OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Coherent Optical Test, Leveraging Switches to Reduce the Cost of Test

20 January 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

The next VIAVI webinar in our ongoing coherent optical module test series will focus on the transition into manufacturing. Today, end customer pricing expectations are more aggressive than ever. Long-term pricing is expected from day one. But finding a window during the product lifecycle to refine test processes is less and less practical after launch. This simple fact means test engineers must be thinking about manufacturing challenges from the very early stages of NPI.

Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of an optical manufacturing test strategy are the many roles of optical switches.  To help address these challenges, this webinar will review the following:

  • Types of optical switches and selection criteria
  • Implementations that drive increased capital utilization
  • Methods to calculate ROI
  • The impact of optical performance on the cost of test


Sponsored By:



Matthew Adams. Senior Product Manager, VIAVI Solutions

Matthew Adams is a Sr. Product Manager at VIAVI Solutions, a network test and optics technology company.  He has been with VIAVI, and its predecessor company JDSU, for over 20 years. Over that time, he has held various leadership positions across the organization spanning R&D, corporate technology planning, and product group management. His team is currently focused on developing test and measurement solutions supporting the design and manufacture of next generation fiber optic communication components, modules, and sub-systems. He is an active participant in the development of international test and measurement standards with the IEC for fiber connectivity and passive optical systems.  He has also co-authored several articles and patents in the area and has a M.Eng. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada.


The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society.