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Rene Bonk

Stuttgart, Germany


René Bonk was born in August 1979 in Germany. In 2006 he received the Diploma degree in Physics from the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) for work in the field of quantum transport in low-dimensional electronic systems. In 2012 he finalized his work towards the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). During his Ph.D. studies he was working in the area of all-optical signal processing and linear and non-linear semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) for future metro-access networks. From 2006 to 2009 he managed the European FP6 project “TRIUMPH” (Transparent Ring Interconnection Using Multi-wavelength Photonic Switches). Currently, he is with Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, where he is working as a research engineer in the field of next-generation optical metro-access networks.

Dr. Bonk has authored and co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, several postdeadline papers as well as a book chapter on “linear semiconductor optical amplifiers”. He is a recipient of several scientific awards, and has been working as a referee for a number of IEEE and OSA publications and conferences.

Selected Articles and Publications

From 25??Gb/s to 50??Gb/s TDM PON: transceiver architectures, their performance, standardization aspects, and cost modeling

From 25G to 50G TDM-PON, transceiver architectures, their performance and cost modeling

The Impact of Transmitter Chirp Parameter on the Power Penalty and Design of 50 Gbit/s TDM-PON

Single Wavelength Symmetric 50 Gbit/s Equalization-Free NRZ IM/DD PON with 33 dB Loss Budget over >40 km

Demonstration of ONU Activation for In-Service TDM-PON Allowing Uninterrupted Low-Latency Transport Links

In-Service Pre-Ranging for Upstream ONU Activation in Low-Latency TDM-PON Using Downstream Data Only

Comparison of Counter-Heating Techniques for Frequency Drift Reduction of Burst Mode Directly Modulated Lasers

Remotely Powered Inline OTDR Unit with Unique Identification Possibility of Power Splitter Branches for Use in Access Network Applications

Burst-Mode Dynamically Filtered DML for Reach Extension and Receiver Sensitivity Improvement in TWDM PON

SOA for future PONs

Components for High Speed 5G Access

Multi-service SDN controlled reconfigurable long-reach optical access network

Technologies and architectures to enable SDN in converged 5G/optical access networks

Access and metro network convergence for flexible end to end networks [invited]

Real-Time Burst-Mode Operation of an Integrated SOA-PIN/TIA Receiver for 25 Gbit/s/lambda and Beyond TWDM-PON

Quasi frequency drift suppression for burst mode operation in low-cost thermally-tuned TWDM-PON

Real-time demonstration of 28 Gbit/s electrical duobinary TDM-PON extension using remote nodes

Real-time PHY-layer demonstration of 28 Gbit/s electrical duo-binary TDM-PON extension using remote nodes

TWDM-PON Burst Mode Lasers with Reduced Thermal Frequency Shift

User/Service Group Separation in Optical Domain Using Overlayed Modulation Technique for 40 Gbit/s Single Wavelength TDM PON

The Underestimated Challenges of Burst Mode WDM Transmission in TWDM-PON [Invited]

Optical Line Termination Transceiver with a Bi-directional SOA for Application in Typ-A NG-PON2 Links

New Concept for Remote Amplification and Demonstration of 80 Gbit/s TWDM-PON with 44km Reach with 512 Split

Frequency Drift Mitigation for TWDM-PON Burst Mode Lasers

First Demonstration of Interrupt-Free Whisper Ranging for In-Service ONU Activation in TDM-PON Running Low-Latency Services