Led by Tod Sizer

The IP and Optical network research lab innovates across optical and IP domains to define the future smart network fabric. We push the state-of-the-art in optical and electrical communications in physics, materials science, math, software and optics.

Recent breakthroughs in probabilistic constellation shaping have brought us close to the Shannon limit in optical channels.  Coherent signal processing adds add another degree of freedom to signal encoding, previously unattainable because of the extreme signal processing speed required.  Our research breaks barriers across a broad swath of high speed and economical communications.

  • Optics system packaging
  • Beyond state-of-the-art in optical line rates
  • Spatial optical multiplexing
  • New Datacenter communication architectures
  • Optical Coding
  • IP-Optical interfaces

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