Scientists at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) have developed technology and created a device that will allow the development of components for sixth generation (6G) communication systems in Russia, the institute said.
“The device created at Skoltech opens up new prospects for the development of 6G system components, in particular, signal converters from terahertz to optical range. Research in the field of the sixth generation is carried out within the framework of the Skoltech-based NTI Competence Center on wireless communication and Internet of Things technologies. (Central Committee of NTI BSIV). In its developments, the Institute relies on an advanced scientific and laboratory base and production ties with leading Russian companies, “the release says.
The new device allows modulating optical radiation with a wavelength of 1.5 micrometers, with an electrical signal with a frequency of up to 10 GHz.
“The future of cellular communications lies in the full integration of the transport fiber-optic segment with compact radio modules. It can be said without exaggeration that such studies are absolutely critical for the further and complete localization of the production of 6G infrastructure and terminal equipment in Russia,” commented Dmitry Lakontsev, head of the NTI BSIV Central Committee.
In the future, it is planned to expand the frequency range to hundreds of GHz, as well as to increase the range of manufactured elements, the statement says. In addition, the possibility of expanding the range of applications of this class of devices in the production of infrastructure for the fiber-optic segment of sixth generation networks is being considered.