By Acacia Communications | Posted on September 17, 2021
Standardization of coherent technology has taken a big step forward at 400G supporting applications in DCI and service provider networks. Looking toward the next generation, there are opportunities to increase speeds and expand the application space to address both shorter and longer reach interfaces using pluggable coherent optics. Meanwhile, silicon photonics is fast becoming the preferred material for high-speed coherent interfaces. The presentation will analyze how these trends are expected to influence next generation networks and investment in coherent technology.