The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

Challenges of Coherent Transponders Approaching the Shannon Limit


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


This panel will discuss the value of field trials with modern transponders. 

Key questions for debate are:

  • How close will we be able to approach Shannon limit in the field?
  • Will field trials be needed or can we characterize transponder performance sufficiently in the lab to predict performance in the field?
  • What is an acceptable gap between lab results and field trials?
  • Can we use offline processing to reliably demonstrate the capability of next generation technology or are the uncertainties too great?
  • What are the parameters in the field that should be controlled in order to allow us to get closer to the Shannon Limit?
  • Can DSP help to relax some of the requirements on these parameters?

The panelists will cover a broad range of perspectives from suppliers to users for a lively discussion.

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