PASSION at EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Beyond 400G

On 20th May 2020 (16:00-18:30 CEST) Pierpaolo Boffi is presenting @PASSIONeuH2020 viewpoint and solutions for the increasing bandwidth requirements in optical communications, beyond 400G. @PASSIONeuH2020 technologies based on high-performance VCSELs, silicon photonics, InP-based PICs, provide higher and higher transmission capacity. @EPICassoc Online Technology Meeting on Beyond 400G
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@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at ONDM2020 in Barcelona, ES.

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on Monday 18 May 2020 11:15
In Workshop 4 “Photonic technologies and programmability for scalable efficient optical networks: actual enablers or next challenges towards supporting future connectivity?” PASSION and host speakers will share their viewpoints.
Tomislav Drenski, Socionext Europe GmbH, UK, “Trends and advances of high speed ADC/DAC and ASIC technologies”
Benjamin Puttnam, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, “Benefits and Constraints of Networks Using SDM Fibers”
Sebastian Etcheverry, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, “Continuous variable quantum key distribution for metropolitan optical networks”
Christian Neumeyr, Vertilas GmbH, Germany, “Advancements of long wavelength VCSELs for high data rate communications applications and integration with silicon photonic technologies”
David Larrabeiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, “How will 5G new radio affect MAN traffic in the next years?”
Ricardo Martinez, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain, “Design, Deployment and Hands on for Programming Future Photonic-based High-Capacity Metro Networks”
Giorgio Parladori, SM Optics, Italy, “Boosting metro-access optical network: next steps to enhance micro node platform.”

On Monday 18 May
at 17:50 Ricardo Martinez @CttC is presenting the paper “Experimental Evaluation of an On-line RSA Algorithm for SDN-Controlled Optical Metro Networks with VCSEL-based S-BVTs”
at 18:10 Nicola Calbretta @TUe is presenting the paper “Traffic Load Balancing Based on Probabilistic Routing in Data Center Networks”

On Wednesday 20 May at 16:30
Alberto Gatto @polimi is presenting the paper 1570621755 “Long-wavelength VCSEL-based System Exploiting Direct DMT Modulation and Coherent Detection for multi-Tb/s Metro Link”

On Thursday 21 May
at 9:30 David Larrabeiti @uc3m is presenting the invited paper “Tradeoffs in Optical Packet and Circuit Transport of Fronthaul Traffic: The Time for SBVT ?”
at 10:30 Josep M. Fabrega @CttC is presenting the paper “Cost-effective Coherent Systems for Metropolitan Networks”
at 12:55 Nicola Calbretta @TUe is presenting the paper “LPB: A Novel Load Balance Algorithm for OPSquare DCN Under Real Application Traffics”

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@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at OFC2020 in San Diego, CA.

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on Monday 9 March 2020
In Network Design & Switching Architecture Session in Room 3

at 17:45
Michela Svaluto Moreolo @CttC is presenting the paper MD4.5 “Experimental Assessment of a Programmable VCSEL-based Photonic System Architecture over a Multi-hop Path with 19-Core MCF for Future Agile Tb/s Metro Networks”

In M3Z • OFC Demo Zone in Room 6A 14:00-16:15

Bitpao Pan @TUeindhoven will demonstrate M3Z.15 “Disaggregated, Sliceable and Load-aware Optical Metro Access Network for 5G Applications and Service Distribution in Edge Computing”

You can also find our partners at OFC2020 exhibition

EFFECT Photonics booth #2647

EPIC association booth #2311

VERTILAS GmbH booth #4127

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PASSION at SPIE Photonics West 2020

@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, CA.

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on Thursday 6 February 2019
In Optical Transport Systems Session in Room 103 (Level 1 South Lobby)

at 08:10
Josep M. Fabrega @CttC is presenting the Invited paper “Programmable transmission systems using coherent detection enabling multi-Tb/s interfaces for IT-communications convergence in optical network”

at 09:00
David Larrabeiti @UC3M is presenting the Invited paper
“Upcoming applications driving the design of next-generation
metro area networks: dealing with 5G backhaul/fronthaul and edge-cloud

at 09:30
Pierpaolo Boffi @Polimi is presenting the Invited paper “Multi-Tb/s sustainable MAN scenario enabled by VCSEL-based innovative technological solutions”

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PASSION booth at OFC2020

PASSION H2020 Project will participate to OFC Conference 2020 Exhibition (The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition) from 10-12 March 2020 in San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA –  along with EPIC and other EU Pilot line such as PIXAPP Pilot line and JePPIX-InPulse Pilot line. OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive — from research to marketplace, from components to systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward. The show floor will be buzzing with new product announcements and what’s trending in the market.  Over 700 exhibitors keep you current on all the latest products and innovative solutions. Join PASSION at Booth No. 1948 and we will be glad to show our recent results, together with our papers during the  technical conference. For more information on OFC Conference, visit HERE:

PASSION H2020 Project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 780326 and it is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership with Photonics21

PASSION at EPIC Meeting on Wafer Level Optics

PASSION H2020 Project was one of the sponsors at the EPIC Meeting on Wafer Level Optics at SUSS MicroOptics on 7-8 Nov in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The meeting was attended by more than 100+ delegates to discuss the benefits and motivation of migrating towards wafer level manufacturing of optical diffractive, refractive or reflective components. Some of the key participants held very insightful presentations and discussions with the main goal of discussing applications in CMOS image sensors, automotive lighting, AR/VR headsets, medical, datacom, consumer electronics etc. between technology providers, system integrators and users. Some manufacturing processes were also discussed including large area master fabrication using a step and repeat UV-NIL (ultra-violet nanoimprint lithography) systems, the working stamp material and its fabrication. There was plenty of time for participants to network and collaborate for future partnerships.

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@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP2019), Chengdu, China

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on Sunday, November 3, 2019
Nicola Calabretta @TUeindhoven will present the invited paper
S4E.3 SDN Controlled Metro Access Network with Network Slicing and Edge Computing for 5G Applications

on Monday, November 4, 2019
David Larrabeiti @uc3m will present the  paper
M4A.206 All-Optical Paths across Multiple Hierarchical Levels in Large Metropolitan Area Networks

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PASSION was present at ECOC Exhibition 2019 last week, showing the development of the transceiver hosting 40 single-mode VCSELs with different wavelengths in the C band. PASSION exhibited at Booth No. 402 along with PIXAPP Pilot Line, PASSION and EPIC-European Photonics Industry Consortium.

PASSION was also one of the key sponsors at the EPIC VIP Networking reception at ECOC, which had an attendance of more than 150 delegates. The networking evening was buzzing with interesting conversations and ideas and brought together key experts and leaders from the photonics industry to discuss, network and collaborate for the future, over some delicious food and drinks. Hosted every year, the EPIC VIP Networking Reception is the most sought after networking events at ECOC to encourage collaborations and partnerships among the members and guest from the photonics industry.

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