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Beyond state-of-the-art optical communications

UNLOC and Photonics Hyperhighway programmes to present their vision for the future
When Jun 02, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
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The aim of the meeting is to present the key research achievements of these complementary EPSRC-funded programmes and ideas for future optical networks research.


09.30 Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 Welcome and Introduction from Prof Polina Bayvel (UCL) and Prof David Payne (University of Southampton)


Session A: Understanding and Overcoming Optical Nonlinearities

10.15 Prof David J Richardson, University of Southampton
Hyperhighway approach: Novel optical fibre technologies and signal processing techniques

10.40 Prof Sergei Turitsyn, University of Aston
Nonlinear communication technologies 

11.05 Prof Erik Agrell, Chalmers University of Technology
Fiber capacity—an information-theoretic view


11.30 Break


Session B: Wideband Solutions

11.45 Dr Robert Killey, UCL
Theoretical and experimental investigation of fibre nonlinear effects in ultra-wideband optical transmission

12.10 Prof Jayanta Sahu, University of Southampton
New fibre-doped amplifier technologies for extended transmission bands

12.35 Dr Gabriel Charlet, Nokia Bell Labs
High capacity optical systems: state of the art and limitations


13.00 Lunch


Session C: New Network Concepts

14.00 Dr Seb Savory, University of Cambridge
Optical networking in the nonlinear regime

14.25 Prof Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol
New optical hardware enables network evolution

14.50 Dr Benn Thomsen, Microsoft Research Lab - Cambridge
Optics in the Cloud: opportunities for light


15.15 Break


15.30 Poster presentations and drinks reception

17.00 End

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