High-Speed Optical Communications

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High-Speed Optical Communications group

Faster and greener internet for the future

In the High-Speed Optical Communications Group at DTU Fotonik we research how to enable the more and more essential cyber functions in society that are critically dependent on a perfectly functioning communications infrastructure. 

Worldwide we use massive amounts of energy on the internet, and we will soon run out of space on the infrastructure. To meet society’s digital needs, a significantly improved and more energy-efficient communications infrastructure is therefore needed. A strong communications infrastructure is an essential enabler for both the Digital Agenda of Denmark and indeed of many of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development e.g. Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Action. 

In the High-Speed Optical Communications Group at DTU Fotonik we research how to enable the more and more essential cyber functions in society that are critically dependent on a perfectly functioning communications infrastructure. 

This applies for example ubiquitous connectivity, high availability, highly energy-efficient and low-cost, and able to handle the changing data traffic patterns and low latency, as required by new services on the internet.

These new services are results of the increasing digitalization involving security functions, IoT functions, including autonomous vehicles (cars  drones), Industry 4.0, machine-to-machine communications, 5G transport, Cloud storage and computing, TV-streaming and on-line gaming.

Learn more about the research of the High-Speed Optical Communications group