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Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Technological Invention Award in the Guangdong Province Science and Technology Award 2020

An EIE research team from the optical communication research group won the First Class Prize of the Technological Invention Award in the Guangdong Province Science and Technology Award 2020. The team jointly conducted the winning project “數據中心多維度光互聯關鍵技術及應用” (translation: “Key technologies for multi-dimensional optical interconnects for data centres and their applications”) with the scientists from the Jinan University and the Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. The project studied the bottleneck problems in increasing the capacity of optical interconnects for data centres. It achieved the breakthroughs in solving formidable difficulties in three technologies in relation to new mode optical fibres, digital signal processing core chips based on the new mode, and chips for silicon photonic switches. This project has generated significant economic benefit and obtained 38 patents in various countries. One of its technologies has been applied to the intelligent monitoring of optical fibre cables and power networks.