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Electrons meet Photons

Since 1998, the Institute of Optoelectronics belongs to the Centre for Semiconductor Technology and Optoelectronics and has access to a first class technical infrastructure, including a clean room with 470 square metres area. Beside several European projects, the Institute of Optoelectronics is involved in the Centre for NanoIntegration (CENIDE) and in the NanoEnergy Technologies Centre (NETZ).


Microelectronics Research Laboratories Germany

ZHO receives 3.96 million Euro in funding

The microelectronics research laboratory for high-frequency beam shaping - ForLab SmartBeam - is being established at the University of Duisburg-Essen, funded by the BMBF. The research infrastructure at the Center for Semiconductor Technology and Optoelectronics (ZHO) of the UDE will be upgraded with a total of 3.96 M€ to investigate innovative semiconductor components for applications in robotics and in future communication networks.

1024 QAM constellation diagram

New world record in digital radio transmission

Within the framework of European research projects IPHOBAC-NG and RAPID 5G new technologies and system architectures have been developed that allow a particularly efficient radio transmission even at highest frequencies.

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EU-Japan project RAPID5G brings 5G to the public

EU-Japan project RAPID5G brings 5G to the public

Very recently, in July 2017, the RAPID5G (www.rapid-5g.eu) project demonstrated the first publicly accessible live demonstration of its 60 GHz 5G technology.

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European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics

Next generation global telecommunication platforms and emerging massive take-up applications in radar, communications and space industries will require entirely new technologies to address the current limitations of electronics for massive capacity and connectivity.

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Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing

More than 100 years ago, scientists invented the mobile camera to take pictures at any location. More than 30 years ago, engineering scientists invented the mobile phone to make calls anywhere. Now it is time to invent a mobile material detector to determine materials of any surface as well as inside an object at any location.

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Radio technologies for 5G using Advanced Photonic Infrastructure for Dense user environments

At the beginning of the year, the European Union and Japanjointly had published a call for collaborative research projects in four specially selected technology areas. Within the four main priorities, only one project should be encouraged. University of Duisburg-Essen could prevail with its international partners in the subject "Access Networks for Densely Located User Areas".

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Fiber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery

The European Training Network FiWIN5G aims to produce the next generation of researchers who will enable Europe to take a leading role in the multidisciplinary area of 5G high-speed wireless internet and beyond, involving devices, systems and networks.

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Integrated Photonic Broadband Radio Access Units for Next Generation Optical Access Networks

In Europe, however, most of all rural homes are still waiting for next generation access (NGA) to come. IPHOBAC-NG aims at changing this situation by developing novel pho- tonic components and sub-systems provid- ing broadband wireless access.

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