Direct-detection links have historically been more cost-effective over coherent links below a bandwidth-distance product of 6000 Gbps-km. To ensure continued adoption and success in both coherent and direct-detection links, PIC technology needs to align with traditional market models such as pay-as-you-grow. New applications such as high-radix switches will shape PIC configuration choices of density and degree of parallelism. We will review emerging sub-segments such as optical tiles, remote laser sources, and fiber interconnect hardware. We will examine the potential future co-existence of pluggable optical modules with co-packaged optics.
Mr. Vipul Bhatt is the Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing, Datacom, at II-VI Incorporated. Vipul has a track record of over 25 years of pioneering product and business development in optical networks, spanning companies such as Corning, Cisco and Inphi. He has been an active contributor to optical standards development in IEEE. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.