On this years’ CSW2016 – the Compound Semiconductor Week – in Toyama, Japan Moritz Baier, scientist at the department Photonic Components at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, received the “2015 CSW Best Student Paper Award“.
The publication “50 Gbit/s PAM-4 Transmission Using a Directly Modulated Laser Made on Generic InP Platform" that was honored by the committee reports on lasers that are part of Fraunhofer HHI’s toolbox for photonic chips. It is based on Indium-Phosphide (InP). This toolbox is a collection of building blocks which can be combined to form complex circuits much like Lego bricks can be combined to form rich structures. In the publication Moritz Baier and his team demonstrated that using the DFB laser “brick” one can transmit 50 Gbit/s over as much as 5 km of optical fiber. This offers numerous possibilities to create advanced circuits for the transmission of even higher data rates or over more distance or both.
Moritz Baier works for Fraunhofer HHI since September 2013. He is pursuing his PhD thesis on the topic of polarization diverse photonic integrated circuits.