Asia Communications and Photonics Conference 2015

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TalenTour is proud to announce its contributions to the 2015 Asian Communication and Photonics conference ACP 2015, which will be held this year in Hong Kong from the 19th to the 23rd November.


ACP is the largest Asian and Pacific Area Photonics and Communications Conference and the world fastest growing. Similar venues are also held annually in Europe (ECOC) and in the US (OFC).

GhigginoDr Pierpaolo Ghiggino, one of the four Technical Programme Committee Chairs, agreed to work with TalenTour endorsing its aim to bring closer the Far East large and fast growing technological Optical Communication and Photonics reality, strongly driven by China, Japan and South Korea to the innovative developments and research performed in Europe and particularly Italy.

Telecommunication and Optical Technology are regarded as key in the whole of APAC region with Korea and Japan being at the forefront of Fiber To The Home and related ultra-high speed broadband services, commonly now reaching bandwidth of 100 Mb/s and 1 Gb/s and with China still boosting the world fastest infrastructural expansion in their extremely modern telecommunication network. Technological progress encompasses all areas of photonics from communication to industrial and bio-sensing applications to lighting and related car industry to modern Optical Integration technologies.

Complex Fiber Sensor System Network in the 610 m Canton Tower (1)
Canton Tower fibre optic sensing network (Courtesy of Prof. H. Y. Tam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

However three recent themes are worth particular note.

  1. Firstly the digital processing technologies employed at the heart of modern optical transmission systems, which has allowed highly advanced modulation formats and in turn unprecedented channel speed, optical bandwidth density and bandwidth-distance products in optical transmission. This processing power has been absolutely vital in order to sustain economically the bandwidth grow required by modern ICT services and related Internet traffic. This has been and still is growing at a rate higher than the Moore Law, which fundamentally underpins the progress of electronics systems.
  2. The second key technology trend relates to the advances of optical and optoelectronics integration, especially in regards of recent developments on silicon based photonics and electro-photonics integration technologies employing CMOS compatible processes. Contrary to electronics, which can integrate a huge number of devices and functions, the photonics systems have seen a relatively limited success in functional integration, in any area other than optical imaging sensors and large panel displays. Today both industries face two challenges: the energy efficiency required by electronics devices which has become the fundamental limiting factor and the sheer cost pressure of optical technology which can pose a threat to the feasibility of traditional systems. Both could greatly benefit from a novel way to exploiting integrated functions. Whist the jury is still out on this matter, Silicon Photonics is looking increasingly promising to both reduce the cost of optical functions and to increase the electronics energy efficiency for processing at both systems and SoC levels, and could advantageously leverage the huge investments already deployed in very large CMOS foundries around the world.Charles_K._Kao_cropped - NP
  3. The third area of particular interest concerns the Fiber Optics itself. Pioneered by the Nobel Prize winner Charles K Kao, now at the Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong, the fiber optic has been a key enabler for telecommunications.

For many years the basic concept has seen impressive and constant refinement but a relatively unchanged design approach and application, with the only notable exception of the optical light amplification obtain via Erbium Doped Optical Fiber.

In recent years however several different applications for sensing systems and sensing networks have expanded significantly. Novel fiber structures enhance or reduce the physical linear and non-linear properties by design and these fibers are now increasingly employed in engineering construction, structural or non-invasive monitoring networks as well as in newer areas such as biological sensing, ultrafast optical sampling and optical radar technology.

The ACP conference covers all of these subjects and more in six technology tracks, listing several invited and regular papers, symposia and workshops given by leading researchers from the APAC, North America, Europe and including notable invited talks from Italian world experts.

More information can be found here



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