Projects of Free-Space Optical Systems Group

Current projects

NanoPhot

Collaborative research centre 787

Co-funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

Duration: January 2016 - December 2019

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ONUBLA

Assessment of access availability of space-ground optical links.

Co-funded by European Space Agency (ESA)

Duration: July 2017 - July 2018

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Q.Link.X

Quantum-Link-Extension

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

Duration: August 2018 - July 2021

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QuPAD

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

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Duration: March 2019 - February 2021

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VALIMOS

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

Co-funded by European Space Agency (ESA)

Duration: April 2014 - December 2019

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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.