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"Optical transmissions with fibers already dominate our backbone and edge networks. Optical transmissions without fibers are an attractive solution to complement radio wireless technology."

Research profile

Eduward Tangdiongga leads the research activities on advanced optical access and local area networks of Electro-Optical Communication System group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Eduward’s key areas of expertise include electromagnetism, optics, acoustics and telecommunication engineering.

His research focuses on integration of various wired and wireless services for short-haul networks such as access and in-home / in-building networks. Specific areas of study include exploration of optical transmission techniques for short-distance networks where capital and operational expenditure per bit can be made as low as possible. Research areas include passive optical networks, digital/analog radio over fibers, multimode silica/plastic optical fibers, photonic-assisted wireless technology, and optical wireless.

Academic background

Eduward Tangdiongga received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1994 and 2001, respectively. In 1994, he joined the COBRA Research Institute, currently named Institute for Photonic Integration, working in the field of high-speed optical switches using semiconductor optical devices. From 2001, he has been participating in several European Union and Dutch research programs targeting ultra-fast optical signal processing over a long-haul link. This work was combined with his six-month sabbatical visit in 2003 to Fujitsu Labs, Japan.

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Koonen, A. M. J. (., van den Boom, H. P. A., Tangdiongga, E. & Okonkwo, C.


Project: Research direct

Research Output

Photonic home area networks

Koonen, A. M. J. & Tangdiongga, E., 2014, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 32, 4, p. 591-604

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    High-speed short-range transmission over POF

    Tangdiongga, E., Okonkwo, C. M., Shi, Y., Visani, D., Yang, H., van den Boom, H. P. A. & Koonen, A. M. J., 1 Dec 2011, 2011 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OFC/NFOEC 2011. Optical Society of America (OSA), p. OWS5 3 p. 5875747

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • All-optical demultiplexing of 640 to 40 Gbits/s using filtered chirp of a semiconductor optical amplifier

    Tangdiongga, E., Liu, Y., Waardt, de, H., Khoe, G. D., Koonen, A. M. J., Dorren, H. J. S., Shu, X. & Bennion, I., 2007, In : Optics Letters. 32, 7, p. 835-837 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 76 Citations (Scopus)

    Performance evaluation of optical cross-connects by saddlepoint approximation

    Tafur Monroy, I. & Tangdiongga, E., 1998, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 16, 3, p. 317-323 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Student theses

    Analysis of an infinite array of microstrip antennas embedded in a thick substrate

    Author: Tangdiongga, E., 30 Nov 1996

    Supervisor: Tijhuis, A. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    Ka-band FOCal-plane array for radar

    Author: Keizer, H., 28 Feb 2013

    Supervisor: Tangdiongga, E. (Supervisor 1), Smolders, A. (Supervisor 2), Herben, M. (Supervisor 2), Zamanifekri, A. (Supervisor 2), Stoffels, C. (External person) (External coach) & van der Berg, S. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Multiplexing techniques for home area networks employing radio-over-fibre systems

    Author: van Veen, M., 30 Apr 2016

    Supervisor: Tangdiongga, E. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Performance evaluation of reconfigurable optical access networks

    Author: Rademakers, P., 31 Aug 2012

    Supervisor: Tangdiongga, E. (Supervisor 1) & Tran, N. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master