Special Issue "Free-Space Optical Communication Systems for Beyond 5G/6G Mobile Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 September 2023) | Viewed by 7016
Interests: atmospheric (FSO) optical communications; Terahertz communications; hybrid fiber-FSO networks; UAV-UAV and UAV-ground optical communications; satellite-satellite and satellite-ground links; applications of FSO and Terahertz communications to new generations of mobile networks (6G and beyond)
Free-space optical (FSO) technology is one of the key solutions that have been widely used for communication and sensing. Furthermore, it has become a very favorable complementary technology to radio frequency (RF)-based wireless technologies for future communication networks, namely fifth-and-beyond- and sixth-generation (5G+ and 6G, respectively) communication systems. Among other reasons for its popularity, we can cite some of its inherent features: wide spectrum, high-data-rate, low latency, high security, low cost, and low energy consumption, combined with the ability to address the highly demanding requirements of 5G+ and 6G communications.
This Special Issue will explore key enabling technologies of signal processing methods for optical communication, optical computing, and optical sensing in different scenarios as well as future perspectives and trends. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
- FSO system architectures and transceiver design;
- Fiber/FSO systems;
- FSO and integration with mmWave/THz links;
- FSO-based vertical backhaul/fronthaul framework;
- Satellite–aerial 6G networks;
- Machine learning algorithms for FSO systems;
- Digital signal processing for sensing and communication;
- Orbital angular momentum (OAM);
- Quantum key distribution and quantum communications;
- Energy-efficient FSO/RF systems;
- Applications and/or experimental demonstrations of environmental surveillance, disaster prevention, etc. that help to mitigate the increasingly evident global climate change.
Dr. Antonio Jurado-Navas
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