OFC 2022 will feature live optical and data network interoperability demonstrations from industry-leading organizations

Technology areas that will be showcased include 400 Gbps coherent transmission over a C+L band line system, 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 GbE, 100 GbE, 200 GbE, 400 GbE and 800 GbE, OpenROADM compliant optical transport MSA, 400ZR optics, co-packaging architectures, I/O Channels (IEC), FlexE and CMIS (Common Management Interface Specification).

to be held 06-10 March 2022 to San Diego Congress Palace, San Diego, CaliforniaOFC represents the entire ecosystem, from research to market, from components to systems and networks.

“The OFC Expo will feature more than 35 industry-leading organizations in multi-vendor demonstrations,” said OFC General Chairmen Shinji Matsuo, David Plante and Jun Shan Wey. “OFC provides a robust platform for demonstrating the trends and developments in interoperability in optical communications and networking that are critical to advancing the industry.”

Details on the interoperability demonstrations at the show are as follows:

C+L Line 400G Open Transport System Demonstration – Booth #5041

In this demonstration, NTT will demonstrate live coherent transmission at 400 Gbps over a C+L band line system in a multi-vendor open transport environment presenting a cost-effective solution to the ever-increasing demand from service providers for capacity. of traffic. It includes 4×100 Gbps mux-ponder hardware from Wistron and coherent CFP2-DCOs from FOC and Lumentum working with open source Transponder Abstraction Interface (TAI) and Network Operating System (NOS) software integrated by NEC. Interworking of 400Gps 16QAM Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS) with oFEC is demonstrated between FOC and Lumentum modules. The C+L band line system consists of a CDC-ROADM configuration comprising a WSS flexgrid from Finisar and a multicast switch from NTT Electronics.

Ethernet Alliance Interoperability Demo – Booth #5409

The Ethernet Alliance will present a next-generation interoperable multi-vendor technology demonstration at OFC 2022. The interactive demonstration includes 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE, 400GbE, and 800GbE technologies and solutions from more than a dozen companies , ranging from interconnect providers, switches and routers, to test and measurement equipment. The Ethernet Alliance will also showcase a live 400GbE infrastructure connecting multiple stands across the show.

OpenROADM MSA SDN Demo – Booth #5140

Using an OpenROADM MSA-compliant optical transport network composed of equipment from multiple vendors, the group will demonstrate the PROnet hierarchical orchestrator to manage the creation of wavelength services between Cloudlets and the using the Network Operation Platform (NOP) to monitor multiple performance metrics in real time. This is made possible by the open-source TransportPCE OpenROADM SDN controller which enables 100G, 200G and 400G wavelength data transfer rates. The demo is presented jointly by Ciena, Cisco, Fujitsu, Infinera, Juniper, Nokia, Ribbon, AT&T, Orange and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Demos Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) – Booth #5101

This year’s OIF booth offers live multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations showcasing its work accelerating the industry’s hottest areas – 400ZR optics, co-packaging architectures, common electrical I/O channels (IEC ), FlexE (Flex Ethernet) definitions and CMIS (Common Management Interface Specification) implementations. Live demonstrations with system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors will demonstrate critical insight into how key technologies interact within the evolving industry ecosystem. The OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work is done, advancing new technologies and interoperability work driving progressive change in the industry.

Consortium for Embedded Optics (COBO) Demos – Booth # 2215

COBO members showcase networking systems and component products to demonstrate how key technologies interact within the industry ecosystem to enable the movement of the “optics inside” of the system, whether through embedded optical modules or co-packaged optical applications. This year’s booth features a variety of products from AOI, SABIC, 3M, CudoForm and Hirose and includes joint demonstrations with Optec and US Conec’s Flexi Circuit Fiber Shuffle for CPO applications, providing a dedicated way to manage hundreds to thousands of fibers on the board. SENKO and Ragile Networks will showcase a cloud-scale data center switch with near-integrated optics in a 1RU chassis using the SN-MT optical interface with 8 external laser source interfaces on the front panel for input from co-packaged optical module.

Health and security:
OFC management is committed to protecting the health and safety of conference attendees and is following global, federal, state and local health guidelines in preparation for OFC 2022. All conference attendees, exhibitors , vendors and staff must be fully vaccinated and present photo proof of vaccination Identify yourself and wear a mask in San Diego Convention Center at all times except when actively eating and drinking. Please visit the health and safety page for more information on conference access requirements and procedures, including vaccine and mask guidelines.

Registration information:
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About OFC
The 2022 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the premier conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 45 years, OFC has attracted participants from all corners of the world to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and drive business forward.

OFC features dynamic business programming, global business exposure and high-impact, peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcases the trends shaping the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc) and the IEEE Photonics Society and co-sponsored and managed by Optica (formerly OSA). OFC in 2022 will be presented in a hybrid format with in-person and virtual components and will take place 06-10 March 2022 to San Diego Congress Center at San Diego, California, UNITED STATES. Follow OFC on Twitter @OFConferencelearn more on OFC Community LinkedIn and watch highlights on OFC YouTube.

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