13:1013:30A Concept for Network Planning in Partially Disaggregated Open Optical Networks – Stefan Melin, Telia (Schweden)
Partially disaggregated open optical networks are targeted and deployed by operators. How to implement planning and impairment validation in the SDN architecture is not well defined and requires more attention to reach maturity.  Telia propose a high-level concept for implementation of planning.
13:3513:55Next-gen converged optical access for PON, HFC, 5G & Business Services – Harj Ghuman, Cox Communications
Currently one of the hottest topics in the Cable industry is 10Gigabit bandwidth and beyond, and the convergence of two primary topologies, HFC and PON, becomes highly desirable. For operators, the key technical innovations to reach this goal include Long-reach PON to centralize OLTs, Seamless scalability to coherent technology, Wide-band transmission window to augment the fiber utilization. Such a converged optical access will not only reduce the cost, but also provide a scalable path to multi-wavelength PON as well as 100G-400G coherent PON.
14:0014:20SDN REQUIREMENTS FOR VENDOR AGNOSTIC PARTIALLY DISAGGREGATED NETWORKS – Edward James Echeverry Zuleta, Senior Technical Expert, Telefonica CTIO
Vendor agnostic partially disaggregated networks require full standard capabilities at both Open Terminal (OT) and Open Line System (OLS) SDN controller. In this talk we are presenting a standard deployment in Telefonica International network based on a combination of TAPI 2.1.3 and Netconf/Yang/OpenConfig enabling multivendor interoperability and different vendor combinations at both OLS and OT. The architecture presented here and the SDN requirements to implement it are totally aligned with TIP-MUST group where Telefonica is actively collaborating with other operators around the world to define a vendor agnostic transport SDN architecture.
14:2514:45Compact Multi Lambda Fiber Coupling solutions for future Chip on board and Co-Packaged Optics applications – Dirk Götzl  Manager RF Electronic , Huber + Suhner Cubeoptics AG
Future solutions for 800G and 1,6T transceivers have high requirements for optical coupling and also brings new challenges.  Co-Packaged optics or Chip on board engines need low loss, high performance and stable optics with a matched beam characteristic, especially for silicon photonics. As density of optical coupling is increasing, the size of components for coupling, multiplexing and demultiplexing is getting a very important parameter. Also sub-components needs to be set as close as possible to avoid loss in the electric path.  In this session upcoming challenges for coupling and sub components are shown and different possible solutions are discussed.
14:5015:103D Sensing: Practical New Apps Beyond Handsets – Mark Lutkowitz, Principal, fibeReality, LLC
From the beginning of the 3DS marketplace, the one application that has failed to get adequate attention is robotics, both consumer- and industrial-based devices. This 940nm component technology is absolutely essential to helping to achieve significant growth in robots, especially with the emergence of labor shortages. Other business cases that will be addressed in this session include automotive, such as in-cabin deployment, aerospace/avionics, as well as other potential use cases. Both business projections and a competitive analysis of the principal suppliers will be provided. Also, there will be a discussion of the prominent users of this gear.
15:1515:35980nm VCSELs: New standard in automotive – Dr. Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management and Rubén Pérez-Aranda , CTO, KDPOF , TRUMPF Photonic Components
Autonomous drive technology requires processing large amounts of data within cars. As a consequence, optical interconnects will be required to manage the data flow. The technology, as standardized in the IEEE803.2cz group, is based on multimode interconnects. Compared to datacenters, automotive requires a much wider range of operating temperatures (-40°C up to 125°C backside), and an interconnect length of only below 40m. The VCSEL wavelength choice is 980nm because of its superior robustness against wear-out and random failures. Moreover, 980nm fits to existing OM3 fibers with only limited dispersion loss. We present progress in developing a full 980nm interconnect.
15:4016:00Satellite Communication – Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, Chief Marketing Officer, II-VI Inc.
Satellite Communication market is poised to take off and represents a major new opportunity for Optical Communications, primarily for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) connections both between satellites and with the ground stations. The driving forces underneath the booming growth of satcom are the decreased hardware and launch cost, and the huge investments not only from government but also from the private sector, with new entrants among start-ups and webscalers. The opportunity to leverage fiber communication technology for space applications require to address some key challenges to survive launch and to operate in the space radiation environment. On top of the reliability issues, specific performances in terms of optical power, dimensions and power dissipation will be discussed. Long and extensive experience together with vertical integration from materials to subsystems, can make the difference in providing the optimal solution for custom applications to pioneer the new space frontier.