PICs play a key role in enabling high bandwidth communication networks. This talk will present the role of InP PIC technology along with co-developed digital-signal-processing and driver ASICs in a vertically integrated approach towards delivering the best-in-class optical networking solutions. The rich set of integrated functionalities combined with design tools, process design kits and manufacturing capabilities are well suited to service a wide variety of applications
Mehrdad Ziari joined Infinera in 2002 and is currently Vice President of Product Development and responsible for technology and product development of PICs and ASICs. Prior to joining Infinera, he was a member of the R&D team at SDL Inc. where worked on various laser diode and optical component technologies and led InP R&D activities and development of Raman pump laser products. He has received his Bachelor of Science with Suma Cum Laude honors, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1986, 1987 and 1992 respectively from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. He has published over 100 papers, two book chapters and is named on over 30 patents.