Scope: The quest for higher spectral efficiency and data rate made possible by coherent techniques has to face the problem of fiber nonlinearities. Today, any design based on advanced techniques requiring knowledge of the statistical properties of the received signal is carried on either by simply neglecting the ensuing of nonlinearities or on simplifying assumptions. Moreover, major conferences on optical communication are generally focused on technological rather than theoretical aspects. Thus, we propose a workshop laying special stress on in-depth theoretical investigation about the impact of fiber nonlinearities in coherent optical communication systems.
Structure: The workshop is structured in 3÷4 sessions on specific topics, chaired by international experts in the field and concluded by a panel discussion. The number of participants is in the order of 40÷50 people.
Location: The Workshop is colocated with the 2015 Photonics in Switching (PS2015) conference (Sept.22-25, 2015), allocated in the first day of PS2015 in parallel with the symposia of the conference.
General Chairman: prof. Enrico Forestieri, Scuola Speriore Sant’Anna & CNIT