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Strong ORC presence at leading international optical communications conference

Published: 14 March 2013

A team of researchers from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) will be heading off to the United States later this week to take part in the world’s leading optical communications event. 

The OFC/NFOEC conference 2013 takes place in Anaheim, California, from March 17-21 and the ORC will have a significant presence at the event. The ORC will present in excess of 10 papers at this year’s conference, the majority of which originate from the Photonics Hyperhighway Programme Grant. This follows from a similarly strong presence at last year's European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), which saw 5 post-deadline papers presented from the same project. 

“The papers that we present at OFC this year report work ranging from the development of new fibres and new optical amplification systems, to the implementation of sophisticated optical signal processing schemes and large-scale system trials,” said Professor Periklis Petropoulos. 

“It highlights the breadth of high quality research that is carried out at the ORC”, he added. 

Indicative of the high calibre of the ORC papers is that two ORC students, Zhihong Li and Eric Numkam, have already been shortlisted for the Best Student Paper Award which will be announced during the conference. 

The conference has been running for more than 35 years and is the largest and most comprehensive international event for both the science and business of optical communications. This year more than 12,000 people are expected to attend and more than 550 companies will be exhibiting. There will be more than 800 technical and business presentations. 

It is the premier destination for converging breakthrough research and innovation in telecommunications, optical networking, fibre optics, datacom and computing. 

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