November 07 2019
From November 2nd to November 5th it has been successfully held in Chengdu, China, the 2019 edition of the Asia Communications & Photonics Conference, where Alberto Pepe, student of the Nano-Devices Lab of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute was awarded with the Best Poster Award. The paper he first-authored and presented, titled "Modulation Format Recognition and Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio Monitoring for Cognitive Optical Wireless Communications", has been the fruit of the cooperation with other two master students, Wei Zixian and Xin Liu and of the guidance of Prof. Freddy Fu.
Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, held annually since 2001, is the largest conference in the Asia-Pacific region on optical communication and photonics, and it is sponsored by OSA, SPIE and IEEE Photonics Society.
The picture shows Alberto Pepe and Prof. Fu Hongyan together to present the best poster award.
The second from left is the TBSI core PI Prof. Fu Hongyan.
Optical Wireless Communications represent a green, cost effective technology compared to standard Wi-Fi that will increase data-rate and bandwith for next generation connectivity services. However, light signals suffer from scattering and reflections much more than radio frequency ones. Alberto Pepe's work aims at verifying learning-based, 'smart' transceivers able to improve the robustness of these optical links affected by multipath fading even in the case in which the adopted equalization scheme would fail. This award is the result of a long-term effort by Professor Freddy Fu and his research team, as well as a recognition of the team's research and academic level.
Contributor: Alberto Pepe