Graphene will revolutionize telecommunications?
Graphene enables extremely high bandwidth with low power consumption to meet and even exceed the needs of 5G, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
In a new scientific article published in "Nature Reviews Materials" Graphene Flagship industry representatives and researchers are exploring the potential of graphene in the context of the broader high-speed Internet market. As predicted, by 2020. More than 12 billion devices will be connected. Support The cooperation of international research centres International research collaboration with leading companies such as Nokia and Ericsson shows that graphene is a promising direction for next-generation connectivity.
Researchers in the Graphene Flagship project, one of the European Commission’s major research initiatives, have shown that integrated photonic devices based on graphene provide a unique solution for next-generation optical communications. Scientists have shown how b graphene’s properties enable extremely high bandwidth with low energy consumption, which will radically change the way b data transmission in optical communication systems. As a result, graphene-based devices can become an essential component in the development of 5G technologies, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
– Conventional technologies based on p As the current limits of the power of semiconductors are reached, we need to invent entirely new technologies to realise the most ambitious visions for the future global networked society – explains Wolfgang Templ, Head of Transmitter-Receiver Research at Nokia Bell Labs, a company that will ra is a partner in the Graphene Flagship project. – Graphene offers promising opportunities to enter a new level of performance head of the subassemblies in serving optical and radio communications, kt hich will exceed the performance limits of today’s conventional technologies based on p Semiconductors – adds.
– With its unique advantages, graphene photonics will revolutionize telecommunications. We need to explore new materials to overcome the limitations of current technologies and respond to the demands of future networks requiring more bandwidth – confirms Paola Galli, part of Nokia’s optical and IP technical team.
Graphene Flagship partners present a vision of the future of graphene-based integrated photonics and create a strategy to optimize energy consumption. They also propose a roadmap: the development of photonic devices using graphene, the evolution of the market in data and telecommunications for 5G, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, which are the future drivers of these markets . – Photonic-integrated graphene is a low-cost, scalable technology that will ra can support fiber optic links providing very high data rates – m i Marco Romagnoli, from the Italian National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), a partner in the project.
Antonio D’Errico of Ericsson Research, kt ra participates in the Graphene Flagship program, presents in a paper published in "Nature Reviews Materials", how b Graphene for photonic applications could radically change the outlook for communications and information technologies. – The article also explains how b new extended optical networks can be enabled. I am pleased to say that now every person interested in this topic can get acquainted with this knowledge of fundamental importance – adds.
A partnership between industry and academia, bringing together companies and universities in five r The launch of the 5G technology in several European countries has created a vision for the future of graphene integration in photonics. Team The project team includes researchers from CNIT, Ericsson, IMEC, Nokia, Nokia-Bell Labs, AMO, ICFO and the University of Cambridge. Support he cooperation between the participants is at the heart of the Graphene Flagship project set up by the European Commission to support the goal of commercialising graphene and the material in related to 2023. – Graphene Flagship is a unique ecosystem in which in which industry and academic partners are working together to build a new, innovative, and innovative solution lent longer than a typical EU project. Synergies sustained over time produce unprecedented scientific results and innovative solutions – Romagnoli comments.
– Wsp The collaboration between academia and business is crucial to the development of a completely new technology for a sub-assembly . This stage of research involves significant risks, which is why it is so important for academic and commercial research centers to join forces in order to solve key problems . Industry can provide a different perspective on how to approach important research questions of relevance to future systems in telecommunications. Through a two-way exchange of information, we can develop the technology to its more mature form and address all the requirements necessary for future commercialization and mass production of components graphene-based systems – adds Wolfgang Templ, working at Nokia Bell Labs.
– This case demonstrates the power of graphene-based technologies to create breakthrough applications in telecommunications. We are already beginning to see the first fruits of the investment in the Graphene Flagship program as we move from fabrication of material through subassembly manufacturing in up to the construction of integrated – explains Kari Hjelt, Marketing Manager at the University of Helsinki. Graphene Flagship Innovations.
Graphene photonics has advantages over state-of-the-art technologies known today, zar In terms of both performance and manufacturing process. Graphene can provide modulation, sensing and switching capabilities that The project team includes researchers from the CNMI, the CNMI’s scientific community, the CNMI’s research institutes, and the CNMI’s scientific and research institutes. – Our goal is highly integrated optical transmitter-receivers, which The advent of the Internet of Things and 5G will finally make it possible to demonstrate the full potential of graphene, which will enable ultra-high transmission speeds of well over one terabit per second per optical channel. These targeted systems will r The research teams will differ from their predecessors in p n conductors with less complexity, energy dissipation and wsp The synergies sustained over a period of time, combined with greater flexibility and a wider range of adjustments – explains Templ.
– Optical communication links will become increasingly important for the development of 5G technology, as they can provide the required high data rates across all nodes. Graphene-based optical components integrated on a silicon substrate will be able to deliver higher performance at lower manufacturing costs, so they are expected to become critical in the 5G era, adds Daniel Neumaier, a representative of AMO GmbH, another partner of the initiative, and leader of Graphene Flagship’s Electronics and Photonics Integration Division.
– The paper makes clear why an integrated approach to graphene and silicon-based photonics can meet and exceed the predictable demands of ever-increasing data rates in the telecommunications systems of the future – m i Andrea C. Ferrari, professor at the University of Cambridge, coordinator of the Science and Technology Section and chair of the Graphene Flagship Management Team. – The advent of the Internet of Things and the 5G era will finally allow graphene to demonstrate its full capabilities – summarizes.