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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.
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 706 875

Participants (13)

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CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 556 250

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 168 192,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 313 665

VERTILAS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 517 187,50

VLC PHOTONICS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 319 602,50

OPSYS TECH LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 555 000

EFFECT PHOTONICS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 039 625

SM OPTICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 586 250

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 474 475

EUROPEAN PHOTONICS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM

France

EU Contribution

€ 298 625

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Japan

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

South Korea

CHEMOPTICS INC

South Korea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 780326

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 393 075,70

  • EU contribution

    € 7 535 747,50

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy