The Photonic networks and technology laboratory is a well-equipped laboratory. Its infrastructure includes 40 Gb/s electrical and lightwave test & measurement equipment, state-of-the art tunable lasers, a complete C-band DWDM test-bed and a fully programmable GMPLS testbed using high-speed FGPAs and MEMS based optical switches.
Key research areas include:

Photonic Technologies

  • Fiber Sensors and Tunable Devices
  • Ultra high capacity transport networks
  • Optical Interconnects for high-performance computing systems
  • Advanced modulation formats and Equalization techniques

Photonic Networks

  • Converged Optical-Wireless networks and enabliing technologies
  • Cross-layer routing algorithms
  • Novel switching paradigms with emphasis in service aware optical network architectures