Photonic Integration and it's use in Digital Optical Networks

Dr. David F. Welch
Infinera, Inc.

Recent advances in photonic integration have resulted in the demonstration of monolithically integrated DWDM systems on a chip.As a result, many of the paradigms of optical system architecture can be looked at from a new vantage point. This talk will discuss the advances in photonic integration and the impact it has on the optical network specifically focusing on the advent of the digital Optical network.