Tuesday, 08 June
12:00 – 12:30
Alan Wilner, Univ. of Southern California, USA
The transmission and processing of data in optical communication systems has experienced astounding success and growth. Although there have been many technological advances, there were also many lessons learned as far as what issues can derail the deployment of certain technologies. This presentation will describe some R&D perspectives in terms of concerns and hurdles, with highlights involving capacity growth using multiplexing schemes, performance and functionality enhancement through signal processing, and directionally and bandwidth in free-space links.