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


Upcoming Webcasts

Fundamentals of Wavelength Dependent Optical Component Testing

Date 09/29/2015 Overview

This webcast will highlight swept wavelength measurement techniques for characterizing optical components. The measurements we discuss are relevant to a range of optical components including:   attenuators, add/drop filters, multiplexer/demultiplexers, wavelength selective switches, and also optical detectors.  During the course of this webcast, we will:

  • Review steps to ensure accurate measurement results and highlight important instrument considerations for setting up a swept wavelength measurement system.
  • Present a range of setups to perform fast multichannel measurements of insertion loss (IL), polarization dependent loss (PDL), and return loss (RL) for passive optical components.
  • Demonstrate how to measure the wavelength and polarization dependent responsivity of an integrated optical detector.

The goal of the webcast is to provide test engineers with key measurement considerations for performing swept wavelength optical measurements.


Achieving Accurate Jitter Tolerance Testing

Date 09/21/2015 Overview

Data centers are seeing explosive growth in traffic due to the rapid spread of cloud computing and new high-speed communications standards, such as InfiniBand EDR, 32G Fibre Channel and 100GbE with others being examined as solutions to handle increasing server and network processing speeds as well as communications speeds between equipment. Jitter Tolerance is a key index for evaluating the receiver characteristics of PHY devices, such as SERDES, used by these high-speed serial communications.


Fiber Optic Multiplexing Technology

Date 09/16/2015 Overview

New technologies bring with them new challenges.  This webcast, presented by The Light Brigade, will focus on the roles that fiber optic technicians will need to address in the future and the reasons for these increased and enhanced roles.  

Attenuation, dispersion, and reflection measurements will continue to be the primary focus, but how they will be performed? And the wavelengths and the test equipment that will be used will continue to evolve.


How to make designing Photonics Integrated Chips accessible and affordable

Date 09/15/2015 Overview

Especially with the advent of 100G and beyond, there is growing demand for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). Whereas earlier on, the trend was to produce PICs in-house, this approach is too expensive. Today the PICs are increasingly produced using outside service providers for either foundry, packaging, or design software. This is actually rather similar to electronic ICs.

The purpose of the webinar is to show in detail how PICs can be made leveraging the maturing ecosystem of PIC service providers. The combining factor in the PIC ecosystem is the use of multi-project wafers (MPW) as well as the use of process design kits (PDK). By using MPWs plus PDKs, the cost of and barrier to producing PICs has been greatly reduced. 

Please join us for this webcast from 7 Pennies Consulting powered by PhoeniX, Mentor Graphics, Lumerical Solutions, Chiral Photonics, Bright Photonics, VLC Photonics. IMEC / Europractice, CEA-LETI, and LioniX.


The Evolution of Ethernet

Date 09/09/2015 Overview

Ethernet continues to evolve for both data center and carrier requirements. This webcast will review several Ethernet initiatives within the IEEE as well as the network requirements that have shaped them.


On Demand

Implementing 100G in Carrier Networks

Live on 08/25/2015 Overview

Carrier network operators of all stripes are increasing their bandwidth capacity to 100 Gbps. While this trend began in the long haul, we have quickly seen carriers look to extend its use into metro and regional networks.  Regardless of the application, however, carrier have to make the right technology choices that will meet their needs for 100G now, while setting the stage for even greater data rates in the future. The characteristics of the current network infrastructure are important in such choices. So too, of course, is deploying the technology correctly and efficiently. In this webinar, you'll learn about the current 100G options, upcoming technologies, and strategies for successful 100G deployments.


Module Design Trends

Live on 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.


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.