Feature Issue of Optics Express

Ultra-wideband Optical Communications

Submissions open: 1 August 2021
Submissions close: 1 November 2021

Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "Ultra-wideband Optical Communications."

Ultra-wideband optical communication is the frontier of research to increase the capacity of fiber infrastructure. Realizing ultra-wideband optical communication requires cooperatively developed components and algorithms. Meanwhile, to maintain a compact transponder size for ultra-wideband systems, high interface rate per wavelength is needed. Currently, the interface data rate per wavelength is approaching Tb/s, enabled by advanced digital signal processing (DSP), coded modulation and high bandwidth components. Superchannel transceivers are also being developed to realize multi-Tb/s. Utilizing the ultra-high-speed transceivers, along with multi-band components and algorithms, data rate per fiber may achieve 100 Tb/s and beyond.

This feature issue will highlight the most recent progress in ultra-wideband optical communication from various aspects, including multiband WDM system, high symbol rate (including superchannel) transmission and high bandwidth photonic devices, and present them as a whole to the community.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Multi-band system
  • Multi-band optical amplifier
  • Multi-band ROADM
  • Ultra-high baud optical transceiver
  • Coding and modulation for ultra-high baud transmission
  • Digital signal processing for ultra-high baud transmission
  • Ultra-high bandwidth modulator
  • Ultra-high bandwidth receiver
  • Superchannel system design and component integration
  • Modeling and monitoring of ultra-wideband system
  • End-to-end optimization of ultra-wideband system

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Optics Express and submit through Prism's manuscript submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Ultra-wideband Optical Communications.

Feature Editors
Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Lead Editor)
Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
David Plant, McGill University, Canada
William Shieh, The University of Melbourne, Australia