PoliCom - POLItecnico Comunicazioni Ottiche Milano - is a Research Center of DEI, operated by personnel from Politecnico di Milano and Foundation Politecnico di Milano. PoliCom was born on 2009 as a continuation of CoreCom, a previous Research Center owned by a Consortium Politecnico di Milano-Pirelli Cable and Systems, expired in December 2008 after 13 years of activities. The mission of PoliCom is to coordinate and consolidate competencies and labs in the field of photonics, for optical communications and beyond. PoliCom inherited the Labs and part of the Research Personnel of CoreCom. At PoliCom, competencies and interests of DEI and other departments of Politecnico di Milano meet to realize challenging and ambitious projects in collaboration with industrial and public subjects.
PoliCom staff is made of expert and qualified research personnel and operates one of largest and qualified optical communication experimental facilities in Italy.
PoliCom is structured in 4 main Labs:
- Optical Communications Systems: focused on the design of new systems in the optical transport and access domains;
- Integrated Optics: targeting the design and development of new integrated-optics concepts and devices;
- Optical Fiber and Optical Sensor: for the study and development of new fiber and optical fiber sensors;
- Optical Technologies: aimed at experimenting and applying new materials and technologies in the photonic domain.