Concepts of Optical Communication Systems

13 October 2021, 10:00 - 14:30 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Optical communication systems have provided ever-increasing data transmission capacities, and there is a set of core concepts that are fundamental to understanding many of the crucial technical areas. The intent of this course is to provide key background information to enable participants to facilitate an understanding of more advanced topics in this area.

About Our Speaker: Alan Willner, USC

Alan Willner, USCAlan Willner (Ph.D., Columbia) worked at AT&T Bell Labs and Bellcore, and is a Distinguished Professor and the Sample Chaired Professor in Engineering at USC. He received the following: Member US National Academy of Eng.; Int’l Fellow U.K. Royal Academy of Eng.; IEEE Eric Sumner Award; NSF Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from White House; IET JJ Thomson Medal; Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Packard Foundation Fellowships; Ellis Island Medal of Honor; OSA Forman Eng. Excellence Award; IEEE Photonics Society Eng. Achievement Award; SPIE President’s Award; Fellow National Academy of Inventors; Globecom Best Paper Award, and Eddy Best Technical Paper Award from Pennwell. He is a Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. He was co-chair of National Academies' Study on Optics and Photonics; president OSA; president IEEE Photonics Society; editor-in-chief of Optics Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology, and IEEE JSTQE; CLEO general co-chair; and OFC steering/program committee member.


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