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OFC Day 3: Ready for Business
Mar 2009
SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2009 – The OFC/NFOEC 2009 exposition came to a close yesterday. Although overall attendance was down – organizers announced a preliminary registration total of 9500 (the official final attendance tally for 2008 was 12,000) – most of those who were FabrinetElephant.jpghere this week “were here for a reason,” as one exhibitor noted.
Fabrinet Co. Ltd.'s elephant was an eye-catcher on the OFC/NFOEC exhibit floor. The maker of optical and electromechanical components, modules and bulk optics is based in Thailand, where the elephant is the national symbol. (Photo: Gary Boas)
In many cases, it seems, companies sent only those focused on next-generation products – rather than putting everyone on the payroll on a plane to San Diego, as they might have in years past.

Stay tuned for a complete wrap-up of OFC/NFOEC 2009.

Gary Boas
contributing editor, Photonics Spectra

The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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