Advanced Studies in Space Optical Communications

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Lasers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 581

Special Issue Editors

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Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Technology (School of Cyberspace Security), Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China
Interests: wireless optical communication and networking; visible light communication; free space optical communication; the fusion of light and wireless; the basic theory and key technologies of the fifth and sixth generation mobile communication (5G and 6G)
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Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: digital multimedia broadcast; wireless optical heterogeneous fusion communication; underwater communication; AI-enhanced intelligent communication signal processing technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After decades of development, space optical communication has evolved into two stages of generation after generation of optical communication terminals. Space optical communication technology has rapidly developed, but still faces many technical challenges. In this Special Issue, we welcome original articles and reviews that discuss cutting-edge research on space optical communication technologies, as well as extended conference papers.

The topics of this Special Issue can cover many advanced sub-fields, including, but not limited to: 6G wireless networks, free space optical communication, satellite optical communication, hybrid RF&FSO space communication, high-altitude platform communications, space–air–groundocean communication and networking, hybird LD&LED communications, space optical wireless power transfer, space SLIPT, and UAV optical wireless communications.

Dr. Jupeng Ding
Prof. Dr. Jintao Wang
Guest Editors

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  • 6G wireless networks
  • free space optical communications
  • satellite optical communications
  • hybrid RF&FSO space communication
  • high-altitude platform communications
  • space–air–ground–ocean communications and networking
  • hybird LD&LED communications
  • space optical wireless power transfer
  • space SLIPT
  • UAV optical wireless communications

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