• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

How Can OFC, with a Real Life Test-Bed, Accelerate Innovation in the Optical Photonic Networks?

Room: TBD

Started in 2023, OFCnet brings a new opportunity to the exhibition and demonstrates products, concepts, solutions, research, and architectures in live high-speed optical networks connected to the leading research and education networks worldwide. This increased focus on designing and building next-generation Optical Networks will expand exposure to connectivity, emerging and next-generation network technologies such as Quantum Networks, programmable and software-defined optical networks, and their applications such as big data, security, and distributed classical and quantum computing. This workshop brings together the innovators and researchers who work on the mentioned topics to enrich the OFCnet community further and expand the contributing parties. We discuss how this initiative should be developed to ensure OFCnet enriches future community participation.


Gwen Amice, EXFO, Canada

Cees de Laat, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andrew Lord, British Telecom, United Kingdom

Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Chris Janson, Nokia, United States

Joe Mambretti, Northwestern University, United States

Corey McClelland, Qubitekk, United States

Yoshiaki Sone, NTT, Japan