Gold sponsors

The PASSION project offers new photonic technologies for supporting agile metro networks, enabling capacities of Tb/s per channel, 100 Tb/s per link and Pb/s per node over increased transport distances providing at least a tenfold reduction in components energy consumption and footprint. The essential photonic building blocks have been developed including i) a novel 3D stacked modular transceiver that combines a silicon photonics (SiPh) circuit layer with directly modulated high-bandwidth 1550nm VCSELs light sources, ii) InP based coherent receiver arrays which handle polarization on chip making polarization handling off chip unnecessary and iii) a compact and cost-effective switching concept which can support the Pb/s capacities generated by the transceiver modules, using a combination of InP and SiPh PICs. Increased system flexibility and modularity is obtained by sliceable bandwidth/bitrate variable transceivers. The resulting solution offers scalability, programmability and re-configurability using agile aggregation in spectrum, polarization and space dimensions. PASSION technology has developed a new generation of high-capacity photonic devices and sub-systems, addressing the growing market of metro network scenarios. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 780326 and it is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership. 

KDDI Research plays the core of research, development and think tank of KDDI group.
Looking to the future beyond 2020, KDDI Research would like to strengthen and accelerate the creation of next-generation technologies and the enhancement of the ability to predict the future across the company, while promoting a seamless flow from research analysis to R&D. In order to provide customers with new value and experiences, we would like to continue the “Challenge for the Future” through such activities.

SM-OPTICS is an Italian Company driving innovation in fiber based communication, counting on a proven management and R&D team with 20+ years of experience in the optical domain as well as delivering comprehensive professional services. In its portfolio it counts optical disaggregated platforms addressing OTN aggregation, microOTN innovation for legacy decommissioning, metro WDM and ROADM open line systems. Platforms are complemented by HomeLight, optical domain controller and wide set of services for turn key applications like network modernization. SM-OPTICS is part of SIAE MICROELETTRONICA GROUP a leader in wireless communication technology. Liaising over this heritage SM OPTICS addresses opportunities worldwide, with strong set of network services, integration and design capabilities. www.sm-optics.com Contacts: Fabio Gavioli This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Best Student Paper Award Sponsor

ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we're building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at www.adva.com.



EPIC is the leading industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organizations working in the field of photonics in Europe. EPIC fosters a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, supports EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, pavilions at exhibitions. www.epic-assoc.com


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