Simulate, Validate, Innovate the World of Photonics!

VPIphotonics @ Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) 2023

The OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. The program is comprehensive – from research to marketplace, from components to systems and networks and from technical sessions to the exhibition. OFC draws attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move the industry forward.

The five-day technical conference features peer reviewed presentations and invited speakers, the thought leaders in the industry presenting the highlights of emerging technologies. Additional technical programming throughout the week includes special symposia, special sessions, in-depth tutorials, workshops, panels and the thought-provoking rump session.

The show floor is buzzing with new product announcements and what's trending in the market. Hundreds of exhibitors keep you current on all the latest products and innovative solutions.

OFC 2023

Three theaters feature Market Watch, The Network Operator Summit, The Data Center 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.

Our Technical Highlight Topics at Booth 4039:

  • Photonic Devices and Fibers

  • Integrated Photonics & PDKs

  • Electro-Optical Co-design


  • DSP for PS & high-order QAM

  • Machine Learning Framework

  • Free-Space Optics Systems

Live Demos of VPIphotonics Expert Products:

VPIphotonics Design Suite™
Transmission Systems & Optical Components

VPItoolkit™ DSP Library
Pluggable Toolkit with Lab-proven DSP Algorithms

VPItoolkit™ QKD
Pluggable Toolkit for Quantum Key Distribution

Integrated Devices, Waveguides and Optical Fibers
New Software Version 2.5 - see the press release!

Cost-optimized Network Implementation

VPItoolkit™ ML Framework
Deep Neural Network Design and Implementation


Sign up for a product demonstration and evaluation NOW!


  • Design and Simulation Workshop

    Join our Design and Simulation Workshop in partnership with the OPTICA Foundation during OFC 2023 in San Diego!

    This workshop will show you how to conceptualize and evaluate optical transmission systems from a communication engineer's perspective by using professional simulation software. You will learn how to efficiently simulate optical transmission systems and automate the design and analysis of new technologies using VPIphotonics Design Suite™.

    We will investigate transmission systems scenarios for applications ranging from data center interconnects to high-capacity core network links to optical satellite communication links. We will explore general system design concepts, demonstrate how to investigate the impact of performance-limiting effects, and assess how to mitigate or compensate for them.


    • Date: 5 March 2023

    • Time: 1:00 - 6:00 pm PST

    • Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 31A

    This workshop includes a 4-hour session of lectures, guided labs, and independent work with 1-on-1 support. Attendees will be provided access to the software in a cloud-based environment using their own private laptops.

    OFC 2023 Workshop

    Registration is limited to 35 seats to provide attendees with direct access to our team of experts, so reserve your seat today!

    Register now!


  • Hack Your Research!

    Tools and Tricks for Today's Telecommunications Techies (formerly Lab Automation)

    Come and learn the most powerful techniques expert researchers and professionals use to enhance productivity and make life easier. Join us and take this chance to upgrade your work methods and discuss while enjoying lots of food and drinks in an informal, relaxed, and fun way.


    • Date: 5 March 2023

    • Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm PST

    • Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 17

    We will show how Python macro capabilities can be used to analyze and visualize the internal structure of complex multi-sectional active devices such as DFB\DBR lasers, SOAs, and modulators.

    Additionally, we will use these macro capabilities to estimate the performance of transmission systems and perform other forms of design automation.

    OFC 2023 Hackathon


  • Networking: Get-Together at Germany Pavilion

    We cordially invite you to the
    Photonics Cluster Berlin Brandenburg Reception
    to visit us for drinks and snacks
    on 8 March 2023 at 3:30 pm
    at the Germany Pavilion, booth 4519!