Project acronym: ALOHA
Project title: AlInGaAs Lasers for Optical Home Access
Project duration: 2.5 years, from March 2011 to August 2013
Coordinator: CST Global
Scientific representative of the coordinator: Dr. Wyn Meredith

Executive summary

The ALOHA project aimed to develop the technology for AlInGaAs lasers capable of high performance and low unit cost for the home access market. The project involved a mix of materials, components and systems partners: CST (Coordinator, UK), HHI (DE), IQE (UK), plus unfunded partners Eblana (IE) and NSN (DE). COGO (DE) were also involved but withdrew early in the project due to the company being put into formal administration.

The primary objective of developing a platform approach to high speed component development was achieved, and the performance of the demonstrator devices was successful to commercial grade specifications in several areas including 10Gb/s Fabry-Perot (FP), 10G discrete mode (DM), and 2.5G distributed feedback (DFB) lasers.

Public project report (.docx download): ALOHA