EUIMWP COST Action Newsletter. February 2020

The EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action (https://euimwp.eu/), Chaired by Prof. José Capmany in the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), is in the middle-end of its third Grant Period, out of the five that will last in total. From the last newsletter (May 2018), the following activities have been performed:

New Training School in Paris : “Photonic Integration for Aerospace, Satellite & Radar Technology”

The Training School “Photonic Integration for Aerospace, Satellite & Radar Technology” took place in France from Feb 3rd to 5th, 2020, in Paris and Palaiseau. Organised by Prof. Anne-Laure Billabert, Prof. Daniel Dolfi and Prof. Stavros Iezekiel, it was attended by 27 granted trainees, coming from 12 countries, plus 34 local students. Fifteen trainers participated, being 5 of them reimbursed by this COST Action. The…

New STSM of Luis Vallejo, from Instituto de Telecomunicaciones y Aplicaciones Multimedia, Universitat Politecnica de València (Spain), to Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic).

Luis Vallejo, a PhD student from Instituto de Telecomunicaciones y Aplicaciones Multimedia, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), made a stay in Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), under the supervision of Stanislav Zvanovec, aiming to advance method in microwave photonics, during 35 days. During his STSM he worked on photonically millimetre signal generation, signal transmission over hybrid fiber/free-space-optics (FSO) links considered as a promising…

New STSM of Andrej Lavric, from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Photonic Networks & Technologies National Laboratory of CNIT in Pisa (Italy)

Andrej Lavric, a PhD student from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana (Slovenia) visited Photonic Networks & Technologies National Laboratory of CNIT in Pisa (Italy). During the 10 days of visit he performed a characterization of sensitivity, bandwidth, and linearity of house-packaged photodiodes. Photodiodes were successfully used in microwave photonics experiments ranging from optoelectronic oscillator, microwave photonics assisted measurement of phase noise and possible…

New STSM of Mushin Ali, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) to Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin (Germany)

Muhsin Ali, a PhD student at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain visited Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin, Germany for a period of two months. Under the supervision of Dr. Björn Globisch, he worked with two different research groups of THz Sensors and Systems and Polymer PIC. The aim of the STSM was to design and develop antenna-integrated mm-Wave and THz photonic emitters…

New ITC from Mehmet Alp Ilgaz, a PhD student from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Mehmet Alp Ilgaz, a PhD student from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), received an ITC Conference Grant from this Action for participating in the 2nd International Conference on Photonics Research (Interphotonics 2019), held at the Mirage Park Resort Hotel in Antalya (Turkey) between November 4th to 9th, 2019.  He had an invited talk about “Current state of the development of the opto-electronic oscillator “. He described his…

A special session on Integrated Microwave Photonics in Access Networks was organised by EuIMWP in Sarajevo in September 2019

During the 8th International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks (FOAN), a successful special session on Integrated Microwave Photonics in Access Networks was organised by EuIMWP. A two-day event took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2–3 September 2019. It involved contributions by 14 speakers, from 10 countries, who presented solutions for the convergence of radio and optical access networks in a physical layer.…

New STSM of Dávid Kóbor, from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) to University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

Dávid Kóbor: “I have spent 6 weeks in the laboratory of Stavros Iezekiel in Nicosia to investigate the recent developments in the field of opto-electronic oscillators. We have investigated multiple different concepts and architectures, such as class AB photonic links, and self-adaptive microwave photonic bandpass filters. I had the chance to work with a lot of talented professionals and learn from them.”

New ITC of Ágoston Schranz, a PhD student from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Ágoston Schranz, a PhD student from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), received an ITC Conference Grant from this Action for participating in the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology (PHOTOPTICS 2019), held at the Vienna House Diplomat in Prague (Czech Republic) between 25 and 27 February, 2019. He presented his short paper “Quantum Bit Error Rate Analysis of the…

WG meeting in Prague, May 28th to 29th, 2019

During two consecutive days, the members of the 6 Working Groups got together in Prague, where the WG leaders presented their progress. The participants had also the chance to have a break-out session, where they were divided into smaller groups, discussing in parallel.