How to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 21 notes

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Episode 21 of the Cisco Optics Podcast is now posted! See beneath for episode notes.

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Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 21

Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 21. Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable, with Tom Williams. Half 2 of 5.

Coherent optics have been the go-to resolution for high-end optical transport techniques for years. Finally these optics have been modularized and with current advances in DSP design and optics manufacturing, this expertise is now out there in small type issue pluggable modules. Cisco acknowledged the significance of this expertise and bought the business’s chief on this area, Acacia Communications in March of 2021. In Episode 21, we proceed our dialog with Tom Williams, Director of Technical Advertising and marketing, who joined Cisco through the Acacia acquisition. We get into Acacia’s distinctive strategy to creating coherent optics.
– Pat Chou, Cisco Optics Product Supervisor

Tom Williams leads advertising and marketing efforts for the Acacia coherent optics group that was acquired by Cisco in March 2021. Tom has spent over 20 years creating optical transmission gear starting from 10G to 1.2T. He participates in quite a lot 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 duty, in addition to contributing to product roadmap definitions.

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Hearken to Episode 21

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2:22     Acacia’s uniqueness early on
5:45     Fixing system issues effectively
7:14     Benefits of silicon photonics in coherent optics
11:18   Elements in early coherent merchandise
13:05   Variations between silicon photonics and indium phosphide integration
18:41   What’s a PIC?
19:08   Energy consumption of silicon photonics

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