Best Student Paper Award goes to etit

IEEE Photonics Society awarded Junior-Researcher

15.11.2014 von

At the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, Ali Emsia, a Ph.D.-Student with the Photonics research group at etit received an IEEE Photonics Society Best Student Paper Award for his presentation on “10 Gbit/s PON Upstream Burst-mode Equalization Based on SOAs.”

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Ali’s research, conducted at TU Darmstadt’s Internet Infrastructure Lab is dedicated to the technology and architecture of “passive optical networks” (PON). This type of telecommunication networks will be the basis of an infrastructure (“Fiber-to-the-Home,” FTTH) leading to significantly increased bandwidth (Gbit/s instead of Mbit/s) for future residential and commercial internet access. The research Ali presented at ACP 2014 utilizes “semiconductor optical amplifiers” (SOA) in order to cost-efficiently maximizing the power budget (reach and splitting ratio) in such networks.