Special Issue "All Optical Networks for Communications"


A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Antonella Bogoni
Photonic Network National Laboratory, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Website: http://www.ircphonet.it/staff/members/bogoni/index.php
E-Mail: antonella.bogoni@cnit.it
Interests: all-optical signal processing; ultra-fast optical networks; ultra-short optical pulse generation; microwave photonics; photonic-based radar systems; advanced modulation formats; optical packet switching; digital photonics; photonic ADCs; THz generation for cultural heritage; multi-protocol software defined radio TLC wireless systems

Guest Editor
Dr. Marilet De Andrade
Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Via Ponzio 34/5, Milan 20133, Italy
E-Mail: deandrade@elet.polimi.it
Interests: optical network communications; optical access networks; Passive Optical Networks (PON), WDM PON, TDM/WDM PON; long reach PON; dynamic bandwidth allocation in PON; energy efficiency in optical networks; optical/wireless network convergence; capacity upgrade and evolution of optical networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue of Optics journal will focus on new research results and practical solutions in the field of Optical Networks for Communications. As the Internet traffic and bandwidth demand continue to increase in the last decade, the optical technology devoted to expand the communication networks is expected to expand to meet the new capacity, reach, and networking challenges. Many aspects need to be explored such as scalability, flexibility, resiliency, quality of service, security, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, inter-operability and/or support of other network types.

This special issue of the Optics journal covers a large scope of research in optical networking and communications, and solicits contributions in, but not limited to:

  • Optical transport networks
  • Protection and restoration in optical networks
  • Design and performance evaluation of Optical network architectures
  • Optical switching, devices and architectures
  • Data center networks
  • Optical Access Networks, FTTx
  • Optical and Mobile Convergence
  • Free-space optical communication
  • Optical Packet, Burst, and Flow Switching
  • Failure monitoring and localization
  • Protection and restoration in optical networks
  • Elastic optical networks
  • Optical network security
  • Energy-efficient optical networks and systems
  • Support to grid and cloud computing
  • Radio over fiber
  • Convergence of optical and wireless networks

Dr. Antonella Bogoni
Dr. Marilet De Andrade
Guest Editors


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Published Papers (3 papers)

Photonics 2014, 1(2), 67-82; doi:10.3390/photonics1020067
Received: 23 December 2013; in revised form: 21 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
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Photonics 2014, 1(1), 47-66; doi:10.3390/photonics1010047
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 7 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014
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Photonics 2014, 1(1), 33-46; doi:10.3390/photonics1010033
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 13 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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Last update: 22 November 2013

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