The Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory (PNRL) at Stanford University conducted research into a broad range of issues in photonics and optical networks under the guidance of Professor Leonid Kazovsky. Our research focused on optical/wireless convergence (project GOBIT), quasi-passive photonic devices (project QPAR), energy efficient access networks (project CUPELLA), and dynamic circuit switched transport (project UltraFlow).

More information about our most recent projects can be found at the links below.

Recent Projects

Title Sponsor
CUPELLA: Customer Premises Equipment for Low-Power and Low-Cost Architectures Alcatel-Lucent
DAN: Deutsche Telekom/Stanford Next Generation Access Network Deutsche Telekom
DWA-PON: Dynamic Wavelength Allocation PON Network KDDI
GOBIT: Green Office Building IT Networks Corning
GROW-NET: Grid Reconfigurable Optical and Wireless Network National Science Foundation (Award Number 0627085)
H-PON: Hybrid WDM/TDM Passive Optical Network Motorola Stanford Networking and Research Center (SNRC)
HORNET: Efficient Scalable Metropolitan Area Network Phase I: Sprint Phase II: DARPA
LEARN: Lightwave Exchangeable Add/Drop Ring Network Sprint
MARIN: Metro Access Rings Integrated Network National Science Foundation (Award Number 520291)
MONA: Metropolitan Optical Network Architecture Fujitsu Labs of America
NG-PON: Next Generation Passive Optical Network Huawei
OBM: High Speed Optical Burst Mode Transceiver CIS (Center for Integrated Systems): Partnership between Stanford University and Industrial Firms
OPA: Optical Parametric Amplifiers National Science Foundation
QPAR: Quasi-Passive Reconfigurable Optical Devices, Systems, and Networks Center For Integrated Systems, Stanford University
STARNET: Broadband Backbone Optical Wavelength-Division Multiplexing LAN
SUCCESS-LCO: Hybrid Time Division/Wavelength Division Network Through Line Codes KDDI Labs
SureOn: Security and Novel Components for Optical Access Networks ANDevices, Inc.
UltraFlow: A Hybrid Future Internet Architecture National Science Foundation