The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

January 2014

Hacking the light: Software at OFC

By Casimer DeCusatis Ph.D. | Posted: 29 January 2014

Some said the world should be in Pearl
Some said in Lisp…
Should we write it all again,
I’d end it with a close-paren
“With apologies to Robert Frost”, from

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What’s new about OFC 2014 (besides the move to San Francisco)?

By Dr. Ioannis Tomkos | Posted: 28 January 2014

This year’s OFC is the 39th event in a series! For a change this year, OFC is moving from its typical southern Californian locations (i.e. San Diego, Anaheim and Los Angeles) to lovely San Francisco. Of course San Francisco (besides being a very nice place to visit!) is the city next to the most developed hi-tech arena in the world with the most advanced innovation management eco-system; Silicon-Valley.

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Charting a Path to 100 G Through the Cloud

By Casimer DeCusatis Ph.D. | Posted: 22 January 2014

Optoelectronics is always a hot topic at OFC, and this year promises to be no exception.  Where else can all the major suppliers, consumers, and start-up companies in the optical transceiver business come together to debate the next big thing in optics?

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SDN for Transport Networks: is Autonomous Provisioning a Reality?

By Casimer DeCusatis Ph.D. | Posted: 13 January 2014

There’s little question that 2013 will be considered “The Year of SDN” by the vast majority of the networking community and their clients, and with good reason.  Every major networking equipment vendor, and a host of startups, brought a wide range of SDN enabled products to market this past year, officially moving the technology from slideware to actual deployments.

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