Dr. Tolga Tekin

Tolga Tekin has completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science at the Technical University of Berlin in 2004, before beginning his career as a research scientist in Fraunhofer HHI’s Optical Signal Processing department, where he was engaged in advanced research on optical signal processing, 3R regeneration, all-optical switching, clock recovery, and integrated optics. His postdoctoral work continued as a post-doc researcher working on components for O-CDMA and terabit routers at the University of California, followed by work on phased-array antennas and their components for skyDSL at Teles AG. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, he initially conducted projects on optical interconnects and silicon photonics packaging, continuing with work on microsystems, photonic integrated system-in-package technology, photonic interconnects, and 3D heterogeneous integration at the TU Berlin. He currently works as a Group Manager for Photonics and Plasmonics Systems at Fraunhofer IZM and is the coordinator of the ‘PhoxLab - European Photonics Innovation Hub for Optical Interconnects‘ at the Institute, continuing his coordinating work from the European flagship project on optical interconnects ‘FP7-PhoxTroT’, ‘H2020-L3MATRIX’ and the on-going ‘H2020-MASSTART’ project.

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