Research at the Center for Integrated Access Networks


UCSD Testbed Facility

The research of the CIAN Engineering Research Center will advance upon three major thrusts wherein interoperability of components will be proven via state-of-the-art testbeds, which will provide for cross-collaboration among system, sub-system, and device research efforts.

 

Thrust 1: Optical Communication Systems and Networking will act as the "top-down" driver for the development and integration of components and devices that will enable integrated subsystems, co-optimized to cost-effectively provide high-data rate services to the "curb."

This thrust includes issues such as aggregation and access networks, cross-layer optimization, wavelength multicasting and ubiquitous monitoring. The projects in this thrust will enable and demonstrate numerous new network applications including ultra high-bandwidth data centers and immersive telepresence.

Thrust 2: Subsystem Integration and Silicon Nanophotonics will explore signal conditioning, processing, reconfiguration, and control functions realized with various platforms including CMOS compatible nanostructures and silicon nanophotonics, and multifunctional integrated subsystems exploiting monolithic and heterogeneous integration.

Thrust 3: Materials and Devices will act as the scientific and technological foundation by conducting research on new materials, device technologies, processing and integration methods for chip-scale integrated optoelectronics.

Thrust Leads


Dr. Alan Willner

Thrust 1 Lead
213/740-4664

Dr. Axel Scherer

Thrust 2 Lead
626-395-4691

Dr.Connie Chang-Hasnain

Thrust 3 Lead
510-642-4315


Dr. Keren Bergman

Thrust 1 Co-Lead
212-854-2280

Dr. Ming Wu

Thrust 2 Co-Lead
510-643-0808

Dr. Hyatt gibbs

Thrust 3 Co-Lead
520-621-2941

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Dr. Nasser Peyghambarian

Director

Center for Integrated
Access Networks,
University of Arizona
College of Optical Sciences
1630 East University Boulevard.
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA

Tel:520-621-4649
Fax: 520-626-6219


Dr. Yeshaiahu Fainman

Deputy Director

University of California, San Diego

Tel:858-534-8909


Yousaf Riaz

Manager IT

Tel: 520-626-9056
Fax: 520-621-4442

 

This material is based upon work supported by the Engineering Research Center Program of the National Science Foundation under NSF Cooperative Support Agreement Award No. EEC-0812072. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation. © 2008 The Arizona Board of Regents. | webmaster@cian-erc.org