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OFC Daily Wrap - Monday

By OFC Staff

Monday at OFC: It's about improved testing, speed and efficiency. Plus a preview of the plenary presentation.

OFC Daily Wrap: Monday
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Anaheim Convention Center

800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California, USA 92802

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Exhibit Hall A

Monday, 21 March
07:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 22 March
07:30 – 19:00

Wednesday, 23 March
07:00 – 17:00

Thursday, 24 March
07:30 – 17:00

Badges and conference materials can be picked up at Registration.

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Program Highlights: Monday

09:00 – 12:00

M1A: Connected OFCity Challenge
Ballroom A

M1B: Do Photonic Foundries Deliver what Users really need and can they ever become Sustainable?
Ballroom B

M1C: Does Elastic Coherent Bring an End to Filtered Networks?
Ballroom C

M1D: Is Nonlinearity Mitigation Commercially Viable - If so will it be DSP or Optics Based?
Ballroom D

M1E: Will SDM Systems make Financial Sense to Justify Commercial Deployment in Terrestrial Networks?
Ballroom E

13:30 – 18:00

Optical Interconnects for Large-Scale Datacenters and Supercomputers: Technologies, Packaging and Manufacturing
Ballroom A

Technologies that will Shape the Future of Fibre Communications
Ballroom B

Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
Level 3 Foyer

Short Courses
24 Short Courses are presented today. Seats are still available; add one to your registration.

Improved Testing, Speed and Efficiency

Finally, the wait is over. While it felt like an eternity, OFC week is now here. A look at the first wave of press releases points us to a belief that the theme of OFC this year will be about speed and efficiency.

Regarding speed, the press releases were geared around the development of higher speed components and better testing equipment as well as 100 Gbps WDM system deployments. Furthermore, this year efficiency announcements went beyond equipment to include software, services, and organizational changes. SDN is here and companies are positioning themselves to capture the opportunity and extract value.[more]

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OFC Research News:
Record-breaking Signal Transmission Capacity Paves the Way for Faster Internet

Promising Larger Capacity Optical Communication Systems—Researchers from ZTE have experimentally demonstrated the highest capacity signal transmission for a two-kilometer single mode fiber inter-connect. [more]

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Today’s Not-to-Miss Programming

Workshop: Connected OFCity Challenge
09:30 – 12:00
Ballroom A

The tail spinning growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling the drive for smarter grids, better sensor technologies and stronger network connectivity. The desire for a more efficient urban grid is creating a ubiquitous drive for smart cities, and to keep up with the desire, this workshop intends to brainstorm the technological innovations and components needed behind developing successful smart cities. This is an interactive workshop, set against the backdrop of the OFCity municipal council’s organized competition for strategies to improve the broadband access infrastructure by 2020. Four teams will assume the identities of municipal, multidisciplinary teams and will present and defend their proposals in an open townhall meeting, in which they will recommend innovative architecture and technologies for citywide interconnectivity. Winning proposals will be selected by a panel of judges and through popular vote.

Workshop: Do Photonic Foundries Deliver What Users Really Need and Can They Ever Become Sustainable?
09:00 – 12:00
Ballroom B

IC industries have greatly benefited from foundry models, which allow fabless manufacturers to avoid the costs of owning expensive fabrication facilities, while merchant foundries are provided with fully utilized facilities. However, as advocates for photonic IC foundries continue to increase, there are still many unresolved challenges hindering the realization of sustainable photonic foundries. This workshop seeks to collaborate and brainstorm on the role and operation future photonic foundries may take to maintain sustainability and success.

Tuesday Preview: The OFC Plenary

OFC Plenary Presentations
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 08:00 – 10:00
Hilton Anaheim, Pacific Ballroom
Hear more about these presentations from OFC Co-Chairs, Kathy Tse and Christopher Doerr. An archived version of talks by Yasuhiko Arakawa and Andre Fuetsch will be posted to the OFC website this week.


Silicon Photonics and Quantum Dot Lasers
Yasuhiko Arakawa Director, Institute for Nano Quantum Information and Director, Center of Photonics Electronics Convergence at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan


The Open and Flexible Optical Revolution
Andre Fuetsch, Senior Vice President of Architecture & Design AT&T, US


The Future of Health and Medicine, Where Can Technology Take Us?
Daniel Kraft, Medicine & Neuroscience Chair Singularity University, US

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