June, 2017: We are proud to present our recent results on high-speed communications using Kerr frequency combs and to have set a new record for optical data transmission: The work demonstrates massively parallel wavelength-division multiplexing at data rates beyond 50 Tbit/s. This was accomplished by exploiting solitons for broadband frequency comb generation in Kerr-nonlinear microresonators. The publication appeared in Nature Vol 546 today on 08 June 2017.
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Original publication: Nature
March 23, 2017: With four accepted papers and a high acceptance rate, IPQ researchers were extraordinarily successful at this year’s Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) in Los Angeles, California, USA. OFC Post-Deadline papers represent the latest groundbreaking technical achievements in the field, and only a few are selected by a panel of experts in a highly competitive process. OFC is indisputably the world's leading global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals.Learn more
February 2017: The project "SCOOTER – Silicon-organic Hybrid Transceivers for Terabit/s Data Networks" has been selected for funding in the framework of the Proof of Concept initiative of the European Research Council (ERC-PoC). SCOOTER aims at evaluating the commercial potential of power-efficient high-speed electro-optic modulators that combine the processing advantages of silicon photonic integration with the wealth of optical properties provided by organic electro-optic materials.
The team of KIT researchers headed by Christian Koos will receive EUR 150,000 for exploring the innovative potential of their results. The ERC Proof of Concept initiative aims at supporting ERC grantees to bridge the gap between research and the early-stage commercialization.Learn more
January, 2017: Matthias Blaicher is awarded the best poster prize at the international workshop "Merging Micro- and Nano-Optics: 3D Printing for Advanced and Functional Optics", which took place in Bad Honnef, Germany. The prize was awarded for his poster on "Multi-Chip Integration by Photonic Wire Bonding".