Special Issue "Optical Communications and Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: optical communications systems, advanced modulation formats, innovative optical sources (VCSELs/RSOAs), Digital Signal Processing for optical transmitters/receivers, spatial division multiplexing systems, optical vortices
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The continuous growth of bandwidth demands in optical access networks, to support different data traffic types, including mobile backhaul and fronthaul, and the migration towards a more flexible, efficient and agile paradigm of optical metro networks, are posing new challenges, urgently requiring low-cost and power-efficient solutions. In the last few decades, optical communications reached maturity in intra-datacenters and long-haul scenarios, the former being based on simple Intensity Modulation/Direct Detection (IM/DD) multimode fiber optic systems and the latter exploiting digital coherent detection to drastically increase the spectral efficiency and, hence, the transported capacity of the core network segment. Different from intra-datacenter and long-haul transmissions, access and metro networks require innovative solutions, driving research on energy- and cost-efficient photonic technologies, in order to target both capacity enhancement and dynamic and heterogeneous data delivery in a cost-effective way.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather the most recent developments and applications of optical communication systems, covering, but not limited to, the following scopes:
- Optical access/metro networks scenarios;
- Modulation formats for short/medium reach applications;
- Flexible/agile optical networks;
- Novel energy- and cost-effective photonics technologies for access/metro networks;
- Spatial division multiplexing systems (few-mode fibers, multicore fibers);
- Low-complexity Digital Signal Processing for short/medium reach transmissions.
Prof. Alberto Gatto
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- Optical access/metro networks
- Flexible optical networks
- Spatial division multiplexing systems
- Advanced modulation formats (PAM, DMT, OFDM, QAM)
- Intensity Modulation/Direct Detection
- Coherent transmission/detection
- Low-complexity DSP
- Energy- and cost-effective photonics technologies
- Optical sources for short/medium reach applications