Special Issue "Microwave Photonics 2018"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: radiofrequency signal processing; fiber-wireless communications; space-division multiplexing
Interests: microwave photonics; biomimetic photonics; neuromorphic photonics; fiber optic sensors
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Bringing together the worlds of radiofrequency and optics engineering, the interdisciplinary field of Microwave Photonics (MWP) pursues the generation, processing, and distribution of microwave and millimeter-wave signals by photonic means. In comparison to traditional microwave technologies, MWP brings unique advantages inherent to photonics, such as low loss (independent of the radio frequency), high bandwidth or immunity to electromagnetic interference. In addition, it enables key processing features, such as fast tunability and reconfigurability, which are very complex or even impossible to achieve using conventional electronic approaches. These attractive properties are behind the increasing interest from both the research community and the industry experienced over the last two decades in various applications areas. In telecommunication networks, MWP enables distributed antenna and radio-over fiber systems, where broadband microwave and millimeter-wave signals are delivered from/to a central office to/from a variety of base stations with limited distortion as well as very low and frequency independent losses. In signal processing, MWP systems allow tunable and reconfigurable signal filtering and beamsteering of radiofrequency signals; while photonic analogue-to-digital converters bring the possibility of digitizing broadband signals at THz sampling rate. MWP allows as well the implementation of very versatile RF signal generators and optoelectronic oscillators spanning from ultrawideband to millimeter-wave signals.
Apart from the considerable added value that MWP brings to traditional microwave and radiofrequency systems, this interdisciplinary field holds a promising future in a myriad of emerging areas, such as the Internet of Things, medical imaging systems using Terahertz waves, optical coherence tomography, distributed sensing, wireless and body personal area networks, as well as converged fiber-wireless broadband access networks for 5G communications.
This Special Issue will address the current progress and latest breakthroughs in “Microwave Photonics”, covering among others the topics listed below. Both original research papers and review articles are welcome.
Dr. Ivana Gasulla
Dr. Mable P. Fok
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- Fiber-wireless communications and 5G
- Radiofrequency signal processing, sensing, and measurements
- Arbitrary microwave waveform generation
- Optoelectronic oscillation
- Microwave signal distribution
- Integrated microwave photonics
- Terahertz photonics and applications
- Novel applications of microwave photonics