Fibre Optic nonlinear TEchnologies [FONTE]

– a European Industrial  Doctorate [EID]


Our Project

Research in the FONTE project focuses on the development of disruptive nonlinear techniques and approaches to fibre-optic communications beyond the limits of current technology. The project will make important innovative steps in development of the technique of the nonlinear Fourier transform (NFT) and its implementation in the practical communication systems.

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Our Partners

The FONTE consortium unites five world leading groups working in Fibre-optic communication systems, which have already made important contributions to this booming field: the four high profile academic groups of Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies at Aston University (UK), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and Télécom ParisTech (France), alongside the industrial partner Nokia Bell Labs (Germany).

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Upcoming Dates

· Dublin Pre-MTC dinner Thu 26 Sept 7pm at

·  Mid-Term Check (mandatory);   Fri 27/9/2019; Dublin/Ireland.8:30-17:00 (incl Mgt meeting)

·  NFT workshop at TU Delft: 4-5 Feb 2020

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Meet our ESRs:

ESR1 Vladislav Neskorniuk

Project: Novel design, coding and digital signal processing techniques for NFT-based systems

Host: Aston University, UK

ESR2 Vinod Bajaj

Project: Impact of Impairments on the NFT

Host: Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

ESR3: Stenio M. Ranzini

Project: Machine learning based optical performance monitoring

Host: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

ESR4: Abtin Shahkarami

Project: Achievable spectral efficiencies of the NFDM in optical fibre mesh networks

Host: Telecom Paris, France

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation prpogramme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 766115

Website created by C. Doering-Saad (2018)