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SC1 - Fibres, Fibre and Free Space Devices and Fibre Amplifiers

  • Physics of light propagation in optical fibres
  • Optical fibre design, fabrication and characterisation
  • Specialty optical fibres for improved transmission performance
  • Multimode &multicore fibre and fibre amplifiers for spatial division multiplexing
  • Low-latency fibres and fibres for new wavelength ranges
  • Fibre and free space based devices
  • Fibre amplifiers and fibre lasers
  • Highly nonlinear fibres and their applications

SC2 - Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Optical Processors

  • Novel material platforms and structured materials
  • Integrated III-V devices
  • Advanced receiver technologies
  • Design, fabrication and characterisation of novel integrated devices and functionalities
  • Integrated light sources, directly modulated lasers and VCSELs
  • Silicon and hybrid III-V/silicon photonics
  • Large-scale photonic integrated circuits
  • Sources and detectors for quantum communication systems
  • Nonlinear waveguides for optical signal processing
  • Packaging of advanced novel devices, testing of performance and reliability

SC3 - Digital Signal Handling Techniques

  • Algorithms for DSP in optical transmission systems
  • Modelling, design, and implementation of digital signal processing
  • Novel digital signal processing algorithms for optical transmitters & receivers
  • Design, implementation &implications of reduced complexity DSP algorithms
  • Optical MIMO DSP
  • Machine Learning based DSP for optical transmission
  • Digital subsystems for nonlinear transmission enhancement
  • Electronic subsystems for optical communication systems

SC4 - Point-to-Point Optical Transmission

  • Demonstrations of transmission benefit from combined novel fibres, devices, subsystems and multiplexing techniques
  • Lab and field implementation of optical fibre transmission links
  • High capacity optical transmission for data center intra-connections
  • Analog and nonlinear signal processing subsystems demonstrating transmission enhancement
  • Line terminals, optical transmitter and receiver subsystems
  • Optical, optoelectronic, or electrical (incl. DAC/ADC) subsystems
  • Multiplexing and demultiplexing subsystems
  • Demonstration of point-to-point quantum communication systems

SC5 - Theory of Optical Communications

  • Transmission system modelling
  • Capacity, reach, flexibility limits of optical transmission systems
  • System level implications of physical impairments and impairment mitigation techniques
  • Novel error correction coding
  • Advanced data encoding and signal shaping
  • Information theory for optical communications
  • Schemes for impairment mitigation increasing data throughout and/or mutual information
  • Quantum communication system theory

SC6 - Photonics for Free Space, 5G, and Microwave Applications

  • Microwave Photonics Subsystems for 5G
  • Millimetre-wave and Terahertz photonics
  • Optical wireless communication networks
  • LiFi and VLC communication networks
  • Satellite communication links
  • Demonstration of free-space optical and optics-based THz wireless transmission
  • Demonstration of radio-over-fibre and 5G systems and subsystems including front-haul/back-haul optimisation
  • Hybrid wireless/optical wireless communication network solutions
  • Photonic Subsystems for dual use in RF systems i.e. communication and sensing
  • Free space quantum communication systems

SC7 - Fibre Based Networks

  • Covers the following topics for:
    • Core, metro and convergent networks
    • Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTx) and optical access networks
    • Passive optical networks
    • In-building optical networks Intra and inter data centre networks
    • High performance computer networks
  • Subsystems for network functionalities, system-on-a-chip (SoC) and on-chip networks
  • Design of high connectivity node architectures including protection and failure recovery
  • Network deployments and field trials
  • Highly parallel network and interconnect demonstrations
  • Energy efficiency
  • Photonics for Cloud services
  • Optical performance monitoring techniques and subsystems
  • Network demonstrations of quantum communication systems

SC8 - Network Architecture, Control and Management

  • Covers the following topics for:
    • Core, metro and convergent networks
    • Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTx) and optical access networks
    • Passive optical networks
    • In-building optical networks
    • Intra and inter data centre networks
    • High performance computer networks
  • Control, orchestration, and management of optical networks
  • Optical Network Architectures
  • Planning and scaling of hybrid optical/optoelectronic networks
  • Network latency
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence for advanced networking and monitoring
  • Integration of optical transmission and networks with higher layer network services
  • Network reliability, survivability, security and disaster recovery
  • Network energy efficiency