'The challenge lies in meeting that inevitable demand for capacity and performance, while keeping costs at a reasonable level and minimising the environmental impacts,' says Peter Andrekson, Professor of Photonics at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers.
"Improving the energy efficiency of data transmission requires multidisciplinary competence. The challenges lie at the meeting points between optical hardware, communications science, electronic engineering and more. That's why this project has been so successful" says Erik Agrell, Professor in Communications Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers.
"Our measurements show that the energy consumption of our refined chips is around 10 times less than conventional error-correcting chips," says Per Larsson-Edefors, Professor in Computer Engineering at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers.