• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Short Courses by Topic

Short Courses by Topic


  • SC102: WDM in Long-haul Transmission Systems

    Neal S. Bergano, Retired, USA

  • SC105: Modulation Formats and Receiver Concepts for Optical Transmission Systems

    Peter Winzer, Nubis Communications, USA and Vivian Chen; Nokia Bell Labs, USA​

  • SC114: Technologies and Applications for Passive Optical Networks (PONs)

    Yuanqiu Luo, Futurewei, USA​

  • SC160: Microwave Photonics

    Jose Capmany, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

  • SC177: High-speed Semiconductor Lasers and Modulators

    John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

  • SC203: 400 Gb/s and Beyond Optical Communication Systems, Design and Design Trade-offs

    Ezra Ip, NEC Labs, USA
    Chongjin Xie, Alibaba Group, USA

  • SC208: Optical Fiber Design for Telecommunications and Specialty Applications

    David J. DiGiovanni, OFS Labs, USA

  • SC216: An Introduction to Optical Network Design and Planning

    George Rouskas, North Carolina State University, USA

  • SC217: Applications of Radio-over-fiber Technologies Including Future 5G Networks

    Dalma Novak, Octane Wireless, USA 

  • SC261: ROADM Technologies and Network Applications

    Thomas Strasser, Molex, USA

  • SC267: Silicon Microphotonics: Technology Elements and the Roadmap to Implementation

    Lionel Kimerling, MIT, USA

  • SC325: Highly Integrated Monolithic Photonic Integrated Circuits

    Chris Doerr, Doerr Consulting, LLC, USA

  • SC327: Modeling and Design of Long-haul Fiber-optic Communication Systems

    René-Jean Essiambre, Nokia Bell Labs, USA​

  • SC328: Standards for High-Speed Optical Networking

    Tom Huber, Nokia, USA

  • SC341: Sub-carrier Modulation and Superchannels for Terabit-class DWDM Transceivers

    Sander L. Jansen¹, Dirk van den Borne²; ¹ADVA Optical Networking, Germany; ²Juniper Networks, Germany

  • SC347: Reliability and Qualification of Fiber-Optic Components, Modules and Equipment

    David R. Maack, David Maack Consulting, USA​

  • SC357: Circuits and Equalization Methods for Coherent and Direct Detection Optical Links

    Alexander Rylyakov, Nokia, USA and Sudip Shekhar, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • SC359: Networking for Datacenters and Machine Learning

    Hong Liu, Google, USA
    Ryohei Urata, Google, USA

  • SC369: Test and Measurement for Signals with Complex Optical Modulation

    Fabio Pittala and Michael Koenigsmann, Keysight, Germany​

  • SC384: Background Concepts of Optical Communication Systems

    Alan Willner, University of Southern California, USA

  • SC390: Introduction to Forward Error Correction

    Georg Böcherer, Huawei Technologies

  • SC393: Digital Signal Processing for Coherent Optical Transceivers

    Chris Fludger, Infinera, Germany

  • SC395: Modeling and Simulation of Optical Transmitter and Receiver Components for Coherent Communications

    Harald Rohde, Nokia, Germany and Howard Wang, Nokia, USA

  • SC408: Space Division Multiplexing for Optical Communication Systems and Networks

    Roland Ryf, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • SC431: Photonic Technologies in the Datacenter

    Clint Schow, University of California, USA

  • SC432: Hands on: Silicon Photonics Component Design & Fabrication

    Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia, Canada


  • SC433: Introduction to Photodetectors and Optical Receivers

    Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, USA

  • SC443: Optical Amplifiers: From Fundamental Principles to Technology Trends

    Peter Andrekson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Michael Vasilyev, University of Texas, Arlington, USA

  • SC444: Optical Communication Technologies for 5G and F5G

    Dr. Xiang Liu, Huawei Technologies, China

  • SC447: The Life Cycle of an Optical Network: From Planning to Decommissioning

    Andrew Lord, BT Labs, BT, UK

  • SC448: Evolving Software Defined Optical Network: Architecture and Design Principles

    Ramon Casellas, Ph.D., IEEE SM; OSA M, CTTC, Spain

  • SC450: Design, Manufacturing, and Packaging of Opto-electronic Modules

    Peter O'Brien, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland 
    Yoichi Taira, Keio University, Japan

  • SC451: Optical Fiber Sensors

    Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering USA
    William Shroyer, SageRider, Inc., USA​

  • SC452: FPGA Prototyping for Optical Subsystems

    Noriaki Kaneda, nEye systems Inc, USA
    Robert Elschner, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany


  • SC453A: Hands-on: Fiber Optic Handling, Measurements, and Component Testing

    Steve Baldo, Seikoh Giken, USA
    Chris Heisler, OptoTest Corporation, USA
    Steve Lane, Data-Pixel, France
    Julien Maille, Data-Pixel, France

  • SC453B : Hands-on: Fiber Optic Handling, Measurements, and Component Testing

    Steve Baldo, Seikoh Giken, USA
    Chris Heisler, OptoTest Corporation, USA
    Steve Lane, Data-Pixel, France
    Julien Maille, Data-Pixel, France

  • SC454: Hands on: Silicon Photonics Design - Circuits

    Wim Bogaerts, University of Ghent, Belgium​

  • SC459: Multimode Photonic Devices, Characterization and Applications

    Nicolas Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • SC461: High-capacity Data Center Interconnects for Cloud-scale Networking

    Dirk van den Borne, Juniper Networks, Germany
    Sander L. Jansen, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany
    Mark Filer, Google, USA

  • SC463: Optical Transport SDN: Architectures, Applications, and Actual Implementations

    Achim Autenrieth, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany
    Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany

  • SC465: Transmission Fiber and Cables

    John Hedgpeth, Corning Optical Communications, USA

  • SC469: Hands-on: Laboratory Automation and Control Using Python (Beginner)

    Jochen Schröder, Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
    Binbin Guan, Microsoft USA
    Roland Ryf, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • SC470: Secure Optical Communications

    Andrew Shields, Toshiba Research Labs, UK
    Helmut Grießer, Adva Network Security, Germany

  • SC473: Photonic Switching Systems

    David Neilson, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Benjamin Lee, NVIDIA, USA

  • SC483: Machine Learning in Optical Networks

    Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Darko Zibar, DTU FOTONIK, Denmark

  • SC485: Advanced Fiber Access Networks

    Jun Shan Wey, Verizon, USA and Rajesh Yadav, Verizon, USA

  • SC487: Hands-On: Laboratory Automation and Control using Python (Advanced)

    Jochen Schröder, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Nicolas Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs USA
    Binbin Guan, Microsoft USA

  • SC512: Modern Subsea Cable Systems New

    Mei Du, Tata Communications, USA

  • SC513: Data Center Short Links – Link Design, Modeling, Test and Measurements New

    Petar Pepeljugoski, IBM Research, USA  and Greg D. Le Cheminant, Keysight Technologies, USA