The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) is the premier international event for both the science and business of optical communications and networking. It features more than 110 short courses, over 550 exhibitors and 750 technical papers covering technologies and applications in cloud and data center networking, space division multiplexing, 1 TB and beyond optical networking, flexible grid networks, convergence of optical and wireless networks, 100G/400G network design and optimization, and more.
OFC/NFOEC 2013 also includes a plenary session, 14 one-hour tutorial speakers reviewing progress on important research in the field, workshops and panels, a rump session titled, “Silicon Photonics: Disruptive Technology or Research Curiosity?,” moderated by Dan Kuchta of IBM Research and Michael Hochberg of OpSIS, and a special symposia: A Brief History of Optical Communications: a Symposium in Memory of Tingye Li.
The event’s exhibition is the place to be to get the latest products and information from more than 550 exhibitors on FTTX, networks, test and measurement, optical grids, optical packets, ROADMs, coherent systems and WDM-PON. Exhibit hall activities will include a service provider summit and five Market Watch panels on the state of the industry, high speed pluggable optics for data centers, components looking for the “Booster Rocket,” Metro 100G applications and packet optical convergence.