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Learn how to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 22 notes

Episode 22 of the Cisco Optics Podcast is now posted! See under for episode notes.

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Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 22

Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 22. Learn how to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable, with Tom Williams. Half 3 of 5.

Coherent optics have been the go-to answer for high-end optical transport programs for years. Ultimately, these optics have been modularized and with current advances in DSP design and optics manufacturing, this expertise is now out there in small kind issue pluggable modules. Cisco acknowledged the significance of this expertise and purchased the trade’s chief on this area, Acacia Communications in March of 2021. In Episode 22, we proceed our dialog with Tom Williams, Director of Technical Advertising, who joined Cisco by way of the Acacia acquisition. We dive deeper into understanding coherent optics.
– Pat Chou, Cisco Optics Product Supervisor

Tom Williams leads advertising efforts for the Acacia coherent optics crew 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 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 numerous 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 duty, in addition to contributing to product roadmap definitions.

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Cisco Optics-to-Machine Compatibility Matrix
Cisco Optics-to-Optics Interoperability Matrix
Cisco Optics Product Info

Hearken to Episode 22

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2:52     What’s coherent optics?
5:05     Main milestone enabling energy environment friendly coherent optics
9:01     Decoding optical part with optical depth detectors
10:42   Early DSP challenges
13:04   Paths to efficiency enchancment
14:13   What’s QAM

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Sunny Morning by FSM Workforce
Upbeat by Mixaund

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