The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

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.

Advanced Laser Technologies in Post-100Gbaud Era 
Organizers: Geert Morthier, Ghent Univ. – IMEC, Belgium; Hideyuki Nasu, Furukawa, Japan; Hanxing Shi, Liturex, USA

Challenges of Coherent Transponders Approaching the Shannon Limit 
Organizers: Steve Grubb, Facebook, USA; Priyanth Mehta, Ciena, USA; Georg Mohs, Subcom, USA

Deployment Challenges of 400G Optics and Beyond
Organizers: Friedel Gerfers, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; Zuowei Shen, Google, USA; Liang Zhang, Huawei Technologies, Germany

Is Optical Switching Finally Ready For Large-Scale Deployment In Datacenters And Advanced Networks?
Organizers: 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

PON Disaggregation, from SDN Abstraction to Full Virtualization. Benefits, Obstacles and Trends
Organizers: Luiz Anet Neto, Orange, France; Daniel Kilper, Univ. of Arizona, USA; Marco Ruffini, Trinity College, Ireland

Pros and Cons of Low-Margin Optical Networks
Organizer: Martin Birk, AT&T, USA; Yvan Pointurier, Huawei, France; Jane M. Simmons, Monarch Network Architects, USA; Sorin Tibuleac, ADVA Optical Networking AG, USA

Single Mode Fiber SDM Cable Commercialization: Impact to Subsea Eco-System
Organizers: Mei Du, Tata Communications, USA; Valey Kamalov, Google, USA; Pascal Pecci, ASN, France

THz Communication for Beyond 5G Networks
Organizers: Mohamed-Slim "Slim" Alouini, King Abdullah Univ. of Science & Tech (KAUST), Saudia Arabia; Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China

1. Optical Network Architecture, Control and Services

Panel: Advanced Laser Technologies in Post-100Gbaud Era

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

Panel: Deployment Challenges of 400G Optics and Beyond

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

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