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Allied Initiative for Training and Education in Coherent Optical Networks

Objective

This Initial Training Network project deals with training and education of engineers and researchers within the most advanced optical transmission systems, i.e. high capacity high constellation coherent systems using digital signal processing (DSP). Currently,systems with a total capacity of about 100 Gbit/s are under commercial test/installation in the core network around the Globe. The next generation research and development focuses on system capacities of 10-100 Tbit/s or more . A holistic system view much be kept in mind when designing systems at very high capacities (approaching the Shannon limit of about 10 bit/s/Hz when aggregating/multiplexing the capacity of several systems in one fiber) since the influence of fiber nonlinearities may then be a strongly limiting design factor and furthermore the material properties of the optical fiber will limit the maximum optical power. High capacity coherent systems are currently under investigation at universities, research institutes and leading component and system vendors. The investigation deals with the development of suitable components and software ICs for the systems (i.e. laser diodes and electrical/optical modulators for the Tx, high speed AD/DA circuits and DSP circuits for the Rx/Tx). Furthermore,the system performance needs verification in an overall sense when fiber imperfections like dispersion (coupled to the influence of laser phase noise), attenuation, polarization, non-linear properties and fiber fuse are significant . The European industry is in a explosively growing demand of engineers, researchers and staff well trained in all aspects of coherent optical communications, digital signal processing, hardware and software of new generation of systems, characterisation, measurements advanced modelling of such systems. Our project aims to fill in the gap in availability of high quality staff and provide European industry with required workforce.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/fibre optics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

ASTON UNIVERSITY
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 831 003,80
Administrative Contact
Andrew Ellis (Prof.)

Participants (10)

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 555 940
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Barkered (Mrs.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 486 970
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 314 545
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Darko Zibar (Dr.)
University College London

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 221 399,20
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Seb Savory (Dr.)
FIBER OPTICS CONSULTING SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 052,70
Address
Calle Orellana 1
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver García Leo (Mr.)
SWEDISH ICT RESEARCH AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 512 188,60
Address
Box 1151
164 26 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Jacobsen (Prof.)
VPIPHOTONICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 700
Address
Carnotstrasse 6
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Fleick
PROXIMUS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 258 830
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 27
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tatiana Yakusheva (Mrs)
ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 183 602,10
Address
Al Aleje Jerozolimskie 160
02 326 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jarek Turkiewicz (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 262 099,20
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)