The proposed conference solicits original, unpublished and novel papers for research publication and presentation in research track, and industry/application papers in application track, in the 2021 ICOC. Articles describing novel ideas and applications in all areas of Optical Communications are of interest, including but not limited to the following:

Call for Paper

Topic 1: Fibres, Fibre and Free Space Devices and Fibre Amplifiers

  • Physics of light propagation in optical fibres
  • Low-latency fibres and fibres for new wavelength ranges
  • Specialty optical fibres for improved transmission performance
  • Fibre and free space based devices
  • Multimode &multicore fibre and fibre amplifiers for spatial division multiplexing
  • Fibre amplifiers and fibre lasers
  • Optical fibre design, fabrication and characterisation

Topic 2: Digital Signal Processing Technology

  • Algorithms for DSP in optical transmission systems
  • Machine Learning based DSP for optical transmission
  • Modelling, design, and implementation of digital signal processing
  • Digital subsystems for nonlinear transmission enhancement
  • Design, implementation &implications of reduced complexity DSP algorithms
  • Optical MIMO DSP
  • Electronic subsystems for optical communication systems
  • Novel digital signal processing algorithms for optical transmitters & receivers

Topic 3: Theory of Optical Communications

  • Advanced data encoding and signal shaping
  • Information theory for optical communications
  • Transmission system modelling
  • Capacity, reach, flexibility limits of optical transmission systems
  • Novel error correction coding
  • Schemes for impairment mitigation increasing data throughout and/or mutual information
  • System level implications of physical impairments and impairment mitigation techniques
  • Quantum communication system theory

Topic 4: Point-to-Point Optical Transmission

  • High capacity optical transmission for data center intra-connections
  • Lab and field implementation of optical fibre transmission links
  • Optical, optoelectronic, or electrical (incl. DAC/ADC) subsystems
  • Line terminals, optical transmitter and receiver subsystems
  • Multiplexing and demultiplexing subsystems
  • Analog and nonlinear signal processing subsystems demonstrating transmission enhancement
  • Demonstration of point-to-point quantum communication systems
  • Demonstrations of transmission benefit from combined novel fibres, devices, subsystems and multiplexing techniques