MARCH/APRIL 2014 VOLUME 31 NO. 2 WWW.LIGHTWAVEONLINE.COM
AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS WORLDWIDE
By SAEID ARAMIDEH
New pathways to
low power and cost
will open the door to
more efficient data-center
3 EDITORIAL /// Silicon photonics,
one year later
By STEPHEN HARDY
10 An optical transmitter
for every need
With complex optical modulation
schemes, transmitters may get
complex but more straightforward.
By STEPHANIE MICHEL
15 Superchannel 2.0:
What comes next?
Technology advances can mean more
bandwidth capacity and greater flexibility.
By GEOFF BENNETT
20 WDM-PON is a key component
in next generation access
Recent tests show WDM-PON can fulfill the
need for greater capacity and longer reach.
By EINAR IN DE BETOU, CHRISTIAN-ALEXANDER
BUNGE, HENRIK ÅHLFELDT, and MAGNUS OLSON
24 Optimizing and monetizing
data-center metro networks
SDN and NFV hold significant progress.
The trick is getting there from here.
By JULIUS FRANCIS
28 Factors driving PSM4
and silicon photonics
for data-center architectures
The factors that once drove networks
from copper to MMF create
demand for newer alternatives.
By BRENT HATFIELD
Hot for 2014:
Virtualization in the optical
BY BRANDON COLLINGS, PH.D, JDSU
In 2014, as with virtualization
in data centers, control plane-enabled virtualization of the
optical network will simplify life for
network operators considerably.
Infinera CEO predicts
BY STEPHEN HARDY,
In addition to reviewing the
performance of his company
in 2013 and his expectations
for its performance in 2014, Infinera
CEO Thomas Fallon, during the analyst
call to review 4Q13 results, offered
a few opinions about the optical-
network hardware space, which he
believes will begin to get smaller.
Nominations open for 2014
BY LIGHTWAVE STAFF
Corning Inc. and Lightwave are pleased
to open nominations for the 11th Annual
FTTXcellence Award. The award
recognizes leadership in advancing the
deployment of optical access networks
in North America, Latin America, and
the Caribbean. The winner will receive
a glass art piece from the Corning
Museum of Glass. A $5,000 donation
in the winner’s name will be made
to U.S. Ignite, along with a profile of
the winner in an issue of Lightwave.
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