Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) & International Conference on Information Photonics and Optical Communications (IPOC)

Industry Forum Session 3:Where are the Boundaries between IMDD & Coherent Technology for 800G and beyond?

As the data rate continue to increase to 400G, 800G and beyond, Coherent and IMDD technology has been given rise to more and more demand. Coherent has gradually encroached the market share of IMDD, and the industry are also actively developing next-generation coherent solutions targeting even shorter distances such as 10km. So where are the eventual boundaries between IMDD and Coherent technology? The boundary can be characterized by various metrics like data rate, distance, power consumption and transceiver cost, and may be closely related to the application drivers. This forum will discuss the below topics:


800G and Beyond Application in telecom

140GBd coherent system for DCI applications

coherent optical module development

800G and beyond Coherent for short distance applications

Technology and application of Thin-Film Lithium Niobate modulator in coherent and IMDD

Schedule on Nov. 05
    Time Speakers Affiliation Presentation Title
    09:00-09:10 Chengliang Zhang China Telecom Research Institute Opening Address
    09:10-09:30 Anxu Zhang China Telecom Research Institute Discussion on the Technology Evolution and Application of 800G and Beyond
    09:30-09:50 Shikui Shen China Unicom Research Institute Discussion of Metro Coherent Technology Application
    09:50-10:10 Quan Cao Wuhan Fisilink  Discussion on the Development and Application Trend of 800G Coherent Optical Modules
    10:10-10:30 Dennis Zhou AFR Application Prospect of Thin-Film Lithium Niobate Modulator in Coherent and Non-coherent Optical Transmission
    10:30-10:40 Coffee Break
    10:40-11:00 Chongjin Xie Alibaba Coherent for Short Distance Applications at 800G and Beyond
    11:00-11:20 Fangchao Li Tencent 140GBd Coherent System for DCI Applications
    11:20-11:40 Fenghe Yang ZhangJiang Laboratory Opportunities and Challenges in Coherent Optical Communication System for DCI Applications
    11:40-12:10 Panel Discussion