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
Low cost λ-tunable transmitter for indoor infrared wireless communication systemOptics Communications (2019)
High-capacity 5G fronthaul networks based on optical space division multiplexingIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting (2019)
Semantic web technologies as enablers for truly connected mobility within smart citiesProcedia Computer Science (2019)
Electro-optic device in InP for wide angle of arrival detection in optical wireless communication2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2019 (2019)
Broadband and continuous beamformer based on switched delay lines cascaded by optical ring resonator2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition, OFC 2019 (2019)
ACTPHAST-P2015-18-VTEC-4-channel Tx-Rx for Open Optics 100G standard
AUTOALIGN: Electronically aligned optical-fiber-arrays
Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications
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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