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O1. Core/Access/Data Center Networks and Subsystems

  1. Core Network and Subsystem
    • Design of node architectures including optical core/metro protection and restoration
    • Optical cross-connects/add-drop multiplexers subsystems
    • Energy-efficient optical networking technologies and subsystems
    • Field trials, testbeds, and interoperability demonstrations of optical networks
    • Disaggregation and NFV/SDN techniques in optical core/access networks
  2. Access Network and Subsystem
    • Future high capacity and long-reach access networks including WDM-PON, OFDM-PON, TWDM-PON
    • Survivability techniques and operational issues for resilient access networks
    • Optical access network architecture, design, protection, and management
    • Optical access networks for post 5G mobile service
    • Hybrid wireless-optical access networks
    • Radio-over-fiber access networks
  3. Data Center Network and Subsystem
    • Data analytics for network control and management in optical core/data center networks
    • Optical core/metro/data-center network architecture, design, virtualization, slice, control and management

O2. Transmission Systems and Subsystems

  1. Transmission and Propagation
    • Transmission experiments for long haul, core and metro applications including data-center interconnect
    • Transmission impairments and their mitigations
  2. Advanced Modulation, Coding and Multiplexing
    • Advanced modulation and demodulation
    • Coding and forward error correction for optical communications
    • Multiplexing and demultiplexing techniques including OTDM, OFDM, OCDM and SDM
  3. Transmission Subsystems
    • Digital signal processing techniques for optical communications
    • Optical signal processing techniques for optical communications
    • Optical transmitter and receiver subsystems

O3. Optical Fibers, Cables and Fiber Devices

  1. Fibers & Cables for Communication
    • Fiber design and fabrication
    • Fibers for space division multiplexing
    • Fiber cabling, installation, and maintenance
    • Fibers for optical interconnection
  2. Fiber Based Devices
    • Fiber based devices for space division multiplexing
    • Fiber based switching and nonlinear optical processing
    • Fiber gratings
    • Fiber/waveguide amplifiers and lasers
    • Connectors, splicing and interconnection technologies
  3. Characterization & Advanced Fiber Applications
    • Fiber characterization and measurement techniques
    • Fibers for high power applications
    • Fiber sensing
    • Other novel fibers and fiber devices

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
    • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
    • Optical modulators
    • Photodetectors
    • 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 (PLC)
    • Optical filters, demultiplexers, demodulators, equalizers, dispersion compensators, and other signal conditioning devices
    • Optical polarization control devices, polarizer, rotator, polarization beam splitter, wavelength plates
    • Optical channel selecting/routing devices
    • Optical isolator, circulator, variable attenuators
    • Free-space optics or optical micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) for photonic networks
    • Spatial division multiplexing (SDM) waveguide devices
    • Liquid crystal devices for photonic networks
  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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