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Editors' Picks Collection: Optical Communications

Since 1997, Optics Express has been a respected journal emphasizing scientific and technological innovations in optics and photonics. To honor its 20th anniversary year, the editors of Optics Express selected articles from a variety of topic areas that have been key to the Journal's success.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in these areas.


  1. Channel drop filters in photonic crystals
    Shanhui Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, J. D. Joannopoulos, and H. A. Haus
    Opt. Express 3(1) 4-11 (1998)
  2. Orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing for dispersion compensation of long-haul optical systems
    Arthur James Lowery and Jean Armstrong
    Opt. Express 14(6) 2079-2084 (2006)
  3. A wavelength-tunable fiber-coupled source of narrowband entangled photons
    Alessandro Fedrizzi, Thomas Herbst, Andreas Poppe, Thomas Jennewein, and Anton Zeilinger
    Opt. Express 15(23) 15377-15386 (2007)
  4. Coherent detection in optical fiber systems
    Ezra Ip, Alan Pak Tao Lau, Daniel J. F. Barros, and Joseph M. Kahn
    Opt. Express 16(2) 753-791 (2008)
  5. Digital filters for coherent optical receivers
    Seb J. Savory
    Opt. Express 16(2) 804-817 (2008)
  6. Coherent optical OFDM: theory and design
    W. Shieh, H. Bao, and Y. Tang
    Opt. Express 16(2) 841-859 (2008)
  7. Real-time measurements of a 40 Gb/s coherent system
    Han Sun, Kuang-Tsan Wu, and Kim Roberts
    Opt. Express 16(2) 873-879 (2008)
  8. Optical 4×4 hitless silicon router for optical Networks-on-Chip (NoC)
    Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, Howard Wang, Long Chen, Benjamin G. Lee, Aleksandr Biberman, Keren Bergman, and Michal Lipson
    Opt. Express 16(20) 15915-15922 (2008)
  9. Field test of quantum key distribution in the Tokyo QKD Network
    M. Sasaki, M. Fujiwara, H. Ishizuka, W. Klaus, K. Wakui, M. Takeoka, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, Z. Wang, A. Tanaka, K. Yoshino, Y. Nambu, S. Takahashi, A. Tajima, A. Tomita, T. Domeki, T. Hasegawa, Y. Sakai, H. Kobayashi, T. Asai, K. Shimizu, T. Tokura, T. Tsurumaru, M. Matsui, T. Honjo, K. Tamaki, H. Takesue, Y. Tokura, J. F. Dynes, A. R. Dixon, A. W. Sharpe, Z. L. Yuan, A. J. Shields, S. Uchikoga, M. Legré, S. Robyr, P. Trinkler, L. Monat, J.-B. Page, G. Ribordy, A. Poppe, A. Allacher, O. Maurhart, T. Länger, M. Peev, and A. Zeilinger
    Opt. Express 19(11) 10387-10409 (2011)
  10. 6×56-Gb/s mode-division multiplexed transmission over 33-km few-mode fiber enabled by 6×6 MIMO equalization
    Sebastian Randel, Roland Ryf, Alberto Sierra, Peter J. Winzer, Alan H. Gnauck, Cristian A. Bolle, René-Jean Essiambre, David W. Peckham, Alan McCurdy, and Robert Lingle
    Opt. Express 19(17) 16697-16707 (2011)
  11. 3.4 Gbit/s visible optical wireless transmission based on RGB LED
    G. Cossu, A. M. Khalid, P. Choudhury, R. Corsini, and E. Ciaramella
    Opt. Express 20(26) B501-B506 (2012)
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