PASSION webminar

Photonics as the key enabling technology for a super-connected and communicating society

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 2:00 PM GMT (3:00 PM CET)


In the last decades we assisted to a continuous growth in the data traffic transmitted worldwide in the telecommunication networks, owing to the dramatic increase in the users’ number, in the content size, and to the convergence of different kinds of networks, such as mobile, datacom and transport ones. Photonics has been the key enabling technology able to support the entire telecommunication infrastructure development. Optical fibers are everywhere, from the trans-continent systems under the oceans, to the networks connecting our homes, to the links inside the datacenters.

The webinar will show how the nonstop capacity request in the transmission, routing and processing of the huge amount of communication data is faced in an effective way by photonic solutions acting on the propagation, modulation and multiplexing of the optical signals. The webinar will provide the attendees also with a perspective on the potential evolution of the optical communication networks over the next future, in particular presenting the technological approach of the H2020 European project PASSION in the development of a sustainable photonic network in terms of low power consumption, low cost and reduced footprint.


Dr. Pierpaolo Boffi,

Dept. Electronics, Information and Bioengineering

Dr. Ana González

R&D manager at EPIC

PASSION at ECOC Conference 2018

@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at ECOC2018 in Rome, Italy

Follow us at #ECOC18:
WS11: 5G – Photonic transport systems for 5G networks
23rd Sept 15:30- 17:00 Sunday Baebiana room
J. Fernandez-Palacios “Telefonica Optical SDN strategy and use cases” Workshop “Photonic transport systems for 5G networks”

We2.15 Poster session
26th Sept 11:00 Hall 9
C. Li, O. Raz, F. Kraemer and R. Stabile “Silicon Interposer Based QSFP-DD Transceiver Demonstrator with >10 Gbps/mm2 Bandwidth Density”

We4I Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres
26th Sept 16:30 Iustina room
P.Boffi “The PASSION project: a modular approach for 100-Tb/s capacity”

Th2.41N Poster session
27th Sept 11:00 Hall 9
N. Tessema, K.Prifti, P. Bitao, R. Stabile, N. Calabretta “A Novel Modular ROADM Node with Traffic Aggregation/Disaggregation for Ultra-high Capacity SDM Metro Networks”

#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020 #PASSION4photonics

PASSION at PSC Conference 2018

@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at PSC2018 in Limassol, Cyprus

Follow us on Thursday, September 20th, 2018
in Th3C • Optical Communication session at 13:45
Alberto Gatto @polimi is presenting Th3C.1 Invited paper “VCSEL-based communications for metro and access networks”
#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020 #PASSION4photonics

PASSION at APC Conference 2018

@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at APC2018 in Zurich, CH.

Follow us on On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
in NeW3F • Optical Network Design and Optimization session at 14:30
Michela Svaluto Moreolo @CttcTech is presenting NeW3F.2 Invited paper “Programmable Optical Transmission Systems in the Hyperconnectivity Era: A Synergy of Photonic Technologies and Software-Defined Networking”
#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020 #PASSION4photonics

PASSION at ICTON Conference 2018

@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at ICTON 2018 in Bucharest, RO.

Follow us on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
in session GOC (15:50-17:45)- Tu.D2.4
Paola Parolari @polimi is presenting “Long wavelength VCSELs exploitation for low-cost and low-power consumption metro and access networks (Invited)”.
#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020 #PASSION4photonics

PASSION at OECC Conference 2018

@PASSIONeuH2020 project will be at OECC 2018  in Jeju, Korea.

Follow us on Thursday July 5th, 2018
Nicola Calabretta @TUeindhoven is presenting
“Photonic Integrated WDM Cross-Connects for Telecom and Datacom Networks”.
#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020

PASSION at EPIC meeting Singlemode vs Multimode Communication

Pierpaolo Boffi is presenting the @PASSIONeuH2020 approach at @EPICassoc Meeting on Singlemode vs Multimode Communication hosted by @CommScope, in Kessel-Lo, Belgium. #photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020 #PASSION4photonics @polimi

PASSION is at ECTC Conference 2018

@PASSIONeuH2020 project is at ECTC 2018 in San Diego CA.

Chenhui Li @TUeindhoven is presenting “400 Gbps 2-Dimensional Optical Receiver Assembled on Wet Etched Silicon Interposer”.
#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020


On the 26th of June 2018, the PASSION partner SM-Optics  will host Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios of Telefonica in its NGON workshop,  presenting the state of the project and its objectives.

“PASSION is an ambitious project to realize a platform based on photonic technologies supporting the development of the future metropolitan communications network, characterized by very high transmission capacity, low cost and reduced energy consumption. ”

NGON agenda

#photonics @Photonics21 @PhotonicsEU #H2020 @EU_H2020
#smoptics #siaemic #ngon18 #passionproject #micronodes

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