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Photonic technologies for progrAmmable transmission and switching modular systems based on Scalable Spectrum/space aggregation for future agIle high capacity metrO Networks

Objective

The PASSION project will develop new photonic technologies for supporting agile metro networks, enabling capacities of Tb/s per channel, 100 Tb/s per link and Pb/s per node over increased transport distances. A new metro network infrastructure is envisioned, fitting the network operator roadmap and targeting at least a tenfold reduction in components energy consumption and footprint. These breakthroughs are achieved by developing all the essential photonic building blocks. On the transmitter side a novel 3D stacked modular design will be developed combining a silicon photonics (SiPh) circuit layer with directly modulated high-bandwidth 1550nm VCSELs light sources. At the receiver side we will develop novel InP based coherent receiver arrays which handle polarization on chip making polarization handling off chip unnecessary. Finally, we will develop a compact and cost-effective switching concept which can support the Pb/s capacities generated by the transceiver modules, using a combination of InP and SiPh PICs. Increased system flexibility and modularity is obtained by sliceable bandwidth/bitrate variable transceivers. The resulting solution will offer scalability, programmability and re-configurability using agile aggregation in spectrum, polarization and space dimensions. PASSION will contribute to reinforce European industrial technological leadership in high-capacity photonic devices and sub-systems, addressing the growing market of metro network scenarios, improving business opportunities in Europe. The PASSION consortium includes universities, research centres, device manufacturers, a supplier of communication equipment and a network operator addressing the entire value chain. The strong industrial commitment is demonstrated through the presence of two large enterprises and four SMEs, which will identify the path to industrial exploitation, standardization and commercialization, while universities and research centres will support the scientific dissemination.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 694 375

Participants (13)

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 556 250
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 158 817,50
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 323 040
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
VERTILAS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 517 187,50
Address
Daimlerstrasse 11D
85748 Garching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLC PHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 602,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B D5 Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPSYS TECH LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 555 000
Address
Ha Rokmim 26 St.
5885849 Holon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EFFECT PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 039 625
Address
Torenallee 20
5617 BC Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SM OPTICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 598 750
Address
Via Panfilo Castaldi 8
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 474 475
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM
France
EU contribution
€ 298 625
Address
Rue Hamelin 17
75116 Paris 16
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi
184--8795 Koganei, Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
161 Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu
305700 Daejon
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHEMOPTICS INC
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
261, Techno 2-Ro, Yuseong-gu
34026 Daejeon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)