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28.02.2016 - 16:54

Q.com article in the „Physik in unserer Zeit“

A recent open-access article by research partners from the BMBF Q.com Research Network project entitled "Sichere Kommunikation per Quantenrepeater" is published in "Physik in unserer Zeit", which reports on the current state and the main challenges in this field.

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12.12.2015 - 12:00

3rd OCL-TP Workshop

On 10-11th December, the 3rd International Workshop between the "Optical Communication Lab" and the Department "Technological Physics" took place under framework of long-term cooperation agreement between the Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Kassel.

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23.07.2015 - 16:54

OCL-TP Workshop

On 22-23rd July, the 2nd International Workshop between the "Optical Communication Lab" and the Department "Technological Physics" took place under framework of long-term cooperation agreement between the Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Kassel.

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Project GOSPEL

Governing the Speed of Light

The GOSPEL project aims at developing new, highly effective technologies for enabling slow and fast light propagation as a tunable feature in photonic devices. In fact, controlling the speed of light offers a solution to a necessary, and often missing, functionality in broadband ICT systems: a timedelay/phase-shift line. The proposed research will address three slow and fast light device platforms: linear and nonlinear semiconductor photonic crystal waveguides with position controlled embedded quantum dots, active semiconductor waveguides based on quantum dots and advanced, specifically engineered optical fibers. These technologies will be harnessed in microwave and millimeter wave applications, such as: true time delay antenna feed systems for radars and ultra wide band wireless communication; complex microwave filters; high spectral purity opto-electronic oscillators and electro optical sampling systems.

This project gathers world leading experts in microwave photonics and semiconductor and fiber technologies, under a unified vision of the role that slow and fast light can play in advanced microwave applications.

The project tackles several key challenges of the 7th Framework Work programme in the ICT domain and represents a significant step towards the removal of a major roadblock, i.e. the lack of practical, tunable, broadband, low distortion time-delay/phase-shift lines for microwave signals. This elemental component, besides enabling several applications, can ease the convergence of photonics and electronics and can attribute new functions to photonic devices. The proposed fundamental research will produce new results in multi-disciplinary topics like semiconductor physics, quantum dots, photonic crystal design and fiber technology and it will also represent a significant advancement across many sectors of ICT.
Project participants:

    * Conzorzio Nazionale IplT, Padova, Italy ( Coordinator )
    * Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    * Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Lausanne, Switzerland
    * Unversidad Politecnica De Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    * Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
    * INA University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
    * Thales Research and Technology, Palaiseau, France
    * Photonics Device Physics Laboratory, Yonsei University, Korea

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