AEPONYX CTO speaks at OFC 2021 workshop
François Ménard, AEPONYX’S CTO has contributed to the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC) 2021 in a workshop entitled Is Photonics Integration Ready for Next-Generation Optical Access Demands?
The title of Mr. Ménard’s workshop talk was Photonic integrated circuits for cost-effective Higher-End Passive Optical Network Tunable Transceivers. This workshop was held in a virtual format on June 6th 2021.
Due to ever increasing bandwidth demand for services like virtual reality applications, ultra-high definition video, 5G mobile transport and cloud services, the line-rates in optical access systems are continuously pushed higher approaching 100G line-rate. This requires increased complexity in transmission techniques and transceiver systems while maintaining cost-effectiveness as the main objective in these future systems.
Integrated photonics, especially Silicon Photonics, offer lower cost at high volumes than discrete counterparts. So, could photonic integration be the solution to the more complex but still low-cost transceiver technologies needed for next-generation optical access?