OFC Workshops provide opportunities to discuss and debate the latest technologies. Workshop topics are controversial in nature and meant to be highly interactive, amongst both the speakers and the audience. The format of each session is determined by the organizers. In the past, many workshops have consisted of a series of short presentations (5 to 10 minutes) from people involved in the field followed by a panel discussion driven by questions from the audience.
The workshops provide an interactive learning environment and are open to all conference registrants. Like invited and tutorial speakers, workshop topics and organizers are chosen through a highly selective nominations process.
Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers Operators and Optical Network Providers - Why and When?
Organizers: Danish Rafique, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany; Antonio Napoli, Infinera, Germany; Yawei Yin, Alibaba Group, China
Datacenter Optics Reliability: Can We Standardize Requirements, and Can They be Relaxed Given Redundancies and <~5-Year Lifetimes?
Long Chen, Acacia Communications Inc., USA; Maura Raburn, Google Inc., USA; Hanxing Shi, Finisar, USA
High Noon: Silicon Photonics vs. Rest of the World
Giampiero Contestabile, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy; Geert Morthier, Ghent University, Belgium; Kenya Suzuki, NTT Device Innovation Center, Japan
Opportunities and Challenges for Optical Switching in the Data Center
Organizers: Yvan Pointurier, Nokia Bell Labs, France; Paolo Costa, Microsoft, USA; S.J. Ben Yoo, University of California at Davis, USA
Optical Experiments and Testing: With or without FEC?
Organizers: Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; Yi Cai, ZTE USA Inc., USA
Super DACs and ADCs - To Interleave or not to Interleave
Daniel Blumenthal, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA; Robert Elschner, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Henrich-Hertz, Germany; Takayuki Mizuno, NTT Network Innovation Labs, Japan
What is a Real Killer Application of SDM, Telecom or Non-Telecom?
Rodigro Amezcua-Correa, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA; Haoshuo Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA; Takemi Hasegawa, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Japan
Which One Will Succeed in Data Center Applications, Multi-Chip or Monolithic Integrated Optoelectronic Chip?
Dominic Goodwill, Huawei Technologies R&D, Canada; Yasuhiro Matsui, Finisar Corp., USA; James (Zhou) Zhiping, Peking University, China
Will Advanced Direct-detection Systems Ever Be the Solution of Choice for Metro and Access Applications?
Organizers: Cristian Antonelli, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy; Lilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; Robert Killey, University College London, UK
Will Coherent Optics Become a Reality for Intra-Data Center Applications?
Organizers: Fred Bucahli, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany; Ken Jackson, Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, USA