Workshop on Fiber-Wireless Integrated Technologies, Systems and networks

Friday, 12 June 2015 • 09:00 – 13:00

WS-09: Fiber-Wireless Integrated Technologies, Systems and Networks

Organizer: John E. Mitchell (University College London, UK)

The scope of this workshop is to explore the new trends that are emerging in combined fiber-wireless integrated technology for systems and networks. The support of high bandwidth and high mobility is central to the driving vision of the network of the future, but this cannot be at any cost. Increased pressure on the cost/bit, both in terms of the cost of infrastructure (CAPEX) as well as the cost of operations (OPEX), demands high levels of integration in the underlying networks. A large number of technologies will need to converge, co-exist and interoperate, and most importantly, cooperate, if this vision is to be efficiently and cost effectively realized. A key area within this next generation jigsaw is the interplay of optical fiber networks and radio networks, to enable scalable and manageable networks without a highly complex interface structure and multiple overlaid protocols.

Welcome Session

Keynote-1: Integrated Photonics and Optical Transport in 5G Wireless Networks

5G mobile cloud networking drives demands of network capacity reaching Peta- or even Exa-bits/s throughput in data centers. Convergence of wireless RF Cloud radio access (C-RAN) and optical domain transport is extremely crucial. Further advanced antenna technologies such as MIMO type whose elements carrying both the sub-carriers as well as channel data, will enhance the mobile capacity tremendously.Transporting such information channels over cloud RAN and fiber domain must be highly economical and quality performance. Integrated phonics in can be necessary for such platform. In this paper present an outlook on the impacts of the integration of photonic components on Si as well as their electronic counterparts for future optical transmission systems and networks. In particular, we emphasize the critical impacts of semiconductor grown-on-Si laser sources on detection techniques. Hence future coherent only optical transmission systems coupled with optical switching networks. A structure of cloud data center employing a novel photonic kernel is proposed for Peta/Exa-bps data switching and transport.

Fiber Supported Wireless Networks

mCRAN: A Radio Access Network Architecture for 5G Indoor Communications
Kishor Chandra (TU Delft, The Netherlands); Zizheng Cao (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Tom Bruintjes (University of Twente, The Netherlands); R Venkatesha Prasad (TU Delft, India); Georgios Karagiannis (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Eduward Tangdiongga (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands); Henrie van den Boom (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands); Andre Kokkeler (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
pp. 300-305
A Systematic Approach to Improve Fiber-Wireless Access Network in High Speed Railway Tunnels
Hsin-An Hou (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan); Li-Chun Wang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
pp. 306-311
Novel Digital Radio over Fibre for 4G-LTE
Tongyun Li (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom); Richard Penty (Cambridge University, United Kingdom); Ian White (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
pp. 312-317

FIber Wireless Techniques

Full-Standard Broadcast DVB-T and Wireless Overlay on Legacy and OFDM Next-Generation FTTH Networks
Maria Morant (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia & Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center, Spain); Roberto Llorente (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain); Manoj Thakur and John Mitchell (University College London, United Kingdom)
pp. 318-323
10 GHz channel spacing ultra-dense WDM networks transparently extended by mm-wave coherent RoF links
Matthias Steeg, Sebastian Babiel, Rattana Chuenchom and Andreas Stöhr (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
pp. 324-328
Experimental Analysis of Multicore Crosstalk Impact on MIMO LTE-A Radio-over-Fibre Optical Systems
Andres Macho (Nanophotonics Technology Center, Spain); Maria Morant (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia & Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center, Spain); Roberto Llorente (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
pp. 329-333

Panel-1: What Role for Fibre in Future Wireless Backhaul?

As backhaul data rates increase, optical fibre is being seen as a core technology in the next generation of wireless networks. But will it continue to be just a passive, high-bandwidth bit-pipe, or will increased used of optical technologies bring increase functionality to the Radio Access Networks? This panel brings together leading figures from industry and academic to look at this question.