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Technical Sub-Committees

SC1 – Novel Fibres, Fibre Devices & Amplifiers

Physics of light propagation in optical fibres
Optical fibre design, fabrication and characterisation
Specialty optical fibres for improved transmission performance
Low-latency fibres and fibres for new wavelength ranges
Fibre-based devices
Fibre amplifiers and fibre lasers
Multimode & multicore fibre and fibre amplifiers
Highly nonlinear fibres and their applications
Fibres for sensing applications

SC2 – Photonic Devices & Technologies

Novel material platforms and structured materials
Integrated III-V devices
Design, fabrication and characterisation of novel integrated devices and functionalities
Detectors and sources, directly modulated lasers and VCSELs
Silicon and hybrid III-V/silicon photonics
Optoelectronic devices

SC3 – Photonic Integrated Circuits, Assemblies & Packaging

Large-scale photonic integrated circuits
Packaging of devices, testing of performance and reliability
Co-packaged optical and electronic ICs (2D, 2.5D and 3D)
System-on-a-chip (SoC) and on-chip networks
Advanced analog and digital electronic/optical co-integrated circuits
Photonic circuits for Neuromorphic applications
Sources and detectors for quantum communication systems
Nonlinear waveguides for optical signal processing
Photonic Integrated Circuits for Artificial Intelligence 
Reconfigurable Photonic Integrated Circuits

SC4 – Techniques for Digitally Enhancing Optical Communication

Algorithms for DSP in optical transmission systems
Experimental demonstration of digital signal processing
Design, implementation & implications of reduced complexity DSP algorithms
Optical MIMO DSP
Machine Learning based DSP for optical transmission

SC5 – Theory of Optical Communications

New transmission system modelling methods
Capacity, reach, flexibility limits of optical transmission systems
System level implications of physical impairments and impairment mitigation techniques
Novel error correction coding
Advanced data encoding and signal shaping
Information theory for optical communications
Modelling and design of digital signal processing

SC6 – Optical Transmission Systems

Lab/field demonstrations of optical transmission links deploying novel fibres, devices, subsystems and multiplexing techniques
Link system demonstrations using novel signal modulation techniques
Analog and nonlinear signal processing subsystems demonstrating transmission enhancements
Multiplexing and demultiplexing subsystems for improved transmission
Demonstration of spatially multiplexed transmission links

SC7 – Core & Metro Networks

Core, metro and converged networks
Long reach and high capacity transport optical networks
Underwater networks and cable deployment
High connectivity node architectures including protection and failure recovery
Network deployments and field trials
Inter data centres interconnect networks
Subsystems for network functionalities (2R/3R regeneration, OADMs, OXCs, ...)
Optical performance monitoring techniques and subsystems
Optical switching and routing in long haul and core networks

SC8 – Access, Indoor & Short-Reach for Data Centres and Mobile Networks

Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTx) and optical access networks
Passive optical networks
In-building optical networks
Intra data centre interconnect networks
High performance computer networks
Backhaul, midhaul and fronthaul networks for mobile applications
Highly parallel network and interconnect demonstrations
Photonics for Cloud and low latency servicesOptical switching and routing in short-reach networks

SC9 – Photonics for RF & Free-Space Optics Applications

Microwave Photonics subsystems
Millimetre-wave and THz photonics signal generation/detection
Demonstration of optics-based THz wireless subsystems
Demonstration of analog radio-over-fibre systems for 5G and beyond
Optical wireless communication (susystems and networks
LiFi and VLC communication networks
Satellite photonic communication links
Lab/field demonstration of free-space optical wireless transmission
Photonic wired/wireless communication network solutions

SC10 – Architecture, Control & Management of Optical Networks

Control, orchestration, and management of optical networks
Optical network architectures, design and modelling
Planning and scaling of hybrid optical/optoelectronic networks
Machine learning and artificial intelligence for advanced optical networking, performance monitoring and advanced network troubleshooting
Integration of optical transmission network layers with higher-layer network services
Network reliability, survivability, security and disaster recovery
Driven optical layers for network functions virtualization and software defined network applications

CLEO®/Europe Focus Meeting

Quantum Photonics
Quantum optics and quantum communication
Quantum sensing and metrology
Photonic quantum computing and simulations
Quantum nanophotonics
Quantum optomechanics
Quantum interfaces
Coherent transfer from the optical to the microwave domain
Quantum memories for photons
Quantum networks
Quantum light sources and detectors
Theory of quantum communication systems
Demonstration of quantum communication systems
Quantum cryptography lab/field demonstration
Novel Photonic Materials & Effects
2D photonic materials
Metamaterials and metasurfaces
Nanophotonic materials
Novel nonlinear optical materials
Plasmonic effects
Optical memristive effects
Emerging Photonic Devices, Technologies & Applications
Ultrafast devices and technologies
Plasmonic devices
Frequency combs and microresonators
Optical computing
Photonic memristive devices and circuits
Non-reciprocal photonics
Inverse design for photonic devices