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Chalmers University of Technology participates in EURO-FOS with the fiber optics group, Photonics Laboratory, Dept. of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. The group has an extensive record of national and international collaboration. Our main national partners include or have included Ericsson, Optillion, Radians Innova, and Royal Institute of Technology. Our collaboration on the international arena is/has included: University of California at San Diego, California Institute of Technology, Lehigh University, Osaka U., Southampton U., DTU-COM, Valencia U., Lucent, Sumitomo, Crystal Fibre. We have presented over 60 invited papers at leading conferences in the past decade alone. We were a key partner in the EU project MIDAS during 1996-1998, conducting field experiments on installed optical fibers near Jönköping. We demonstrated the highest capacity field experiment ever reported at a single wavelength bit-rate beyond 20 Gb/s. The system used soliton pulses operating at 40 Gb/s. We also transmitted data at 80 Gb/s over 172 km, which was the only field experiment in the world beyond 40 Gb/s for years to come. We presented in 2000 the first ever net optical gain in a fiber-based optical parametric amplifier (FOPA). This work triggered much activity in various respected laboratories in the world such as Stanford University and Lucent, and also in our own. FOPAs have unique properties and may find important applications in telecom and elsewhere. Current research focus is on mainly on fiber-optic parametric amplifiers and their applications; advanced modulation formats including high-speed constellation diagram analysis; millimetre-wave photonics; short pulse generation and optical sampling, and all-optical functionalities (switching, conversion, regeneration, etc). We have a very extensive laboratory facility developed for work in optical fiber communication. This includes a 2000 km long transmission test-bed, full 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s ETDM transmission capability (including BERTs), 160 Gb/s and beyond with OTDM techniques.

Personnel involved in EURO-FOS

Prof. Peter Andrekson received his Ph.D. from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 1988. After three years with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., USA, during 1989-1992, he returned to Chalmers where he is now a full professor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. He was Director of Research at Cenix Inc. in Allentown, PA, USA, during 2000 – 2003 and with the newly established Center for Optical Technologies at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA during 2003 – 2004. His research interests include nearly all aspects of high speed and high capacity fiber communications such as optical amplifiers, nonlinear pulse propagation, all-optical functionalities, and very high speed transmission. Andrekson is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is the author and co-author of over three hundred scientific publications and conference papers in the area of optical communications, more than sixty of which were invited papers at leading international conferences and journals. He is or has served on several technical program committees and as international project and candidate evaluator, and has also served as an expert for the evaluation of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 and in 2007. He is further an associate editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. He also holds several patents. In 1993 he was awarded a price from the Swedish government research committee for outstanding work performed by young scientists, and in 2000 he was awarded the Telenor Nordic research award for his contribution to optical technologies.

Dr Magnus Karlsson obtained his M.Sc. degree in 1991 and the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from Chalmers University of technology, Sweden. During 1994 he was with the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. From 1995 he has been with the Photonics Laboratory at Chalmers University, first as assistant professor, and since 2003 as professor in Photonics. His research interests covers a variety of aspects of fiber optic communication systems, in particular transmission effects such as fiber nonlinearities and polarization effects, but also applied issues such as high-capacity data transmission, all-optical switching and novel modulation and coding technologies. He has authored or co-authored around 150 scientific journal and conference contributions (of which 10 % where invited), served as guest editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology, and holds two patents. He serves in the technical committees for the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) and Nonlinear Photonics (NP) meeting.

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