and management processes for the cost effective implementation and the reliable operation of the optical infrastructure of future heterogeneous open-access network in the metro and access area
 
Dipl.-Inf. Michael Schlosser

Cooperation Proposal "Optical Burst Switching"

gepris.dfg.de/gepris/OCTOPUS/;jsessionid=ABA50649960BF8B22165633C521B97F3?module=gepris&task=showDetail&context=projekt&id=5455469

Funding Organization: German Research Foundation

Duration: December 2005 - August 2010

Topic: All-optical wavelength converters for phase and amplitude modulated data signals in system experiments.


Dr.rer.nat. Colja Schubert

Efficient Integrated Backbone Funding (EIBONE)

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration: September 2005 - August 2008

Topic: Robust DQPSK Transmission Technology


Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

Fiber Integrated Termination (FIT)

www.pianoplus.eu/fit.html

Funding Organization: EU - BMBF

Duration: October 2011 - September 2013

Topic: The project Fiber Integrated Termination (FIT) will focus on the following objectives and results:

  • GPON + AON configurable optical line/ network termination
  • Optical powered fiber monitoring
  • Open Interfaces and new service protocols permitting service providers to offer new business models by allowing the access network to enter the home
  • Development of scalable POF Interfaces

 

Dr. Anagnostis Paraskevopoulos

FTTX Plan

www.fttx-plan.de/

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration: April 2009 - July 2011

Topic: Tools and methods for planning future FTTx networks by combining photonics modeling and design expertise with network planning and optimization know-how

 
Dipl.-Inf. Michael Schlosser

High-Speed Electro-Optical Components for Integrated Transmitter and Receiver in Optical Communication Funding (HECTO)

www.hecto.eu/

Funding Organization: European Commission

Duration: November 2006 - February 2010

Topic: 100 Gbit/s Receiver Characterization

Dr.rer.nat. Colja Schubert

MAskless lithoGraphy for IC Manufacturing (MAGIC)

Funding Organication: European Commission

Duration: January 2008 - December 2010

Topic: In the CMOS manufacturing environment, the mask-based optical lithography technique is up to now driving solution to deal with all industry concerns.


Dr.-Ing. Anagnostis Paraskevopoulos

Next Generation Optical Networks for Broadband European Leadership (Nobel2)

Funding Organization: European Commission (FP6)

Duration: March 2006 - February 2008

Topic: 40 Gbit/s DQPSK transmission and measurement of constellation diagrams.


Dipl.-Inf. Michael Schlosser

OMEGA

www.ict-omega.eu/

Funding Organization: European Commission

Duration: January 2008 - March 2011

Topic: Communication technologies for an ultra-broadband home network (hOME Gigabit Access)


Dipl.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Langer

Optical Networks: Towards Bandwidth Manageability and Cost Efficiency - ePhoton/ONe+

Funding Organization: European Commission

Duration: February 2004 - February 2008

Topic: Integrating and focusing the rich know-how available in Europe on optical communication and networks


Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

Optical Regeneration of Multi-level Modulation Formats (TEO)

www.optischetechnologien.de/index.php?id=590

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration: January 2009 - June 2010

Topic: Demonstration of a new Tb/s receiver concept based on coherent parallel optical sampling with subsequent electrical distortion equalization.


Dr.rer.nat. Carsten Schmidt-Langhorst

Opical Reliable Feeder Link Assessment (ORELIA)

Funding Organization: European Space Agency (ESA)

Duration: December 2008 - December 2009

Topic: Study of high bitrate optical free space communication links between ground station and geostationary satellite


Dr.-Ing. Carl-Michael Weinert

OOFDM for Cost Effective Access Networks (OCEAN)

www.pianoplus.eu/ocean.html

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (nationally funded)

Duration: August 2011 - July 2014

Topic: The partners in the OCEAN project will develop the OOFDM technology for applications in future optical access networks. A demonstration of a WDM PONs capable of supporting 32 wavelengths at 100GHz frequency spacing, >20Gb/s over >60km per wavelength channel is planned.
 
Dipl.-Ing. Kai Habel