A 7th Framework Programme Collaborative Project funded by the European Union
Agile Photonic Integrated Systems-on-Chip enabling WDM Terabit Networks (APACHE)
The APACHE project aims to design and develop new generation of transmitter, receiver and regenerator photonic circuits capable to handle 100 Gb/s data rates and a multiplicity of modulation formats that will enhance the transmission efficiency of optical fiber. APACHE exploits hybrid integration technology for delivering Terabit capacity on a single photonic integrated circuit.
APACHE aims at extending photonic circuit integration capabilities. Its integration concept relies on the combination of Indium-Phosphide monolithic elements, silicon submounts and silica-on-silicon planar lightwave circuits.
APACHE consortium consists of three technology developers, (CIP, HHI, PhoeniX), one system vendor (Ericsson) and two academic research centres (ICCS/NTUA, AIT)