06 July 2014

The 19th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC) is one of the foremost international conferences held annually in the Asia-Pacific region for the engineers and researchers working in the fields of photonics and optical communication systems. It has been providing an international forum to present and discuss the progresses in research, development, and application of these areas.

This year, with the colocation with the 39th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and inclusion of the CLEO Focus Session, the conference also covers the recent progresses in the field of photonics outside the traditional telecom applications.


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


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


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


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

Analysis and opinion