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

SC444 - Emerging Optical Communication Technologies for F5G evolution

Monday, 25 March
08:30 - 12:30 (Pacific Time (US & Canada), UTC - 08:00)

Short Course Level: Intermediate


Dr. Xiang Liu, Huawei Technologies, China

Short Course Description:

The course covers emerging optical communication technologies that are important for the evolution of the 5th-generation fixed network (F5G).  The topics covered in the course include emerging optical technologies for home, access, metro, and long-haul optical networks, as well as inter- and intra- data center networks. This course is intended for a diverse readership including but not limited to researchers, engineers, professors, and graduate students, to gain knowledge of and insights into modern optical communication technologies that are crucial to F5G. It aims to help the readers to broaden their knowledge on the emerging use cases of F5G optical networks, deepen their understanding of the state-of-the-art optical communication technologies, and explore new R&D opportunities in the field of optical networking.

Short Course Benefits:

Students will become familiarized with the following emerging topics:

  • F5G standardization and use cases 
  • Home network technologies such as fiber-to-the-room (FTTR)
  • Optical access network technologies such as 50G-PON
  • Metro network technologies based on ROADM and OXC
  • Long-haul network technologies such as probability constellation shaping (PCS)
  • Inter-data center network technologies for 800G/1.6T ZR
  • Intra-data center network technologies for 800G/1.6T DR/FR/LR
  • Service-oriented optical network based on fine-grain optical transport network (fgOTN)
  • Distributed optical fiber sensing technologies for F5G networks
  • Future F5G evolution toward 2030​
Short Course Audience:

This course is intended for a diverse audience including but not limited to researchers, engineers, policymakers, professors, and graduate students who are interested in how optical communication is evolving in the F5G era.  Some basic knowledge of optical networks, standards, optical transmission technologies, photonics, and digital signal processing will help in better understanding the course but is not a prerequisite.

Instructor Biography:

Dr. Xiang Liu is the Chief Scientist of Optical Communications Standards in Huawei Technologies. He has been actively contributing to international standardization efforts in ITU-T SG15, ETSI ISG-F5G, IEEE 802.3, BBF, and OIF. He had been Vice President for Optical Transport and Access at Futurewei Technologies and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs.  He received the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Cornell University in 2000. As a top-ranked Google Scholar in optical communications, he has authored/coauthored more than 350 journal and conference papers and holds over 100 US patents. He is the author of a technical book entitled “Optical Communications in the 5G Era”. He has served as a Technical Program Co-Chair of OFC 2016 and a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018. He is a Fellow of Optica and IEEE.