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

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

Sunday, 24 March, 13:00 – 15:30

Room 2

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 will discuss how this initiative should be developed to ensure OFCnet enhances future community participation.


Gwennael Amice, EXFO, Canada

Cees de Laat, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andrew Lord, British Telecom, United Kingdom

Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Félix Bussières, IDQuantique, Switzerland

Chris Janson, Nokia, United States

Joe Mambretti, Northwestern University, United States

Duncan Earl, Qubitekk, United States

Mehdi Namazi, QuConn, United States

Jerome Prieur, Aurea Technology, United States

David Rodgers, EXFO, United States

RUMP Session Speakers:

Ben Dixon, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, United States

Jorg-Peter Elbers, Adtran, Germany

Prem Kumar, Northwestern University, United States

Julia Larikova, Infinera, United States

Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol, United Kingdom