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"The intertwining of physical and virtual realities through virtual reality and Internet-of-things will require ubiquitous connectivity and sensorial networks.  We need better, faster, more scalable connectivity at lower energy costs."

Research profile

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy is Full Professor in the Electro-Optical Communication group and the Institute for Integrated Photonics. His research focuses on photonic terahertz systems. His long-term vision is to advance photonic techniques and technologies for the generation, detection and processing of electro-magnetic waves in the sub-THz to THz spectrum domain. At the technological level, the development of complex THz functionalities in compact modules with satisfactory performance metrics for applications (e.g. communications, agri-food, security, bio-medical) supported by photonic integration circuits.  At the theoretical level, to develop pertinent models for THz systems and sub-systems and co-design approaches with electronics.  

Tafur Monroy is team leader in project 5G PPP blueSPACE, a European research project led by TU/e that will develop wireless technology for 5G wireless systems. It aims to increase the speed of the current 4G network by a factor of 100. He is also leader of the H2020 ITN CELTA project (Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications).

Tafur Monroy is also involved in the Danish startup Bifrost Communications, which has the potential to save the global telecommunications industries millions of Euros.  

He is co-author of over 500 journal and conference papers and has graduated 20 PhD students. 

Academic background

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy obtained his MSc from Saint Petersburg University of Telecommunications (Russia) in 1992 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1999. He also took courses at Stockholm University (Sweden), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Utrecht University. Tafur Monroy worked as Assistant Professor in Electro-Optical Communications at TU/e from 1999 to 2006, after which he became Associate Professor and later Full Professor at DTU Fotonik (Denmark). In the meantime, Tafur Monroy also worked at Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (China), UC Berkeley (USA) and ITMO University (Russia) as visiting professor.  

Tafur Monroy founded Bifrost Communications in 2015. In 2017, he returned to TU/e to become Professor of Photonic Terahertz Systems and join the Institute for Photonic Integration.

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Projects

5G-MOBIX

van Hout, J., Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Calabretta, N., Johannsen, U., Okonkwo, C., Heemstra de Groot, S. M., Dubbelman, G., Kiss, D., Rommel, S., Cimoli, B., den Ouden, J., Sanders, R., Barros Carvalho, J. & Meyer, E.

1/11/1831/10/21

Project: Research direct

5G PHOS

van Hout, J., Tafur Monroy, I., Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Witteveen, F., Johannsen, U., Okonkwo, C., Raddo, T. R., Kiss, D. & Sanders, R.

1/09/1731/08/20

Project: Research direct

blueSPACE

Tafur Monroy, I., Rommel, S., Kiss, D., Cimoli, B., van Hout, J., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Witteveen, F., Sanders, R., Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic - Brajic, M. & Barros Carvalho, J.

1/06/1731/05/20

Project: Research direct

CELTA: Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications

Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic - Brajic, M., Kurtic - Brajic, M., van der Avoird, M., Tafur Monroy, I., Morales Vicente, A., Witteveen, F., Sanders, R. & Sanders, R.

1/07/1729/02/20

Project: Research direct

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Research Output

Influence of the geometric parameters of the electrical ring resonator metasurface on the performance of metamaterial absorbers for terahertz applications

Gomon, D., Sedykh, E., Rodríguez, S., Idelfonso, T. M., Zaitsev, K., Vozianova, A. & Khodzitsky, M., 1 Feb 2018, In : Chinese Optics. 11, 1, p. 47-59 13 p.

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  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
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    50 GHz optical true time delay beamforming in hybrid optical/mm-wave access networks with multi-core optical fiber distribution

    Morales, Á., Monroy, I. T., Nordwall, F. & Sørensen, T., 10 Apr 2018, In : Chinese Optics Letters. 16, 4, 040603.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
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    5G RAN architecture based on analog radio-over-fiber fronthaul over UDWDM-PON and phased array fed reflector antennas

    Konstantinou, D., Bressner, T. A. H., Rommel, S., Johannsen, U., Johansson, M. N., Ivashina, M. V., Smolders, A. B. & Tafur Monroy, I., 1 Jan 2020, In : Optics Communications. 454, 10 p., 124464.

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    An end-to-end 5G automotive ecosystem for autonomous driving vehicles

    Raddo, T., Cimoli, B., Sirbu, B., Rommel, S., Tekin, T. & Tafur Monroy, I., 31 Jan 2020, Broadband Access Communication Technologies XIV. Dingel, B. B., Tsukamoto, K. & Mikroulis, S. (eds.). SPIE, 10 p. 1130705. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 11307).

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    Network slicing architecture for SDM and analog-radio-over-fiber-based 5G fronthaul networks

    Brenes, J., Lagkas, T. D., Klonidis, D., Munoz, R., Rommel, S., Landi, G., Tafur Monroy, I., Grivas, E., Pikasis, E., Bernini, G., Fabrega, J. M. & Vilalta, R., Apr 2020, In : Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. 12, 4, p. B33-B43 11 p., 9006770.

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    Activities

    Emerging application of Terahertz Systems on Chip

    Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Speaker)
    25 Nov 201928 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Towards Terahertz Systems on chip

    Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Speaker)
    15 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Terahertz wireless Communications -6G and beyond autonomous vehicles

    Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Speaker)
    2 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Emerging Applications for Photonic Integration Circuits (PIC)

    Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Speaker)
    1 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Beyond 5G - wireless data center connectivity

    Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Speaker)
    19 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Courses

    Terahertz systems

    1/09/15 → …

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    Student theses

    A data vortex switch for optical packet switching

    Author: Macias, M., 2003

    Supervisor: Tafur Monroy, I. (Supervisor 1), Nowbakht Irani, A. (Supervisor 2) & Koonen, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Characterization of an all optical label swapping node

    Author: Verdurmen, E., 31 Oct 2002

    Supervisor: Koonen, A. (Supervisor 1), de Waardt, H. (Supervisor 2) & Tafur Monroy, I. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    DPSK modulation format for optical communication using FBG demodulator

    Author: Jacobsson, F., 2004

    Supervisor: Koonen, A. (Supervisor 1) & Tafur Monroy, I. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Receiver design for a radio over polymer optical fiber system

    Author: Giesberts, A., 30 Jun 2003

    Supervisor: Ng'Oma, A. (Supervisor 1), Tafur Monroy, I. (Supervisor 2) & Smulders, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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