Special Issue on: ULTRA-WIDEBAND WDM SYSTEMS  (Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 15 May 2019)

The special issue will address several topics related to ultra-wideband WDM optical systems, among which: ultra-wideband (UWB) optical amplification; integrated ultra-wideband transceivers for elastic optical networks; analytical transmission models for physical layer aware optical networking; DSP and modulation schemes for UWB-WDM; operator point of view on the exploitation and road-map of the full-spectrum and deployment policies; potential, scalability and the prospects of wavelength-routed networks for UWB-WDM framework; optical networking challenges associated to multi-band transmission.

Special Issue on:  DSP IN NEXT GENERATION OPTICAL ACCESS NETWORKS  (Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 30 May 2019)

The special issue will address several topics related to the use of digital signal processing (DSP) in next generation optical access networks, among which: how to modify long-haul DSP technology for optical access; burst mode DSP; interoperability and DSP; reusing DSP in wireless and copper-based access networks for optical access; coherent PON; DSP-based equalization; power consumption; new services enabled by DSP; flexible optical access; next generation services for optical access; joint optical and wireless DSP for 5G networks; optimized DSP for low latency, flexibility and scalability.

Special Issue on: MICROWAVE PHOTONICS (Submission Deadline: 1 February 2020)

This special issue covers all topics in the field of microwave photonics, a special issue for the 2019 IEEE International Topical Conference on Microwave Photonics (MWP’2019). Microwave photonics is concerned with the use of photonic devices, systems and techniques for applications in microwave, millimeter, and THz wave engineering, and also encompasses the development of high-speed photonic components for microwave system applications. The field is continuing to experience significant growth, fueled by the recent interest and development in integrated microwave photonics and microwave/millimeter-wave photonics for 5G applications and beyond.