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INnovatiVE cohereNt detecTIon Optical access Networks

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Project "INVENTION" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-01   to  2018-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ASTON UNIVERSITY UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

In the called “information age”, digital communications play an essential role on the economy and sustainable growth of the society. Access networks are essential part of the communication infrastructure as bridge between end-users and core networks. Their design must make possible the provision of real-time high-bandwidth access to Internet, essential for advanced communication services as immersive video and ubiquitous cloud computing. It is clearly foreseen that the only long-term solution to the problem involves optical fiber as transmission medium, the so called optical access networks. Passive optical network (PON) is the most widely employed technology because of the cost reduction it entails, but the capacity of actual time-division multiplexed PONs will be exhausted eventually as more bandwidth-hungry applications become available in the near future. Telecommunications carriers face the challenge of meeting the unprecedented bandwidth demand by end users at the same time the capital and operating expenditures requirements are reduced. INVENTION project targets the development of cost-effective and high capacity communication architectures for their employment on optical access/metro networks. The proposed concept will be based on the employment of coherent detection with low-cost and simplified optical receiver architectures, making sure that the proposed approaches meet the cost requirements of these optical networks. The proposed concepts will be implemented by a suitable combination of optical signal processing techniques and digital-signal-processing (DSP) algorithms, keeping the required DSP at realizable levels. The final scope of INVENTION is the proposal of mid-term and long-term solutions for the achievement of the objectives included in the digital agenda 2020 for the ICT strategy.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Jinlong Wei, Nicklas Eiselt, Christian Sanchez, Ruoyang Du, Helmut Griesser
56  Gb/s multi-band CAP for data center interconnects up to an 80  km SMF
published pages: 4122, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.004122
Optics Letters 41/17 2019-06-18
2017 Filipe Marques Ferreira, Christian S. Costa, Stylianos Sygletos, Andrew D. Ellis
Semi-Analytical Modelling of Linear Mode Coupling in Few-Mode Fibers
published pages: 4011-4022, ISSN: 0733-8724, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2017.2727441
Journal of Lightwave Technology 35/18 2019-06-18
2018 Tingting Zhang, Christian Sanchez, Stylianos Sygletos, Ian Phillips, Andrew Ellis
Amplifier-free 200-Gb/s tandem SSB doubly differential QPSK signal transmission over 80-km SSMF with simplified receiver-side DSP
published pages: 8418, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/oe.26.008418
Optics Express 26/7 2019-06-18
2017 J. L. Wei, C. Sanchez, E. Giacoumidis
Fair comparison of complexity between a multi-band CAP and DMT for data center interconnects
published pages: 3860, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/ol.42.003860
Optics Letters 42/19 2019-06-18
2016 Christian S. Costa ; Filipe M. Ferreira ; Naoise Mac Suibhne ; Stylianos Sygletos ; Andrew D. Ellis
Receiver Memory Requirement in Mode Delay Compensated Few-Mode Fibre Spans with Intermediate Coupling
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