Latest Experimental Results on the Photonics for 5G and Beyond

Andreas Stoehr
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

This article covers the latest experimental related to photonics and 5G. Target objectives for 5G are peak data rates more than 50 Gbps (mobile 5 GHz), latency less than 1 ms, and connectivity everywhere at least at 1 Gbps. Main issues in 5G are: how to develop low-cost wireless transceivers, operating at milimeter-wave frquencies, how to build steerable antennas, operating at mm-waves, how to achive ultra-high capacity wireless transmission, enabling data rates well above 50 Gbps for beyond 5G generations, and how to develop heterogeneous wireless systems supporting 3G, 4G and 5G simultaneously.