Special Issue "Optical Fiber Communications"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2018)
Prof. Mário F. S. Ferreira
Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal
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Interests: modeling and characterization of multi-section semiconductor lasers for coherent systems; quantum well lasers; optical fiber amplifiers and lasers; soliton propagation; nanophotonics; optical sensors; polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers
Optical fiber communication systems have been deployed worldwide since 1980, and have revolutionized the field of telecommunications. The capacity of such systems has been continuously increasing. Over the last three decades, the aggregate bit-rate of optical transmission systems based on single-mode fiber (SMF) has increased by a factor of four orders of magnitude by means of multiplexing techniques that use time, wavelength, and polarization as a degree of freedom to encode information. In addition to multiplexing, coherent transmission techniques also allow to increase the aggregate bit-rate of optical communications systems by exploiting both the phase and the amplitude of the light to carry information. As today’s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) coherent optical communication has already taken advantage of all degrees off freedom of a lightwave in a single-mode fiber, further multiplicative growth must explore new degrees of freedom that do not exist in SMFs. In this context, space-division multiplexing (SDM), including mode-division multiplexing (MDM) using multimode fibers (MMFs) or few-mode fibers (FMFs) and/or core multiplexing using multicore fibers (MCFs), has attracted a great deal of attention in the last few years.
This Special Issue covers a large scope of research in the area of optical fiber communications, and solicits contributions in, but not limited to:
- Multichannel systems
- WDM components
- Space-division multiplexing
- Polarization-mode dispersion
- Multicore fibers
- Few-mode fibers
- Coherent optical communications
- Optical transmitters
- Optical receivers
- Optical amplifiers
- Dispersion-compensating fibers
- Dispersion-managed systems
- Pseudo-linear lightwave systems
- Soliton transmission systems
- Optical signal processing
- Nonlinear effects
Prof. Mário Ferreira
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