ECOC 2021

SEP 2021

13 - 15

Bordeaux, France

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI, is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

At ECOC 2021 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Photonic Components and Photonic Networks and Systems at Fraunhofer Booth 800 from September 13 to 15 in Bordeaux, France.

Press Contact

Martina Müller

Martina Müller

Head of Corporate Communications

Phone +49 30 31002-242

Hybrid PICs

The best of all worlds

Fraunhofer HHI’s PolyBoard enables the hybrid integration of active and passive optical functionalities into complex and highly functional photonic integrated circuits. Building blocks include tunable lasers at VIS and NIR wavelengths as well as thin film filters for polarization and wavelength handling. Furthermore, the micro-optical bench allows for the on-chip integration of optical isolators and circulators and nonlinear crystals for quantum technologies.

Technical Contact

Crispin Zawadzki

Crispin Zawadzki

Deputy Head of Hybrid PICs Group

Phone +49 30 31002-624

Performance Leading Test & Measurement Equipment

Fraunhofer HHI and ID Photonics offers a fully integrated 40GHz Bandwidth DP-IQ Reference Transmitter

The latest Test & Measurement Equipment launched by Fraunhofer HHI and ID Photonics is the DP-IQ Reference Transmitter. It is a fully integrated optical frontend instrument that converts differential electrical RF signals into various optical modulation formats (e.g. QPSK and m-QAM) using a high fidelity tuneable laser source followed by a high-bandwidth dual-polarization IQ Mach Zehnder modulator. It is an ideal match to convert signals generated by an Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) into the optical domain.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Head of Submarine and Core Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-252

PIC Evaluation with PIConnect

A portable PIC evaluation setup for fast and convenient prototype development

Fraunhofer HHI has developed a new PIC evaluation setup, named PIConnect, with 4 integrated laser drivers, 1 TEC, 8 current and 8 voltage sources. The PIC is assembled on the PIConnect PIC Assembly. The system enables parallel operation of the building blocks and, thus, convenient evaluation of PICs.

Technical Contact

M. Sc. Axel Schönau

M. Sc. Axel Schönau

Research Associate

Phone +49 30 31002-494

145 GHz Photodetector Modules

Components for 1Tb/s Transmission

Fraunhofer HHI provides 145 GHz single and 100 GHz balanced photodetector modules operating from the O- to the L-band. Application for the modules are, e.g., test and measurement and microwave photonics.

 

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Head of Detectors Group

Phone +49 30 31002-498

Outdoor LiFi Point-to-Point Link

High-speed OWC links for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Future applications like autonomous driving, smart cities and the networked broadband society demand for flexible solutions regarding communication. Decisive approaches to meet the challenging requirements are vehicle-to-vehicle communication, connected streetlights and the wireless last hop to the customer, also denoted as wireless to the home. For these purposes, economic point-to-point solutions are needed. Optical wireless links can provide robust communication at low-cost with high data rates, offloading traffic from commonly used directed radio technologies, e.g., millimeter wave, and thereby relieving the radio spectrum.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Dominic Schulz

Dr.-Ing. Dominic Schulz

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-694

THz wireless radio head

Fraunhofer HHI & IAF present a 100 Gbit/s THz wireless radio head with optical interface

The THz wireless radio head is a full duplex wireless communication prototype, operating at 300 GHz carrier frequency with 100 Gbit/s capacity over up to 1 km. The unit features a direct optical connection, which enables remote operation of the unit several kilometers away from the baseband equipment. The prototype was developed by Fraunhofer HHI, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IAF.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Robert Elschner

Dr.-Ing. Robert Elschner

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-443

Indium-Phosphide Mach-Zehnder Modulator

C- & O-Band High-Speed Modulator

InP Mach-Zehnder Modulator with ultra-high bandwidth for C- & O-Band applications.

Technical Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Head of Modulators Group

Phone +49 30 31002-574

DLFi: Distributed Learning Framework

Privacy-Preserving AI-as-a-Service (PP-AIaaS)

DLFi is a Privacy-Preserving AI-as-a-Service (PP-AIaaS) solution. It provides a training environment on remote sites without necessarily displacing or transferring the data. It enables data providers to train a ML model without revealing their business-critical data to each other. DLFi offers communication-efficiency and guarantees the privacy of data owners.

 

Technical Contact

Dr. Behnam Shariati

Dr. Behnam Shariati

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-831

Flexible RF and optical interconnects

Electrical FlexLines provide an ultra-fast and flexible electrical connection of active optical devices such as laser diodes and photo detectors to their electrical drivers or TIAs exceeding bandwidths >100 GHz.

Optical FlexLines offer simple and cost-effective solutions for the interconnection of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) from diverse technology platforms.

Crispin Zawadzki

Crispin Zawadzki

Deputy Head of Hybrid PICs Group

Phone +49 30 31002-624