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IEEE BV-COMSOC Talk: Perspective of pluggables vs. CPO for new optics in next 5-10 years

December 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk will examine in detail the new optics landscape for datacom and telecom space. The optics industry is at a crossroad driven by the post pandemic huge BW demand at lower cost/power optics from hyperscale data centers for networking and AL/ML applications. The debate on pluggable vs co-packaged optics (CPO) will likely continue to be hot topics in the next few years. We will discuss how data center operators view the future path of photonics integration with switch electronics and their preferred technology choices and timelines. This will impact on how to revolutionize today’s pluggable optics industry with regards to applications, profitability, ecosystems, supply chain as well as uncertainties in the technology. In telecom space, as global operators accelerate the deployment of 5G networks and beyond, promote the differentiated application of 5G multi-services, and release more spectrum resources, the industry is pushing 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 (e.g. 50G vs 100G Bidi for up to 40km and 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. Speaker(s): Dr. Frank Chang, Bldg: Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship (Hub101), 31416 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, California, United States, 91361, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/332383