Acreo AB performs contract R&D in electronics, optics, and communication technology. Acreo is jointly owned by an association of Swedish industries (FMOM) and the Swedish government (IRECO). With headquarters in Kista, just outside Stockholm, and with four regional offices, Acreo has more than 150 employees. The core competencies of the company encompass optical communication, high-speed electronics, wireless communication, sensors, and packaging technologies. An important objective for Acreo is to act as an incubator for new start-up companies by offering access to labs for the development of processes and the training of personnel in the phase of establishing a business. he Transmission Group of Acreo performs leading-edge research in the area of high-speed fibre-optic transmission (advanced modulation formats, signal processing, and modelling of system impairments such as non-linear effects and polarisation-mode dispersion) which has resulted in a large number of publications and patents. Acreo’s transmission lab is fully equipped for experiments at speeds up to 160 Gb/s. Moreover Acreo is operating the Acreo National Testbed (ANT) with connections to real end users through both fixed and wireless/mobile access. A number of Swedish and international companies are involved in the testing of components, products as well as services on the test-bed. The network of the ANT covers two metropolitan areas, Stockholm and Hudiksvall, which are connected through a high-capacity transmission link. Acreo’s transmission group. Acreo has been active in a large number of EU projects (e.g. NEFERTITI, UFOS, BLISS, DONDOMCM, DONDODEM, LIPS, LABELS, GLAMOROUS, HECTO, MUPBED, MUSE and MUSE 2, NOBEL and NOBEL 2, E-PHOTON/ONE, E-PHOTON/ONE+) as well as Swedish national programmes.
Personnel involved in EURO-FOS
Anders Berntson received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1998, from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg. During the Ph.D. he spent four months in the Photonics group at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, working with dispersion-management. In 1998-1999 he held a post-doc position at the Institute for Electromagnetics, Chalmers, working on issues related to numerical modelling of light propagation in optical fibres. In 1999 he joined Ericsson Telecom as a research scientist with focus on high-speed transmission and in 2000 he was appointed team-leader for the transmission group at the Optical Networks Research Laboratory with responsibility for high-speed transmission systems. In 2002 he joined Acreo as senior scientist and group manager for optical transmission. He is the author or the co-author of more than 40 publications.
Marco Forzati received the Laurea degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy in 2000, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2000 and 2007, respectively. In 2000 he spent one year at Saab Ericsson Space AB in Gothenburg working on satellite communications, and in 2001 he joined the Optical Network Research Laboratory at Ericsson AB in Stockholm, Sweden, as research scientist. Since 2002 he is with Acreo AB, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2005-2006 he spent 4 months at TRLabs in Calgary, Canada, and in 2007 he spent 1 month at France Telecom in Lannion, France, working on a joint transmission experiment. His research area is high-speed transmission in optical fibres, and especially non-linear impairments and advanced modulation formats. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 journal publications and conference papers, and holds 3 patent applications.