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Photonics for next generation internet

Grant number: 15/24517-8
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: October 01, 2017 - September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: MCTI/MC
Principal Investigator:Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa
Grantee:Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação (FEEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators: Andrew R. Chraplyvy ; Evandro Conforti ; Michal Lipson ; Newton Cesario Frateschi
Assoc. researchers:Aldário Chrestani Bordonalli ; Carmelo Jose Albanez Bastos Filho ; Christian Rodolfo Esteve Rothenberg ; Cristiano de Mello Gallep ; Darli Augusto de Arruda Mello ; Gustavo Bittencourt Figueiredo ; Gustavo Silva Wiederhecker ; Joaquim Ferreira Martins Filho ; Juliano Rodrigues Fernandes de Oliveira ; Júlio César Rodrigues Fernandes de Oliveira ; Lázaro Aurélio Padilha Junior ; Lucas Heitzmann Gabrielli ; Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca ; Paulo Clóvis Dainese Júnior ; Thiago Pedro Mayer Alegre ; Vitaly Félix Rodríguez Esquerre
Associated grant(s):18/17121-9 - OSA Latin America optics & photonics conference (LAOP 2018), AR.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):17/20121-8 - Microwave photonics with Analog/Digital ultrafast processing, BP.PD


This project proposes the study and development of optical communication technology at its highest level, with special attention to high transmission rates, paving the way for the next generation internet. This project connects seven (7) associate institutions: five (5) academic and two (2) São Paulo State-based high-tech companies (CPqD and BrPhotonics), being the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) the host institution. The other (4) academic institutions are located out side São Paulo State; two (2) in the North-East of Brazil: Universidade Federal da Bahia and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, and two (2) in the USA: University of Columbia and Bell Labs. Our proposal congregates experts in advanced nanophotonic devices and high capacity optical communication systems and networks, who will have at their disposal modern research facilities to model, manufacture, and characterize advanced devices, and also, an optical test-bed (Kyatera) where new applications and ideas can be experimented. Our team is composed of twenty-eight (21) members, from which, thirteen (13) are from UNICAMP. Among this total, seven (7) are new faculty members with strong potential for research. (AU)