Our goal: virtually unlimited bandwidth without congestion, anytime, anywhere, for any service
Our research vision requires ultra-broadband, ultra-long-reach transmission links, fully-transparent, ultra-fast nodes for routing signal streams, flexible, high-density optical interconnect solutions and high-capacity links – including wireless links – to the end user. It also necessitates functions for autonomously mapping users’ location and service requirements to the network’s resources. Sustainability is a leading theme in our research.
Optical communication, based on optical fiber and free-space optical beams, is the technology that can make this vision a reality. It is the technology underlying the explosion of bandwidth and bandwidth-related services that we now all take for granted and which enables us to connect users, homes, cities, countries and continents to form the physical layer for the World Wide Web.
Our Research Tracks
Meet some of our Researchers
Hugo de Waardt
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Henrie van den Boom
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
5G RAN architecture based on analog radio-over-fiber fronthaul over UDWDM-PON and phased array fed reflector antennasOptics Communications (2020)
Runtime evaluation of cognitive systems for non-deterministic multiple output classification problemsFuture Generation Computer Systems (2019)
Low cost λ-tunable transmitter for indoor infrared wireless communication systemOptics Communications (2019)
Optical I/Q modulation utilizing dual-drive MZM for fiber-wireless integration system at Ka-bandOptics Letters (2019)
Inter-frame polar coding with dynamic frozen bitsIEEE Communications Letters (2019)
Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications
CELTA aims to produce the next generation of researchers who will enable Europe to take a leading role in the multidisciplinary area of...
METRO High bandwidth, 5G Application-aware optical network
TU/e will design, develop, and experimentally assess a novel edge node in the METRO-HAUL architecture
5G STEP FWD