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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.

Articles

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

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

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.