SMARTNET students participated in the International Day of Light 2022 workshop organised by the AiPT at Aston University.

This diverse and interactive workshop addressed the hurdles of transmission bandwidth limitations in optical communication systems, exploring solutions of broadening the bandwidth and increasing data capacity from various perspectives including device manufacturer and subsystem developer (e.g., II-VI), full system provider (e.g., Nokia), and research institutes (e.g., NIT, ORC, AiPT).

Through keynote talks, interactive sharing sessions and networking opportunities, the workshop benefited the professional development of PhD and MSc students, early career researchers and practitioners, created a two-way flow of knowledge transfer, and provided an excellent platform to explore the application of Aston technology.