September 16, 2008
Optical network solutions arise from a dynamic equilibrium of past practice, growing demand, fixed geography, and scarcity of resources (including time). I will describe physical layer aspects of commercial solutions which make use electric field transmission and electronic DSP to meet present and future requirements of optical networks.
Maurice O'Sullivan has worked for Nortel for a score of years, at first in the optical cable business, developing factory-tailored metrology for optical fiber, but, in the main, in the optical transmission business developing, modeling and verifying physical layer designs & performance of Nortel's line and highest rate transmission product including OC-192, MOR, MOR+, LH1600G, eDCO and eDC40G. He holds a Ph.D. in physics (high resolution spectroscopy) from the University of Toronto and is a Nortel Fellow.