Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies together with University College London was awarded £4.5 Million EPSRC Programme Grant UNLOC.
The aim of the proposed research is to develop, through theory and experiment, disruptive approaches to unlock the capacity of future information systems that go beyond the limits of current optical communications systems. The research will combine techniques from information theory, coding, study of advanced modulation formats, digital signal processing and advanced photonic concepts to make possible breakthrough developments to ensure a robust communications infrastructure beyond tomorrow. The project industrial partners include:
Arden Photonics Ltd, British Telecommunications Plc, Cable & Wireless Global
Ciena Ltd, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, EnSilica Ltd, Gennum UK Ltd
Google Inc, Huawei Technologies Co Limited, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Oclaro Technology UK, Orange Labs, Xtera Communications Limited