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