Webcasts of fiber optic technology, network testing & equipment: Lightwave Online


Upcoming Webcasts

Module Design Trends

Date 08/05/2015 Overview

On both the line side and client side, significant effort is underway to increase the reach and reduce the power consumption and cost of optical transceivers. However, as data rates in both carrier networks and in the data center reach 100 Gbps, with 400 Gbps on the horizon, the obstacles designers face become more difficult to overcome. In this webcast, sponsored by JDSU, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will review optical module requirements for both service provider and data center networks and the pathways (such as silicon photonics) that developers are following to meet them.


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Fiber Optic Multiplexing Technology

Live on 07/15/2015 Overview

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) has progressed over the decades to a technology that can be either very simple or quite complex. From basic two-channel WDM to wide, coarse, and dense WDM, this technology provides cost-effective solutions for many applications. This webcast, presented by The Light Brigade, will review the types of WDM, the components used, and the many applications that make use of this technology.


Advances in FTTx

Live on 07/08/2015 Overview

Gigabit broadband deployments are popping up globally. But not every carrier is getting involved. Why not? Recently returned from the FTTH Council's FTTH Connect conference, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will review the most recent deployment and technology trends. He'll review the competitive landscape among service providers and look at the different technology options now available to meet growing broadband services needs.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by JDSU.


Characterizing Coherent Optical Systems for 400G & Beyond

Live on 06/25/2015 Overview

With bandwidth demands on today’s optical networks rapidly expanding, operators seek ways to manage data transport at 400 Gbps over their existing fiber infrastructures. Coherent optical transport methods will be adopted to manage this bandwidth growth. This webinar will focus on why coherent modulation methods such as QAM are being considered for 400G networks, along with the related OIF & IEEE implementation agreements that will help shape technology for the long-haul network. The hour-long webinar will feature Tektronix expert Rob Marsland, who also will share his insights on the key factors to consider when conducting coherent optical testing, such as:

  • What are the key building blocks of a coherent test system
  • Identifying performance criteria in test instrumentation to optimize measurement accuracy
  • The benefits of customizable analysis for non-standard testing

There will be an open Q&A session with Rob at the conclusion of the webinar.


Where Does Transport SDN Stand?

Live on 06/11/2015 Overview

Transport software-defined networking (SDN) promises to provide unprecedented levels of flexibility, cost savings, and service enablement. But when? Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy provides an update on the current status of Transport SDN. He'll review the major players, the implementation strategies carriers have embarked upon, and what this all means for optical networks.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by JDSU.


What's New in High-Speed Networking

Live on 05/13/2015 Overview

In long-haul, metro, and data center fiber-optic networks, keeping up with rapidly increasing bandwidth demands is the name of the game. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will review the current state of technology for supporting data rates at 100 Gbps and more. He'll also predict what we'll see in the way of technology and deployment trends over the next few years.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by JDSU, Anritsu, and MACOM.


Troubleshooting Coherent Optical Communication Systems

Live on 04/22/2015 Overview

In this webcast, sponsored by Keysight Technologies, you will learn  troubleshooting techniques in Coherent Optical Communications with measurements of EVM, I-Q Skew, eye diagram, BER and more using Keysight's new M8195A Arbitrary Waveform Generator.


OFC 2015 Wrap-Up

Live on 04/08/2015 Overview


Join Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy as he reviews the highlights of this year's OFC. He'll bring you his takes on all the major announcements, trends, conference topics, and perhaps a little bit of gossip. Expect to hear what's new in coherent transmission, metro networks, data center technology, SDN/NFV, and more.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by JDSU.



Lightwave Live: Metro Networks and the Cloud

Live on 04/01/2015 Overview

In this edition of the Lightwave Live webcast series, Editorial Director Stephen Hardy focuses on the March/April 2015 issue. He'll highlight a pair of articles that delve into the latest metro trends as well as techniques to support cloud-based services. Topics include new approaches to metro network architectures as well as the application of software-defined networking (SDN) concepts.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by AFL, JDSU, and MACOM.


Data Center Dynamics

Live on 03/10/2015 Overview

Network requirements both within  data centers and between them have attracted significant attention. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy will examine current optical communications requirements within the data center, and also look at the booming data center interconnectivity market. Both application areas are seeing significant innovation, as this webcast will detail.

This event is sponsored by JDSU.