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Roadmap of optical communications

Roadmap of optical communications
Roadmap of optical communications


Lightwave communications is a necessity for the information age. Optical links provide enormous bandwidth, and the optical fiber is the only medium that can meet the modern society's needs for transporting massive amounts of data over long distances. Applications range from global high-capacity networks, which constitute the backbone of the internet, to the massively parallel interconnects that provide data connectivity inside datacenters and supercomputers. Optical communications is a diverse and rapidly changing field, where experts in photonics, communications, electronics, and signal processing work side by side to meet the ever-increasing demands for higher capacity, lower cost, and lower energy consumption, while adapting the system design to novel services and technologies. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this rich research field, Journal of Optics has invited 16 researchers, each a world-leading expert in their respective subfields, to contribute a section to this invited review article, summarizing their views on state-of-the-art and future developments in optical communications.
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Agrell, Erik, Karlsson, Magnus, Chraplyvy, A.R., Richardson, David J., Krummich, Peter M., Winzer, Peter, Roberts, Kim, Fischer, Johannes Karl, Savory, Seb J., Eggleton, Benjamin J., Secondini, Marco, Kschischang, Frank R., Lord, Andrew, Prat, Josep, Tomkos, Ioannis, Bowers, John E., Srinivasan, Sudha, Brandt-Pearce, Maite and Gisin, Nicholas (2016) Roadmap of optical communications. Journal of Optics, 18 (6), [063002]. (doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/6/063002).

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Lightwave communications is a necessity for the information age. Optical links provide enormous bandwidth, and the optical fiber is the only medium that can meet the modern society's needs for transporting massive amounts of data over long distances. Applications range from global high-capacity networks, which constitute the backbone of the internet, to the massively parallel interconnects that provide data connectivity inside datacenters and supercomputers. Optical communications is a diverse and rapidly changing field, where experts in photonics, communications, electronics, and signal processing work side by side to meet the ever-increasing demands for higher capacity, lower cost, and lower energy consumption, while adapting the system design to novel services and technologies. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this rich research field, Journal of Optics has invited 16 researchers, each a world-leading expert in their respective subfields, to contribute a section to this invited review article, summarizing their views on state-of-the-art and future developments in optical communications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 December 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 3 May 2016

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Local EPrints ID: 413259
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/413259
ISSN: 2040-8986
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Author: Erik Agrell
Author: Magnus Karlsson
Author: A.R. Chraplyvy
Author: Peter M. Krummich
Author: Peter Winzer
Author: Kim Roberts
Author: Johannes Karl Fischer
Author: Seb J. Savory
Author: Benjamin J. Eggleton
Author: Marco Secondini
Author: Frank R. Kschischang
Author: Andrew Lord
Author: Josep Prat
Author: Ioannis Tomkos
Author: John E. Bowers
Author: Sudha Srinivasan
Author: Maite Brandt-Pearce
Author: Nicholas Gisin

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