Phoenix Photonics to participate in EU research project

Phoenix Photonics, the UK-based fiber optics specialists,
is taking part in a key European Union collaborative R&D project to
investigate the technologies required to achieve a 100-fold increase on
current telecommunications optical fiber-based network capacity


Phoenix is focused on the critical components part of the
project as the EU looks to create an innovative new platform to keep
pace with world demand as the telecommunications market moves
relentlessly towards potential gridlock as the physical capacity limitations
of single mode fiber transmission is reached.


“Components providing the functionality of a network
are the fundamentalbuilding blocks of any system,” said Ian Giles, CEO
of Phoenix Photonics.


“The new fibers proposed within the project – known
as MODE-GAP – to facilitate spatial division multiplexing, demand a whole
new range of components. Our role is to address the challenge to
provide these advanced fiber components, which will be based on our proven
in-house technologies,” Giles added.


MODE-GAP is a project funded under the EU 7th Framework
Programme. It is seeking to provide Europe with a lead in the development
of the next generation internet infrastructure.


Combining the expertise of eight world-leading photonics
partners, MODE-GAP will develop transmission technologies based on specialist
long-haul transmission fibers, and associated enabling technologies such as novel rare-earth
doped optical amplifiers, transmitter and receiver components and data
processing techniques to increase the capacity of broadband



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