Microwave photonics (MWP) is concerned with the use of photonic devices, systems and techniques for applications in microwave, millimetre-wave, and THz wave engineering, and also encompasses the development of high-speed photonic components for microwave system applications. The field is continuing to experience significant growth, fuelled by the recent interest and development in integrated microwave photonics and microwave/millimetre-wave photonics for 5G applications and beyond.

Contributed papers are eligible for inclusion in an upcoming Special Issue of the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • RoF for B5G/6G mobile data and terrestrial communication systems
  • Integrated microwave photonics
  • Advanced signal processing techniques
  • Applications of MWP in aerospace and space systems
  • Photonic microwave processing, sensing , and measurements
  • THz device technology and system applications
  • Optical wireless transmission systems and applications
  • High-speed photomixers and optoelectronic converters
  • Novel device technologies for emerging systems
  • High-speed MWP signal sources
  • Best Student Paper Awards
  • Best Poster Awards
  • Young Scientist Awards


Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics



IEEE Photonics Society

Submission site opens:

May 15, 2023

Submission deadline:

July 15, 2023

Notification Deadline:

August 15, 2023

Conference Dates:

October 15-18, 2023