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FP7 FABULOUS

FABULOUS

Project ID: 318704
Funded under

FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics

From 2012-10-01 to 2016-06-30, closed project | FABULOUS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 327 394

EU contribution:

EUR 2 900 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

A flexible architecture compatible with current infrastructures and low cost components based on silicon photonics: the keys for mass Fiber-To-The-Home ultra-broadband deployment
FABULOUS will design, develop and characterize new Silicon Photonics components for application in next-generation passive optical networks (NG-PON2), particularly in a WDM/FDM architecture based on reflective ONU. These components will be integrated onto a multi-functional optoelectronic chip, that will then be the core of a full-blown system demonstrator.FABULOUS will address the following objectives:•Design, fabrication, characterization, optimization and monolithic/hybrid integration of photonic and electronic components to implement a low-cost/low power consumption R-ONU, using Silicon Photonics, CMOS/BiCMOS and III-V-on-silicon technologies. The final packaged device will integrate RX/TX functionality, electronic functions and optical amplification into a single chip.•Experimental study of the proposed NG-PON2 architecture and optimization of its many free parameters.•Development of a full system PON prototype carrying real Ethernet traffic to demonstrate the architecture effectiveness and to showcase the potential of Silicon Photonic devices into a realistic system testbed.•The electro optic components developed in Fabulous can find applications also in other PON architectures. The project already involves two external industrial partners (ZTE and NEC) that support this activity, interacting with the consortium partners and testing the FABULOUS electro optic devices.FABULOUS will demonstrate a cost- and energy-efficient solution for the NG-PON2 requirements set by Telecom operators within the FSAN group by addressing both components (through a potentially very low cost Silicon Photonic ONU) and system (through an architecture that allows each ONU to handle only its dedicated data traffic, and not the full aggregated bit rate, as in other NG-PON2 technologies). A part of the workplan is also dedicated to the interaction with relevant standardization bodies (in particular FSAN then ITU and potentially IEEE) to promote the proposed NG-PON2 solution.

Objective

FABULOUS will design, develop and characterize new Silicon Photonics components for application in next-generation passive optical networks (NG-PON2), particularly in a WDM/FDM architecture based on reflective ONU. These components will be integrated onto a multi-functional optoelectronic chip, that will then be the core of a full-blown system demonstrator.FABULOUS will address the following objectives:•\tDesign, fabrication, characterization, optimization and monolithic/hybrid integration of photonic and electronic components to implement a low-cost/low power consumption R-ONU, using Silicon Photonics, CMOS/BiCMOS and III-V-on-silicon technologies. The final packaged device will integrate RX/TX functionality, electronic functions and optical amplification into a single chip.•\tExperimental study of the proposed NG-PON2 architecture and optimization of its many free parameters.•\tDevelopment of a full system PON prototype carrying real Ethernet traffic to demonstrate the architecture effectiveness and to showcase the potential of Silicon Photonic devices into a realistic system testbed.•\tThe electro optic components developed in Fabulous can find applications also other PON architectures. The project already involves two external industrial partners (ZTE and NEC) that support this activity, interacting with the consortium partners and testing the FABULOUS electro optic devices.FABULOUS will demonstrate a cost- and energy-efficient solution for the NG-PON2 requirements set by Telecom operators within the FSAN group by addressing both components (through a potentially very low cost Silicon Photonic ONU) and system (through an architecture that allows each ONU to handle only its dedicated data traffic, and not the full aggregated bit rate, as in other NG-PON2 technologies). A part of the workplan is also dedicated to the interaction with relevant standardization bodies (in particular FSAN then ITU and potentially IEEE) to promote the proposed NG-PON2 solution.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 454 302


VIA PIER CARLO BOGGIO 61
10138 TORINO
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Irene Inchingolo
Tel.: +39 011 2276 201

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Participants

ORANGE SA
France

EU contribution: EUR 161 531


RUE OLIVIER DE SERRES 78
75015 PARIS
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sophie MARTIN
Tel.: +33296052412
Fax: +33296053590

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 881 919


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Liliane SECOURGEON
Tel.: +33438784807

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III-V LAB
France

EU contribution: EUR 288 446


1 AVENUE AUGUSTIN FRESNEL CAMPUS POLYTECHNIQUE
91767 PALAISEAU CEDEX
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Denis MAZEROLLE
Tel.: +33 1 30 77 68 93

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 312 782


WESTERN ROAD
T12 Cork
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Conor Delaney
Tel.: +353 21 4904263
Fax: +353 21 4904058

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STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 328 146


VIA C.OLIVETTI 2
20864 AGRATE BRIANZA
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Maria Grazia PODESTA'
Tel.: +39 039 6037255
Fax: +39 039 6035910

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 220 626


STRADA NUOVA 65
27100 PAVIA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Nicoletta Galli
Tel.: +390382985920
Fax: +390382985373

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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 252 248


CORSO DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI 24
10129 TORINO
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Stefano Raimondi
Tel.: +39 011 0904188

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