30 Nov - Photonics as the key enabling technology for a super-connected and communicating society

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Friday 30 November 2018 - 2:00 PM GMT

Over the past decades we have assisted in the continuous growth of data traffic transmitted worldwide in telecommunication networks, owing to the dramatic increase in the number of users, to the increasing size of content, and to the convergence of different kinds of networks such as mobile, datacom and transport. Photonics has been the key enabling technology supporting the entire telecommunication infrastructure development. Optical fibers are everywhere, from the trans-continent systems under the oceans, to the networks connecting our homes and the links inside datacenters.

This webinar will show how the nonstop capacity request in the transmission, routing and processing of huge amounts of communication data is faced in an effective way by photonic solutions acting on the propagation, modulation and multiplexing of optical signals. The webinar will also provide attendees with a perspective on the potential evolution of optical communication networks in the future, in particular presenting the technological approach of the H2020 European project PASSION in the development of a sustainable photonic network in terms of low power consumption, low cost and reduced footprint.


  • Dr. Pierpaolo Boffi, Professor at Politecnico Di Milano, Dept. Electronics, Information and Bioengineering

  • Dr. Ana González, R&D manager at EPIC