IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society


June 9, 2022
7 PM

Online Seminar

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Optical Communication Systems: Scaling Capacity and Energy Video

Dr. Peter Winzer, Nubis Communications, Holmdel, NJ


Dr. Peter  Winzer, Nubis Communications, Holmdel, NJ

Abstract:  We will discuss the capacity scaling of optical communications from ultra-long-haul subsea cables to ultra-low-power intra-datacenter interconnects and show that massive spatial parallelism is the only energy sustainable option for the next decade and beyond.


Biography:  Peter Winzer received his Ph.D. from TU Vienna, Austria, in 1998, where he investigated space-borne Doppler lidar and laser communications. From 2000 to 2019 he worked  at Bell Labs, USA, where he performed research on fiber-optic communication systems and networks, set multiple high-speed optical transmission records, and contributed to optical communications product developments. In 2020 he founded the start-up Nubis Communications. He has widely published and patented and is actively involved with IEEE and OSA. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lightwave Technology (2013 to 2018), was Program Chair of ECOC 2009, and Program/General Chair of OFC 2015/2017. Dr. Winzer is a Highly Cited Researcher, a Fellow of Bell Labs, IEEE, and OSA, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received multiple awards including the 2018 Tyndall Award and holds an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Eindhoven.


Location:  Online Seminar