• Groene Loper 5, Flux building floor 9

    56 Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

We have a vision of a globe-spanning ubiquitous optical network, a sustainable and reliable communication infrastructure for users and devices around the world.

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Our goal: virtually unlimited bandwidth without congestion, anytime, anywhere, for any service

Over de organisatie

Our research vision requires ultra-broadband, ultra-long-reach transmission links, fully-transparent, ultra-fast nodes for routing signal streams, flexible, high-density optical interconnect solutions and high-capacity links – including wireless links – to the end user. It also necessitates functions for autonomously mapping users’ location and service requirements to the network’s resources. Sustainability is a leading theme in our research.

Optical communication, based on optical fiber and free-space optical beams, is the technology that can make this vision a reality. It is the technology underlying the explosion of bandwidth and bandwidth-related services that we now all take for granted and which enables us to connect users, homes, cities, countries and continents to form the physical layer for the World Wide Web.

Our research focuses on:

  • High Capacity Optical Transmission to overcome the limitations imposed by attenuation, dispersion and nonlinearities in the optical fiber. We are pushing towards speeds of multiple Tb/s by exploring new algorithms for data coding, decoding and reconstruction while exploiting deep understanding of optical fibers.
  • Low Latency Interconnect Networks to overcome the latency, capacity and energy bottlenecks in network nodes and network interconnects. We support the growing demand for data exchange between and within data centers by researching new high-density interconnect solutions and novel all-optical switching concepts and devices.
  • Optical Access and Indoor Networks to deliver any broadband service to the end user or device, wire-bound or wireless, by means of converged network solutions. We are investigating optical routing techniques for delivering capacity-on-demand, optimizing user mobility and network performance and reducing energy consumption. 
  • Advanced Network Management and Control, with the goal to create an autonomous control intelligence to manage the network’s physical layer. This will give users access to services at the appropriate quality-of-experience level and improve the network’s dependability. Our main focus is on cognitive Internet of Things communications.
  • Terahertz Photonic Systems to develop techniques for the generation, detection and processing of ultra-high frequency electro-magnetic waves in the sub-THz to THz domain (i.e. 100 GHz and beyond).

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Photonics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
fibers Fysica en Astronomie
photonics Fysica en Astronomie
Switches Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
switches Fysica en Astronomie
Fibers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Wavelength Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Wavelength division multiplexing Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2008 2024

Onderzoeksoutput 1971 2020

12 Downloads (Pure)

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 blz., 124464.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
reflector antennas
Antenna reflectors
Dense wavelength division multiplexing
Antenna phased arrays
15 Downloads (Pure)

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. (redactie). SPIE, 10 blz. 1130705. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 11307).

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Data privacy
Highway systems

Circumventing LoS blocking in beam-steered optical wireless systems with real-time tracking and handover

Mekonnen, K. A., Pham, N., Huijskens, F. M., Tangdiongga, E., Mefleh, A. & Koonen, A. M. J. T., 8 mrt 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Proceedings of the The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC2020). Optical Society of America (OSA), 3 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review


ECO Autonomic Networks

G. Exarchakos (Manager)

Electro-Optical Communication

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Eco Optical Packet Switching

R. Stabile (Manager)

Electro-Optical Communication

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

ECO Packaging Lab

J.H.C. van Zantvoort (Manager)

Electro-Optical Communication

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium


Asia Communications and Photonics Conference(ACP) 2018 Best Paper Award

Bin Chen (Ontvanger), Y. Lei (Ontvanger), Domaniç Lavery (Ontvanger), C.M. Okonkwo (Ontvanger) & Alex Alvarado (Ontvanger), 28 nov 2018

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Adaptive modulation
Particle beam tracking
Radio waves
Radio communication
Telecommunication traffic
Traffic congestion
Radio waves

Activiteiten 2000 2019

Emerging application of Terahertz Systems on Chip

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Spreker)
25 nov 201928 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

Towards Terahertz Systems on chip

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Spreker)
15 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

Terahertz wireless Communications -6G and beyond autonomous vehicles

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (Spreker)
2 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk


High Capacity Optical Transmission

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Low latency interconnect networks

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Network management and control

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Building a complex simulation platform for mode locking laser for radio- over-fiber in-home communication

Auteur: Huang, X., 30 aug 2016

Begeleider: Cao, Z. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Channel Coding Gains in High Throughput and Long Reach Optical Transmission Systems

Auteur: Sillekens, E. & Okonkwo, C., 25 jul 2015

Begeleider: Okonkwo, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Design and realization of indoor airships with two actuation units and energy performance analysis

Auteur: Xia, Y., 26 nov 2018

Begeleider: Exarchakos, G. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Bembnowicz, P. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master