Effective solutions to avoid Internet capacity crunch

CUDOS spin-off Modular Photonics launches new technology


20-09-2017
Dr Nicolas Riesen and Dr Simon Gross launching new Modular Photonics technology at the ECOC

Dr Nicolas Riesen and Dr Simon Gross launching new Modular Photonics technology at ECOC in Sweden (Photo: Simon Fleming)

The world’s internet demand is about to outstrip its fibre capacity and with the capacity limits of standard single-mode optical fibre fast approaching, new technologies are required to avoid an Internet capacity crunch.

Modular Photonics, a company stemming from CUDOS research and founded in 2015 by leading optics and telecommunications researchers Professor Mick Withford, Dr Simon Gross, Dr Nicolas Riesen and Professor John D. Love, have developed market-leading mode-selective products that significantly improve the capacity and transmission reach for next generation telecommunication networks and data centres.

These breakthrough devices offer compact ‘plug and play’ solutions to the challenge of addressing different modes in an optical fibre. The technology can be used in applications ranging from data centres to long-haul telecommunications.

Modular Photonics has now officially launched its latest technology at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) exhibition in Sweden. The technology enables a 100x boost in data transmission rates (40G) over legacy multimode fibre networks.

Modular Photonics will also appear at the CUDOS Legacy Showcase, held at the University of Sydney Nanoscience Hub next week on Friday, 29 September 2017.