Data and Telecom: Convergence of Hardware

Workshop 12
Sunday, 18 September, 2011
14:30 - 18:00
Room C

The workshop “Data and Telecom: Convergence of Hardware” will discuss which optical hardware is/will be shared by data and telecom applications, taking account of the growing demands placed by capacity, power and cost. By “data”, we mean data center, supercomputer, rack-to-rack, etc. communication. By telecom we mean fiber-to-the home, metro, and long-haul communication. The workshop will examine how innovations in high-volume data applications percolate up to telecom, and how innovations in lower-volume telecom applications sift down to data. An example of data applications feeding technology to telecom is the XFP transceiver, and an example of telecom applications feeding technology to data is electronic equalization.


Optical links for future computing systems
Bert Offrein, IBM, Switzerland

Terabit Everywhere: How Photonics Integration Will Shape the Telecom and Datacom Need for High Density, High Data Rate and Low Power Consumption
David Welch, Infinera, USA

Components for Datacom and Telecom
Tetsuo Takahashi, NTT, Japan

Highly Integrated InP Laser Arrays: Closing the Gap Between Datacom and Telecom
Robert Blum, Oclaro, USA

Cost-effective Scaling of Large Datacenter Networks
Vijay Vusirikala, Google, USA

Optimized WDM Hardware Design Intended for Datacom Application
Eddie Tsumura, Sumitomo, Japan

Datacom Component Needs
Mark Nowell, Cisco, USA

Bridging the Gap Between Datacom and Telecom Optics: Proprietary vs. Multi-source Solutions
Piero Gambini, Avago, Italy

Longer Wavelength "Green" VCSEL: The Other Way to Go
Akihiko Kasukawa, Furukawa, Japan

Advanced coding for short datalinks - how do these differ from telecommunications?
Ian White, Cambridge, UK

Monolithic photonic integrated circuit technology comparison between datacom and telecom
Chris Doerr, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Silicon and Germanium Devices for Datacom and Telecom
Lionel Kimerling, MIT, USA