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. Similar to invited and tutorial speakers, workshop topics and organizers are chosen through a highly selective nominations process.
Sunday, 3 March, 13:00 - 15:30
Optical Experiments and Testing: With or without FEC?
Organizers: Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; Yi Cai, ZTE USA Inc., USA
High Noon: Silicon Photonics vs. Rest of the World
Organizers: 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: Paolo Costa, Microsoft, UK; Yvan Pointurier, Nokia Bell Labs, France; S.J. Ben Yoo, University of California at Davis, USA
Datacenter Optics Reliability: Can We Standardize Requirements and Can They be Relaxed Given Redundancies and <~5-Year Lifetimes?
Organizers: Long Chen, Acacia Communications Inc., USA; Maura Raburn, Google Inc., USA; Hanxing Shi, Finisar, USA
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
Sunday, 3 March, 16:00 - 18:30
Super DACs and ADCs - To Interleave or not to Interleave
Organizers: Daniel Blumenthal, University of California Santa Barbara, USA; Robert Elschner, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Henrich-Hertz, Germany; Takayuki Mizuno, NTT Network Innovation Labs, Japan
Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers Operators and Optical Network Providers - Why and When?
Organizers: Antonio Napoli, Infinera, Germany; Danish Rafique, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany; Yawei Yin, Alibaba Group, China
What is a Real Killer Application of SDM, Telecom or Non-Telecom?
Organizers: Rodrigo 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?
Organizers: 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; Robert Killey, University College London, UK; Lilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China