2013 Technology Exploration Forum (TEF 2013)

Upcoming Events

CLEO Market Focus
CLEO sessions covering business and commercialized applications including industrial lasers, defense, biophotonics, and energy.
11 5月 - 14 5月 2015
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

How to Communicate HighTech to the Market: PR/Marketing Workshop for Startups
OSA Entrepreneur Training workshop available at Laser Munich 2105. Hall A4, Room A 41/42
24 6月 - 24 6月 2015
Location: Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany

Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop
Internet traffic grows approximately 100 times every 10 years and the majority of the traffic is carried by single-mode fiber communication systems. However, the capacity that a single fiber can carry is reaching its theoretical limits due to the nonlinear shannon limit. The only option for continued capacity growth is to use additional spatial paths either in parallel single-mode fibers or through more integrated solutions such as fibers that have multiple cores, multiple modes, or both. In addition to these novel fibers, the success of space division multiplexing will depend on highly integrated and cost effective components that exploit multimode technology to simultaneously process the parallel data streams. Such components include switches, new fibers, amplifiers, filters, multi-mode and multi-core amplifiers, mode-converters. Although space division multiplexing has potential to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of parallel systems, it also has its challenges. The closely packed spatial-paths can couple which causes crosstalk. The modes also have different losses and gains which cause mode dependent losses. Should this crosstalk be dealt with using advanced digital signal processing techniques, and what types of new components do we need to handle the mode dependencies? In recent years, outside of optical communications interest in multimode photonics research has been rapidly growing in quite disparate disciplines within optics, largely independently. With applications as diverse as searching for extra-solar planets to cutting sheet-metal. These research disciplines include biomedical imaging, astronomy, sensing, high-power amplifiers and quantum information science. Space-division multiplexing and these fields have very different applications but rely on many related techniques and suffer from many of the same technical challenges.
28 6月 - 28 6月 2015
Location: Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Recent Events

2013 Technology Exploration Forum (TEF 2013)

Sponsored by OIDA

15 – 16 October 2013 at the Network Meeting Center in Silicon Valley’s TechMart

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, unveiled details of the agenda for its upcoming 2013 Technology Exploration Forum (TEF 2013) scheduled for 15-16 October 2013 at the Network Meeting Center in Silicon Valley’s TechMart. At TEF 2013, “The Future of Ethernet”, Ethernet industry leaders, stakeholders, and industry visionaries like Ethernet inventor Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, will discuss Ethernet’s path forward. Pioneered by the Ethernet Alliance in order to help develop and facilitate Ethernet industry consensus, these events unite various stakeholders in discussions of the latest developments, new opportunities, and emerging challenges.

Participants serve as a de facto technology advisory board for the Ethernet community, and engage in a free-flowing dialog and exchange of ideas that help set the direction and drive industry activity.

Technology Exploration Forum
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