Optics in Digital Systems

This group focuses on utilization of optical and optoelectronic devices and systems for digital data storage, processing, interconnection and networking. The group focuses both on the physical representation of information and on coding and communication protocols for effective utilization of photonic systems. Emerging areas within this group include optical interconnections and optical clock distribution for high performance computing, nanomaterials and microresonators for spatio-spectral data storage and coding schemes for all-optical communications.

On-Demand Optics in Digital Systems Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the OSA Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group, on-demand.

A Roundtable with Seasoned Entrepreneurs in Optical Fiber Communications

Happening At: Optical Fiber Communications and Exhibition (OFC)

When: Monday, 9 March 2020, 12:30 – 14:00

Where: Room 14 A&B 

The advent of 5G, IoT and autonomous vehicles provides significant opportunities for new businesses in optical fiber communications to solve the challenges posed by these operations. In this OSA Technical Group event, seasoned entrepreneurs will share their insights and experiences in the optical communications market – from how they conceived the initial idea and curated it into a feasible business case to securing investment. Professionals who want to learn about the highly specialized market of optical communications as well as those looking to gauge the feasibility of their business ideas will have the opportunity to hear from our invited speakers and then interact with them directly to learn about this highly specialized market. The OSA Fiber Optics Technology and Applications Technical Group, the OSA Optical Communications Technical Group and the OSA Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group are jointly hosting this event; please RSVP at https://forms.gle/pdtHRMxSuX9DqjXV7 to let us know you will be attending.

Junwen Zhang CableLabsChair
Zabih Ghassemlooy University of Northumbria at NewcastleVice Chair
Fan Li Sun Yat-Sen UniversityEvents and Student Chapter Officer
Zizheng Cao Technische Universiteit EindhovenEvents Officer
Rafael Perz-jimenez IDeTICEvents Officer
Stanislav Zvanovec Czech Technical University in PragueSocial Media Officer
Yossef Ehrlichman Axalume, Inc.Webinar Officer
Xiaojun Liang Corning Research & Development CorpWebinar Officer

If you are a member of the Optics in Digital Systems Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Junwen Zhang.


View OSA Technical Group webinars on-demand at any time or register for any of our upcoming webinars online. Each webinar is an hour long and features a technical presentation on a topic selected by your OSA Technical Groups.


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