Special Issue on: ULTRA-WIDEBAND WDM SYSTEMS  (Submission Deadline: 31 March 2019)

The special issue will address several topics related to ultra-wideband WDM optical systems, among which: ultra-wideband (UWB) optical amplification; integrated ultra-wideband transceivers for elastic optical networks; analytical transmission models for physical layer aware optical networking; DSP and modulation schemes for UWB-WDM; operator point of view on the exploitation and road-map of the full-spectrum and deployment policies; potential, scalability and the prospects of wavelength-routed networks for UWB-WDM framework; optical networking challenges associated to multi-band transmission.

Special Issue on:  DSP IN NEXT GENERATION OPTICAL ACCESS NETWORKS  (Submission Deadline: 30 April 2019)

The special issue will address several topics related to the use of digital signal processing (DSP) in next generation optical access networks, among which: how to modify long-haul DSP technology for optical access; burst mode DSP; interoperability and DSP; reusing DSP in wireless and copper-based access networks for optical access; coherent PON; DSP-based equalization; power consumption; new services enabled by DSP; flexible optical access; next generation services for optical access; joint optical and wireless DSP for 5G networks; optimized DSP for low latency, flexibility and scalability.