IMEC is an independent microelectronics research centre, founded by the Belgian Flemish Government in 1984. The Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of Ghent University acts as a division of IMEC since 1984. The INTEC_design lab is active in optoelectronics and high frequency/high speed electronics since the early eighties. It co-developed advanced optical access systems such as APON/BPON (since 1990), SuperPON (since 1995) and GPON (since 2001). Various lab and field demonstrators were successfully developed within the frameworks of RACE and ESPRIT, in the ACTS projects PLANET and PELICAN as well as the FP6 IST projects GIANT and PIEMAN. In the years 2002-2004, four 1.25-Gb/s burst-mode (BM) chips were designed and successfully integrated in a GPON lab test bed developed at INTEC_design, demonstrating the world’s first FSAN ITU-T compliant GPON physical layer. This resulted in more than 20 papers published in IEE/IEEE journals and at ECOC/OFC conferences. Today INTEC_design is partner in FP6 IST PIEMAN, and responsible for design and integration of the 10Gbit/s burst-mode upstream O/E and E/O front-ends at both ONU and OLT side.
Personnel involved in EURO-FOS
Prof. Jan Vandewege, a full time professor at Ghent University, Belgium, obtained a Ph.D in electronic engineering in 1978 designing SAW devices. The same year, he was firstly involved with fiber optics instrumentation for the first fiber trunk connection in Belgium. He planned and set up the III-V clean room facilities at Ghent University INTEC in 1984. In 1985 he created INTEC_design, a research laboratory specializing in the design of innovative (opto-)electronics for high-speed communication and instrumentation, for which he remains responsible today. He co-authored more than 200 publications on high-speed electronics and fiber optics, and 19 patents on different aspects of communication.
Prof. Xing-Zhi Qiu, received a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from Ghent University in 1993. She gained 20 years R&D experience within INTEC on advanced broadband telecommunication system and optical access network development, and in particular on high speed opto-electronic sub-system design. She was or is strongly involved in the EU-funded projects PLANET, PELICAN, GIANT and PIEMAN, and coordinates high speed, analog/digital chip design and sub-system development within INTEC_design. She co-authored more than 110 publications on telecom system design, and 5 patents on communications.
Dr. Johan Bauwelinck, received a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Ghent University, Belgium in 2005. His main research interests are related to advanced analog front-ends and optical transmitters, with emphasis on burst-mode transmitters for optical access networks. He was and is active in the EU-funded projects GIANT, POWERNET and PIEMAN (FP6), conducting research on gigabit burst mode optical communication at speeds up to 10Gbps. He co-authored more than 50 publications in the field of high-speed electronics and fiber optics.