WON training and research objectives are delivered through the following mechanisms.

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The overall WON work plan consists of the 4 technical and 3 non-technical Work Packages.

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Various dissemination activities to scientific and non-scientific audiences across the WON Consortium.

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WON Summary

The annual global Internet traffic will 127-fold increase from 2005 to 2021, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 24% from 2016 – 2021. In the context of such extraordinary traffic growth, the Consortium of 14 academic and industrial highly qualified institutions created the Wideband Optical Networks (WON) European Training Network (ETN), to promote international, inter-sectorial and multi/inter-disciplinary research activities and career development for a generation of early stage researchers.

Solutions identified within WON will enable to overcome a possible traffic-crunch by achieving a 10-fold increase in the usable optical bandwidth of single-mode fibres.

WON is covering all topics and expertise from design and development of photonic components, novel digital signal processing algorithms and system modelling to network and control management. 

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Project News

WON papers accepted at ECOC 2022

WON papers accepted at ECOC 2022

We are delighted to announce that seven WON papers have…

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New WON papers published in JLT

New WON papers published in JLT

Two WON papers have been published in the Journal of…

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Meet WON Early-Stage Researchers

Mr. Yu Wang

ESR in Eindhoven University of Technology (Tu/e)

Call: +4915905376102

Email: y.wang13@tue.nl

Mr. Elliot London

ESR in Politecnico di Torino

Call: +39 3492865066

Email: Elliot.london@polito.it

Caio Marciano Santos

Email: caio.santos@hhi.fraunhofer.de

Ms. Yaonian Cui

ESR in Fraunhofer HHI

Email: Yaonian.cui@ hhi.fraunfoher.de


Ultrawideband Systems and Networks: Beyond C+L -Band

Advanced DSP-based Monitoring for Spatially resolved and Wavelength-dependent Amplifier Gain Estimation and Fault Location in C+L-band Systems

GNPy model of the physical layer for open and disaggregated optical networking [Invited]

Scalable and Disaggregated GGN Approximation Applied to a C+L+S Optical Network

Transparent vs Translucent Multi-band Optical Networking: Capacity and Energy Analyses

Ultrawide-band Low Polarization Sensitivity 3-μm SOI Arrayed Waveguide Gratings

Modelling non-linear interference in non-periodic and disaggregated optical network segments

Experimental validation of GNPy in a multi-vendor flex-grid flex-rate WDM optical transport scenario

DSP-based Link Tomography for Amplifier Gain Estimation and Anomaly Detection in C+L-band Systems

Characterization, Monitoring, and Mitigation of the I/Q Imbalance in Standard C-Band Transceivers in Multi-band Systems

Impact of Wavelength-Dependent I/Q Imbalances of Standard C-Band Transceivers in Rate-Adaptive Multiband Systems

Comparison of Transceiver and C+L Band Upgrades: Network Traffic and Energy Assessment

C+L-band Network Upgrade: Capacity and Energy Analyses with Different Transceivers

Performance Comparison of Translucent C-band and Transparent C+L-band Network

Enhancing Lightpath QoT Computation With Machine Learning in Partially Disaggregated Optical Networks Publisher: IEEE Cite This PDF

Ultra-wide band (O to L) photonic integrated polymer cross-bar switch matrix

Enabling S-C-L-Band Systems with Standard C-Band Modulator and Coherent Receiver using Coherent System Identification and Nonlinear Predistortion

Intensity-only-measurement mode decomposition in few-mode fibers

RIN induced penalties in G.654.E and G.652.D based distributed Raman amplifiers for coherent transmission systems

Likelihood-based Selection Radius Directed Equalizer with Time-multiplexed Pilot Symbols for Probabilistically Shaped QAM

Multi-band Photonic Integrated Wavelength Selective Switch

Optimization of frequency combs spectral-flatness using evolutionary algorithm

Bayesian Optimization for Nonlinear System Identification and Pre-distortion in Cognitive Transmitters

Power control strategies and network performance assessment for C+L+S multiband optical transport

Networking Performance of Power Optimized C+L+S Multiband Transmission

Bismuth doped fibre amplifier operating in E- and S- optical bands

Assessment on the Achievable Throughput of Multi-Band ITU-T G.652.D Fiber Transmission Systems

Achievable Mitigation of Nonlinear Phase Noise through Optimized Blind Carrier Phase Recovery

Low Complexity Blind Carrier Phase Recovery for Probabilistically Shaped QAM

Numerical model of hybrid mode-locked Tm-doped all-fibre laser

Simulative assessment of non-linear interference generation within disaggregated optical line systems

Multi-band programmable gain Raman amplifier

Impact of pump-signal overlap in S+C+L band discrete Raman amplifiers

Prediction of Performance Penalty due to Pump-Signal Overlap in Raman-amplified Systems

Using Machine-Learning in an Open Optical Line Systems Controller Machine Learning Photonics

Statistical quantification of nonlinear interference noise components in coherent system

Provisioning in multi-band optical networks: a C+L+S-Band use case

Upgrade Capacity Scenarios Enabled by Multi-band Optical Systems