Project acronym: IPHOBAC-NG
Project full title: Integrated Photonic Broadband Radio Access Units for Next Generation Optical Access Networks
Project reference: 619870
Start date of contract: 1. November 2013
Project duration: 3 years
Total EC contribution: 3 040 000 €
Coordinator: Dr. Andreas Stöhr (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Partners: 8 partners from 6 countries (4 industrial, 1 research center, 3 universities)
IPHOBAC-NG addresses application-specific lasers, optical modulators and detectors to construct novel photonic
millimeter-wave radios (PMWR) providing a) complementary broadband 1-10 Gb/s wireless access and b) 3 Gb/s mobile
backhaul; both being seamlessly integrated in next generation optical access (NGOA) networks based upon a WDM-PON
infrastructure. The proposed PMWR will employ novel radio access units (RAU) featuring direct optic-to-wireless and
wireless-to-optic conversion. The consortium will realize these functions for enabling a seamless interfacing of the
wireless domain with the optical network infrastructure. IPHOBAC-NG will achieve its challenging targets by developing
the following application-specific integrated photonic components: a) Integrated coherent heterodyne 70/80 GHz
photoreceivers (Pout>3 dBm, S>0.5 A/W) b) Low-linewidth (100 kHz) frequency-agile (>3 nm) wavelength tunable
lasers) High-frequency (70/80 GHz), high-efficient (>0.5 A/W), high-power (>+3 dBm) photodiodesd) High-frequency
(70/80 GHz), high output power (>+17 dBm) amplifier The proposed components and RAU concept will allow seamless
integration of the radio head-ends into WDM and even ultra-dense WDM PON access networks because it will exploit the
following: a) coherent detection to enable high sensitivity, dense WDM, and direct wireless-to-optic conversion with
practically no latencies b) electronic signal processing to be centralized in the OLT to mitigate for distortions due
to cost optimized components and to allow for spectrally efficient modulation formats; avoiding DSPs in the RAU for
energy-efficiency and cost reasonsc) photonic integrated circuits to bring the relatively complex optics into a cost
position suitable for the access market. If successful, IPHOBAC-NG will reinforce European industrial leadership,
competitiveness and market share especially in fields of photonic components, photonic integration, as well as in
optical and wireless communications.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING / OPTOELECTRONICS
47057, DUISBURG, DEUTSCHLAND
UDE Optoelectronics is the department of Optoelectronics at University Duisburg-Essen. With more than 33,000 students, UDE belongs to the ten largest universities in Germany and offers curricula in almost all disciplines. The participating group, UDE Optoelectronics, focuses its research activities on the development of high-frequency photonic and electronic technologies for optical and wireless communications, instrumentation and sensing.
University College London
Gower Street 1,
WC1E 6BT, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
UCL is one of the world’s leading universities, founded in London to open up education to all on equal terms, and to bring the benefits of learning to society. UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering has a broad range of expertise with groups in Photonic Systems and Communications and Information Systems being involved with IPHOBAC-NG.
Finisar Germany GmbH
10553, BERLIN, DEUTSCHLAND
Finisar UK Ltd
THOMAS WRIGHT WAY NETPARK INCUBATOR 5,
TS21 3FD, SEDGEFIELD DURHAM CLEVELAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications.
Siklu Communications Ltd.
SHOHAM STREET 7,
49517, PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL
Siklu is a manufacturer of carrier-class E-band and V-band radio links for delivery of Ethernet based wireless backhaul. Siklu has expertise in the design of many aspects of its communication link, starting from RF chip and RF board design, through antenna and waveguide component design, modem design and layer-2 network protocol implementation.
Alcatel-Thales III V Lab
ROUTE DE NOZAY,
91460, MARCOUSSIS, FRANCE
III-V Lab is an industrial Research Laboratory created in 2004 by Alcatel-Lucent and Thales for research and development on III-V material based devices. III-V Lab conducts R&D activities in the fields of micro/nano-electronics and photonic semiconductor components for different applications: telecom, defense, security, safety, space etc.
Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.
UL. TWARDA 18,
00-105, WARSZAWA, POLSKA
Orange is a leading network operator for mobile, broadband internet and fixed line in 30 countries, with enterprise IT and communications services extending to 220 counties and territories under the Orange Business Services brand.
Denmarks Tekniske Universitet
Anker Engelundsvej 1,
2800, KONGENS LYNGBY, DANMARK
DTU Fotonik is the Department of the Technical University of Denmark (www.fotonik.dtu.dk) whose research and education activities focus on photonics and telecommunication technologies. The participating group, the Metro-Access and Short Range Communication Systems, is primarily concerned with optical signal generation, transmission, routing, detection and signal processing, from the core to the access and in-door networks.