Guest lecture: Integrated Microwave Photonics for Next Generation Wireless Communications

Dr. Maurizio Burla, Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2017.09.14 | Anja Torup Hansen

Date Mon 18 Sep
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Room 408E, building 5125, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N

Next-generation wireless communications (5G) promise to deliver 1,000 times more data traffic than current networks. Radically novel approaches will be needed to support the required data rates, including access to mm-wave spectrum, efficient and flexible signal generation and processing, antenna beam-steering, and more. Integrated Microwave Photonics (IMWP) techniques have been identified as an enabling technology for 5G because they allow to improve the performance of purely electronic circuits, by leveraging the broadband characteristics and flexibility of operation of photonic integrated circuits (PICs). This talk will present recent achievements on the use of silicon photonic and plasmonic devices for microwave signal processing, and give a perspective on electronic-photonic integration for wireless-to-optical and optical-to-wireless conversion to enable next-generation wireless systems.

Maurizio Burla is an SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow and group leader at the Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He received a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Perugia, Italy, specializing on microwave radiometers and multiband antennas. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, where he worked on integrated optical beamformers for broadband phased array antenna systems. From 2012 to 2015 he has worked as a FQRNT postdoctoral fellow at INRS-EMT, Montreal, Canada, on microwave and all-optical signal processing based on silicon photonic devices. His current research interests include integrated photonic and plasmonic technologies for microwave signal processing, mm-wave and sub-THz wireless communication systems, and electronic-photonic integration.

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