Projects of Free-Space Optical Systems Group

Current projects


This project deals with the manipulation of single photons and their introduction into optical networks. 

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The first objective of this study is ro access the optical availability, due to cloud blockage and atmospheric turbulance, ...

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By using fundamental laws of quantum physics, it is possible to encrypt transmitted information, ...

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This activity is to demonstrate reliable bidirectional optical transmission (up to 100 Gbps) through the atmosphere in a scenario representative ...

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Past projects

Terabit Free-Space Demo

Partner: DLR

In 2016, 1.7 Tb/s were transmitted over > 10 km through the atmosphere and 2 x 1.7 Tb/s were transmitted over 400 m at HHI in eye-safe conditions.

12 m-OCA 

Type: ESA 

Partner: MT Mechatronics

The objective is to reliably establish the feasibility of a
10-12 m class single-aperture optical antenna for deep-space communications within stringent financial limits and to elaborate an advanced conceptual design as a basis for its future development.