• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Panel VI: Building the Next Generation 3.2T Transceiver

Thursday, 10 March 12:30 – 14:00
Theater I

Session Description:

As transceiver data rates approach 1.6T and 3.2T, industry is in discussion on the transceiver form factors between pluggable and CPO. In this session, we invite panelists from all levels of the transceiver, from component to module vendors and to hyperscale cloud providers to present their approaches. By the conclusion of this panel presentation and Q&A, the audience will have a better understanding of the industry trend and ecosystem for 3.2T inside datacenter transceivers.

Moderator: 

Lian Qin, Associate VP, Marvell, USA

Panelists: 

James Stewart, Director, Optical Technologies, Meta (formerly Facebook), USA
51Tbps Fabric Switch Design Concept Using 3.2Tbps Near Package Optics Modules

Cedric Lam, Principal Engineer, Google, USA
The Journey to 3.2T Pluggable Datacenter Transceive

Chongjin Xie, Sr. Director, Alibaba, USA
Challenges for 3.2T Optical Transceivers

Osa Mok, CMO  Innolight, USA
Pluggable Optics based on current technology roadmap will continue to be the most cost effective solution for 3.2T

Beck Mason, General Manager, Lumentum, USA
Technology Challenges for 3.2TB/s Coherent Transceivers

Radha Nagarajan, CTO & SVP, Platforms  Marvell, USA
Highly integrated optical-electrical platforms for 3.2T transceivers

Biographies: 

Cedric Lam, Principal Engineer, Google, USA
Cedric F. Lam is a Principal Engineer in the Google Technical Infrastructure team.  He is now leading the coherent optical interconnect development for datacenter applications.  Cedric first joined Google in 2009 as an optical network architect.  He was a cofounder of the Google Fiber program which changed the landscape of broadband access networks in North America. Prior to Google, Cedric was the Chief System Architect of Opvista, a startup company on optical transport network equipment.  He also worked at AT&T Labs - Research on broadband access networks.  Throughout his career, Cedric worked on wireline as well as wireless network technologies, long haul, metro, access and short reach optical interconnect technologies.  He is a Fellow of Optica (formerly OSA).

Beck Mason, General Manager, Lumentum, USA
Beck Mason is the General Manager of Lumentum’s Telecom Transmission Business.  Prior to this he served as Lumentum’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Technical Strategy. In 2018, he joined the company through Lumentum’s acquisition of Oclaro where he was President of the Integrated Photonics Business. Prior to that role, Dr. Mason served as Senior Vice President of R&D in the Integrated Photonics Business. Before joining Oclaro, he was the Vice President of R&D for Transmission Products at JDSU.  Dr. Mason has also served in a variety of technology management roles at Finisar Corporation, Agere Systems, and Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. Dr. Mason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto in Canada and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Osa Mok, CMO  Innolight, USA
Mr. Osa Mok is the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Innolight Technology Corporation. Mr. Mok has over 35 years of experience in sales and marketing in the communications industry. Mr. Mok began his career as a telecommunications analyst in Intel. Later he joined Hambrecht & Quist (later acquired by JP Morgan) as a technology analyst for the communications industry. From 1986 to 1995, he served as a marketing director for GTE Corporation’s Asian business (later acquired by Verizon). In 2000, he co-founded Pine Photonics Communications and served as its vice president for sales and marketing. Later in 2004, Mr. Mok co-founded Uniwave Technology Inc. and served as its chief executive officer until he co-founded Innolight Technology in 2008.  Mr. Mok engineered Innolight’s rapid rise from a start up to a leading global optical transceiver supplier.  Mr. Mok received a MS degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA degree from University of Santa Clara, CA.

Radha Nagarajan, CTO & SVP, Platforms  Marvell, USA
Dr. Radha Nagarajan is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Marvell’s Optical and Copper Connectivity Group. In this role, he manages the development of the company’s optical platform technology and products. Radha joined Marvell from Inphi, where he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Platforms. Prior to joining Inphi, he was a Fellow at Infinera. Radha has been awarded more than 200 US patents and is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and IET (UK). Radha holds a B.Eng. from the National University of Singapore, M.Eng. from the University of Tokyo, and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, all in Electrical Engineering.

Lian Qin, Associate VP, Marvell, USA
To be determined.

James Stewart, Optical Networking Hardware Developer, Meta (formerly Facebook), USA
James W. Stewart has over 30 years of experience developing photonic hardware for optical communications. Currently, he works at Meta supporting the development of optical networking hardware for their hyper-scale data centers.  James has been granted over 25 US patents and has authored/co-authored numerous publications for conferences and journals on optical communication subsystems.

Chongjin Xie, Sr. Director, Alibaba, USA
Chongjin Xie is a senior director at Alibaba Cloud, leading an optical network team working on datacenter optical interconnects and transport networks. Prior to joining Alibaba in 2014, Dr. Xie was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, doing research on optical communication systems and networks. He was a post-doctor at Chalmers University of Technology from 1999 to 2001, and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Xie has published one book, 5 book chapters and over 200 papers, and served as OFC program chair and general chair in 2019 and 2021, respectively.. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of OSA.