• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

OFC Daily Wrap - Sunday

By OFC Staff

OFC Daily Wrap: Sunday
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Anaheim Convention Center

800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92802 USA

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Exhibit Hall A

Sunday, 20 March
08:00 - 19:30

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: Sunday

15:30 - 18:30

S1A: III-V Silicon Photonic Transceivers: Competition or Coexistence?
Ballroom A

S1B: Do We Need Anything Other than the C-Band?
Ballroom B

S1C: To Serialize or Not to Serialize? Practical Approaches for Coherent Transmission at and Beyond 400G
Ballroom C

S1D: How Will Optical Technologies Support Wireless Communications in 5G and Beyond?
Ballroom D

S1E: Will the Emergence for SDN Change How Data Centers are Built?
Ballroom E

Short Courses
More than 20 Short Courses are presented today with start times at 09:00, 13:00 and 17:00. Seats are still available; add one to your registration.

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Postdeadline Papers

Electronic copies will be available on Tuesday, 22 March, through OSA Publishing’s Digital Library.

Printed copies of the digests will be available to technical conference registrants at 09:00 on Thursday, 24 March, at Registration.

Authors presenting posters have the option to submit a .pdf version of their poster, which will be attached to their papers in OSA Publishing’s Digital Library. These supplements will be available approximately three weeks after OFC concludes.

OFC Attendees in the Convention Center

Welcome to OFC

We're glad you're here. Each morning of the conference, we'll be sending The Daily Wrap — spotlighting things to note for the day ahead and highlights from the day before.

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100G Inside the Datacenter Goes Prime Time

By Andrew Schmitt, Founder, Cignal AI

First and foremost of these will be the surge of demand in 2016 for the new 100G QSFP28 format. This module, in conjunction with new 100GbE switch silicon from several vendors, will trigger high volume deployment of 100GbE in hyper-scale computing environments.

This is truly an historic moment, as it represents the beginning of a transition from 10G technology, which served customers for the past decade, to faster 25G speeds. During 10G’s reign, we’ve witnessed component vendors deliver tens of millions of modules and the price for them dropping 20% annually. 10G technology was later bootstrapped to serve the demand for 40GbE but this was really an evolutionary, not revolutionary, step. [more]

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OFC Research News:
New Optical Transmitter Enables Better Communication Networks

To meet today's data demands, a new bandwidth variable transmitter could serve as a crucial part of flexible and optimized optical networks

All the world's data — pictures, video, sounds, and text — has to traverse complex networks of optical fibers that crisscross cities, regions, and countries. To better handle the glut of information, a research team from NOKIA Bell Labs, have developed a new device that could become a crucial component of new flexible and optimized networks.

The device, a bandwidth variable transmitter (BVT), converts electronic signals to optical signals – but with a bandwidth that can change depending on need. And, it works without service interruptions, an advantage known as being "hitless." [more]

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The OFC Technical Digest:
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Full technical registrants can navigate directly to the technical papers right from the OFC App. Just locate the session or talk in "Event Schedule" and click on the "Download PDF" link that appears in the description.

Note: You will need to log in to use some of the app's features. After downloading the app, log in with your registration code and the email address used to register. You'll only have to do this once.

Online Access
Technical Digest papers and Postdeadline papers are available from OSA Publishing’s Digital Library. The Digest papers are available now; Postdeadline papers will be available on Tuesday, 22 March.

Tutorial presentations and three-page summaries of invited and contributed papers can be downloaded by individual sessions or by daily .zip files. .zip files are available for 60 days after the conference ends.

The USB "Slap Band" 
The Technical Digest will be available on a USB drive, which is housed in a “slap band”, a wearable wrist band. Full technical registrants will find the slap band in their print version of the OFC Conference Program or in their attendee conference bag.

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