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.
Source Photonics CTO Mark Heimbuch, PhD, describes the several 400GbE interoperability demonstrations in which the company was involved at OFC 2018. He also discusses how 400GbE technology will evolve, including the development of single-lambda 100G.
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.