Optical Connections Magazine Spring 2022


March 6th-10th, 2022 San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, CA, USA OFC, the global destination for industry leaders to discuss optical innovations for future networking growth segments returns on 6th-10th March 2022 to the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, CA, USA. This year’s conference will be a hybrid format with in-person and virtual components to meet the needs of a global audience. The exhibition will run from 8th-10th March. For over forty years, OFC has been the largest conference for the optical communications and networking industry and 2022 will continue to be a year of transition. While some participants are able to attend in person, others must rely on a virtual platform due to travel restrictions bought about by the pandemic, so OFC offers convenient and flexible options for both. In addition, if visitors change their plans for any reason, their original registration choice can be changed without penalty.

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WHAT’S ON OFFER The conference presents more than 120 invited speakers, 100+ technical sessions including symposia, special sessions and numerous panels. There will also be peer reviewed presentations in 25+ business sessions including “State of the Industry.” Attendees can also choose from 52 Short Courses and learn from the experts about important topics in the industry Market Watch, The Network Operator Summit, The Data Centre Summit and other show floor programs cover market trends, new

technologies and insight into the future. Panels of experts from global brands and key industry organizations provide high-level takes on the state of the industry, hot topics and perspectives on current and future challenges and solutions. THE CONFERENCE The Technical Conference features a high- quality technical program, covering recent progress in near- and long-term research and technology, with invited presentations by experts various fields. It also includes peer- reviewed technical presentations by luminaries in industry and academia. World of QUANTUM—a visionary platform The World of QUANTUM will be celebrating its premiere in 2022 in its own hall, dealing with what is currently probably the most exciting future field in photonics: quantum technology and its various potential applications. With it, Messe München is creating a platform to network research, industry and users, discuss suitable implementation of the latest research results in systems, and present initial examples for applying this future technology in computing and cryptography, sensors and imaging, communication and medicine. Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, chairman of the LASER World of PHOTONICS Exhibitor Advisory Board and director of TOPTICA Photonics AG: “Just as Messe München, back in 1973, discovered the then newly emerging laser applications as a key topic for a new global, leading technology trade fair, it is assuming a visionary role once again focusing this time on the topic of quantum. Munich is expected to be a central market place in the coming years for the technology of the unfolding century.”

2021 and a significant increase in the years to follow.

The trade fair had to be postponed in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the scientific congress did at least still go ahead in a digital format. LASER World of PHOTONICS in 2022 will also be a broad-based international event. As of the mid of January, companies from 30 countries had already registered. The U.S. and China are particularly well represented, and a company from Australia has also booked a stand for the first time. That means that just under half of all the exhibitors filling five halls are from abroad. The market leaders from the photonics industry and key industry-related research institutes have likewise confirmed their participation, including TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik, Coherent Shared Services, IPG Laser, LASER COMPONENTS Germany, the Fraunhofer Society, Laser 2000, Newport Spectra-Physics, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, and JENOPTIK Optical Systems.


April 26th – 29th , 2022 Messe München, Germany

In the spring of 2022, Munich will once again be the for the world’s leading trade fair, LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022. The show will be a key milestone in driving forward the upswing in the industry. In addition, the World of QUANTUM will provide a new stage for the future field of quantum technology. The German photonics industry is making a speedy economic recovery after a decline in revenue in the pandemic year 2020, and is looking to the future with optimism. The industry association SPECTARIS forecasts considerable growth of up to 14 percent for



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