QUATERNIAN - Last Span Communications

Semiconductor quantum dots are a major advance in the growth of lasers and optical amplifiers. Lasers built from this material class offer revolutionary performance advantages such as low noise, temperature insensitivity and reduced non-linearities.

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The QUATERNIAN project aims to apply this technology to the last span of optical communications systems. Through wired and wireless connections, high speed internet traffic is often bogged down by slow and unreliable peripheral networks, fundamentally due to cost constraints. In QUATERNIAN we will exploit the quantum-dot device advances to reduce the cost of transponders, to extend the reach of passive optical networks, and to support higher data throughputs to mobile internet devices.

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