Ricardo Soeiro, Tiago Alves and Adolfo Cartaxo, researchers from the Optical Communications and Photonics Group from IT in Lisbon, were distinguished with the Best Paper Award for their work “On the Probability Density Function of Inter-core Crosstalk Power in Birefringent Homogeneous Multi-core Fibers”, in the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology – PHOTOPTICS 2018 (http://www.photoptics.org/?y=2018), held in Funchal, Madeira, from 25-27 January.
The increasing traffic provisioning demands are pushing the transmission capacity to its limit. Multi-core fibers (MCFs) have been reported as a promising technology to relax capacity constraints since each core comprising the MCF can be used as an individual transmission channel. In MCFs, the occurrence of high power levels of interference (crosstalk) between cores can be a major capacity limitation. “The paper investigates the crosstalk statistics and the distribution of the crosstalk power between the polarization directions in MCFs. This study is useful for the characterization of next-generation optical communications systems based on MCFs”, explained Tiago Alves
On the photo, from left to right: Adolfo Cartaxo, Ricardo Soeiro and Tiago Alves
IT´s integration of ORCID was awarded the Authenticate, Collect, Display, and Connect badges of ORCID´s Collect and Connect program - a set of resources and guidelines for ORCID integration and engagement – thus becoming the first organization in Portugal to achieve this integration level.
Gathering a global community of all kinds of stakeholders from the research ecosystem, ORCID is a non-profit organization that aims to help all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation to have a unique identification and to be connected to their contributions and affiliations, across disciplines, borders and time.
With hundreds of ORCID Member Organizations globally building ORCID identifiers into their systems, as well as some funders and publishers now requiring ORCID iDs, researchers are increasingly likely to encounter ORCID in their day-to-day life. Therefore, the ORCID Collect & Connect program has been developed to streamline the integration process and foster a shared user experience, ensuring researchers and member-integrators understand what ORCID is, and why and how to engage.
It is essential that organizations play their part in planning and building an ORCID integration system that enables connecting validated, trustworthy information about its researchers and their affiliation with the organization to their ORCID records. ORCID evaluates the level of integration in each system according to five parameters: Authenticate and Collect – means that the system collects validated ORCID ID´s for individuals, ensuring they are correctly connected with the institution; Display – ID´s are displayed on the organization website, platform, systems, meaning they are plumbed to support ORCID ID´s; Connect – data is connected to ORCID Records, enabling researchers to provide validated data to others; and Synchronize – the organization system is synchronized with the ORCID Registry, which improves reporting speed and accuracy, reducing the burden of entering the data manually