IEEE Summer Topicals 2022

 “Ultra-wideband Optical Fibre Communication Systems” (UWB)


The WON Coordinators Prof Wladek Forysiak and Dr Antonio Napoli together with colleagues, Dr Leily Sehar Kiani, from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL), USA and Dr Maria Ionescu from Nokia Bell Laboratories, France and Dr Mingming Tan from Aston University, UK will act as co-chairs to organise a topic area in  “Ultra-wideband optical fibre communication systems” at the IEEE Summer Topical Meeting Series 2022.

About IEEE Summer Topical Meeting Series

The IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series serves as an international forum to facilitate information exchange between various technical communities using or affected by rapidly growing areas of technology or “Hot Topics” related to the general field of Photonics. This intimate environment provides the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with the research and technology leaders. Historically, the conference hosts 4-7 individual topics and attracts 200+ participants with 30-50 participants attending each topic.

UWB – Ultra-wideband Optical Fibre Communication Systems


Prof Wladek Forysiak, Aston University, UK.
Dr. Maria Ionescu, Nokia Bell labs, France.
Dr. Leily Sehaar Kiani, National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA.
Dr. Antonio Napoli, Infinera, Germany
Dr. Mingming Tan, Aston University, UK

Topic description:

Ultra-wideband optical fibre communication systems (UWB OFCS) have emerged in recent years as a burgeoning field of interest, addressing near-to-mid-term requirements in optical networking. Systems based on UWB technology are attractive because they leverage the existing, massive investment in single mode optical fibre plant worldwide, by making use of the whole low-loss transmission window (~1250-1650nm), a potentially cost-effective and green solution to increasing network capacity.  This topic area seeks to bring together researchers from around the world with interests in UWB OFCS, and related subjects, to explore recent progress in UWB component technologies, sub-systems, architectures, and systems.  We aim to stimulate an open discussion on the latest advances, opportunities, and challenges faced by scientists and engineers working in these areas, and to foster a forum for the generation of new ideas, directions, and collaborations.

The topic area seeks contributions related to ultra-wideband fibre optical fibre communication systems (UWB OFCS) and include:

  • Optical fibre communication modelling and performance prediction
  • Optical fibre component and sub-system technologies, and physical integration
  • Optical fibre communication system demonstrations
  • System design and operation
  • Spectral power optimisation, bandwidth allocation and network management
  • Optical power management techniques and capacity optimisation
  • Application of novel techniques such as machine learning to UWB OFCS
  • Cost and energy performance analyses for network applications