Dr. Benjamin Wohlfeil is currently a Manager in the Advanced Technology department at ADVA Optical Networking in Berlin and is involved in the photonic integration activities of ADVA. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in computer science from Technische Universität Berlin in 2008 and the Dr.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering also from Technische Universität Berlin in 2015. From 2014 to 2015 he worked as a post-doc in the group Computational Nano-optics at the Konrad-Zuse-Center for applied mathematics. Benjamin Wohlfeil has authored more than a dozen papers and is inventor of several patents. He is an active contributor to OIF and COBO standardization groups regarding coherent optical transceivers and is involved in several national and European research projects.
Driven by growing demand for data intensive applications in both consumer and commercial areas, increasingly interconnected data-center and telecommunication networks are needed. Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) are now at the basis of every high-speed optical transceiver as they offer high value in several technical and economical aspects. Nonetheless further innovation is required to meet market demand for future generations of optical transceivers.