OFC 2019

MAR 2019

5 - 7

San Diego, USA

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 OFC 2019 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Photonic Components, Networks and Systems at Fraunhofer Booth 3838 from March 5-7 in San Diego, USA.

Press Contact

Martina Müller

Martina Müller

Head of Corporate Communications

Phone +49 30 31002-242

Hybrid PICs

Best of all worlds

Fraunhofer HHI’s PolyBoard platform enables the hybrid integration of complex and highly functional photonic integrated circuits (PICs) including active and passive optical functionalities. Recently, on-chip isolators with an isolation ratio of 20 dB over a bandwidth of 150 nm have been developed, and are included as new optical functionalities of the platform. They utilize on-chip free-space sections, which also allow for the integration of nonlinear optical crystals to target applications in quantum technologies.

Furthermore, in the framework of the BMBF-funded PolyPhotonics project, Fraunhofer HHI presents its latest PIC developments, such as 10G tunable transceivers and fiber Bragg interrogator units for applications in Telecom / Datacom as well as sensing and spectroscopy.

Technical Contact

Hauke Conradi

Hauke Conradi

Research Associate

Phone +49 30 31002-259

High Speed C and O band Mach-Zehnder Modulator

Fraunhofer HHI proudly announces the unlimited access to C and O Band Mach-Zehnder Modulators for more than 64 Gbaud using its mature and efficient Indium Phosphide technology.

Optionally, these modulators are available in an IQ configuration or are monolithically integrated with a DFB laser. Adding Fraunhofer HHI’s expertise in driver co-design for ultra-low power consumption results in e.g. 2.3 pJ/bit for 128 Gbit/s.

Technical Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Head of Photonic InP Foundry Group

Phone +49 30 31002-574

100 GHz Photodetector Modules

Components for 1Tb/s Transmission

 

Fraunhofer HHI provides 100 GHz single and balanced photodetector modules operating from the O to the L band. The intended application for the modules is test and measurement.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Head of Detectors Group

Phone +49 30 31002-498

Visible Light Communication

Make your light smarter

 

Fraunhofer HHI presents the second generation Gigabit Visible Light Communication (VLC) modules for wireless internet access via light. Outstanding features are the smaller form factor, lower energy consumption, enhanced data rates and multi-user access. A standard Ethernet interface allows easy network integration. The new modules are immediately available for industrial prototyping and field tests.

Technical Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Volker Jungnickel

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Volker Jungnickel

Head of Metro, Access and In-house Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-768

100 GHz Coherent Receiver Frontend

Coherent optical receiver with up to 100 GHz analog electrical bandwidth in a 19‘‘-chassis

The device features four optical extender heads for direct connection to high-bandwidth A-to-D-converters or oscilloscopes. This ensures a high quality of the 100 GHz electrical signals.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Head of Submarine and Core Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-252

Transceiver Plugin Card for Real-Time Processing Platform

Compact optical transceiver plug-in card to demonstrate high-bitrate data transmission

The plug-in card allows for flexible generation and detection of optical data signals, such as 32-GBd PDM-16QAM. The plug-in card is an ideal add-on to Fraunhofer HHI’s highly flexible FPGA-based development and demonstration platform for signal processing algorithms and real-time data transmission.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Robert Elschner

Dr.-Ing. Robert Elschner

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-443

Generic InP Foundry Platform

The generic InP integration platform at Fraunhofer HHI continues to be extended. Latest upgrades include components for handling of optical polarization as well as general performance upgrades. Fraunhofer HHI offers an InP platform that integrates receivers (40 GHz), transmitters (20 GHz) and (1 dB/cm) passive components. Partners offer services for design work and packaging.

Technical Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Head of Photonic InP Foundry Group

Phone +49 30 31002-574

Terahertz: Components and Systems

The terahertz (THz) frequency range is relevant for wireless transmission of high data rates in 5G mobile networks as well as for non-destructive testing and monitoring of industrial production processes. Fraunhofer HHI presents fiber-coupled transmitters, coherent receivers and high-resolution THz measuring systems. With a bandwidth above 3 THz, the optoelectronic approach of Fraunhofer HHI has distinct advantages over mere electronic solutions.

Conference Contributions:

  • Monday, March 4, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, M4F.5, Carlos Castro: „32 GBd 16QAM Wireless Transmission in the 300 GHz Band Using a PIN Diode for THz Upconversion.“
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Tu2D.2, Björn Globisch: „Photonic Terahertz Solutions for Sensing, Spectroscopy and Wireless Communication.“

Technical Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Björn Globisch

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Björn Globisch

Head of Terahertz Sensor Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-415

Optical Components for Datacom

Electroabsorption-modulated DFB lasers (EMLs), Mach-Zehnder modulators (MZM) and vertically illuminated photodiodes (PD) for datacom applications

Fraunhofer HHI provides high-speed transmitter and receiver components for 400G Ethernet applications. The components are compliant with the IEEE P802.3bs standard.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Möhrle

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Möhrle

Head of Lasers Group

Phone +49 30 31002-724