OECC/PSC 2022OECC/PSC 2022

SCOPE

O1. Core/Access/Data Center Networks and Subsystems

1) Core/Metro Network and Subsystem

  • Optical network control, management and orchestration including disaggregation and SDN/NFV techniques
  • Designs of node architectures for optical core/metro networks
  • Artificial Intelligence-assisted/autonomous/automated optical network operation and control
  • Field trials, testbeds, and interoperability demonstrations of optical networks

2) Access Network and Subsystem

  • Access network architecture, system design, protection, operation and management
  • Access network disaggregation and virtualization
  • Higher-capacity, higher-split and longer-reach access networks
  • Optical access networks for beyond-5G and 6G mobile services
  • Hybrid wireless-optical access networks
  • Radio-over-fiber access networks

3) Data Center (DC) Network and Subsystem

  • Optical network architectures, design, virtualization, slice, control and management for DC networks
  • Data analytics for network control and management in DC networks

4) Converged Network

  • End-to-end all photonics network; architecture, system design and enabling technologies
  • Fixed mobile convergence
  • Metro access convergence

O2. Transmission Systems and Subsystems

1) Transmission and propagation

  • Laboratory and field experiments for transmission over fiber including long haul, core, metro and data-center interconnect application
  • Free-space optical (FSO) and underwater transmission
  • Transmission impairments and their mitigations
  • Modeling of transmission, of capacity or reach limits of transmission systems

2) Digital signal processing, advanced modulation, coding and multiplexing

  • Digital signal processing algorithms for optical communications
  • Advanced modulation and demodulation for optical communications
  • Coding and forward error correction for optical communications
  • Multiplexing and demultiplexing techniques including OTDM, OFDM, OCDM and SDM

3) Transmission subsystems

  • Optical transmitter and receiver subsystems
  • Implementation of digital signal processing subsystems for optical communications
  • Optical signal processing subsystems for optical communications

O3. Optical Fibers, Cables and Fiber Devices

1) Fibers & Cables for Communication

  • Fiber design, fabrication and characterization
  • Fiber cabling, installation, and maintenance
  • Fibers for space division multiplexing
  • Materials for fibers

2) Fiber based Devices

  • Fiber/waveguide amplifiers and lasers
  • Fiber gratings
  • Fiber based devices for space division multiplexing
  • Connectors, splicing and interconnection technology

3) Fiber Applications

  • Fibers for optical interconnection
  • Fibers for high power applications
  • Fibers for nonlinear optical processing
  • Fiber sensing
  • Other novel fibers, fiber devices and applications

O4. Optical Active Devices and Modules

1) Photonic integration*

  • Photonic integrated circuits*
  • Si photonic and heterogeneous platform*
  • Photonics-Electronics integration*
  • Packaging technology of photonic devices and circuits*

2) Advanced active devices

  • Semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers
  • Optical modulators and photodetectors
  • Optical sensing and processing devices
  • mm/THz devices
  • New functional active devices

3) Novel materials and structures

  • Novel photonic materials for active devices
  • Si/Ge, polymer and novel III-V based active devices
  • Quantum well, quantum dot and nano-structured photonic devices

* The presentations of these topics will be programmed in Joint Sessions with Category O5.

O5. Optical Passive Devices and Modules 

1) Photonic integration*

  • Photonic integrated circuits*
  • Si photonic and heterogeneous platform*
  • Photonics-Electronics integration*
  • Packaging technology of photonic devices and circuits*

2) Advanced passive devices

  • Planar lightwave circuits (PLCs)
  • Optical filters, demultiplexers, demodulators, equalizers, programmable circuits/filters, dispersion compensators, and other signal conditioning devices
  • Optical polarization control devices, polarizer, rotator, and polarization beam splitter
  • Optical switches and channel selecting/routing devices for photonic networks
  • Optical isolator and circulator
  • Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) waveguide devices
  • Tapered and grating waveguides for optical coupling
  • Free-space optics including optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and liquid crystal devices for photonic networks
  • Emerging non-telecom applications including sensing and imaging

3) Novel materials and platform for passive devices

  • Micro- and nano-optics and related devices
  • Emerging materials and fabrication method for passive photonic platforms
  • Optical printed circuit board

* The presentations of these topics will be programmed in Joint Sessions with Category O4.

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