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Tips on how to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 23 notes


Episode 23 of the Cisco Optics Podcast is now posted! See beneath for episode notes.

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Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 23

Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 23. Tips on how to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable, with Tom Williams. Half 4 of 5.

Coherent optics have been the go-to answer for high-end optical transport methods for years. Finally, these optics had been modularized and with latest advances in DSP design and optics manufacturing, this know-how is now out there in small type issue pluggable modules. Cisco acknowledged the significance of this know-how and bought the business’s chief on this house, Acacia Communications in March of 2021. In Episode 23, we proceed our dialog with Tom Williams, Director of Technical Advertising and marketing, who joined Cisco by way of the Acacia acquisition. We speak about elementary limits of communication after which get into requirements.
– Pat Chou, Cisco Optics Product Supervisor

Tom Williams leads advertising and marketing efforts for the Acacia coherent optics crew that was acquired by Cisco in March 2021. Tom has spent over 20 years growing optical transmission gear starting from 10G to 1.2T. He participates in a wide range of coherent standardization actions in OIF, IEEE and Open ROADM and is co-chair of the OpenZR+ MSA. Tom spent almost 15 years in varied administration roles at Optium, the place he participated within the firm’s 2006 IPO and 2008 acquisition by Finisar. Tom joined Acacia in 2015, the place his position has included company and product advertising and marketing accountability, in addition to contributing to product roadmap definitions.

Associated hyperlinks

Cisco Optics-to-Gadget Compatibility Matrix
Cisco Optics-to-Optics Interoperability Matrix
Cisco Optics Product Data

Take heed to Episode 23

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2:24     Addressing higher limits in knowledge fee
3:45     The Shannon restrict
4:11     Maximizing capability inside channel bandwidth
8:33     Utility dependent trade-offs
9:32     Requirements for coherent optics (e.g. 400G ZR)
14:18   Standardizing pluggable coherent optics

Music credit

Sunny Morning by FSM Workforce
Upbeat by Mixaund

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Sasith Mawan
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