Theodore Sizer

EVP, Optical Research, Nokia Bell Labs

Bio :

Dr. Theodore (Tod) Sizer leads the Optical System and Device Research Lab in Nokia Bell Labs, leading teams innovating in all aspects of optical systems and devices for access, core, submarine, satellite, and data center communications. Prior to his current role, Tod lead Wireless Research in Nokia Bell Labs for eight years driving the vision and research of 5G. Tod graduated from Amherst College, and received his Masters and Doctorate in Optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. In 2012 he received the Popular Science Breakthrough Innovation award for the lightRadio invention. Tod is a Fellow of Bell Labs, WWRF, and IEEE. He is the author of 55 US patents and a member of the IEEE and Optica.

Abstract :

Outside of the first 100m which might be carried over WiFi or 5G, nearly all communications are over optical fiber whether it is subsea, terrestrial, fiber to the home, or in the data center. This reality, however, is facing significant challenges due to fundamental limits we have reached in fiber communications. Managing the continued massive growth in communication requires new innovation to overcome the limits with new architectures, systems, and devices. For the optoelectronic semiconductor industry the challenge is to increase speed and parallelism in our devices while reducing the cost and energy per bit carried. In this talk we will share more on the challenge as well as the ways we are addressing in inside Nokia Bell Labs, particularly with research at the III-V Lab joint venture celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

02:45 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Thursday [24][LID-WORLD] Plenary Session (après-midi)

EVP, Optical Research, Nokia Bell Labs

Optical Communications at an Inflection Point : New urgent challenges to address...more info