This is the place where

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).


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During summer term 2017 we are offering lectures, exercises and labs in the following domains:

  • Optoelectronic Components (OEB), Semiconductor Technology Labs (HTP),
  • Optical Networks (ON),
  • Optical Signal Processing (OSP),
  • Optical Communications and Lightwave Technology (OUET)

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IPHOBAC-NG's direct fiber-to-wireless technology

It doesn't always have to be fiber - fast internet via Hybrid Fiber-Wireless

Surfing the Internet at ultra-high speed - this is what has been enabled by the worldwide fiber network. However, expansion is progressing at a slug speed, also in Germany and especially in the country side. Unfortunately, laying fibers in the ground is time consuming and expensive. But there is hope: a new photonic antenna unit provides the same speed by radio and can be installed in a few days. It has now been successfully tested in the network of a European telecom company. The antenna was developed by the Optoelectronics department at University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

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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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Future internet will be inside street lamps

The mobile Internet of the future is unimaginable 50 times more powerful than the current systems and is transmitted via small antennas, hanging in street lamps and are connected via the fiber optic network with each other..

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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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