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Optical network futures

We investigate novel technologies for the physical layer of optical networks. Important research topics include: 

  • Increasing optical transmission capacity by exploiting the space, frequency and time domain  while reducing the cost per transmitted bit/km 
  • Monitoring the properties of transmission systems and optical signals, paving the way for new solutions such as spectrum services, as well as using the fiber infrastructure as a sensor network 
  • Controlling the optical components and sub-systems to ensure stable operations and best network performance

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