Currently, WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) optical networks represent the telecommunications technology with the highest capacity to transmit information on the Internet. However, due to the increasing demand for data traffic globally, this technology must be regularly updated.

In order to contribute to improving the current optical networks, the researchers of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Universidad de Concepción and University College London have joined forces to form the Research Group in Optical Networks (IRO because of its acronym in the Spanish language, Investigación en Redes Ópticas). This group benefits from the synergy obtained by putting the institutions' laboratories at the service of the group of academics and students working in this area.


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Transformación digital en Chile: Aportes del Grupo IRO y colaboradores internacionales a la conectividad de zonas rurales de Chile

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Spectrum allocation in Band Division Multiplexing – Elastic Optical Networks

ANID FONDECYT Iniciación 11220650

This proposal intends to extend state of art in BDM optical networks in four sub-areas: Heuristics, Optimisation, Data Science, and technological tools.

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Intelligent Optical Networks for the Future Internet

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Routing, space and spectrum allocation methods for SDM flexgrid optical networks

ANID FONDECYT Iniciación 11201024

The proyect pretens to solve the essential problems for designing future optical communication networks (EON and SDM architectures) facing the impending capacity crunch on telecommunication networks.

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Nonlinearity compensation for multi-band transmission in optical fibre communication systems

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The goal of this project is to develop nonlinearity compensation (NLC) strategies in the digital and optical domain to mitigate the detrimental effect of inter-channel stimulated Raman scattering (ISRS) in a multiband transmission environment.

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Alejandra Beghelli
Lecturer at University College London
Danilo Bórquez Paredes
Assistant Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Nicolás Jara
Assistant Professor at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Ariel Leiva
Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Ricardo Olivares
Assistant Professor at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Gabriel Saavedra
Associate Professor at Universidad de Concepción

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