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OFC Daily Wrap - Monday

By OFC Staff

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Monday, 20 March
07:30 - 18:00

Tuesday, 21 March
07:00 - 19:00

Wednesday, 22 March
07:30 - 17:00

Thursday, 23 March
07:30 - 17:00

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Program Highlights: Monday

Short Courses: Last Day!
08:30 - 17:30

24 Short Courses are offered today, including 10 that are new for 2017. Short Courses are an excellent training opportunity to learn about new products, cutting-edge technology and vital information at the forefront of communications. (Separate registration required.)

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09:00 - 16:00

Five workshops are presented today, covering topics such as on-board optics vs. optics-in-packaging; rapid progress in R&D of optical frequency comb sources; and white box optics.

View topics, schedule and room locations. >>

Technical Sessions
13:30 - 18:00

Part I: 13:30 - 15:30
Part II: 16:00 - 18:00, Room 403A

Overcoming the Challenges in Large-scale Integrated Photonics

View program description. >>


Lessons Learned from Global PON Deployment
13:30 - 15:30, Room 402AB

Transport SDN — What is Ready, What is Missing?
16:00 - 18:00, Room 402AB

View program descriptions. >>

Special Events

OIDA Executive Forum(Separate registration required.)
07:30 - 19:30

IEEE Women in Engineering "Lunch & Learn" (Separate registration required.)
12:00 - 14:00

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Monday at OFC

Day Two of OFC revs up with the start of technical sessions, five workshops, one symposium and two panels. Plus, it's the last day for Short Courses — with limited availability remaining for some courses.

And a few reminders: you'll need your registration badge to access the technical sessions; and you can obtain the OFC Technical Digest in three ways: on the USB "slap band" provided with your registration materials; via the conference App or from the OFC website.

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Today's Program Highlights
Workshops, a Symposium and Panels

M1B: Connected OFCity Challenge: Optical Innovations for Future Services in a Smart City
09:00 - 12:00, Room 403B

The OFCity Council is planning its 700-year celebration in 2023 and has organized an open competition to select the best proposal for the preparation and broadcasting of the Septicentennial Concert and three major sports events. Four teams compete to recommend optical solutions and complementary technologies. Which proposal will win the coveted Judges Award or Audience Award?

M1D: Capacity Crunch: When, Where and What Can Be Done?
09:00-12:00, Room 408A

Recent theoretical research has indicated that we might soon reach a “capacity crunch”, as the limits of conventional single mode fiber transmission systems are approached. While technologies such as spatial diversity, ultra-broadband Raman amplification and optical and digital nonlinearity compensation have been proposed, none has yet demonstrated an ability to overcome these limitations. This workshop will examine the conflicts and opportunities that are emerging in optical transmission systems in this context.

Symposium: Overcoming the Challenges in Large-scale Integrated Photonics
Part I: 13:30 - 15:30; Part II: 16:00 - 18:00, Room 403A

Join leaders in the field who will address applications in traditional and non-traditional markets for integrated photonics, finding the right fabrication model using MPW or custom processing services, choosing SI versus InP platforms, optical and electrical packaging approaches and other fundamental component challenges.

Panel: Transport SDN — What is Ready, What is Missing?
16:00 - 18:00, Room 402AB

Panelists will discuss what it takes to operationalize Transport SDN — including business drivers, use cases and progress in standards and prototypes; in addition, what can be put into production now and what the future holds for new Transport SDN capabilities.

Browse all Monday programs. >>

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Dispatches from the OFC Blog
Are Standards Becoming a Standard of the Past?

By Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, SDxCentral

Carefully crafted telecom standards have played an important role in building the networks we use today, but in the cloud world, where hardware is considered a throwaway commodity, standards don't carry the same importance.

Moreover, the cloud is in a hurry. Giants including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Baidu don't want to wait for standards.

An IEEE standard is, intentionally, a three-year endeavor. When it comes to 800 Gb/s, specifically, cloud providers don't want to wait that long. They're not even happy with the wait for a 400 Gb/s standard, which is due to be finalized in 2018 and will have taken four years at that point, Arista co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim explained at the recent Linley Cloud Hardware Conference hosted by The Linley Group. [more]

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OFC Research News:
The Golden Link — Plasmonic Device Offers Broadband Modulation to Optical Links at 100Gbit/s

A microscale modulator using plasmonically active gold components demonstrates fast operation for ultra-broadband signals.

Today’s society is growing in population and productivity puts ever higher demands on the Internet, and without scientific developments to provide ways to meet our traffic needs, it will begin to clog.

Mapping photons to a metal surface and converting them to a particular kind of electron oscillations, called plasmons, researchers from Switzerland, Germany and the US collaborated to develop a new way to impart information into the light signals sent over the Internet’s optical fiber networks. [more]

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