Applied Photonics

The Applied Photonics Research Area deals with optical communications and optoelectronics. The main research activities are focused on the study of the physical layer of optical networks, for back-bone with glass optical fibers (GOF) and access based on both glass and plastic optical fibers (POF), and to the study and prototyping of special optical fiber for non-telecom applications; for both research fronts it is possible to achieve a certain level of system integration.

The laboratories of the Area host some strategic facilities for optical and photonic technologies, bought through the Photonext initiative in collaboration with Politecnico di Torino. These new instruments will allow to perform top-level experimental activities in the never-ending rush toward increasing the speed and reach of optical fiber transmission systems, strengthening the industrial collaborations with key vendor and operators of this field.
More info at: PhotoNext.