TOP Conference returns for 2nd year

Created January 19, 2023

Telecommunications, Optics and Photonics (TOP) Conference, is back for its second year, Taking place in London at the etc venue, 113 Houndsditch, London, on 13 and 14 February 2023. Find out about the latest trends in photonic integration; silicon photonics using InP, GaAs and polymer solutions; packaging solutions; hybrid integration; lasers, modulators and receivers; filters and switches and connectors. Registration is now open, with special rates for students.



13th – 14th February 2023, London, UK

Future communications, including 5G, IoT and FTTx, will depend on fibre optic technologies. Developments in areas such as Optics, Photonics and nascent technologies such as Quantum Communications and Free Space Optics will be vital in enabling communications providers to achieve the goals that have been set and the sevices that have been promised. With this in mind, this year’s conference will build on the success the 2022 event and offer a deep dive into these technologies, lead by a wide range of knowledgeable industry experts.

This year’s topics include:

  • Telecommunications
  • Photonic components
  • Data centres
  • Quantum communications
  • Photonics for RANs
  • Freespace optics

Among the presentations, delegates can listen to the latest developments in areas such as maximising data throughput in subsea fibre; PIC materials and use cases; 1.6Tbps interconnects in data centres; satellite quantum communications; laser-based optical wireless communications and MIMO free space optics, to name but a few. The conference will also include poster sessions and workshops. For a full list of presentations and all conference programme details, please click here.

Industry speakers include ADVA’s Sander Jarson; Marc Stephens from Infinera; BT’s Zoe Davidson; Richard Pitwon from Resolute Photonics; Braulio Saavedra and Senko’s Michael O’Farrell. Presentations will also be given by researchers and scientists from UCL; the universities of Aston, Bristol, Edinburgh and Eindhoven and of course, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion at the end of each session.

Set in the prestigious etc. Venues Houndsditch conference centre, the two-day event is expected to attract many C-Level delegates and researchers involved in making the future of optical communications a reality.



This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.