Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy talks to former president and CEO of Finisar Jerry Rawls as well as his replacement, Michael Hurlston, about the transition. Hurlston assesses his first quarter at the helm and the Lumentum/Oclaro deal.
Andrew Rickman, CEO and founder of integrated optics company Rockley Photonics, introduces you to the company and describes the opto-ASIC it demonstrated at OFC 2018 and the benefits it provides.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.
Bernard Lee, regional technology director at Senko Advanced Components, reviews the products for the data center unveiled at OFC 2018. They include several additions to their MPO lineup, as well as their CS Connector for 400GbE connectivity.
Kyle Hollasch, director of marketing - optical networking at Nokia, discusses the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The use of probabilistic constellation shaping provides a new level of spectral efficiency for coherent transmission across networks.
Michael Kwok, product line manager at Yokogawa, demonstrates the capabilities of two products the company unveiled at OFC 2018. The AQ6360 is the company's first production OSA. The AQ2200-232 Optical Power Sensor covers 800 to 1700 nm.
Michael Etienne, Corning's product line manager, terrestrial optical fibers, and Jay Gill, senior marketing manager, Infinera, discuss C- and L-Band transmission. Extending transmission into the L-Band over the right fiber provides several benefits.
Jay Gill, senior marketing manager Infinera, discusses the fifth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE5). The advance will help internet content providers and cable and mobile network operators meet their emerging network requirements.
VeEX showcased its fiber optics and transport test solutions at OFC 2018. These included the new OPX-BOXe OTDR, which earned Finalist status in the 2018 Lightwave Innovation Reviews, as well as the new RXT-6000e and RXT-6200 portable 100G test sets.
EXFO Vice President of Test and Measurement Stephane Chabot describes EXFO's role in the Ethernet Alliance's OFC interop demo with its 400G multiservice platform. He also reviews the fruits of the Yenista acquisition and emerging test trends.
Siddharth Sheth, senior vice president of networking at Inphi, highlights the introduction of the 400-Gbps Porrima Single-Lambda PAM4 Platform as well as interop demos the company conducted with the Polaris and Vega PAM4 DSP families.