Roadmap of optical communications
Journal article, 2016

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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Author

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

A. R. Chraplyvy

Nokia Bell Labs

David J. Richardson

University of Southampton

P. M. Krummrich

Technische Universität Dortmund

P. J. Winzer

Nokia Bell Labs

K. Roberts

Ciena Corporation

Johannes Fischer

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut - HHI

Seb J. Savory

University of Cambridge

B. J. Eggleton

The University of Sydney

M. Secondini

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSUP)

F. R. Kschischang

University of Toronto

A. Lord

British Telecommunications plc

J. Prat

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

I. Tomkos

Athens Information Technology-AIT

John Bowers

University of California

S. Srinivasan

University of California

Maïté Brandt-Pearce

University of Virginia

N. Gisin

University of Geneva

Journal of Optics

2040-8978 (ISSN) 2040-8986 (eISSN)

Vol. 18 6 063002

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

DOI

10.1088/2040-8978/18/6/063002

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12/7/2018