News and Reviews (February 2015)

2014 Baden-Württemberg State Research Prize to Prof. Christian Koos

Koos.jpgThe German scientist Prof. Christian Koos from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  was awarded Euro 100,000 for his work on optical communication technology enabling even faster and more energy-efficient data transmission. Koos conducts research on nanophotonic components and novel techniques of optical high-speed communication.
Together with colleagues of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) he and his team succeeded in transmitting  a data stream of 1.44 terabit per second  corresponding to the data volume of more than 100 million telephone calls – using a miniaturized frequency comb as an optical source.