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OFC Daily Wrap - Friday

By OFC Staff


OFC: See You Next Year

Technical Conference
19 – 23 March 2017

21 – 23 March 2017

Los Angeles, California, US

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Download Digest Papers

Technical Conference attendees can access the OFC 2016 digest papers online—including postdeadline papers.

Access individual papers by presentation ID or download a ZIP file containing all papers.

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Approximately 40 percent of OFC 2016 sessions have been digitially captured for on-demand viewing.

Postdeadline papers, which were selected for their important contributions to optical science in recent months, will be availble shortly.

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OFC, the World’s Largest Optical Communications and Networking Conference, Featured Evolution of Data Centers, SDN, Silicon Photonics, Network Speed and Efficiency

ANAHEIM, California—This year’s OFC Conference and Exhibition, held March 20 – 24 at the Anaheim Convention Center, featured 580 exhibiting companies, more than 1,160 peer-reviewed papers and exceeded 13,000 attendees, an increase from 2015. An exciting array of show floor programs featuring industry experts highlighted the need to keep current with developments in the field. Mirroring a dynamic and growing industry, OFC continued its multi-year growth pattern with 10 percent growth in net square footage sold.

“OFC is the networking event of the year,” said Kathleen Tse, AT&T, OFC 2016 General Chair. “It’s where the global community involved in optical and data networking comes together to take the pulse of the industry. This year was no exception. The event’s premier conference program reflects the hard work and dedication of many, including the technical program chairs, subcommittee chairs and committee members. Thank you to all the volunteers for their contribution to this world-class conference.” [more]

OFC Highlights—Optics for the Cloud: Expectations and Reality

By Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO, LightCounting Market Research

Investments by cloud companies in mega datacenters and supporting networking infrastructure have created a new and very dynamic segment in the optical components and modules market. Customer expectations and supply concerns were the subject of a panel discussion at OFC on Thursday morning. [more]

Curing Cancer with Rainbows

By Lisa Huff, Principal Analyst, Discerning Analytics

Last night, Mary Lou Jepsen, Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook and Head of Display Technologies at Oculus, gave us a lot to think about in her speech at the OSA 100-year anniversary Light the Future event. She carried us through history describing seemingly insurmountable obstacles that scientists had to endure to give us, the optical communications community, as well as the general public, devices that not only enrich our lives, but also sometimes save it. [more]


There is no better environment to view the work of your colleagues, share opportunities for discourse and network with top professionals from around the world—a diverse group that includes academia, government and industry. Join us as we return to Los Angeles, California, US, 19 – 23 March 2017. Sign up for a sneak peek >>


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