Sponsored Webinar: Optical Link Design Automation from Access to Core Networks

9 February 2022, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

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Connectivity has become so essential to everyday life that broadband internet is generally considered as infrastructure. With the rise of remote work, the internet of things, video streaming, the metaverse, and more, the demand for high-speed internet has only accelerated. This growing demand challenges equipment vendors, network operators, and municipalities to maximize network capacity while minimizing cost.

Annual exponential traffic growth drives industrial innovation to satisfy fixed and mobile users. The backbone of those Access networks is the passive optical network (PON) which is provided by a myriad of network operators ranging from small local to globally acting internet service providers (ISPs). With the emergence of smart cities, the classical approach for deploying PONs must be adapted to application driven networks to accommodate the associated requirements and at same time be as cost-efficient as possible.

Recent growth in the deployment of xHaul networks including metro and core networks triggers the application of very different technologies to support the increase in link distances and traffic. Critical network design constraints include dense wavelength division multiplexing (D)WDM of channels operating at different data rates, and the deployment of optical amplifiers and dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) to meet power and dispersion budget requirements. Cost-optimized planning of such networks is a challenging task considering the diverse equipment constraints. In this webinar we demonstrate an automated network design that efficiently addresses the challenges and requirements for various types of networks.


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Shi LiShi Li, Principal Application Engineer, VPIphotonics

Shi Li graduated in 2016 from the Technische Universität Berlin with honors as M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. After that he worked for four years as teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Communications at Kiel University. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. degree in optical communications with focus on photonic reservoir computing for optical communications. Since 2020, he has been working as Principal Application Engineer at VPIphotonics. His current research interests include passive optical networks, machine learning, nonlinear Fourier transform, and photonic neuromorphic signal processing in optical communications. Before pursuing his academic career, he also gathered six years of industrial experience while leading two companies in the field of photovoltaic systems.


Dmitry KhomchenkoDmitry Khomchenko, Product Manager, VPIphotonics

Dmitry Khomchenko is the product manager of VPIlinkDesigner and VPIlinkConfigurator at VPIphotonics. He has spent over 20 years modeling fiber optic communication systems. For the last ten years he has been responsible for the management of optical network design software. Dmitry has authored and co-authored numerous papers about optical amplifier modeling and optical network design optimization.