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ECOC 2017 - Post-Deadline Paper

September 2017: IPQ researchers will present their most recent results on integrating highly-efficient silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) modulators into a photonic multi-chip module at this year’s European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The work at the frontier of integrated optics exploits the concept of photonic wire bonding and highlights the potential of hybrid multi-chip integration for building small and energy-efficient transceivers that support advanced modulation formats. ECOC is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe.

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Preistraeger Neuland 2017
KIT Innovation Award NEULAND 2017

June 2017: During this year’s Innovation Day NEULAND at KIT, IMT/IPQ team (Muhammad R. Billah, Matthias Blaicher, Philipp-Immanuel Dietrich, Tobias Hoose, and Prof. Dr. Christian Koos) won the 2nd prize for their project „3D printing of photonic wire bonds on chip level”. NEULAND is an event where participants have the possibility to get to know innovative ideas, technologies and start-up projects of students, scientific employees and professors.

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Nature: Massively parallel optical transmission using microresonator soliton combs

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.

KIT Press release: German, English

Media response: IEEE Spectrum, Spektrum der Wissenschaft 8.17

Original publication: Nature

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Four Post-Deadline Papers with IPQ Contributions Accepted at OFC 2017

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.

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