The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Special Chairs' Sessions

Vision 2030: Taking Optical Communications through the Next Decade

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 14:00-18:30
Room: 6F

Organizers: Shinji Matsuo, NTT Device Technology Labs, NTT Corp., Japan; David Plant, McGill University, Canada; Jun Shan Wey, ZTE TX, USA

Reflecting upon the 2010-2019 decade, OFC has led the optical communications industry and research communities to achieve significant and groundbreaking milestones. Looking forward to the next decade, we seek to answer a key question: what are the emerging hot topics and groundbreaking innovations to be anticipated? This session gathers together eight visionary speakers who will discuss past successes alongside forthcoming innovations in the next decade.


Session 1

John E. Bowers, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Terabit Transmitters Using Heterogeneous III-V/Si Photonic Integrated Circuits

Chris Doerr, Acacia Communications Inc., USA
Title to be Announced

Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA
Physics Side of Silicon/Nanophotonics

Meint Smit, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
Indium Phosphide Photonic Integrated Circuits

Hiroki Takesue, NTT Basic Research Labs, Japan
Computation with Optical Oscillator Networks

Peter Winzer, NoKia Bell Labs, USA
Title to be Announced

Session 2

Kim Roberts, Ciena, Canada
Coherent Communication: Cost per Bit

Alexei N. Pilipetskii, SubCom, USA
Technology Evolution and Capacity Growth in Undersea Cables

Chih-Lin I, China Mobile Communications Group, China
5G Optical Transport Network

Peter Vetter, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Title to be Announced

Philippe Chanclou, Orange Labs, France
Choice of Optical Access Innovations to Meet Today’s Needs and Support the Challenges of Tomorrow

Hong Liu, Google, USA
Title to be Announced

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