Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses data center interconnect market trends, fiber-fed buildings, high-speed Ethernet module pricing, and embedded modules in this week's Friday 5. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
Andrew Rickman, CEO and founder of integrated optics company Rockley Photonics, introduces you to the company and describes the opto-ASIC it demonstrated at OFC 2018 and the benefits it provides.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy touches on optical M&A (again), new white box switch software, next-gen PON prospects, whether the data center network gravy train is starting to slow, and the FCC chairman's latest suspicions.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.
Bernard Lee, regional technology director at Senko Advanced Components, reviews the products for the data center unveiled at OFC 2018. They include several additions to their MPO lineup, as well as their CS Connector for 400GbE connectivity.
Kyle Hollasch, director of marketing - optical networking at Nokia, discusses the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The use of probabilistic constellation shaping provides a new level of spectral efficiency for coherent transmission across networks.
Michael Kwok, product line manager at Yokogawa, demonstrates the capabilities of two products the company unveiled at OFC 2018. The AQ6360 is the company's first production OSA. The AQ2200-232 Optical Power Sensor covers 800 to 1700 nm.