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Power over Fiber in support of 5G and IoT

23 June 2021

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

This webinar will introduce the concept of Power over Fiber (PoF) and potential applications envisioned of that technology in support of 5G networks with optical fronthauling using different types of optical fibers from SMF to MCF with SDM capabilities. It will cover dedicated and shared scenarios showing different tests on ARoF transmission for different modulation formats compliant with 5G New Radio (NR) standard. All as part of works in H2020 BlueSPACE ( and TEFLON ( Some proposals in the IoT environment will also be shown. It will be an open forum to discuss about the potential of PoF fostering the pending energy efficiency strategy in 5G networks and beyond.

About Our Speaker: Carmen Vazquez Garcia , Electronics Technology Dept. of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain

Carmen Garcia, HeadshotCarmen Vázquez is Full Professor at Electronics Technology Department of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain. She is leader of Displays and Photonics Applications Group and Head of Master Sc degrees on Photonics Engineering and on Electronics Systems Engineering. She was Vice-President of Postgraduate Studies, Quality and Infrastructures for 4 yrs and Department Head for 3 yrs. She was Visiting Scientist at RLE in Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 1 yr, working on silicon photonics. She received her Ph.D. degree in 1995 from Polytechnic University of Madrid. MSc Physics-Electronics in 1991 at Complutense University of Madrid and she got a fellowship at TELECOM (Denmark). She worked at Optoelectronics Division of Telefónica I+D. She has participated in European projects in ESPRIT, RACE, IST and Horizon 2020 such as PLANET, OMAN, HEMIND, SAMPA, EPhoton/One+, BONE, ... She was Principal Investigator (PI) of BlueSPACE (Building on the Use of Spatial Multiplexing 5G Networks Infrastructures and Showcasing Advanced technologies and Networking Capabilities). PI of national research projects, such as SINFOTON2-CM ( Her research interest focus on integrated optics and optical communications including: power over fiber, broadband access networks and monitoring techniques, RoF systems, plastic optical fibers, fiber optic sensors and 5G & WDM networks. She is SPIE fellow, IEEE senior and OSA member. She was the president of the Optoelectronics Committee at Spanish Society of Optics. She has published more than 290 scientific publications, more than 85 JCR and holds 7 patents.


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