ROADMap Systems

ROADMap Systems was spun out of the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) in 2014 to develop a next-generation optical Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS), used to switch wavelength channels in an optical network.

Increased data volumes and speeds are placing stress upon telecommunications hardware, especially the optical wavelength switches known as Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) of which WSSs are the key component. The Company’s proprietary technology allows light to be steered in two dimensions, increasing port counts, improving optical performance and reducing both CapEx and OpEx.


Professor Daping Chu

Daping is the Head of the Photonics & Sensors Group and Chair of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics Steering Committee.

Daping is a Director of Research and also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Selwyn College, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Chartered Physicist and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He has a Professorship from Nanjing University in China.

Daping’s research activity has been in the areas of both theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, semiconductor devices and materials, nanostructures and properties, ferroelectrics non-volatile memory devices, organic electronics and inkjet fabrication process.

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