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.

MC meeting in Prague, May 27th, 2019

The MC met in Prague for 4th time, with 22 countries represented. The MC members were informed about the progress of the Action, in terms of budget expenditure during the last Grant Period (GP2), activities planned during GP3, scientific development, etc.

EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action: new call for Inclusiveness Target Countries Conference Grants

Dear EUIMWP participants, On behalf of our ITC CG Coordinator, Prof. José Capmany, we are pleased to announce that the period for applying for an ITC Conference Grant is now open. In the following guides you will find the general rules for ITC CG and indications for preparing applications. All of them can be downloaded from https://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-and-guidelines/: COST Vademecum (there’s a new version, May 19) COST…

3rd call for STSM in the EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action.

Dear EUIMWP participants, On behalf of our STSM Coordinator, Dr. Maurizio Burla, we are pleased to launch the 3rd call for STSM in the EUIMWP (CA 16220) COST Action. In the following guides you will find the general rules for STSM and indications for preparing applications. All of them can be downloaded from https://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-and-guidelines/: – COST Vademecum (there’s a new version, May 19) – COST…

New STSM of Nada Badraoui, from Budapest University (Hungary) to University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

The 5G mobile network deployment goal is to provide 1-10 Gb/s wireless signal for the end user. For that purpose, polarization multiplexing (POL-MUX) can be utilized to double the bandwidth efficiency. At these bit rates, the polarization mode dispersion (PMD) becomes very problematic as a bit rate limiting factor. It influences the polarization cross talk and polarization extinction ratio (PER). We propose the application of…

New STSM of Kyriakos Neophytou, University of Cyprus (Cyprus) to University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany).

Kyriakos Neophytou, a Ph.D. student from the University of Cyprus (Cyprus) has recently visited the Institute of Optoelectronics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) during 48 days, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Stöhr. The purpose of the STSM was to investigate the implementation of backscattering Mobile Terminals (MTs) to an all-photonic FMCW system in order to simultaneously identify and locate the MTs. The experiments…

New STSM from Dr Salim Faci from Le Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers, Paris (France) to the University of Kent (UK).

Dr. Salim FACI, an associate professor from Le Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris (France), visited Prof. Nathan Gomes and his team in the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK) from 12th to 16th November 2018 with the purpose of evaluation of radio over fiber performances for 5G fronthaul applications based on phase modulation and coherent detection. During this STSM, silicone photonic integrated circuits were…

New STSM of Rui Min, a pre doctor researcher from ITEAM, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)

Rui Min, a pre doctor researcher from ITEAM, Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), made a stay in the Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), under the supervision of Prof. Victor Torres Company, aiming to investigate the thermo-optic control of silicon rich silicon nitride high Q microresonators and microresonator frequency comb generation. During his mission, he worked on measure the thermo optics speed of silicon rich silicon…

New STSM of Maina Moutaly, a PhD student from ESYCOM (Le Cnam, University of Paris-Est, ESIEE-Paris, France)

Maina Moutaly, a PhD student from ESYCOM (Le Cnam, University of Paris-Est, ESIEE-Paris, France) has recently visited the team of Nathan Gomes, Communications Research Group in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, at the University of Kent (Canterbury UK) during 25 days. The purpose was to perform an experimental performance evaluation of analogue radio-over-fiber for 5G waveform transport. The results obtained showed a promisingly…

New Training School: “Integrated Microwave photonics: from idea to chips”. Enschede (the Netherlands), from 26th of February to 1st of March

Dear EUIMWP participants, On behalf of the MC of the EUIMWP (European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics, CA 16220) COST Action, we are pleased to announce the Training School entitled “Integrated Microwave photonics: from idea to chips”. It will take place in Enschede (the Netherlands), from 26th of February to 1st of March, 2019, and will be organized by LioniX International. The training…