This project aims to develop a prototype of high-density optical interconnects for mobile fronthaul systems using few-mode transmission techniques. This is to meet extremely high bandwidth demand from 5G mobile standard which is to be rolled out worldwide in the near future.
This project will develop a high-density optical interconnect (HDOI) for mobile fronthaul systems using few-mode fibre (FMF) transmission technology with the industrial partner Diamond Optics. This involves theoretical analysis, design, assembling and testing of the few-mode fibre based optical transmission, which is compatible with cost-effective off-the-shelf transceivers. Our partner organisation, Diamond Optics, a local company, is the world's leading manufacturer of high-precision fibre optic products, and successfully serves several markets of numerous countries worldwide.
This 3-year project (July 2020-July 2022) is funded by the ARC Linkage Project.
- from July 2019 to Dec 2020
System modelling for mobile fronthaul systems and advanced design for FMF-based subsystems and systems
- from Jan 2020 to Dec 2020
Construction of the prototype test bed for FMF-based fibre interconnect systems
- from Jan 2021 to July 2022
Experimental demonstration of FMF-based interconnects with digital data and identify the end-to-end system performance