• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

MW Panel III: Coherent Technology Advancements to Address Next-Gen Networking Requirements

Tuesday, 26 March, 14:15 – 15:45

Theater I

Session Description
Coherent technology advancements continue to be essential in helping operators scale their networks while driving cost, footprint, and power reduction. This panel will discuss what’s next in the ongoing evolution of coherent optics, describing implementation approaches for 200GBaud and beyond for both performance-centric long haul and performance pluggable applications. A review of promising advanced E/O material systems for these designs and their commercial readiness will also be debated.


Paulina Gomez, Advisor, Portfolio Marketing, Ciena, United States


Will Leckie, Director, Optical Engineering, Ciena, United States

Mingzhi Lu, CEO, Ningbo Ori-Chip Optoelectronics Tech. Co, China

Radha Nagarajan, CTO, Marvell, United States

Hisao Nakashima, Technology Director, Fujitsu Ltd., Japan

Chuan Qin, Optical Engineer, Microsoft, United States