Special Issue on: Optical Interconnects (Submission Deadline Extended:  15 October 2019)This special issue of the Journal of Lightwave Technology covers all aspects in frontier research, technologies and perspectives of next generation optical interconnects that address the rising requirements. Potential topics include: integrated photonics roadmaps, network systems, architectures, subsystems, devices, new optical materials, integration, photonic packaging, testing, and applications.

Special Issue on: MICROWAVE PHOTONICS (Submission Deadline: 1 February 2020)This special issue covers all topics in the field of microwave photonics, a special issue for the 2019 IEEE International Topical Conference on Microwave Photonics (MWP’2019). Microwave photonics is concerned with the use of photonic devices, systems and techniques for applications in microwave, millimeter, and THz wave engineering, and also encompasses the development of high-speed photonic components for microwave system applications. The field is continuing to experience significant growth, fueled by the recent interest and development in integrated microwave photonics and microwave/millimeter-wave photonics for 5G applications and beyond.