OSA Technical Group Event

Tuesday, 08 June 07:00 – 08:00

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

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

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, 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. Professor Andrekson will discuss the challenges involved in implementing an ultrafast optical sampling oscilloscope based on nonlinear effects in optical into a successful commercial product. Members of the audience who have been involved in start-up activities will be encouraged to share their views and experiences.


Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton, UK


Peter Andrekson, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
Kyle Bottrill, University of Southampton, UK

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