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Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100714 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE160100714]

Researchers Dr Simon Gross

Brief description This project aims to address the need for new technologies to tackle the bandwidth overload. Because of the basic human desire to communicate and interact, our society has an exponentially growing Internet data demand. The data capacity crunch is imminent. Data demand is rapidly approaching the nonlinear Shannon limit which governs the maximum data capacity of single-mode optical fibres. Bandwidth limitations may have severe implications for society and economy. This project aims to develop chip-scale mode-multiplexers based on innovative 3D integrated photonics and combine them with optical gain to shape light for space-division multiplexed optical communication networks. This is designed to break through the data capacity limit that currently prevents growth in Internet data rates.

Funding Amount $354,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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