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
Henrie van den Boom
Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Hugo de Waardt
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
5G NR multi-beam steering employing a photonic TTD chip assisted by multi-core fiber2019 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (OFC 2019) (2019)
Broadband and continuous beamformer based on switched delay lines cascaded by optical ring resonator2019 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (OFC 2019) (2019)
Chromatic dispersion analysis and compensation in a large core-count few-mode multi-core fiber based on optical vector network analysis2019 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (OFC 2019) (2019)
First experimental verification of improved decoding of staircase codes using marked bits2019 Optical Fiber Communication Conference, (OFC 2019) (2019)
Analytical and experimental performance evaluation of antenna misalignment in Ka-band wireless linksMobile Networks and Applications (2019)