Press releases

18. November 2019MWP 2019 Best Paper Award

The development of a novel photonic two-tone terahertz spectroscopy and imaging system, which earned Sebastian Dülme the "Best Student Paper Award (2nd Place)" for his work "300 GHz Photonic Self-Mixing Imaging System with vertically illuminated Triple-Transit-Region Photodiode Terahertz Emitters", received special recognition.

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17. Oktober 20196G and ultra-modern radar systems

In order to be able to invest in new production facilities and equipment, the university will receive over 6.5 million euros from state and EU funds*. This will create a terahertz integration centre (THz-IZ) that is unique in Germany.

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24. Januar 2019ZHO receives € 3.96 million in funding

The Microelectronics Research Laboratory for High-Frequency Beam Forming - ForLab SmartBeam - is being built at the University of Duisburg-Essen, funded by the BMBF.

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6. Juli 2018UDE: Structured fiber radio networks in buildings

The telephone hangs on the twin-wire line, television on the coaxial cable, and the Internet is received via WLAN - many building networks are no longer up to date in view of growing mobility and ever larger data volumes. How can Germany make its networks faster and more secure?

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4. August 2017EU-Japan project RAPID5G introduces 5G to the public

Recently, the RAPID5G project ( showed the first live public demonstration of its 60 GHz 5G technology.

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3. März 2017It doesn't always have to be fiber optics - Fast Internet by radio

Surfing the Internet at turbo speed anywhere - that's what the fiber optic network is supposed to enable worldwide. However, expansion is proceeding at a snail's pace, even in Germany and especially in rural areas. But perhaps it doesn't have to be expensive underground cables. A new photonic antenna unit achieves the same speed by radio and can be installed in just a few days. It has now been successfully tested in the network of a European telecom company. The antenna was developed by optoelectronics experts at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

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1. September 2016Visit our booth 694 at ECOC 2016

The University of Duisburg Essen will present coherent radio-over-fiber (CRoF) systems for next-generation optical access networks and mobile networks at ECOC 2016 from September 19 to 21. The CRoF systems developed within the IPHOBAC-NG project enable the extension of GPON and WDM-PON networks based on millimeter-wave radio architectures.

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15. Januar 2016New world record for digital radio transmission

As part of the European research projects IPHOBAC-NG and RAPID5G, new technologies or system architectures have been developed that enable particularly efficient radio transmission even at the highest radio frequencies.

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24. November 2015MWP 2015 Best Paper Award

Rattana Cuenchom, currently a doctoral student in optoelectronics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, has presented a photonic mixer that for the first time offers the possibility of transparently transferring optical baseband signals into the millimeter-wave radio range using optical upconversion.

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