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FP7 FABULOUS

FABULOUS

Project reference: 318704
Funded under: FP7-ICT

FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2012-10-01 to 2015-09-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 327 394

EU contribution:

EUR 2 900 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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.

Related information

Coordinator

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
VIA PIER CARLO BOGGIO 61
TORINO, Italy
Administrative contact: Irene Inchingolo
E-mail

Participants

III V LAB
France
ROUTE DE NOZAY
MARCOUSSIS, France
Administrative contact: Denis MAZEROLLE
Tel.: +33 1 30 77 68 93
E-mail
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
RUE LEBLANC
PARIS 15, France
Administrative contact: Liliane SECOURGEON
Tel.: +33438784807
E-mail
ORANGE SA
France
PLACE D ALLERAY
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Sophie MARTIN
Tel.: +33296052412
Fax: +33296053590
E-mail
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Western Road
CORK, Ireland
Administrative contact: Conor Delaney
Tel.: +353 21 4904263
Fax: +353 21 4904058
E-mail
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
CORSO DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI
TORINO, Italy
Administrative contact: Stefano Raimondi
Tel.: +39 011 0904188
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
STRADA NUOVA
PAVIA, Italy
Administrative contact: Nicoletta Galli
Tel.: +390382985920
Fax: +390382985373
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
VIA C.OLIVETTI
AGRATE BRIANZA, Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Grazia PODESTA'
Tel.: +39 039 6037255
Fax: +39 039 6035910
E-mail
Record Number: 104608 / Last updated on: 2015-03-27