Topics to be discussed during the 1st WG meeting on Photonics
Issues to be discussed at the meeting:
– Determining subjects of the joint projects, including anticipated calls for joint BRICS R&D projects;
– Joint regulations within BRICS countries (on medical device certification, quantum cryptography protocols, space data communications etc.);
– Mechanisms of financing and realization of joint BRICS projects;
– Mechanisms of information exchange: conferences, research scholarships, student exchange.
Topics to be discussed at the meeting:
High speed optical communication systems.
Topics to be discussed (not limited to): secured communications (security on physical level, quantum cryptography etc.); quantum key distribution protocols; DWDM system components, system components for coherent communication, and dynamical spectral engineering; spatial mode channel multiplexing (multimode fibers, OAM multiplexing); high speed free-space optical communications, including autonomous vehicles; space applications; compensation of fiber impairments, including losses, dispersion, nonlinearity etc., all-optical signal regeneration; optical networks for purposes of metrology and high performance computing; optical fiber cable production and installation (including low temperature and under water installation).
Photonics applications in bio-medicine.
Topics to be discussed (not limited to): optical bioimaging methods; lasers in modern clinical practice; optoacoustics methods for diagnostics and therapy; passive and active nanostructures for diagnostics and drug delivery etc.
Regulations regarding joint (within BRICS countries) clinical testing and certification of the new medical equipment and methods.
Topics to be discussed (not limited to): on-chip and chip-to-chip optical interconnects; high speed optical modulators; silicon and A3B5 photonics.
Photonics for agriculture and food industry
Topics to be discussed (not limited to): photonics applications for sensing and remote sensing in precision farming and in food processing.