FIRST plenary meeting at l’Aquila

It was great to meet again in person after so many months seeing each other online. FIRST partners met at l’Aquila on September 24th 2021. Despite the Covid-19 situation a lot of joint activities were carried out; we discussed the results obtained in these last 6 months. We are looking forward to have other in person meetings. #l’Aquila #FIRST #SDM #Photonics #passion4photonics

FIRST 3rd plenary meeting ONLINE

Unfortunately the pandemic situation forced again FIRST partners to join in an online meeting on February 5th 2021. Nevertheless it was a pleasure talking together. We discussed project activities performed in these last 4 months. We are looking forward to the time we will be able to meet in person. #l’Aquila #FIRST #SDM #Photonics #passion4photonics

FIRST at 5G Italy 2020

During CNIT LAB TALK at 5G Italy 2020, Cristian Antonelli (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila) presented the Laboratorio Nazionale di Fibre Ottiche Avanzate per Fotonica (L’Aquila) providing a little glimpse also on FIRST project.

#passion4photonics #5G #l’Aquila

FIRST will be at ECOC 2020

We are looking forward to next month. So many good speakers will inform you about FIRST activities during ECOC2020.

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On Mon, Dec 07, 2020
@ E 8:40 a.m. R-J Essiambre et al., “Increased Reach of Long-Haul Transmission using a Constant-Power 4D Format Designed Using Neural Networks”
@ E 9:30 a.m. R. Ryf et al.,Transmission over Randomly-Coupled 4-Core Fiber inField-Deployed Multi-Core Fiber Cable”
On Tue, Dec 08, 2020
@ F 8:40 a.m. A. Bononi et al., “Gain-shaped waterfilling is Quasi-optimal for Constant-pump Flattened-EDFA Submarine Links”
@ A 8:50 a.m. G. Marcon et al., “Gain Design of Few-Mode Fiber Raman Amplifiers Using an Autoencoder-Based Machine Learning Approach”
@ A 10:00 a.m. R. Veronese et al., “Exploiting Rayleigh Signature Invariancy for Centimeter-Resolved Mode Dispersion Measurement in Few-Mode Fibers”
On Wed, Dec 09, 2020  
@ A 8:30 a.m. G. Guerra et al., “A Novel Approach to Coupled-Mode Analysis of Geometric Deformations in Reciprocal Waveguides
@ F 9:30 a.m. A. Bononi et al., “The Generalized Droop Model for Optical Long-Haul Transmission Systems
@ F 10:00 a.m. C. LasagniImpact of Sparse Gain Equalization in the Presence of Stimulated Raman Scattering”
@ H 10:20 a.m. N. Sambo et al., “Mode-group division multiplexing for provisioning in SDM networks”
On Thu, Dec 10, 2020  
@ A 8:00 a.m. C. Antonelli et al., “Random Polarization-Mode Coupling Explains Inter-Core Crosstalk in Uncoupled Multi-Core Fibers”
@ A 8:30 a.m. M. Mazur et al., Transfer Matrix Characterization of Field-Deployed MCFs”



FIRST project KoM

Politecnico di Milano hosted the #KoM of the #PRIN2017 project FIRST. Partners from the most prominent Italian optical communication research groups joined for the first time. We started the activities aimed at providing a revolutionary approach based on Space-division multiplexing #SDM on few-mode fibers (FMFs) and multi-core fibers (MCFs) deployed in L’Aquila. The results of #FIRST will provide the ultimate demonstration of SDM transmission, well out of reach of lab experiments relying on spooled fibers. #Photonics