SYMPOSIUM 1 - NEW FRONTIERS IN UNDERSEA FIBER SYSTEMS
- José Chesnoy, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, France
This symposium will be dedicated to cover new developments in submarine systems.
It will be divided in two sessions on submarine systems with short presentations and ending with open discussions between contributors and with the floor.
One sub-session will be on the evolution of submarine telecom systems with the advent of 100Gbit/s and 400Gb/s transoceanic systems, advanced formats and signal processing in terminal, and reconfigurability (ROADM) and alternative new technologies for the submarine wet plant.
The other sub-session will be devoted to non conventional applications of submarine systems, from Oil & Gas platform communication and reservoir monitoring to scientific and ecologic applications, such as tsunami, earth-quake detection or thermal sensor.
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Google's View of Modern Terabit Submarine Networks
We review opportunities and challenges for subsea communication technologies to support growth of mega-datacenter computing in the next decade. Best features of terrestrial and submarine dispersion unmanaged line systems are combined to match exponential growth of capacity in datacenter network.
Mo.3.6.214:15add Mo.3.6.2 to agenda
Advanced Technology for New Submarine Terabit Cables
Increasing spectral efficiency of 100Gb/s systems and providing a channel rate of 200Gb/s or more are key targets for future systems. Some techniques targeting transport of 200Gb/s, 400Gb/s or 1Tb/s channels over transoceanic distances are presented
Mo.3.6.314:30add Mo.3.6.3 to agenda
R-OADM Undersea Cable Network
It is necessary to increase flexibility in next generation undersea networks by adopting OADM technologies similar to that deployed in terrestrial networks. The talk will examine the technologies, applications, and operating issues involved in implementing such flexibility in submarine networks.
Mo.3.6.414:45add Mo.3.6.4 to agenda
Submarine Applications of all-Raman Amplification
Raman amplification is now recognized as a key enabler for high-capacity long-haul networks. This paper will describe submarine applications of all-Raman amplification, both for repeatered and unrepeatered links.
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Using DSP to Get More Reach and Capacity Undersea
Advances in modem DSP continue to improve capacity and performance on both legacy dispersion managed and new uncompensated undersea cables. In this panel, we discuss terminal equipment features required to increase capacity on legacy cables, expected to approach 10Tb/s/FP.
15:15 - 15:45 Open questions debate
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
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Undersea Telecommunications and Offshore Oil & Gas: Alignment of Two Industries
Once unique to the submarine cable insdustry, Offshore Oil & Gas have evolved into industry standards, creating basic building blocks for offshore fiber optic systems. This presentation will explore various products and technologies unique to the offshore industry and track their evolution in both application and design, which has enabled a wide variety of Offshore Oil & Gas system configurations and network architectures.
Mo.4.6.216:30add Mo.4.6.2 to agenda
Achievements in Submarine Platform Connection Technology
Submarine cable technology has now proved its viability for Oil & Gas platform connections, ensuring reliable communication services in line with Oil & gas industry expectations. This presentation will provide description and features of recent and future deployments.
Mo.4.6.316:45add Mo.4.6.3 to agenda
MEUST Project on Detection of Neutrinos
MEUST is a permanent submarine observatory, mainly dedicated to be a neutrino telescope, to be deployed offshore of Toulon. The MEUST submarine network is designed to connect up to 120 neutrino detection units and some sea sciences observatory units.
Mo.4.6.417:00add Mo.4.6.4 to agenda
Fibre Optic Hydrophones Array for Subsea Acoustic Application
We present the realization of a full optical acoustic array for underwater observation. A full optical system increases the reliability of the acoustic array suppressing the electronic components submerged. Moreover, optical technology is lightweight and should be easily deployable.
17:00 - 17:15 Presentation to be confirmed
17:15 - 18:00 Open questions debate
SYMPOSIUM 2 - 2ND OPTICAL INTERCONNECT IN DATA CENTERS SYMPOSIUM
- Richard Pitwon, Seagate, United Kingdom
- Tolga Tekin, Fraunhofer IZM / TU Berlin, Germany
- Nikos Pleros, AUTH / CERTH, Greece
- Dimitris Apostolopoulos, ICCS / NTUA, Greece
- Emmanouel Varvarigos, CTI ‘Diophantus’, Greece
- Carlos Lee, EPIC, France
This symposium considers the state of the art in high-performance, low-energy, low cost and small-size optical interconnect technologies across the different hierarchical levels of the Data Centre.
The proliferation of mobile data applications is causing a dramatic shift in the location in which data is stored from client based or mobile storage to Cloud data centres with projections that around 60% of all data will be stored in the Cloud by 2020.
The projected increase in capacity, processing power and bandwidth density in data centre environments is being addressed by the increasing deployment of optical interconnect at a rack level in current generation data centre and HPC systems. This has opened the door to faster and greener system implementations, but is not sufficient to sustain current performance trends and contain energy consumption. Photonics have now started to migrate into all levels of the interconnect hierarchy, from rack-to-rack, board-to-board, chip-to-chip and ultimately intra-chip data links, in order to meet this rapidly growing demand on digital information transmission, capture, storage and processing.
This technology migration is already strongly reflected in the research, development and strategic activities of mainstream organisations in the data centre and broader ICT space and the emergence of a new technology eco-system.
Motivated by recent breakthroughs and emerging technologies in short reach optical interconnect and the evolution of data centre architectures, this symposium aims to highlight the latest achievements on optical system solutions and architectures, that are placing photonics among the key enabling technologies of datacom and computercom evolution.
We intend to draw out and discuss the key technology enablers and inhibitors to widespread commercial proliferation of photonic interconnect in “mega” data centre environments and how the optical interconnect community can collectively help to address these.
The topics addressed will centre on passive and active embedded photonic interconnect technologies including optical circuit boards, polymer and glass waveguides, III-Vs, silicon photonics, photonic crystals and plasmonics in data storage.
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Optical Interconnects for Disaggregated Resources in Future Datacenters
In future datacenters with disaggregation, dynamic allocation and reconfiguration of resources, I/O and networks will become both enabling elements - and bottlenecks. We discuss latency in optical data transmission and photonics integration and packaging, which will become particularly critical.
Tu.3.5.214:30add Tu.3.5.2 to agenda
High Bandwitdth Multimode Polymer Interconnects for On-Board Applications
Bandwidth studies on 1m long polymer spiral waveguides demonstrate the potential to transmit high data rates over such highly-multimoded guides for on-board optical interconnects. Record error-free 40 Gb/s (40Gb/s.m) data transmission is reported.
Tu.3.5.314:45add Tu.3.5.3 to agenda
Low-loss Telecom Wavelength Board-Level Optical Interconnects in Thin Glass Panels by Ion-Exchange Waveguide Technology
An optical interconnection technology for 1310 and 1550 nm has been developed by using commercial available thin glass panels for waveguide fabrication. Process and mode-field distribution can be designed according optical requirements and simulated by combined FEM algorithms.
Tu.3.5.415:00add Tu.3.5.4 to agenda
Optical interconnect for mid-board and backplane with polymer waveguide for high speed data transmission
We developed high density polymer optical waveguide for high speed data transmission. Our waveguides demonstrated 40 Gbps per channel data transmission capacity for a board level optical interconnect. We also demonstrate next generation Graded Index type polymer optical waveguide for shuffling optical circuits with ultra-low crossing loss.
Tu.3.5.515:15add Tu.3.5.5 to agenda
GI-Core Polymer Optical Waveguide for Triggering the Migration of Optical Interconnects from Inter-Rack to PCBs
We introduce Gi-core polymer waveguides as a promising component for triggering the migration of optical inteconnects from Inter-racks to PCBs in data-center networks. We spotlight the Mosquito method taht we developp for simultaneous fabrication and integration for GI-core polymer waveguides on-board.
Tu.3.5.615:30add Tu.3.5.6 to agenda
Advances in Standardisation of Optical Circuit Board Fabrication and Measurement Processes
Embedded waveguides are a potential alternative to copper for providing high bandwidth in future applications. Besides technical viability, significant effort is required to satandardize testing methods and procedures to fabricates and qualify functionnal parameters of optical waveguides and board specifications. We show examples of the first deployements of standardised PCB fabrication and measurement specification processes.
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
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Advanced Modulation Formats in Data Centre Communications
Advanced modulation formats (e.g. Nyquist PAM4) are attractive for high-capacity intra-and inter-data centre links, following trends in long haul telecommunications. We examine the potential of such links alongside existing schemes, including options for compact, power-efficient implementation employing photonic integration.
Tu.4.5.216:30add Tu.4.5.2 to agenda
VCSEL-based parallel-optical modules for >100 Gb/S applications
We introduce solder reflow-capable high-density parallel-optical modules for >100 Gb/s optical interconnects. Polymer-waveguide-coupled parallel-optical modules are also introduced with a unique mounting technology. 1060-nm 28 Gb/s InGaAs/GaAs VCSEL realizes a good signal quality at high temperature and error free for MMF transmission beyond 500m.
Tu.4.5.316:45add Tu.4.5.3 to agenda
Photonic Crystal Cavities fabricated using DUV lithography
Extremely precise fabrication processes are required for the realisation of high performance Photonic Crystal Cavities, which to date has prevented their fabrication using Deep Ultraviolet Lithography. We have recently developed a new design that is compatible with DUV patterning which we now to use to realise record high Q-factors.
Tu.4.5.417:00add Tu.4.5.4 to agenda
Research Activities on Silicon Photonics in AIST and Japanese National Projects
I will present overview of three Japanese national projects related with silicon photonics. In the projects, we are developing silicon photonics devices and systems as key technologies aiming at optical networks and interconnections with ultra-low energy consumption.
Tu.4.5.517:15add Tu.4.5.5 to agenda
HAMR Performance and Integration Challenges
Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) is the next-generation of magnetic recording technology.We report significant areal density improvement over previous demos, showing HARM recording at a higher linear density. It is an important milestone for the developement of such a new technology.
17:30 - 18:00 Round Table /Q & A
18:00 End of Symposium
SYMPOSIUM 3 - THE 40TH ECOC EDITION: 40 YEARS OF PROGRESS AND BEYOND
- Pascale Nouchi, Thales Research and Technology, France
- Sébastien Bigo, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France
Within the past decades, optical communication technologies have revolutionized the way we connect with family and friends, the way we work, and the way we inform, educate and entertain ourselves. From the very beginning, ECOC has witnessed and accompanied all the related technological changes. To celebrate the 40th edition of ECOC, this symposium intends to review some of the past key developments, but also explore some current telecom usage and future trends. We will do it not only from a technical point of view, but also from a societal and philosophical point of view. Starting with what we learnt and our expectations at the first ECOC in 1975, we will pursue with an overview of semiconductor lasers historical developments and trends, as well as guided wave and transmission developments and trends. Current usages will be explored through an example of telecom deployment for big international events. A prospective strategic view of the market and the evolution of the next ten years will then give us some insight into the traffic pattern evolution, the cloud transformation and the related network architecture changes. At last, the profound impact telecom industry is having and will continue to have on our lives will be discussed.
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ECOC 1975: What did we learn?
The first ECOC was held in London in September 1975 and the author was on the Programme Committee. It is fascinating to see the early expectations for fibre communications and how they have all been exceeded, ofter by orders of magnitude.
We.1.2.209:15add We.1.2.2 to agenda
Semiconductors Lasers, from the Past to the future
Semiconductor lasers are today's preferred technology for optical communications, stemming from powerful advantages in efficiency, reliability, spectral stability, low cost, compact size and integration potential.This talk will celebrate historical developments, applications and emerging opportunities for the future.
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Historical Perpestive on Long-Haul Guided-Wave Transmission Technologies
We survey historical guided-wave technologies developed for high-capacity long haul transport. This includes hollow waveguides, gas and glass lenses fibers. For optical fibers, we focus on the developement of the last 20 years.
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
Get Fiber Network ready for big International Events
This presentation will provide an overview of how Orange teams manage big international event such as the Tour de France, from telecommunications perspectives and especially with the roll-out of Optical Fiber Networks.
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A history and Forecast of Bandwidth Deployment
I will illustrate how detailed shipment history of 10, 40 and 100 optics provides a very accurate record of bandwidth deployed in both telecom and datacenter networks. Examining these shipments also shows the large role faster technology plays early in the market, even though volumes are lower speeds are much greater. In addition, I will examine our forecast for new technologies like 100G in the datacenter as well as a discussion of the key developments needed.
Communication breakthrough and new civilization foresight
Industrial revolution generated an economic and technical system strutured by an axis: Energy-Materials. The future cognitive society is structured by a contraction of the time scale up to the nanosecond and worldwide transmission.But one must not forget vulnerable pole: the relationship between humanity and the biosphere. Is it feasible to draw a foresight for the 21st century?
12:15 - 12:30 Conclusion - Discussion
IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUTHORS:
Deadline for postdeadline papers submission
Monday 8 September, 2014 at 23:59 CEST (time of Cannes)
Monday 22 September, 2014: Author notification of acceptance/reject
ECOC 2014 CONFERENCE
21 - 25 September 2014
ECOC 2014 EXHIBITION
22 - 24 September 2014
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
PRYSMIAN GROUP - DRAKA
THALES ALENIA SPACE
CNOP - COMITE NATIONALE D'OPTIQUE ET DE PHOTONIQUE
IEEE PHOTONICS SOCIETY
OPTITEC - POLE PHOTONIQUE & IMAGERIE
SEE - SOCIETE DE L'ELECTRONIQUE DE L'ELECTRICITE ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION
SFO - SOCIETE FRANCAISE D'OPTIQUE
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS