The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

A Virtual Conference - Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-07:00)

The panels provide an interactive learning environment and are open to all conference registrants. Similar to invited and tutorial speakers, panel topics and organizers are chosen through a highly selective nominations process.

Is Optical Switching Finally Ready For Large-scale Deployment in Datacenters and Advanced Networks?

Friday, 11 June, 10:30 -12:30


Hideaki Furukawa, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Kazuhiro Ikeda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Richard Jensen, H+S Polatis Inc., USA

Advanced Laser Technologies in Post-100Gbaud Era

Thursday, 10 June, 15:00 -17:00


Geert Morthier, Ghent Univ. – IMEC, Belgium
Hideyuki Nasu, Furukawa, Japan
Hanxing Shi, Liturex, USA

Pros and Cons of Low-margin Optical Networks

Thursday, 10 June, 15:00 -17:00


Martin Birk, Curbius, USA
Yvan Pointurier, Huawei, France
Jane M. Simmons, Monarch Network Architects, USA
Sorin Tibuleac, ADVA Optical Networking, USA

PON Disaggregation, from SDN Abstraction to Full Virtualization. Benefits, Obstacles and Trends

Thursday, 10 June, 12:30 -14:30


Luiz Anet Neto, IMT Atlantique, France
Daniel Kilper, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Marco Ruffini, Trinity College, Ireland

Challenges of Coherent Transponders Approaching the Shannon Limit

Tuesday, 8 June, 14:00 -16:00


Steve Grubb, Facebook, USA
Priyanth Mehta, Ciena, USA
Georg Mohs, Subcom, USA

THz Communication for Beyond 5G Networks

Tuesday, 8 June, 03:00 -05:00


Mohamed-Slim "Slim" Alouini, King Abdullah Univ. of Science & Tech (KAUST), Saudia Arabia
Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China

Deployment Challenges of 400G Optics and Beyond

Monday, 7 June, 13:00 -15:00


Friedel Gerfers, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Zuowei Shen, Google, USA
Liang Zhang, Huawei Technologies, Germany

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