Tuesday 8th December - Session 4 16:00 – 16:20 Lightwave Logic EO Polymer modulator platform with enhanced stability at both 1.3um and 1.5um Speaker: Michael Lebby, CEO EO polymer modulators are now poised to impact data heavy applications such as datacenter networks and high performance computing at 1.3 um wavelengths as well as 1.5 um telecom applications. Prior EO polymers have been designed for 1.5 um wavelength, matched to the traditional application of modulators to long distance fiber optical communications. At today’s higher speeds, even 1.3 um applications now require external modulators. The talk will discuss the latest results on stable EO polymers whose operating range has been extended for the first time to include 1.3 um through advanced polymer engineering. The essence of designing a chromophore-host EO polymer that is low loss, stable, with high r33 at 1.3um and 1.5um opens up opportunities for low power consumption direct driving of modulators without the use of dedicated (and expensive) driver chips. With high speed and low power capability, MZ modulators that exceed 70GHz optical analogue EO S21 with low voltage drive can alleviate bottlenecks anticipated for 400Gbaud plus data rates in current network equipment.
17:00 – 17:20 Source Photonics Datacenters: Optics in Cloud Computing Speaker: Supriyo Dey, VP of Product Line Management and GM, Data Center business unit With the explosive growth of mobile services, optical transmission, and cloud computing for inter- and intra- datacenter traffics, Ethernet data rates have been increasing rapidly. Optical transceivers capable of supporting 400Gb/s have become commercially available. One critical area affecting optical connectivity requirements is for the scenarios of transmission distances of 2-40km. Source Photonics will review the evolving state of proliferate 400G technologies for these applications and the requirements such technologies should meet. We will look into 100G optics which are currently being deployed in volume for 100G LR4, ERL4 and ER4, and also compares the technologies available for even up to 80km. At 400Gb/s, we’ll examine the performance trade-offs between LR8 and LR4 for 10km, and among ER8 vs. ER4 vs. ZR1 for 40km-like distance. Finally, we will review how to apply these well-established 4/8-lane optics packaging for emerging 800G and/or 1.6Tb/s applications such like 2xFR4 and LR8. 17:20 – 17:40 EXFO Lessons learned from the first 5G mobile network deployments Speaker: Guillaume Lavallee, Product Line Manager Installation and maintenance of the fiber infrastructure will be critical for the success of 5G mobile networks. Existing fiber infrastructure will need to be leveraged as a critical path to 5G, and aging fiber networks will need to support a mix of optical technologies, such as PON and DWDM. In addition, networks are becoming denser in order to accommodate increasing cellular capacity and coverage mandated by 5G. This paves the way for massive small cell deployments requiring more fiber in more places and the potential for more issues. The aim of this session is to present strategies for accelerating 5G fiber rollouts and delivering stringent quality of service (QoS) performance results, while maximizing ROI.
16:20 – 16:40 Ayar Labs Silicon photonic chiplets for chip-to-chip communications
Speaker: Dr. Mark Wade, President, CTO, Co-Founder Recent applications in machine learning and artificial intelligence have accelerated the demand for chip-to-chip bandwidth. However, electrical I/O solutions face severe challenges in meeting the required density, power, and reach requirements needed to build next-generation systems. In this talk, we will present advancements in building a new generation of chiplet technologies that result in multi-terabit/s per chiplet capabilities, <5pJ/bit energy efficiency, and the ability to span centimeters to kilometers in reach. Additionally, we present an overall chip-to-chip communications architecture featuring remote laser sources and discuss the impacts on next-generation computing systems.
16:40 – 17:00 Arista 800G Datacenter Optics Speaker: Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chairman,
17:40 – 18:00 Inphi 400ZR – From Concept to Reality
Speaker: Josef Berger, AVP Marketing, Optical Interconnect Driven by exponential growth in DCI capacity, the industry demanded drastically lower cost and power consumption. End users demanded interoperability and pluggability for ease of use and supply chain security. OIF, alongside its members and leadership, worked relentlessly to create a multi-vendor, interoperable coherent interface to meet the needs of the industry. In 2016, the 400ZR effort was born to offer data center operators an interoperable, cost-effective approach to support DCI links at greater than 100 Gbps. This presentation will provide an overview of the development efforts in the industry thus far and explore what it takes to make deployments successful.
Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder 800G Optics based on the 100G Serdes and 100G Lambda will be ramping to volume production next calendar year, offering significantly better cost-performance,power efficiency and two times the density of 400G optics modules. This talk discusses the importance of transitioning to 100G Lambda and Serdes which will be the highest volume ecosystem over the next 10 years, and current expectations on timing for 200G Lambda optics.
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