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OFC Daily Wrap - Sunday

By OFC Staff

OFC, Technical Conference: 3 - 7 March 2019; Exhibition: 5 - 7 March 2019; San Diego Convention Center; San Diego, California, USA
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Technical Conference

3 – 7 March 2019


5 – 7 March 2019

San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, California 92101


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Complimentary access is available throughout the convention center.

Password: OFC2019



Sunday, 3 March

07:30 – 19:00

Monday, 4 March

07:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 5 March

07:00 – 18:00

Wednesday, 6 March

07:30 – 17:00

Thursday, 7 March

07:30 – 16:00



Tuesday, 5 March

10:00 – 17:00

Wednesday, 6 March

10:00 – 17:00

Thursday, 7 March

10:00 – 16:00



Short Courses

09:00 – 20:00


13:00 – 18:30

Lab Automation Hackathon

20:00 – 22:00


View Schedule-at-a-Glance. >



The Optical Society

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Washington, D.C., 20036




Welcome to OFC

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

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Three Options to Access Papers


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 online this Tuesday, 5 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.

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.

Access the OFC Technical Digest. >



Workshops are organized around controversial topics specifically selected to encourage robust discussion and debate. These highly interactive sessions include panel discussions based on audience questions with some incorporating brief presentations. Two sessions of five topics each are presented today.

Sunday, 13:00 – 15:30

Optical Experiments and Testing: With or Without FEC?

High Noon: Silicon Photonics vs. Rest of the World

Opportunities and Challenges for Optical Switching in the Data Center

Datacenter Optics Reliability: Can We Standardize Requirements and Can They Be Relaxed Given Redundancies and <~5-Year Lifetimes?

Will Coherent Optics Become a Reality for Intra-data Center Applications?

Sunday, 16:00 – 18:30

Super DACs and ADCs - To Interleave or Not to Interleave

Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers Operators and Optical Network Providers - Why and When?

What is a Real Killer Application of SDM, Telecom or Non-Telecom?

Which One Will Succeed in Data Center Applications, Multi-chip or Monolithic Integrated Optoelectronic Chip?

Will Advanced Direct-detection Systems Ever Be the Solution of Choice for Metro and Access Applications?

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Python in the Convention Center

Special Event: Lab Automation Hackathon

Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 / Room 17B

Open source software in easy to learn languages such as Python provides just as much, or more, features/interoperability for lab automation than alternative commercial software. In this hackathon, learn the power of using Python to quickly get a lab experiment running and display the measurements in a browser. Bring your laptop. (Pizza and drinks served.)

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Short Courses

29 Short Courses are offered today. (And, if you can't make it on Sunday, there are 26 courses offered tomorrow, including four that are new for 2019.)

Short Courses are an excellent training opportunity to learn about new products and technologies and vital information at the forefront of communications. Courses are taught by highly regarded industry experts, and modest class sizes offer the opportunity for more personalized instruction. (Separate registration required.)

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