As guest editors for this Special Issue of the IEEE/OSA
JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY (JLT), we are
pleased to present a broad selection of the important contributions
to OFC/NFOEC 2009, which took place in March
2009 in San Diego, CA. This Special Issue documents the state
of the art in optical fiber technology and networks in greater
depth than is possible in the limited format of the conference
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