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 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.