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OFC 2023

March 5, 2023 - March 9, 2023


OFC is the Premier Event in Telecom and Data Center Optics
OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive — from research to marketplace, from components to systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. OFC draws attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward.

A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023

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Don’t miss Acacia, now part of Cisco, experts presenting during the following sessions:

Workshop: Smart Pluggable Coherent Optics: Is it the end of Layered IP over DWDM?
Panelist: Fenghai Liu, Director, Product Management
Date/Time: March 5, 1:00 – 3:30 am
Where: Room 6C

Presentation:  Power Efficient Coherent Detection for Short-Reach System
Presenter: Hongbin Zhang, Principal Engineer
Date/Time:  March 6, 8:00 am
Where: Room 6D

Optica Executive Forum: Panel 1: Where and What is the Coherent Edge?
Panelist: Tom Williams, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing
Date/Time: March 6, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Where: Hilton

Workshop: Where are the Boundaries Between IM-DD and Coherent?
Presenter: Hongbin Zhang, Principal Engineer
Date/Time: March 5, 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Where: Room 8

M3I:  Monolithic or 3D Electro-Optical Integration
Presider: Long Chen, Cisco Systems Inc., United States
Date/Time:  March 6, 2:00 pm
Where: Room 8

Technical Conference/Panel: 1.6Tb/s+ Intra-DC Network
Panelist: Mark Heimbuch, Principal Engineer
Date/Time: March 6, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Room 6C

Market Watch Panel I: State of the Industry
Organizer: Tom Williams, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing
Date/Time: March 7, 10:30 – 12:00 pm
Where: Theater 1

Market Watch Panel III: 800G / 128GBaud Pluggable Coherent – Key Technologies and Applications
Speaker:  Torben Neilsen, Director, PLM Pluggable Modules
Date/Time:  March 7, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Where: Theater 1

Panel: LiDAR Systems and Technologies with Integrated Photonics
Speaker: Long Chen, Distinguished Engineer
Date/Time:  March 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where:  Room 8

Exhibit Hall/Panel:  OpenZR+MSA – New Developments and Next Steps
Moderator: Tom Williams, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing
Date/Time: March 8, 11:45 – 12:45 pm
Where: Theater 2

Panel:  Defining 800ZR and 800LR; An OIF Update
Panelist: Tom Williams, Sr. Director, Technical Marketing
Date/Time: March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Where: Theater 2

Market Watch Panel IV:  Performance-Centric Long Haul
Speaker:  Anuj Malik, Director, Product Management & Strategy
Date/Time: March 8, 2:45 – 4:15 pm
Where: Theater 1



March 5, 2023
March 9, 2023
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San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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