2023 Lightwave Innovation Reviews nomination deadline is this Sunday, November 27, 2022

Nov. 21, 2022
The ninth annual Lightwave Innovation Reviews program is open to entries that describe products either introduced or significantly upgraded since OFC 2022 this past March.

Lightwave reminds optical technology vendors that the nomination deadline for the 2023 Lightwave Innovation Reviews is this Sunday, November 27. (Yes, we said Sunday.) Submissions are made online.

The ninth annual Lightwave Innovation Reviews program is open to entries that describe products either introduced or significantly upgraded since OFC 2022 this past March. A panel of judges will evaluate submitted entries for originality, innovation, positive impact on the customer, how well it addresses a new or existing requirement, and cost-effectiveness. The judges will then rate each entry on a scale of one to five, with five recognizing an entry that brings something unique to optical communications.

Entries that receive an average score of at least 3.5 will be honored as Elite Score recipients. Lightwave will reveal details of these Elite Score entries in late February 2023.

Lightwave plans to announce Elite Score honorees in the following 12 categories:

  1. Carrier Fiber, Cable, Enclosures, and Accessories
  2. Communications Semiconductors and Electrical ICs
  3. Data Center Fiber, Cable, Enclosures and Accessories
  4. Data Center Interconnect Platforms
  5. Field Test Equipment
  6. FTTx Systems
  7. Lab/Production Test Equipment
  8. Optical Components
  9. Optical Subsystems
  10. Optical Transceivers and Transponders
  11. Optical Transport Systems
  12. SDN/NFV Technology

The judging panel consists of optical communications technology developers, users, and market analysts with years of experience in specifying, designing, and evaluating fiber-optic communications technology. Stephen Hardy, editorial director of Lightwave, will serve as program manager this year.

More information about the program can be found on an FAQ page. Questions about the Lightwave Innovation Reviews – as well as expressions of interest in joining the judging panel – can be addressed to Hardy.

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