TRANSNET members continue to deliver world class conference papers during global pandemic

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During the COVID-19 pandemic academics, researchers and students working on TRANSNET have continued to produce world-class conference research papers.

In March 2020 just one week before the official lockdown was enforced by the UK government, members of TRANSNET attended the Optical Fibre Communication (OFC) conference in San Diego, California.
Conference attendance was in person and part virtual due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. At OFC the team presented 14 invited talks including 'Design Principles for Fibre-Wireless Integration'.

Due to the global pandemic, conference organisers have been forced to reassess how they could proceed with their events. The TRANSNET team has continued, in spite of the difficult circumstances and will be presenting at the IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals in July, now taking place as a virtual conference. Two research papers submitted by TRANSNET have been accepted for the event.

Below is a list of conference papers produced since March 2020.

Morteza Kamalian-Kopae, Mikhail E. Belkin and Sergei K. Turitsyn,"Design Principles for Fibre-Wireless Integration in the Moblie Communication Networks", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA USA, Mar. 2020. [Invited] 

Filipe M. Ferreira,"Linear and Nonlinear Features of Few-mode Fibers with Partial Coupling among Groups of Quasi-degenerate Modes", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA USA, Mar. 2020.

S.J.Savory, “Extreme Values in Optical Fiber Communication Systems” ,Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA USA, Mar. 2020. [Invited]   

B. Puttnam, R. Luis, G. Rademacher, L. Galdino, D. Lavery, T. Eriksson, Y. Awaji, H. Furukawa, P. Bayvel, and N. Wada, "0.596 Pb/s S, C, L-Band Transmission in a 125μm Diameter 4-Core Fiber using a Single Wideband Comb Source", Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.    

L. Galdino, D. Semrau, and P. Bayvel, "Candidate Technologies for Ultra-wideband Nonlinear Optical Fibre Transmission System", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020. [Invited]

B. Karanov, M. Chagnon, V. Aref, D. Lavery, P. Bayvel, and L. Schmalen, “Concept and Experimental Demonstration of Optical IM/DD End-to-End System Optimization using a Generative Model", Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.  

L. Galdino, D. Semrau, P. Bayvel, Invited Talk: "Candidate Technologies for Ultra-Wideband Transmission System",  Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020. [Invited]

Boris Karanov, Mathieu Chagnon, Vahid Aref, Domanic Lavery, Polina Bayvel, Laurent Schmalen, "Concept and Experimental Demonstration of Optical IM/DD End-to-End System Optimization using a Generative Model", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

Tu T. Nguyen, Tingting Zhang, Mahmood Abu-Romoh, and Andrew Ellis, "Artificial Neural Network-Based Compensation for Transceiver Nonlinearity in Probabilistic Shaping Systems", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

Vladislav Dvoyrin, "Bismuth-Doped Fiber Amplifier Operating in the Spectrally Adjacent to EDFA Range of 1425-1500 nm", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

Joshua Benjamin,"Scaling PULSE Data Center Network Architecture and Scheduling Optical Circuits in Sub-microseconds",Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

Zhixin Liu,"50-GHz Gain Switching and Period Doubling Using an Optical Injection Locked Cavity-enhanced DFB Laser", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

Vaibhawa Mishra, "Demonstrating Optically Interconnected Remote Serial and Parallel Memory in Disaggregated Data Centers", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

Seb J Savory, Marti Sales-Llopis, "A Transition Metric in Polar Co-ordinates for MLSE of a Complex Modulated DML", Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2020.

B. Li and D. Saad, “Function Entropy in Deep-Learning Networks – Mean Field Behaviour and Large Deviation Analysis Statistical Physics and Machine Learning", International Centre for Theoretical Sciences Bangalore, 2020.

F. Ferreira, E. Sillekens, R. Killey, P. Bayvel, “Challenges in Modelling Optical Fibres for Spatial Division Multiplexing", accepted for IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, 13-15 July 2020 [Invited]  

C. Deakin, T. Odedeyi, and Z.Liu, “Dual Frequency Comb Photonic Analog to Digital Conversion”, accepted for IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals, 13-15 July 2020 [Invited]

B. Karanov, M. Chagnon, V. Aref, F. Ferreira, D. Lavery, P. Bayvel, and L. Schmalen, “Experimental Investigation of Deep Learning for Digital Signal Processing in Short Reach Optical Fiber Communications", accepted for the IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, 20-22 October 2020 (Coimbra, Portugal)

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