Scaling Optical Capacity to Meet Internet Demand

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
7:00 PM
Free and open to the public

Internet demand is set to grow 1,000-fold over the next 20 years. The optical network underlying today’s Internet is largely based on Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology wherein up to eighty 10 Gigabit per Second (Gb/s) channels are combined to deliver 800 Gb/s per optical fiber. To meet growing demand, backbone networks will soon be expanded ten-fold using new optical technologies based Coherent Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) to deliver up to eighty 100 Gb/s channels, or 8 Terabits per Second (Tb/s) per fiber. Even more advanced technologies are already in development that will deliver up 1 Tb/s per channel and as much as 100 Tb/s per fiber. This presentation explains how these advanced technologies work and how they will be integrated into the backbone of the Internet.

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Fred Kish

Vice President, PIC Development and Manufacturing
Infinera Corporation