Mini-symposium ECO & ODIN

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We would like to invite you to the mini-symposium organized by ECO and ODIN. We have multiple interesting internal and external speakers. The mini-symposium will take place on Friday 30 June in Flux 6.154 and is free of charge. Free lunch is provided for all who register for this activity. You can register by sending an email to We urge everyone to register on time so we can provide enough lunch for everyone. You can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before the activity. If you do not cancel your registration on time there will be a fee of five euros for the excess lunch. It is possible to join us later if you are unable to make it on time. If so, please let us know beforehand.


11:45 – 12:00 Doors open and coffee
12:00 – 12:45 ADVA Optical Networking – Vincent Sleiffer – with fiber tapping demonstration
12:45 – 13:00 Coffee break
13:00 – 13:30 University of Central Florida – Rodrigo Amezcua Correa
13:30 – 14:00 EFFECT Photonics – Boudewijn Docter
14:00 – 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 – 14:45 TU/e – Oded Raz
14:45 – 15:15 TU/e – Chigo Okonkwo
16:30 – 19:00 Closing drinks in Het Walhalla with ECO group and alumni


ADVA Optical Networking – Vincent Sleiffer:

Fiber Hacking, Encryption and Quantum-Key Distribution

Securing ‘data in motion’ is becoming more relevant every day, with crime-as-a-service becoming a million dollar business. Also the impending GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is forcing companies to take pro-active measures against potential hacks.

But isn’t fiber a secure way to transport data? In fact, fiber tapping is easier than you might think.
In this demo, we show live how to extract data from wavelength channels running over a fiber.
And the effectiveness of encryption as a first step to render the data tapped unreadable.

However, with Quantum Computing at the corner, current encryption methods might be breakable within a decade.
One of the promises for uncrackable coding maybe Quantum-key distribution (QKD), relying on physics rather than math.
We will touch upon QKD and shortly discuss the challenges ahead.

EFFECT Photonics – Boudewijn Docter:

A look inside the future of the internet

EFFECT Photonics is a startup company founded by two TU Eindhoven alumni who took up the challenge of bringing the excellent research on optical communication hardware to the market. In this presentation EFFECT Photonics will give a look inside their products and show how optical chip technology, state of the art driver electronics and advanced signal processing come together to deliver the core technology on which future datacenters and mobile data networks will operate.

TU/e – Oded Raz:

Photonics for Data Centers

TU/e – Chigo Okonkwo:

Emerging High Capacity Optical Transmission Systems

In recent years, emerging applications such as with internet of things, and the strict requirements from 5G applications and networks, are increasing the demand for high capacity optical transmission systems. From datacenter interconnects where the focus is on low-cost and low-complexity but high capacity to the Metro and Core transport technologies. In this talk, the current issues facing these points in the networks are addressed with some of the solutions being proposed and addressed at TU/e will be presented. Novel solutions for addressing intensity modulated and direct detection systems will be discussed. Finally, as we approach the theoretical capacity limit as defined by Claude Shannon in 1948 for single-mode fibers, some of the most innovative and impressive transmission solutions will be presented to negate the impact of this impending limitation by exploiting space division multiplexed optical networks approaching Petabit scale transmission.