Skip to main content

Energy-Efficient Multi-Terabit/s Photonic Interconnects

Objective

The rapid growth of data traffic requires radically new approaches for high-speed data transmission to increase the bandwidth and power efficiency by orders of magnitude. The proposed research aims at novel system and device concepts for low-energy high-capacity optical interconnects in data centers. Data rates of 10 Tbit/s and beyond are envisaged by coherent multicarrier transmission. Parametric frequency conversion in high-Q Kerr-nonlinear resonators will be used to generate broadband combs of frequency-locked optical carriers. Integrated silicon photonic systems will allow for power-efficient multichannel modulation and detection. Novel reconfigurable optical signal processors will avoid excessive digital post-processing and hence reduce overall energy consumption.

Call for proposal

ERC-2011-StG_20101014
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

ERC-SG - ERC Starting Grant

Host institution

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 498 800
Principal investigator
Christian Gunter Koos (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Berndt Kronimus (Dr.)

Beneficiaries (1)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 498 800
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Christian Gunter Koos (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Berndt Kronimus (Dr.)