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.


Cisco Optics Preview for OFC 2019

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Join Cisco Optics at OFC 2019 in San Diego!

February 20, 2019


Peace of Mind with Cisco Optics (Part 1 of 3)

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Find out how Cisco gained its reputation for problem-free pluggable optics in this first of a three-part series.

February 7, 2019


25-Gigabit Pluggable Transceivers for Data Center Applications

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Cisco’s 25G pluggable transceivers accommodate multiple operational scenarios for data center operators.

PAM4 for 400G Optical Interfaces and Beyond (Part 1)

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This blog walks you through the basics of PAM4 modulation for current and next-generation optical transceivers.

Cisco Optics On Display and Demonstrated at OFC 2018

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See optical innovations at OFC, like dual-rate BiDi, extended reach 25G optics for MMF, and a cool demo of the QSFP-DD transceiver form factor.

December 15, 2017


Fiber Optics: Not Something To Make Light Of – Part 1

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Everything you always wanted to know about fiber optic data communication but were afraid to ask. Part 1: Total Internal Reflection

December 7, 2017


Too Slow? 25G Speeds Up Data Centers and Campus Backbones

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As data demands continues to rise, 25G provides 2.5x bandwidth in the same familiar 10G SFP+ package.

November 15, 2017


Multi-Rate Ports Mean Multiple Options for Data Center Upgrades

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With 40G/100G ports, you don’t have to replace the entire network all at once. Upgrade to 100G at your own pace.