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Special Issue "Optical Communication and Information Technology"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Multidisciplinary Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2023 | Viewed by 4667
Special Issue Editors
Interests: optical communications; optical signal processing and switching; information transmission; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; the second law of thermodynamics; reversibility and quantum mechanics; Shannon entropy; Kullback–Leibler divergence; channel capacity
Interests: optical communications; fiber propagation; WDM; SDM; PON; access; high capacity systems; metro networks
Special Issue Information
Optical communications are continually evolving in order to enable evolution towards the so-called Fiber-To-The-Everywhere/Everything, supporting a huge capacity for a large range of applications and any kind of services. New photonic networks, systems and technologies are also being explored to assure sustainability in terms of cost, power consumption and footprint. Optical communications use photons to transmit information and the connection between photons and bits (or between optical communications and information theory) opens new frontiers of investigation that cross the domains of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Optical fibers, the preferred transmission medium for optical communications, are also transducers of numerous physical and environmental quantities and open up the possibility of an intersection between optical communications and optical fiber sensors. This Special Issue will address the emerging and innovative solutions proposed for the next generation of optical communications, information technologies, and optical fiber sensors, for example:
- Ultra-high speed data rate per carrier, ultra-wide band (S, C and L band) and complex modulation formats, shaping and coding to face the continuous bandwidth increasing in transport, access and datacenter networks;
- New few-mode and multi-core fibers to exploit space-division multiplexing and hollow core fibers for innovative communication scenarios;
- Future PON solutions to range from FTTH, to enterprise infrastructures, IoT, and Industry 4.0;
- High-capacity flexible metropolitan area networks providing low latency and high reliability;
- Fixed and mobile convergence to support mobile transport in terms of backbone, backhaul, and fronthaul;
- Data center interconnections assuring ultrahigh throughput connectivity;
- Optical wireless, free space optics, and Li-WI allowing fiber to the desktop, and fiber to the machine;
- Low-cost photonic information technologies providing smart transceivers, simplified coherent detection, and low power consumption digital signal processing;
- Thermodynamics of the information and qu-bit optical communications: principles and prospects;
- Quantum key distribution, QKD, network management and applications;
- Interaction between the QKD plane, the key-manager plane and the optical transport network, OTN, plane and the IP plane;
- Fiber optic sensor network and use of existing optical communication networks as sensors of physical and environmental parameters.
Prof. Dr. Mario Martinelli
Prof. Dr. Pierpaolo Boffi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- optical communications
- fiber transmission
- transport network
- few-mode fiber
- multi-core fiber
- quantum communications