In preparation of its 40th anniversary in 2023, JLT announces the switch of all its prestigious award-winning papers to fully open access (OA)

 Effective immediately, all past, current, and future JLT Best Paper Award winners will be open access (OA) and available to all without any cost to readers or authors. JTL follows a hybrid model allowing authors to publish the traditional way (behind a paywall) or OA. Articles in JLT that are OA are more highly cited and receive significantly more downloads than those papers that are not. The transition of these prestigious JLT award winning papers to OA will provide a chance for these manuscripts to reach a new audience in recognition of the journal’s upcoming 40th anniversary in 2023.

Established in 1983, the IEEE/Optica Publishing Group Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT) is a semi-monthly journal sponsored by seven IEEE Technical Societies and co-published by IEEE and Optica Publishing Group. It specializes in all aspects of optical guided-wave science, technology, and engineering.  The JLT Best Paper Award is given annually to the top cited original paper published in the journal a few years prior to the award being given. The current 13 JLT award winning papers can be found on or by going to the following links:

1. Advanced Adaptive Photonic RF Filters with 80 Taps Based on an Integrated Optical Micro-Comb Source DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2892158 / (Volume 37, issue 4, 15 February 2019)

 2. End-to-End Deep Learning of Optical Fiber Communications DOI:10.1109/JLT.2018.2865109/ (Volume 36, Issue 20, 15 October 2018)

3. Kramers–Kronig Receivers for 100-km Datacenter Interconnects / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2018.2793460 / (Volume: 36, Issue: 1, 01 January 2018)

4. SSBI Mitigation and the Kramers–Kronig Scheme in Single-Sideband Direct-Detection Transmission with Receiver-Based Electronic Dispersion Compensation /DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2017.2684298 / (Volume 35, Issue 10, 15 May 2017)

5. Rate Adaptation and Reach Increase by Probabilistically Shaped 64-QAM: An Experimental Demonstration / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2510034 / (Volume: 34, Issue: 7, 01 April 2016)

6. Replacing the Soft-Decision FEC Limit Paradigm in the Design of Optical Communication Systems / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2015.2450537/ (Volume 33, Issue 20, 15 October 2015)

7. VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2370633 / (Volume: 33, Issue: 4, 15 February 2015)

8. Monolithic Silicon Integration of Scaled Photonic Switch Fabrics, CMOS Logic, and Device Driver Circuits / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2013.2280400 / (Volume: 32, Issue: 4, February 2014)

9. Time- and Wavelength-Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) for Next-Generation PON Stage 2 (NG-PON2) /DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2012.2215841 (Volume 31, Issue: 4, February 2013)

10. Mode-Division Multiplexing Over 96 km of Few-Mode Fiber Using Coherent 6 ×6 MIMO Processing / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2011.2174336 / (Volume: 30, Issue: 4, February 2012)

11. Modeling of the Impact of Nonlinear Propagation Effects in Uncompensated Optical Coherent Transmission Links / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2012.2189198 / (Volume: 30, Issue: 10, May 2012)

12. Elastic Bandwidth Allocation in Flexible OFDM-Based Optical Networks / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2011.2125777 / (Volume: 29, Issue: 9, May 2011)

13. On the Performance of Nyquist-WDM Terabit Superchannels Based on PM-BPSK, PM-QPSK, PM-8QAM or PM-16QAM Subcarriers / DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2010.2091254 / (Volume: 29, Issue: 1, January 2011)