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OSA Technical Group Event

Tuesday, 08 June 07:00 – 08:00

Nonlinear Signal Processing Coming of Age: From Nice Lab Demonstrations to Network Components

The OSA Fiber Optics Technology and Applications Technical Group invites you to join them for this special event led by Prof. Periklis Petropoulos and Dr. Kyle Bottrill of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, and moderated by Prof. Peter Andrekson of Chalmers Tekniska Högskola.

Optical nonlinear effects have long been studied for their potential for the processing of optical data signals. Their benefits, when compared to the alternative of O/E conversion and electronic processing, are generally outweighed by complex and bulky configurations that require customization and expert training for their operation. Using the example of wavelength conversion, which represents a fundamental signal processing operation with the potential to simplify network management, Prof. Petropoulous and Dr. Bottrill will discuss the steps that have been necessary to transform a lab-based experimental configuration involving several independently controlled active components into a turn-key black-box instrument. The event will include a 20-minute introductory talk, followed by an online demonstration of the technology and an open discussion moderated by Prof. Andrekson where members of the audience who have been involved in start-up activities can share their views and experiences.


Peter Andrekson, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden


Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton, UK
Kyle Bottrill, University of Southampton, UK

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