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GALACTICO

Blending diverse photonics and electronics on silicon for integrated and fully functional coherent Tb Ethernet.


Acronym: GALACTICO
Project type: European
Period: 01-10-2010 / 30-09-2013
Reference: FP7-ICT-2009-6-258407
Coordinator: IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Web: www.ict-galactico.eu
Research areas involved: Assembly and Packaging Laboratory


Project description:
GALACTICO is an application-driven research project that aims to provide a photonic technology platform to disrupt the transition from 10/40 Gb/s to high-capacity 100GbE long-haul networks. To achieve this goal, GALACTICO aims to squeeze current bulk and costly 100GbE interfaces into compact and cost-efficient silicon-based photonic integrated circuits. GALACTICO aims to provide future-proof scalability towards TbE by demonstrating fully integrated multi-GbE coherent transmitters and receivers that deliver a massive amount of aggregate bandwidth.


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Participants:

  • IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK (GERMANY)
  • EFSTRATIOS KEHAYAS - LEONTIOS STAMPOULIDIS O.E. (GREECE)
  • TELECOM ITALIA S.P.A (ITALY)
  • U2T PHOTONICS UK LTD (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • U2T PHOTONICS AG (GERMANY)
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN (GERMANY)
  • INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (GREECE)
  • NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS PORTUGAL SA (PORTUGAL)
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA (SPAIN)