OFC 2023

San Diego, CA
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OFC 2023 | San Diego, CA |  7-9 March 2023

Ethernet Alliance at 2023

Ethernet Alliance will host a live interoperability demonstration on the exhibition floor in booth 5417. We will also be hosting a panel discussion in the Market Focus space on the show floor.

EA Panel Title: Ethernet in Telecom: The Rise of ZR and ZR+ for Metro (and beyond?) 

Are the new ZR and ZR+ pluggables an option for the traditional telecom deployments?

Description: Ethernet continues its forward march across new application spaces.  The adoption of 400GbE, and now 800GbE communications over ZR+ interconnects, combined with coherent signaling technology is a very viable option to traditional telecom applications.  Coherent communications have long been deployed in the Telecom space as means to optimize long-haul transmission and increase bit per baud efficiencies.  Ethernet datacenters have adopted coherent signaling in full effect for 800G, and soon 1.6T Ethernet, in OSFP, QSFP-DD, and CFP packages.

The panel will cover the considerations when designing and deploying coherent optical solutions, the increasing power and cooling demands, and advances in PIC and other technologies needed to create interoperable products for simultaneous datacom and telecom applications.

OFC: The Premier Event in Telecom and Data Center Optics

OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive — from research to marketplace, from components to systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. OFC draws attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward.

Hear the Latest Research at the Technical Conference

The five-day technical conference features peer reviewed presentations and invited speakers, the thought leaders in the industry presenting the highlights of emerging technologies. Additional technical programming throughout the week includes special symposia, special sessions, in-depth tutorials, workshops, panels and the thought-provoking rump session.