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Photonic Network Communications

Photonic Network Communications

Editor-in-Chief: Byrav Ramamurthy

ISSN: 1387-974X (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8188 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11107

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The first journal exclusively devoted to photonic networking.
  • Offers research results, major achievements, and trends involving all-optical communication networks
  • The first and only journal that focuses primarily on photonic networks
  • Covers network and system technologies and architectures; access and control; design, planning, and operation; interworking; and application design
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

This journal publishes papers involving optical communication networks. Coverage includes network and system technologies; network and system architectures; network access and control; network design, planning, and operation; interworking; and application design for an optical infrastructure

This journal publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed papers presenting research results, major achievements, and trends involving all aspects of optical network communications.

Among the topics explored are transport, access, and customer premises networks; local, regional, and global networks; transoceanic and undersea networks; optical transparent networks; WDM, HWDM, and OTDM networks and more.

Related subjects » Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Communication Networks - Electronics & Electrical Engineering

Impact Factor: 1.328 (2018) * 

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    The primary goal of this journal is to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed papers focussing on research activities, major achievements, and trends involving optical communication networks.


    Photonic Network Communications: Topics of interest include, but not limited to:




    Transport, access, and customer premises networks;

    Local, regional, and global networks;

    100G/400G Networks;

    Elastic Optical Networks;

    Optical Wireless Networks;

    Visible light communications;

    Free space optics;

    Transoceanic and undersea networks;

    Optical transparent networks;

    WDM and OTDM networks;

    Subcarrier and code-division-multiplexed networks;

    Space division multiplexing (SDM) technologies;

    Direct-detection and coherent-detection optical systems;

    Soliton-based networks;

    Wavelength routed networks;

    Optical packet-switched networks;

    Passive optical networks (PON) including FTTx networks;;

    Digital and optical signal processing;

    Optical Devices for Switching and Interconnects;

    Energy- and Power-Efficient Component and System Design;

    Photonic networks in space




    Network architectures and topologies

    Cloud and Data-Center Networking based on Optical Networks

    Architecture and design of network nodes

    High-performance optical LANs

    Optical crossconnects and add/drop multiplexers

    Design and architecture of interconnection networks

    Waveguide and free-space interconnection networks

    Network-on-Chip (NoC) based on Optical Networks

    Optical interfaces and optical terminals

    Storage Area Networks based on Optical Communications and Networking

    Security and Privacy in Optical Communications and Networking

    Silicon Photonics and Integrated Photonics

    Universal photonic infrastructures




    Software Defined Networks

    Network Virtualization

    Network Function Virtualization

    Network access protocols

    Optical quality-of-service admission control

    Signaling and connection set-up protocols

    Routing and wavelength assignment algorithms, including impairment-aware

    Network reconfiguration and restoration techniques

    Photonic-based end-to-end communication protocols

    Network and traffic control




    System and network performance modeling

    Scalability, cascadability, upgradeability

    Network operation, maintenance, and management

    Measurement, monitoring, and supervision techniques

    Network planning and design

    Field trials and experiments





    Cascaded heterogeneous photonic networks

    Interoperability and interworking with other networks

    Integration with mobile communication networks

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