The physical-layer algorithms in optical communication systems are traditionally optimized for transmitting bit streams and are not optimal for modern packet-oriented applications. The aim of this project is to bridge this gap by designing innovative coding and decoding algorithms for optical channels with burst errors, inspired by a similar paradigm shift in wireless communications. The project is led by Professor Erik Agrell (IEEE Fellow) and funded by a prestigious grant from the Swedish Research Council.
Candidates should have a PhD in error-control coding or related subjects. For more details and application instructions, see