High-Speed Electro-Optical Components for Integrated Transmitter and Receiver in Optical Communication

Area of relevance: 
Information and Communication
1 November 2006 - 28 February 2010
Royal Institute of Technology / Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan
Funded by: 
European Commission, EU


HECTO has been an FP6-IST project partly funded by the European Commission with 2.36 million euro out of a total project budget of 3.87 million euro. It was started in 2006-11-01 and ended in 2010-02-28. The focus of this project has been on the development of photonic components, transmitters and receives, for high-performance and high-speed but cost-efficient communication systems. The main objectives of the project are summarized as follows:

* To develop transmitters and receivers suitable for optical systems based on serial 100GbE signals requiring 112Gbit/s.

* To determine specifications for all interfaces of the photonic components taking into account emerging relevant standards, and to determine application areas for the components and their impact on the specifications.

* To test the transmitters and the receivers in laboratory tests and field trials.

* To disseminate the results of the project, e.g. through the involvement of end users in the field trials.

* To exploit the results of the project, including plans for commercial exploitation by the SME component vendors of the consortium.

The HECTO project ended successfully with field trials of serial 100GbE signal at 112Gbit/s over several kilometers. More information is available on the project web site www.hecto.eu.