Optical components

OFC/NFOEC 2007 in Pictures

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Here's a challenge for you: Compile a photo essay from a show that has no booth babes.

To do so, go to OFC/NFOEC, a show that proudly has come back to its roots as a mostly technical conference. Decades ago, the original Optical Fiber Communication conference convened about 100 PhDs in a room. So you can only imagine what those photo essays were like.

And it's still got that touch. Post-deadline papers, thumbtacked unglamorously on bulletin boards, are considered one of the show's highlights.

A tradeshow is still a tradeshow, though, and now that the money's coming back to optics, OFC/NFOEC had its share of fun and free drinks. Click on the pic below to start the slideshow (there's 11 of 'em):

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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