|09:50||10:15||New optics for 5G and beyond – Frank Chang, Chief Engineer and CTO, Source Photonics|
|As global operators accelerate the deployment of 5G networks, promote the differentiated application of 5G multi-services, and release more spectrum resources, 5G networks put forward higher bandwidth requirements for high performance fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul optics. Several optical transceiver products are now targeted specifically for this high volume market. This presentation will focus on latest advances in optical wireless deployment scenarios: 50G vs 100G Bidi for up to 40km; analog CDR vs DSP approach for higher bandwidth and low latency; the choice of CWDM, LWDM and tunable solutions; OTU rate support and protection features by leveraging 100G and 400G PAM4 based client optics. We will discuss the synergies and differences between today’s mobile transport and future optical 6G networks.|
|10:20||10:40||Advanced ROADM Architectures with Ultrahigh-resolution Telemetry for High-Mix Wavelength Services – Dr. Jack Jian Xu Title: Vice President Marketing, Telecom Vertical, II-VI Inc.|
|The ongoing buildout of enterprise and cloud datacenters is exponentially increasing the bandwidth requirements for optical networks and driving the demand for systems that are more efficient and flexible to deploy, operate, and scale. The node-on-a-blade platform provides such compelling benefits integrating, in a single compact solution, the key functionalities of the optical transport. The node-on-a-blade is a scalable multi-degree reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) system for route-and-select nodes. It includes a Quad WSS, amplifiers, switches, and an ultrahigh resolution coherent optical channel monitor (OCM). The coherent OCM provides in real time fine details of the transmission spectrum, which serves to dynamic control the ROADM system, optimizing the transmission of a high mix of 100G to 400G wavelength services.|
|14:45||11:05||Evolution of Optical Connectivity to 3.2T, Xi Wang, Vice President of Optical DSP Business Unit, Marvell|
|Optical connectivity is the foundation of today’s internet infrastructure and has enabled the emergence of hyperscale data centers and a new era of wireless communication. The insatiable demand for cloud-based services is continuously driving the relentless need for data center hardware to have higher bandwidth capacity, with lower power consumption and smaller footprints. Just as data centers begin their transition to 400G and 800G, the bar is rising towards the next evolution of 1.6T and 3.2T, with the same demands for high performance and low power with minimal financial impact. This presentation will discuss the underlying technologies needed to enable 1.6T and 3.2T, and how technological advancements in both electronics and optics will enable a higher level of integration that will have a lasting impact for future generations of optical connectivity.|
|11:10||11:30||Convergence of Optical satellite systems and terrestrial OTN – Robert “Bob” Brumley, CEO, Laser Light Companies|
|As optical systems, such as DWDM are approaching space-qualification, what are the advantages and impediments to converging, beyond interconnecting, optical satellite systems with terrestrial OTN infrastructure? Laser Light Global, Ltd (www.laserlightcomms.com) is building the 1st, all-optical, converged OTN system comprised of optical satellites and ground infrastructure. Advantages? Disadvantages? Why this converged network will disrupt global data services market.|
|11:35||11:55||Coherent optics in client pluggable form factor enable IP-over-DWDM in disaggregated transport networks – Dr. Gert Sarlet, Director of Product Management, II-VI Inc.|
|IP-over-DWDM has long been envisioned by network operators as a way to disaggregate and simplify optical transport networks, eliminating unnecessary layers of equipment, and realizing significant cost savings. With the advent of high Tx output power 400G ZR+ digital coherent optics (DCO) transceivers in QSFP-DD form factor, compatible with the launch power requirements of most ROADMs, that vision is about to become reality for metro applications. Closer to the edge of the network, 100G ZR DCO transceivers in QSFP28 form factor will enable efficient aggregation of data in e.g. 5G backhaul and cable access applications.|
|12:00||12:25||Deployment of 400ZR and the ongoing OIF work to define 800ZR/LR – Karl Gass, OIF PLL Optical Chair, OIF|
|400ZR coherent deployment is underway and showing a strong ecosystem already exists for this new interoperable standard developed by the OIF. In this presentation an OIF expert will give an overview of 400ZR and discuss its deployment status, including ongoing maintenance. The presentation will then give an overview of current 800ZR and 800LR technical work to create the next core network architecture components and looking to bring coherent networking into the datacenter.|
Frank Chang, Chief Engineer and CTO, Source Photonics
Frank Chang is an expert of photonic IC technologies, optics transceivers and optical networking, and currently is employed as Chief Engineer for transceiver design at Source Photonics in West Hills of Los Angeles area. Previously he was senior Principle Engineer for Optics Interconnect at CTO Optics Office of Inphi Corp for over 5 years after 12 years’ service at Vitesse Semiconductors. He also held various project and management positions with Cisco/Pirelli, JDS Uniphase etc for working on the design, development, and commercialization of fiber optics components.
Dr. Jack Jian Xu Title: Vice President Marketing, Telecom Vertical, II-VI Inc.
Jack has been working in the optical communications industry for over 25 years. Jack started his career in optical communication with Nortel where he was a project manager for high performance optical component division. He was a founding member of LambdaFlex pioneering in DGE and WSS technology, the company was acquired by Avanex (II-VI) in 2001. He was VP of global sales and marketing for CoAdna which was one of the key WSS and ROADM suppliers in the industry and now part of II-VI. Jack graduated from the University of Science and Technology China, and holds a PhD degree in Physics from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Xi Wang, Vice President of Optical DSP Business Unit, Marvell
Xi Wang is Marvell’s Vice President of Optical DSP business unit. In this role, Xi is responsible for a broad portfolio of DSP and optical product offerings for the data center optical connectivity market. Xi joined Marvell from Inphi where he served as Associate Vice President of product marketing. Prior to Inphi, he was Senior Product Marketing Manager at Semtech and before this held various roles at Intersil and IBM. Xi earned a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Robert "Bob" Brumley, CEO, Laser Light Companies
Dr. Gert Sarlet, Director of Product Management, II-VI Inc.
Gert has been working in product management roles in the optical communications industry for nearly 20 years. At II-VI, he is responsible for digital coherent optics (DCO) transceivers. Previously he managed analog coherent optics (ACO) transceivers, coherent components, 40G transponders and tunable lasers at Finisar, acquired by II-VI in 2019. Gert was a co-founder of Syntune in Sweden, acquired by Finisar in 2011, which is now II-VI’s leading fab for highly integrated InP components. Gert holds a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from Ghent, University, Belgium.
Karl Gass, OIF PLL Optical Chair, OIF
Karl Gass has over 30 years’ experience in rf and optical technology development. He has chaired the optical track of the Optical Internetworking Forum’s Physical and Link Layer Working Group for the last 21 years, guiding over 20 projects to completion. Mr. Gass is an electrical engineering graduate of The Ohio State University and has a superb suit collection.