Advancements in Signal Processing for High-Speed Optical Fiber Transmission Networks

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Communication and Network".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong SAR, China
Interests: digital signal processing for fiber optical communications; coherent optical transmission system; IM/DD short reach systems; silicon photonics; PIC

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Guest Editor
College of Engineering and Technology, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait
Interests: DSP algorithms for short-reach intensity modulation with direct-detection transmission systems; AI and machine learning in communication systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern telecommunications are enabled through high-speed optical fiber transmission networks, which form the backbone of the internet and the gateway to the information age. These optical fiber networks utilize carefully engineered high-speed communication devices, which offer both the data-rate flexibility and reach required for the efficient transfer of vast amounts of data over large distances. The field of signal processing plays a vital role in advancing the capabilities of these networks and devices. This Special Issue, titled "Advancements in Signal Processing for High-Speed Optical Fiber Transmission Networks", aims to discover and showcase the latest advances and breakthroughs in this important domain.

The ever-increasing demand for bandwidth requires the development of innovative signal processing techniques, which enhance data throughput and increase operating margins. This Special Issue requests contributions that encompass both foundational and applied research, in the form of regular papers and review articles, focusing on the following topics:

  • Novel signal processing algorithms tailored to high-speed optical fiber transmission networks;
  • Advanced modulation formats and encoding schemes;
  • Adaptive signal processing for mitigating impairments, such as dispersion, fiber nonlinearity and noise, in optical fiber channels;
  • Technologies for enhancing the efficiency and robustness of optical networks;
  • Real-world implementations and case studies demonstrating the practical impacts of signal processing advancements;
  • Integrated multidisciplinary approaches to the design and operation of optical networks.

Researchers, engineers, and experts in this field are invited to contribute to this Special Issue, sharing their insights and discoveries to further advance signal processing in high-speed optical fiber networks. Together, we can impact the future of telecommunications and ensure that our networks continue to meet the ever-growing demands of our connected world.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Kangping Zhong
Dr. Abdullah S. Karar
Guest Editors

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  • signal processing
  • optical fiber transmission
  • high-speed networks
  • advance modulation techniques
  • signal processing algorithms
  • data throughput
  • adaptive signal processing
  • optical network systems
  • dispersion mitigation
  • noise reduction

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