The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Wednesday Wrap Up

The OFC Exposition Is Open!
South Tower, Exhibit Halls G, H, J & K

Tuesday, 24 March
10:00 - 17:00

South Tower Lobby
Wednesday, 25 March
07:00 - 17:00
Badges and conference materials can be picked up at Registration.

Highlights: Wednesday
Technical Sessions
08:00 – 10:00, 400 Rooms
Symposium: Beyond the Gold Box: The Future of Integrated Optics
08:00 – 17:30, Room 408B
Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:30, Exhibit Hall
Interactive Demo Presentations [NEW!]
10:00 – 12:00, Exhibit Hall K
To enhance interactions between presenters and attendees, a select number of oral and/or poster presenters will provide live demonstrations of devices and/or system softwares.
Technical Sessions
13:00 – 15:00, 400 Rooms
Coffee Break
15:00 – 15:30, Exhibit Hall and Foyer, 400 Rooms
Technical Sessions
15:30 – 17:30, 400 Rooms

Show Floor Programs
There are three theaters in the OFC Exposition; programs include a POF Symposium, panel discussions, workshops and new product showcases. View activities offered today..
Service Provider Summit
Expo Theater I
You must use Exhibit Hall G entrance for programs before 10:00.
Networking Breakfast
08:00 – 08:30
Keynote: Carrier's View on Future SDN/NFV Deployment
Presenter: Yukio Ito, NTT Communications Corporation
08:30 – 09:00
Panel I: Value and Cost of Multi-Layer SDN
09:00 – 10:30
Panel II: Packet Optical: Does the Bump Road Lead to a Promising Destination?
11:00 – 12:30
Networking Lunch
12:30 – 13:30

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How Optics Enable a Mobile, Connected World

The plenary session at this year's OFC conference featured three industry experts who spoke on the future of transport networks, the underappreciated role that undersea fiber optic cables play in connecting our modern world, and the potential dangers of entrusting activities traditionally performed by humans to increasingly inscrutable algorithms.


Metro 100G and Beyond

The explosion of digital video, cloud access and data center traffic is driving the growth of 100 Gb/s fiber optic networks, or 100G, in metro environments. Today, 20G or 40G is sufficient for most metro networks, but "going forward, 100G will be the bandwidth of choice," said Michael Belanger, a product manager at Ciena Corporation.


OFC Co-Sponsors Recognize Leaders in Optics

The annual OFC awards luncheon, held Tuesday, 24 March, recognizes winners and new Fellows from OFC's three sponsoring societies: IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society and The Optical Society. The program highlighted excellence among students, scientists and industry professionals.


The OFC Exposition opened on Tuesday with more than 560 exhibitors and over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.

23 Postdeadline Papers Selected

The newest research findings will be presented at OFC on Thursday, 26 March, 18:00 to 20:00, rooms 403 A-B-C. Subjects include:

First Field Trial of 40-km Reach and 1024-Split Symmetric-Rate 40-Gbit/s λ-tunable WDM/TDM-PON—selected for its excellent demonstration of long reach (40km) high-split-ratio (1:1024) WDM/TDM-PON with novel reach extender application and very fast λ-switching speed (100ns) in a field fiber.

Field Trial of 80-Gb/s PDM-QPSK Signal Delivery over 300-m Wireless Distance with MIMO and Antenna Polarization Multiplexing at W-Band—chosen for its impressive results at W-band and longer distance.

Electronic copies of papers are available online. Print copies of the digests will be available to all technical conference registrants at 09:00 on Thursday at Registration (South Tower Lobby).


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