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High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics: state of the art and perspectives

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Prof. Guillermo CARPINTERO
Prof. Roberto CAPUTO


Integrated microwave photonics (IMWP) starts being commonly used to refer to the development of microwave photonic techniques using photonic integration technology. The key advantage is that enables placing the crucial components of the microwave photonic function on a photonic integrated circuit (PICs), avoiding optical path length differences among components, improving the performance of the implemented functions.
These improvements are required as different fields of application for microwave photonic technology, like 5G wireless communication, radar and aerospace ecosystems and automotive are demanding increasing levels of performance to meet the challenges in terms of higher data rates (100 Mb/s per user with peaks up to 20 Gb/s), ultra-low latency (<1ms) and high reliability with lower costs and higher volumes. The approach is aided by the efforts across Europe and United States to establish photonic integration technology platforms with generic foundry approach.
Integrated microwave photonics is a multidisciplinary crossroad, bringing together multiple competences in material science, photonics, electronics, electromagnetics and integration technologies. The special issue is dedicated (but not limited) to the COST Action "CA16220 - European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics".


The issue aims at establishing the state of the art in this field, combined with inspiring review contributions that can provide an overview of how this field has initiated and a look out for the future perspectives.
The scope of this Special issue includes:

  • Ultra-broadband Wireless Communications, including 5G
  • Aerospace Systems and Applications
  • Automotive


Before submission authors should carefully read the Instructions for Authors, which are located at https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s20848862_Instructions_for_Authors.pdf
Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via e-mail to Guest Editors or Editorial Office
All the submissions will undergo the standard single-blind peer review system. Submissions for the special issue are now open.

The deadline for the submissions is October 2019, but individual papers will be reviewed and published online as they arrive.

Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:

  • fair and constructive peer review provided by recognized experts in the field,
  • Open Access to your article for all interested readers,
  • fast online publication of articles,
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions;

We are looking forward to your submission. If you have any question, please contact us at mailto:paulina.lesna-szreter@degruyter.com