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

Simulating Datacom/Telecom Applications Following Standards Specifications

Sunday, 24 March, 13:30 – 17:30

Room 31C

This training will show you how to conceptualize and investigate optical transmission systems based on recommendations from standardization committees or multi-source agreements (MSAs) using professional simulation software. You will learn to model photonic components on different abstraction levels up to entire optical transmission systems corresponding to specifications. Then, evaluate the defined parameters and efficiently automate the design and analysis for new recommendations using the VPIphotonics Design Suite. We will investigate several standardized applications ranging from data center interconnects to high-capacity core network links. We will explore characterization and measurement concepts, demonstrate how to examine the impact of performance-limiting effects, and assess how to mitigate or compensate for them using machine learning algorithms.

Topics include:

  • Examine a professional simulation software design environment
  • Model photonic component characteristics
  • Simulate application scenarios following standards specifications (e.g., 400G ZR, 800G FR-4, TDECQ)
  • Investigate new mitigation techniques using machine learning algorithms

This training targets students, early-stage professionals, engineers, and researchers who want to learn how to utilize a professional simulation and design environment. Basic knowledge of the various transmission systems' technologies, concepts, and methodologies is helpful.

This interactive course includes a 4-hour session of lectures, guided labs, and independent work with 1-on-1 support. Attendees will be provided access to the software in a cloud-based environment using their private laptops. Arrive by 1:00 pm for software setup.

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Organizers: Optica Foundation & VPIphotonics