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Project Coordinator

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Dr. Christos Kouloumentas
Tel: +30 210 772 2057
mail: ckou(at)mail.ntua.gr 
Prof. Hercules Avramopoulos
Tel: +30 210 772 2057
mail: hav(at)mail.ntua.gr
Technical Manager
III-V lab
Dr. Agnieszka Konczykowska
Tel: +33 (0)1 6040 6867
mail: agnieszka.konczykowska

PANTHER's target

PANTHER aims at the development of multi-flow transceivers with exceptional flexibility and total net capacity up to 1.2 Tb/s. The transceivers will be based on the development and integration of passive polymer planar circuits, InP modulator arrays, InP photodiode arrays and InP-DHBT electronics, and will be combined with FPGA-based controllers for the experimental evaluation in real network settings of prototypes that can function as edge SDN switches and data-center gateways in flexible network architectures. To achieve these goals, PANTHER focuses on the following scientific and technological objectives:

  • Develop the host photonic integration platform for high-capacity/high-flexibility transceivers based on passive polymers
  • Develop arrays of ultra-fast InP Mach Zehnder modulators as the photonic add-ons of the optical transmitters
  • Develop polyboard compatible InP photodiode arrays with high responsivity and bandwidth for 64 Gbaud operation
  • Develop of InP-DHBT driving circuits for 64 Gbaud operation – Monolithic integration of 2:1 multiplexer (MUX) arrays with pDACs
  • Develop quad monolithic arrays of InP-DHBT differential transimpedance amplifiers with automatic gain control (DTIA-AGCs) for 64 Gbaud operation
  • Develop industry compatible methodology for 2D/3D integration of PANTHER photonic and electronic components
  • Develop multi-flow optical transceivers for flexible optical networking with ultra-high net spectral efficiency (up to 8 b/s/Hz) and net capacity (up to 1.2 Tb/s)
  • Develop the software defined optics (SDO) layer for the exploitation of PANTHER modules in a software defined networking (SDN) environment
  • Demonstrate record transmission performance in lab and real network settings – Demonstrate flexible/adaptive operation in SDN environments and representative use-cases