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).

Photonic Sensor

Photonic coherent 250 GHz sensor

The characterization of complex materials and moving objects in an arbritrary environment is a key challenge to sensor technology (eg for 3D material maps). For such complex tasks novel sensors need to be developed that adaptively canadjust the waveform, frequency bandwidth, carrier frequency and observation sector to the measurement environment and material properties.

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Register now for upcoming lectures

During winter term 2016/17 we are offering lectures, exercises and labs in the following domains:

  • Optoelectronics (OPTO), Optoelectronic Labs (POE),
  • Optical Communications Technology (OCT),
  • Optical Signal Processing (OSV),
  • Laser Technology (LT)

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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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