Optical Communication Technologies in the 5G Era

29 April 2021, 20:00 - 21:30 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Optical communication networks are supporting a wide range of valuable communication services including residential services, enterprise services, and mobile services. The 5th-generation (5G) wireless brings to optical networks new requirements such as high bandwidth, low latency, accurate synchronization and the ability to perform network slicing and autonomous operation etc. In parallel, fixed broadband services are demanding higher speed, lower latency, wider coverage and better user experience. All these demands are driving the transformation of optical networks to a new generation as witnessed by 50G-PON, 400G-ZR, 800G long haul, FDMA-P2MP, superchannel-capable high-degree OXC, and beyond-C-band WDM. This OSA webinar aims to highlight the exciting technological advances in optical transport and access networks over the last few years and provide new perspectives on what to expect in the 5G era.

About Our Speaker: Xiang Liu, Futurewei Technologies 

Xiang Liu headshotXiang Liu is Vice President for Optical Transport and Access at Futurewei Technologies focusing on advanced optical technologies and industry development for optical transmission and access networks. Xiang has more than 20 years of experience in the optical communication industry. Before joining Futurewei, Xiang had been with Bell Labs working on high-speed optical transmission technologies. Xiang has a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Cornell University. He has authored over 350 publications and holds over 100 US patents. He has served as a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018, and is currently serving as a Deputy Editor of Optics Express. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE.

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