• 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

Welcome to OFC. Learn how to access Technical Digest papers and get an overview of workshops offered today.

2018 OFC Conference and Exhibition; San Diego, California, USA
OFC Conference App
Technical Digest Papers
OFC Website


OFC Conference and Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Drive

San Diego, California, 92101

Technical Conference:

11 - 15 March 2018


13 - 15 March 2018

Get Directions and Parking Information. >

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Wifi Access

WiFi service is complimentary and available throughout the convention center.

Password: OFC2018

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Exhibit Hall E

Sunday, 11 March

08:00 – 19:30

Monday, 12 March

07:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 13 March

07:00 – 19:00

Wednesday, 14 March

07:30 – 17:00

Thursday, 15 March

07:30 – 17:00

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Program Highlights: Sunday

Short Courses

09:00 - 20:00

25 Short Courses are offered today, including three that are new for 2018.

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.)

View courses and schedule. >

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Special Event

Lab Automation Hackathon

20:00 - 22:00

Room 29D

Join researchers with 10+ years experience of lab automation as they demonstrate the power of using Python to quickly get a lab experiment running and display the measurements in a browser.

R.S.V.P. to attend. >

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Share Your Experience!

Follow OFC updates at @OFCConference or join the conversation by using #OFC18.

You may have noticed that yuge #OFC2018 hashtag outside of the exhibit halls. Share your "selfie" in front of it, and be entered to win a prize from OFC! (Actual prize not larger than life.)

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The Optical Society (OSA)

The Optical Society
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., 20736

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Welcome to OFC!

Each morning of the conference, we'll be sending The Daily Wrap — highlighting things to note for the day ahead and recaps from the day before.

Note: To make the jet lag even more challenging, Daylight Saving Time took effect earlier this morning. Make sure your preferred timepiece has been set one hour ahead.

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OFC Short Course Participants
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The OFC Technical Digest

Three Ways to Access Papers

The USB Slap Band

The Technical Digest is available on a USB drive, which is housed in a “slap band”, a wearable wrist band. Full Conference registrants will find the slap band in their attendee conference bag.


Full Conference registrants can navigate directly to the technical papers right from the OFC App. Locate the session or talk in "Event Schedule" and click on the "Download PDF" link that appears in the description.

Note: To access the technical papers, you will need to log in with the email address and password used when registering for OFC.

Online Access

The OFC Technical Digest is available now from OSA Publishing's Digital Library. Postdeadline Papers will be available starting Tuesday, 13 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.

Access the OFC Technical Digest. >

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Start OFC with a robust discussion and debate on the latest technologies. Workshop topics are controversial in nature and meant to be highly interactive. (Open to all registration categories.)

Sunday, 11 March: 12:30 – 15:30

S1A. DSP for Short Reach and Client Optics — What Makes Sense?

Room 2

S1B. Will Optical Switching Drive Data Center Design in 2028?

Room 6C

S1C. Ultimate Capacity Limits for TDM/TDMA PON

Room 6D

S1D. Can Undersea System Designs be Truly "Open" and Independent from Initial Terminal Equipment Selections?

Room 6E

S1E. Optical Integration Beyond Silicon Photonics: Why, What and How?

Room 6F

Sunday, 11 March: 16:00 – 18:30

S2A. Field Trials: Is it Make or Break for Innovative Technologies?

Room 2

S2B. AI-assisted Automated Network Operation: Getting Matured or Not?

Room 6C

S2C. Electro-optical Integration in a Package. What Technologies and Business Models can Make it Happen?

Room 6D

S2D. When Will We Need to Scale the Fiber Capacity? What is the Most Realistic Approach?

Room 6E

S2E. Will Cloud-Optical Boxes Change the Way Today's Networks are Deployed?

Room 6F

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Dispatches from the OFC Blog

A Year of Innovations in 3 Days at OFC

By Casimer deCusatis

Did you know that someday soon, a “fiberless” technology backed by industry heavyweights such as LinkedIn and HP (Open 19 Foundation) might enable up to 400 GB of raw bandwidth to the cloud without the need to run fibers to each individual server? Or that the new 8K ultra-high definition televisions (UHDTV) are using plastic optical fiber? How about that new 16 nm technology for silicon CMOS devices at 600 GB/s; could it be related to machine learning networks, or perhaps the ON2020 roadmaps? [more]

It's Always Sunny in San Diego!

By James Kisner, Equity Division Loop Capital Markets, USA

It’s that time of year again! The entire optical communications industry will converge upon one location at the 2018 Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference. OFC is returning next week to San Diego, California for the first time since 2010. We thought it would be interesting to compare a few facts about our world at that time (March 2010) compared to today. [more]

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Have a good week. Learn a lot. Meet people.


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