EVENT

2014 IEEE Photonics Conference

12 October 2014

The IEEE Photonics Society’s event will showcase the latest developments in photonic technologies, their applications and future directions. The conference offers a mixture of reports, in-depth educational offerings, and important attendee opportunities for contribution and discussion, making it an important event for the photonics community.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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