The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

January 2012

Environmental photonics: Is the glass always greener?

By David Nugent | Posted: 27 January 2012

OFC / NFOEC 2012 will host a great programme on Green Photonics. With sessions designed to stimulate discussion amongst delegates, permit me to contribute my own thoughts to the debate.

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Lighting the Data Center

By Lisa Huff, Discerning Analytics | Posted: 24 January 2012

For many years now, fiber proponents have been adamant that “copper is dead” and indeed, we’ve pretty much seen this take hold in the public network for all but the last mile. Most of the world’s carriers have realized that in order to meet their customer’s insatiable demand for bandwidth, they have to use fiber. But what about the local area network (LAN) and the data center? Well, things are starting to change there as well. Starting with Gigabit Ethernet, fiber has made inroads into what has for almost 30 years been dominated by copper. And with 10G Ethernet now being adopted quicker than ever before, fiber is becoming an even larger part of the data center network.

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Hot Topics at OFCNFOEC 12 Include Coherent, IP-Optical, Ng PON, Faster Speeds

By C. David Chaffee, Founder and CEO, Chaffee Fiber Optics | Posted: 20 January 2012

OFCNFOEC provides an abundance of information that can take weeks to fully process once the attendee finally gets home. Topics that those coming to the show this year tell us they are focused on include coherent optics, the maturation of IP+optical networking, next generation passive optical networking, data centers, and faster transmission speeds.

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OFC/NFOEC 2012 to Address Strong Markets, Disaster's Impact, Technology Opportunities

By David Chaffee, Founder and CEO, Chaffee Fiber Optics | Posted: 3 January 2012

At no time in the 30 years I have covered the fiber optics industry has there been this much optical fiber produced by those who can, this many lasers and detectors made from those who have the facilities, this much global demand for the stuff that makes fiber optic networks.

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