5G Optical-wirelessTechnologies

Arismar Cerqueira Sodré Junior
Lecturer's institute: 
National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel) Brazil


Lecturer: Assistant prof. Arismar Cerqueira Sodré Junior, National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil

Host: Aarno Pärssinen, Marko Leinonen (CWC-RT)

Location: University of Oulu

Credits: 3 ECTS for participation, passed exam and a home work. The exam date will be confirmed later. The official name of the course is Modern Topics in Telecommunications and Radio Engineering (5G Optical-Wireless Technologies) 521318S and the person in charge is prof. Jari Iinatti.


This course concisely and comprehensively covers all-important aspects of 5G optical-wireless technologies, including fundamental concepts and the state-of-the-art. The main topics are: 5G technologies, aspects, scenarios and trends; Optical-wireless communications (OWC); radio over fiber (RoF) Systems; microwave photonics; fibre/wireless (Fi/Wi) convergence for 5G front/back-hauling; analog/digital radio-over-fiber solutions for 5G communications; access control for converged hybrid optical-wireless networks; visible light communication (VLC); free-space optics (FSO) systems; fundamentals of antennas and wireless systems.


Arismar Cerqueira Sodré Junior received his Ph.D. degree from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna-Italy in 2006. He was Invited Researcher and Professor from many world-recognized universities, such as University of Oulu (2017), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna-Italy (2015, 2017 and 2019), Danish Technical University-Denmark (2013), Max-Planck Institute-Germany (2010) and University of Bath-UK (2004, 2005 and 2007). He was Associate Professor from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) from March 2009 to August 2011, when he joined the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel) from Brazil to work in the same position. He has large experience on optical-wireless communications, microwave photonics, radio over fiber systems, mm-waves systems, reconfigurable antenna arrays and wireless systems Since 2009 he has been acting as a Coordinator of R&D Projects on diverse areas of telecommunications, including Antennas, 5G Networks, Radars and Microwave Photonics. He is a holder of 10 patents, has transferred 24 products to the industry and has published 240 scientific papers. More information can be found at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uGUR-m4AAAAJ&hl=en.

Last updated: 4.3.2020