Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)

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Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)
The Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) is a multi-institutional research effort consisting of more than several universities including UCLA. The vision of CIAN is to create transformative technologies for optical access networks where virtually any application requiring any resource can be seamlessly and efficiently aggregated and interfaced with existing and future core networks in a cost-effective manner. Analogous to the evolution over decades of today’s computer laptop using massive integration of discrete electronic components, the CIAN vision would lead to the creation of the PC equivalent of the optical access network by employing optoelectronic integration to enable affordable and flexible access to any type of service, including delivery of data rates approaching 10 Gbits/s to a broad population base anywhere and at any time. We are currently developing novel methods and instruments to achieve the CIAN goal.
[1] Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)

​[2] A. Fard, S. Gupta, B. Jalali, “Ultrahigh bandwidth sampling scope via an NI5154 and a photonic time stretch pre-processor,” NIWeek Conference (2009)
[3] A. Fard, S. Gupta, and B. Jalali, “Digital equalization of ultrafast data using real-time burst sampling,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference / National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (2010)
[4] A. Fard, B. Buckley, and B. Jalali, “Doubling the spectral efficiency of photonic time-stretch analog-to-digital converter by polarization multiplexing,” Frontiers in Optics (2010)

Brandon W. Buckley
Cejo Ionappan
David Borlaug
Peter Devore