OFC 2022

MAR 2020

8 - 10

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 2022 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Photonic Components, Networks and Systems at Fraunhofer Booth 4231 from March 8-10 in San Diego, USA.

Contact

Jörn Falk

Jörn Falk

Head of General Administration

Phone +49 30 31002-275

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

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-494

Optical beam steering on PolyBoard chip

Applications: optical sensing, coherent beam combining, etc.

We present a 2-dimensional optical phased array (OPA) on a PolyBoard chip. Beam steering was demonstrated with an initial 2x4 array. Without any front lens, the maximum steering angle is about 10°. The OPA module is coupled to a standard single mode fiber and a ribbon cable for beam control.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Nicolas Perlot

Dr.-Ing. Nicolas Perlot

Head of Free-Space Optical Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-782

High-Speed C- & O-Band Modulators

Modulators with more than 64 GBd based on HHI’s mature InP technology are available in either Phase,  single MZM or I/Q-Channel MZM configuration. Monolithically integrated DFB laser, are possible upon customer request.

Adding Fraunhofer HHI’s expertise in high-frequency electronics, Fraunhofer HHI provides customized high-speed modules with integrated SiGe ICs. SiGe driver for MZM is customized using co-design methodology for ultra-low power consumption. Fraunhofer HHI is now working toward above 100 GBd MZM driver IC.

Technical Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Head of Photonic InP Foundry Group

Phone +49 30 31002-574

200 GHz Coherent Receiver Frontend with Optical Extender Heads

To cope with the continuously growing demand for bandwidth in telecom and datacom applications, Fraunhofer HHI researchers developed a Coherent Receiver Frontend (CRF) , offering 200 GHz optical bandwidth detection with polarization- and phase-diversity over C+L-band.

Its unique feature are customizable optical extender heads with robust 1mm RF ruggedized connectors for high signal integrity, robust testing & measurement performance and convenient handling & operation for our customers.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Head of Submarine and Core Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-252

Fraunhofer HHI and ID Photonics offer fully integrated 60 GHz DP-IQ Reference Transmitter

The latest Test & Measurement Equipment launched by Fraunhofer HHI and ID Photonics is the DP-IQ Reference Transmitter . It comprises a high-bandwidth dual-polarization IQ Mach Zehnder modulator and electrical modulator driver amplifiers to convert differential electrical RF signals with an e/o bandwidth up to 60 GHz into various optical modulation formats (e.g. QPSK and m-QAM).

Its unique features are a high fidelity tuneable C-band laser source and a fully automated bias control for the modulator, enabling symbol rates beyond 100 GBaud/s in the Terabit/s single carrier regime.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Dr. rer. nat. Colja Schubert

Head of Submarine and Core Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-252

DLFi: Distributed Learning Framework

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

We demonstrate the benefits of a Federated Learning framework for collaborative training of ML-assisted Quality of Transmission (QoT) estimators for multi-domain multi-vendor ecosystems. The demonstration is carried out on a managed Kubernetes cluster using Fraunhofer HHI’s Distributed Learning Framework (DLFi ) software solution.

Technical Contact

Dr. Behnam Shariati

Dr. Behnam Shariati

Deputy Head of Digital Signal Processing Group

Phone +49 30 31002-831

High-Speed Photodetector Modules

Components for 1Tb/s Transmission and Microwave Photonics

Fraunhofer HHI provides single and balanced photodetector modules with a bandwidth up to 145 GHz operating from the O- to the L-band. The intended application for the modules is test and measurement. For the application of microwave photonics dedicated high-power photodetector modules are presented.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Head of Detectors Group

Phone +49 30 31002-498

All-Optical LiFi System

Make your light smarter

Fraunhofer HHI presents a further enhanced, modular LiFi system . For the first time, a selective diversity receiver is introduced.  In this way, multiple access points allow a stable connection, e.g., to mobile robots. Plastic optical fiber connections ensure robustness even in strong EMI environments.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Dominic Schulz

Dr.-Ing. Dominic Schulz

Deputy Head of Metro-, Access and Inhouse Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-694

Electroabsorption-modulated lasers (EML) for 100G/400G/800G optical transmitters

Compact solutions for high data rates - Fraunhofer HHI provides customized optical InP transmitters for up to 100 Gbaud in uncooled operation. Single EML chips and array solutions are available for O-, C- and L-Band.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Möhrle

Dr. rer. nat. Martin Möhrle

Head of Lasers Group

Phone +49 30 31002-724

Paper presentations with participation of Fraunhofer HHI

Behnam Shariati (Fraunhofer HHI)
“ML-assisted QoT Estimators in Disaggregated Open Optical Networks: A Data Ownership Perspective”
In workshop "Will Machine Learning Replace QoT/Performance Estimation and Has it Reached the Stage of Commercial Deployment?"
March 6, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

Martin Schell (Fraunhofer HHI)
"InP EMLs and Photodetectors – the road to 200 GB/s/Lambda IMDD”
In workshop “How Will 200G (and Beyond) per Lambda IM/DD Compete with Coherent Technology?”
March 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)

Behnam Shariati, Wanda Baltzer, Geronimo Bergk, Pooyan Safari, and Johannes Karl Fischer (Fraunhofer HHI)
"Interactive Visual Analytics Dashboard for the Paradigm of ML-assisted Autonomous Optical Networking“
OFC Demo Zone
March 7, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM (PST)

Ute Troppenz, Michael Theurer, Martin Moehrle, Ariane Sigmund, Marko Gruner, and Martin Schell (Fraunhofer HHI)  
"Uncooled 100 GBd O-Band EML for Datacom Transmitter Arrays”
Session Title: High-speed Semiconductor Lasers  
March 7, 2022, 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM (PST)

Tianwen Qian, et al. (Fraunhofer HHI)
"Hybrid Polymer THz Receiver PIC with Waveguide Integrated Photoconductive Antenna: Concept and 1st Characterization Results"
Session Title: Photodetectors, Sensing and Microwave Photonics
March 9, 2022, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

David de Felipe (Fraunhofer HHI)
"Hybrid photonic integration for next-generation wireless communications"
In special event: PIC Workshop
March 9, 2022, 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)

Matheus Sena, Robert Emmerich, Behnam Shariati, Johannes K. Fischer, Ronald Freund (Fraunhofer HHI)
"Link Tomography for Amplifier Gain Profile Estimation and Failure Detection in C+L-band Open Line Systems"
Session Title: Advanced Modulation and Signal Processing
March 10, 2022, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PST)

Johannes K. Fischer (Fraunhofer HHI) 
“F5G Use Cases for Industrial Automation”
Show Floor Program: F5G Update: Emerging Use Cases and Demonstrations
March 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (PST)