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Pat Chou

Product Manager

Service Provider - Transceiver Modules Group

Since 2012, Pat Chou has been a Product Manager in Cisco’s Transceiver Modules Group, where he manages pluggable optic transceivers for use in data centers, campus networks, and service provider networks. Prior to joining Cisco he held positions in sales, marketing, and R&D at optical technology leaders Bell Laboratories (now Nokia), JDSU (now Lumentum), and optical technology startups AOptix, Phaethon, and AiDi.

Pat received his PhD and Bachelor’s Degree from MIT, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California, all in electrical engineering. He’s back in school again, sort of, studying improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

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Optics for hyperscale data centers (Part 4 of 4): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 28 notes

Join us for Episode 28 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we conclude a second conversation with Ron Horan, who runs Product Management for the Cisco Client Optics Group.

Is newer better? What you probably don’t know about OM5 multi-mode fiber (Part 2)

Learn about the optical fiber used for short reach connectivity in data center and campus networks. In part two of this two-part blog post, we describe a multi-mode fiber metric and when to use OM4 or OM5 type fiber.

Is newer better? What you probably don’t know about OM5 multi-mode fiber
(Part 1)

Learn about the optical fiber used for short reach connectivity in data center and campus networks. In part one of this two-part blog post, we review the key characteristics of standardized multi-mode fibers.

Optics for hyperscale data centers (Part 3 of 4): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 27 notes

Join us for Episode 27 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we continue a second conversation with Ron Horan, who runs Product Management for the Cisco Client Optics Group.

Today’s high speed optical links would fail if not for this technology (Part 2)

Learn about the technology that enables the latest high speed pluggable optics. In part two of this two-part blog post, we discuss the trade-offs and performance impact of forward error correction (FEC) on the network.

Today’s high speed optical links would fail if not for this technology (Part 1)

Learn about the technology that enables the latest high speed pluggable optics. In part one of this two-part blog post, we will review the basics of forward error correction (FEC).

Optics for hyperscale data centers (Part 2 of 4): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 26 notes

Join us for Episode 26 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we continue a second conversation with Ron Horan, who runs Product Management for the Cisco Client Optics Group.

Optics for hyperscale data centers (Part 1 of 4): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 25 notes

Join us for Episode 25 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we begin a second conversation with Ron Horan, who runs Product Management for the Cisco Client Optics Group.

How to Make Coherent Optics Small and Pluggable (Part 5 of 5): Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 24 notes

Join us for Episode 24 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we continue our conversation with Tom Williams, Director of Technical Marketing in the Cisco group that came to us through the Acacia acquisition.