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February 2014

Optical Networking: There’s an App for that

By Dr. Ioannis Tomkos | Posted: 24 February 2014

“…so many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way…”
Both Sides, Now by Joni Mitchell, who was ahead of her time predicting the next evolution beyond client-server technology when she released the album “Clouds” in 1969
The future is here, and it’s ready for download.  It’s been said that we live in the App Economy, because of the staggering impact that software apps have had on our daily lives.  Consider that there were a whopping 50 Billion mobile apps downloaded in 2012, and over 20 million installed daily on Facebook. 

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Software-defined networking and software-defined photonics: Putting the things straight at OFC!

By Dr. Ioannis Tomkos | Posted: 24 February 2014

OFC traditionally focuses on innovations associated with novel photonic devices and subsystems, as well as associated system/network demonstrations. However over the past few years the participants have clearly observed a significant shift in the topics covered by the conference sessions. The applicability and usefulness of advanced electronics in optical communication systems and networks has become evident through a large number of presentations that are focusing on advancements associated with electronic signal processing, FPGAs and ASICs.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About OFC

By Vivian (Xi) Chen | Posted: 23 February 2014

Hello, OFC!  I’m one of your bloggers Xi Chen (Vivian) for OFC’2014. I will be with you for the following a few months to report inspiring topics or events happen in OFC. I’m a research fellow in The University of Melbourne (Australia), doing research on high capacity and high spectral efficiency fiber optic transmission.

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Top 5 Amazing Trends at OFC

By Casimer DeCusatis Ph.D. | Posted: 7 February 2014

At the beginning of the new year, it seems that everyone wants to predict the Next Big Thing (NBT) in any given field of human endeavor. In keeping with this trend, I’d like to offer my take on the Top 5 amazing trends that you’ll see at OFC 2014.

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Which are the major topics for debate at OFC 2014?

By Dr. Ioannis Tomkos | Posted: 3 February 2014

OFC has been always the place where the major future scientific and commercial challenges are discussed extensively. Such discussions have proven to influence the future of the industry, so their impact is huge.

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