The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

SC444 - Optical Communication Technologies for 5G Wireless

Sunday, 08 March
09:00 - 12:00

Short Course Level: Intermediate


Xiang Liu; Futurewei Technologies, Huawei R&D, USA​

Short Course Description:

This course aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the emerging optical communication technologies for next-generation wireless networks such as 5G. It is intended to help the attendees to broaden their knowledge on the emerging applications of optical networks in future wireless networks, deepen their understanding of the state-of-the-art optical communication technologies, and explore new R&D opportunities in the field of converged fixed-mobile networks.

Short Course Benefits:

Students will be able to:

  • Describe 5G wireless trends and technologies such as cloud radio access networks (C-RAN), massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO), and  coordinated multipoint (CoMP)
  • Obtain an insight into recent advances on the common public radio interface (CPRI) and the Ethernet-based CPRI (eCPRI).
  • Present x-haul technologies and how transport technologies can satisfy the mobile network needs
  • Identify promising applications of optical communication technologies in future 5G wireless networks
  • Describe emerging optical communication technologies such as 100+Gb/s coherent, low-cost intensity modulation and direct detection (IM/DD), advanced digital signal processing (DSP), and optical cross-connect (OXC), for high-throughput and low-latency wireless fronthaul, mid-haul and backhaul transmissions
  • Discuss emerging architectures and designs on 5G-oriented core, metro and access networks for better converged fiber/wireless networks, including ITU-T SG15, IEEE 802.1CM, IEEE 1914.1./3 related works
Short Course Audience:

This intermediate-level course is intended for a diverse audience including researchers, engineers, professors and graduate students.  Some basic knowledge of optical networks, wireless networks, optical transmission technologies, photonics, and digital signal processing will help in better understanding the course but is not a prerequisite.

Instructor Biography:

Xiang Liu received the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Cornell University in 2000. He is currently Senior Director of Optical Access Network Research at Futurewei Technologies, focusing on next-generation optical access technologies and industry development. Prior to this, Dr. Liu had been a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, working on high-speed optical fiber transport technologies such as 100G/400G/1T coherent transmission.  He has authored/coauthored over 350 journal/conference papers and holds over 90 US patents. He has served as a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018, and is currently serving as a Deputy Editor of Optics Express, a Co-Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine’s Optical Communications Series, and an Executive Committee member of the IEEE ON2020 industry connection activity. He is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE.

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