As the industry prepares to attend the largest optical communications event of the year OFC, March 24-28 in San Diego, Acacia is gearing up with a strong lineup of speakers, accepted papers, and participation in interoperability demonstrations. Since last year, we’ve seen the industry moving into the terabit era led by Acacia’s Coherent Interconnect Module 8 as network operators trialed the latest high performance coherent 1.2T optics. At the same time, network operators will be eyeing some of the next-generation technologies such as 800ZR/ZR+ and 1.6TZR/ZR+ as the industry works together to define the requirements for their future adoption.

Below is a summary of where you can see Acacia speaking and showcasing its technology at the show.

Acacia Experts Discuss the Latest Trends and Technologies

Sunday, March 24th

Are Coherent Transceivers About to Experience a Bandwidth Crunch?
Speaker: Long Chen
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Where: Room 6E

Coherent Optics for Next Generation 100G/200G PON: Single-Carrier or Multi-Carrier?
Speaker: Tom Williams
Time: 400 – 6:30 pm
Where: Room 6E

Monday, March 25th

Executive Forum at OFC 2024
Status of Photonic-enabled Modules and Interconnects
Speaker: Tom Williams
Time: 10:45 – 12:00 pm
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Tuesday, March 26th

Data Center Summit Panel II: Lowering Power Consumption in Optical Solutions
Organizer: Tom Williams
Time: 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Where: Theater II

Wednesday, March 27th

CableLabs: Empowering Access Networks with Coherent Optics
Speaker: Tom Williams
Time: 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Where: Theater II

Coherent Optics Unleashed: From 400ZR Success to 800ZR/LR Advancements and 1600ZR Kick-off
Speaker: Tom Williams
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Theater I

10 Years of Coherent DWDM Pluggables: Past, Present and Future 
Speaker: Christian Rasmussen
Time:  3:00 – 4:00 pm

Acacia Accepted Papers

M3I. Transmission Optimization
Title: Optical Network Design with High Symbol Rate Flexible Coherent
Acacia Authors: Philippe Jennevé, Valeria Arlunno
Date/Time: Monday, March 25, 2024; 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Room 7

W3H. Large Capacity Interconnect
Title: Real-Time 1.2Tb/s Large Capacity DCI Transmission
Acacia Authors: Hongbin Zhang, Shaoliang Zhang, Timo Pfau, Ahmed Awadalla, Mehmet Aydinlik, Jonas Geyer
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2024; 3:00 pm– 3:15 pm
Where: Room 6F

OIF Interoperability Participation

OIF Interoperability Demo, Booth #1323Featuring breakthrough solutions in speed, power and density to meet the growing demands of next-generation data center networking, AI/ML and disaggregation applications. Don’t miss interoperability demonstrations using Acacia’s QSFP-DD 400ZR and Bright 400ZR+ modules (including OpenROADM/ITU-T mode transmission), as well as multi-vendor management demonstrations through Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS).

Meet with Acacia at OFC
If you are attending the show, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Click here to request a meeting.  We hope to see you in San Diego!