The first Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter of the Politecnico di Torino has been officialy created. The chapter is managed for and by students, and is aimed at creating valuable opportunities for professional development and fostering lasting relationships between peers and mentors.
In addition to their benefits for members, many chapters are heavily involved with community and youth education outreach to provide both a service to their community and work to disseminate the knowledge of optics and photonics worldwide.
Pierluigi Poggiolini of the OptCom group has given a tutorial talk at OFC 2016 in Anaheim titled "Recent Advances in Non-linear Fiber Propagation Modeling". The slides of his speech can be downloaded at the bottom of this post, in the attachment section. You may need to click "read more" to get there.
The presentation has also been recorded and can be viewed at the OFC 2016 website (you need attendee credentials to view it).
Mattia Cantono, Roberto Gaudino and Vittorio Curri have presented at OFC 2016 the Statistical Network Assessment Process (SNAP). SNAP has been used to compare two different implementations of Flex-Rate Transceivers. In addition to this the concept of Nonlinear Penalty at a network level has been introduced. SNAP has also been used to make a comparison of three different Gaussian Noise based models, showing that the Incoherent GN (IGN) model is both sufficiently reliable and computationally efficient to be used in network related studies.