- Speaker: Jörg-Peter Elbers, VP, advanced technology, ADVA Optical Networking
- Topics: Silicon Photonics for Inter-Data Center Interconnects
- When: Tuesday, March 7, 10:45 a.m.
- Where: PIC International Conference, Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Inter-Data center interconnect (DCI) solutions extend the data center fabric over multiple locations, enabling a geographic distribution of networking, compute and storage functions. Employing DWDM, they offer multi-Tbit/s fiber capacities over distances ranging from a few tens to a few hundred kilometers.
In this presentation, Jörg-Peter Elbers will discuss silicon photonics-based DCI solutions employing intensity modulation with direct detection and coherent transmission. Topics on the agenda include next-generation approaches to achieve higher capacities, better equipment density, and lower cost. The presentation will also highlight related research activity together with developments in the area of standardization.