Optical Communications in 2012

OFC/NFOEC Organizers

Progress in optical communications is being driven by an explosion of new applications and services. This article describes the current state of the field as seen by the organizers of the upcoming OFC/NFOEC conference.



After a long period of malaise brought on by the collapse of the tech bubble and recent turmoil in the global financial markets, optical communication has returned to the familiar territory of rapid business cycles modulating a background of growth.

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