The collaborative research has helped create direct detect technology for secure and cost-effective transmission of data rates as high as 400Gbit/s over distances up to 80km.
Funded by German, French and Finnish governments, SASER was the Celtic-Plus research initiative’s flagship project. It combined the work of major telecommunication system vendors and network operators with research institutes and several European universities. Now, through the Excellence Award for Network Technologies, Celtic-Plus is recognizing the impressive quantity and quality of SASER’s results and the business importance of SASER for Europe. The ADVAntage-Net cluster led by ADVA Optical Networking played a key role in improving the granularity of spectral bandwidths and taking network security to a new level. The collaborative research has already helped create novel direct detect technology for secure and cost-effective transmission of data rates as high as 400Gbit/s over distances up to 80km.
“I’m very proud of what our cluster achieved. With the help of our university and research center partners, we’ve taken some very significant steps and proved that it’s possible to use the available optical spectrum far more efficiently,” commented, Stephan Rettenberger, VP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA Optical Networking. “Our findings will increase the amount of data that can be transmitted over existing networks as granularities as low as 25GHz can now be utilized. It’s also fantastic that so many students were able to play a major role in making these breakthroughs. Projects like this help create the next generation of engineers and I’m pleased to say that we’ve already taken on several students from projects like SASER to begin their career at ADVA Optical Networking.”