Agnieszka Konczykowska

Agnieszka Konczykowska received her M.S. (1971) in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (1977) from Warsaw University of Technology. She worked with Warsaw University of Technology (1971-1981) on CAD tools and design methodologies, in particular using graph theory, symbolic analysis and artificial intelligence in analog circuit design. From 1981 to 1999 she was with CNET research Laboratory of France Telecom working on tools and methodologies of semiconductor device modeling combined with characterization of passive and active components of integrated circuits. During 1999-2005 she was with Alcatel R&D Laboratory and worked on circuit design (switched-capacitor circuits, microwave circuits, very high speed analog and digital circuits). From 2005 to 2018, she was in charge of microelectronic design activity at III-V Lab, joint laboratory of Nokia Bell Labs, Thales Research and Technology and CEA/Leti, France. She is presently with ADesign working for III-V Lab in the domain of components and circuits for telecommunication systems (optical and wireless).

High Performance Gigabit/s Electronic Circuits enabling Terabit/s optical communication systems

Optical communication systems form the backbone of today’s communication and information networks.

This lecture will start with a brief presentation of modern Tb/s optical communication systems and the main present challenges. We will describe different categories of networks and their main characteristics. Most popular architectures will be discussed.

An important part will be dedicated to high performance electronic and electro-optical components (EOC) in E/O transceivers. We will address the most recent advances in fabrication and design methods of these devices. The role of different technological processes (Si and III-V) and their potential co-integration will be discussed. Finally, we will also provide an outlook on the co-design of electronic components and EOCs.