Cristian Antonelli received his MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. During his graduate studies, he worked on the “Hinge Model” for the time dynamics of polarization-mode dispersion in lightwave systems within a collaboration with AT&T Labs, NJ, where he was a visiting scientist in the summers of 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he spent six months at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT, performing research on the theory of mode-locked fiber lasers. Since 2007 he has been a senior research scientist first at CNISM, the Italian inter-university consortium for the physics of matter, and then at the University of L’Aquila. In April 2014 he joined the Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences of the same university as an assistant professor. His work focuses on the modelling and characterization of fiber-optic communication systems, including polarization-mode dispersion and polarization-dependent loss, secure communications based on chaos-encryption and quantum cryptography, fundamental energy consumption limits, semiconductor optical amplifier-based devices for access networks, and linear and nonlinear propagation effects in space-division multiplexed transmission. Cristian Antonelli has served on the committees of several major international conferences and he is currently serving as a technical committee member for the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2015.
For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:
- Modelling and characterization of fiber-optic communication systems
- Polarization effects (PMD, PDL)
- Secure communications (chaos-encryption, quantum cryptography)
- Fundamental limits
- Linear and nonlinear modeling of devices, subsystems, and systems
- Space-division multiplexed transmission