The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Are Electronic & Optical Components Ready to Support Higher Symbol Rates & Denser Constellations?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event type: Panel

Room number: 402AB

Organizer: Rich Baca, Microsoft, USA; Gary Nicholl, Cisco, Canada


The optical interconnect industry is embracing higher speeds and higher order modulation formats to meet the continuing growth in bandwidth demand. Does the industry have a technology roadmap consistent with these market needs?  Are there bottlenecks in the electronics: drivers, TIAs, ADCs, DSPs or the optics: lasers, modulators, detectors? This panel discussion will address these questions with industry experts sharing their view of optimal solutions with constraints such as cost and power consumption, and insight into future innovations that may be needed. Come be a part of the discussion and gain an understanding of what the industry is doing and where it is headed.

Beck Mason, Oclaro, USA
Torben Nielsen, Acacia, USA
Vasudevan Parthasarathy, Broadcom, USA
Kim Roberts, Ciena, Canada

Co-Moderator: David V. Plant, McGill University, Canada

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