Photonic Networks and Devices (Networks)

13 July 2014 – 16 July 2014 OSA Virtual Event

This new meeting is aimed at bringing together researchers and engineers from various communities that intersect in today's new generations of applications that will require photonic networks. It is expected that the applications and network architectures will both drive and take advantage of new innovations in optical transmission and photonic device and integration technologies. New demands for bandwidth, flexibility, low cost, high levels of integration, high functionality, lower power consumption and heat dissipation, capacity scaling, small footprint and other factors will require new innovation in photonic devices and integration. Photonic device technologies will help drive systems and architectures to scale to petascale and exascale bisectional bandwidths and 10s of terabit transmission and beyond. The meeting is aimed at research that helps span new photonic devices and photonic networks to support the future scaling and performance needed by leading edge and future applications, including data centers, cloud infrastructure and video distribution.

Topic Categories

• Flexible grid / Elastic Optical Networks
• Optical networks to support data center and cloud applications
• Software-defined Networks
• Integrated devices for data centers and microprocessor interconnects
• Software-defined transponders
• Generation and detection of ultra-large data-rate signals
• Methods to achieve Multi-Terabit capacity networking

Yurii Vlasov, IBM Research, USA, Applications of Integrated Photonics Technology - From Optical Interconnects to Neurophotonics, plenary

Joseph Berthold, Ciena Corporation, United States, Optical Transport Networks for Inter Datacenter Networking, Tutorial

Calvin C. K. Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Optical Performance Monitoring for Flexible Optical Networks, Invited

Pat Day, JDSU, United States, Pluggable Coherent Transponder Modules Beyond 100Gb/s, Invited

Po Dong, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States, Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits for Coherent Transmission, Invited

Takaaki Kakitsuka, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan, Photonic Crystal Lasers for Computercom Applications, Invited

Hang Liu, Catholic University of America, United States, Content-centric Network, Invited

Yunqun Liu, Canada, Passive Optical Cross-connection Networks for Datacenters and Private Clouds, Invited

Matthew Mitchell, Infinera Corporation, United States, Photonic Integrated Circuits, Invited

Rene Schmogrow, Infinera Corporation, United States, Digital Pulse-Shaping for Spectrally Efficient and Flexible Coherent Optical Networks, Invited

Jesse Simsarian, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States, Cross-Layer Aware Software Defined Networking in an IP Over Optical Transport Network, Invited

Xi Wang, Fujitsu Laboratories of America Inc, United States, Object-oriented Network Virtualization – An Evolution from SDN to SPN, Invited

David Welch, Infinera Corporation, United States, Next Generation Transmission with Photonic Integrated Circuit based Superchannels and Flexgrid ROADMs, Invited

Ming Xia, Ericsson, Inc., United States, Optical Traffic Steering for Network Function Virtualization in Data Centers, Invited

Lianshan Yan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, Security-Enhanced Software-defined Networks and Applications, Invited

Yawei Yin, NEC Laboratories America Inc, United States, Optical Networks for Data Centers, Invited


Gregory Raybon, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States

Program Chair

Takehiro Tsuritani, KDDI R&D Laboratories,
Weiguo Yang, Western Carolina University, United States

Program Committee

Xi Chen, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nicolas Fontaine, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States
Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Andrea Fumagalli, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Marija Furdek, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
Nan Hua, Tsinghua University, China
Masahiko Jinno, Kagawa University, Japan
Caroline Lai, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
Jin Hyoung Lee, Oracle, United States
Lei Liu, University of California, Davis, United States
Wenda Ni, Carleton University, Canada
Peter Van Daele, , Belgium
Xiaoxia Wu, JDSU, United States
Feng Xiao, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Hiroshi Yamazaki, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan
Jie Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 14 July, 08:30 - 10:00
Monte Carolo & St. Tropez

Applications of Integrated Photonics Technology - From Optical Interconnects to Neurophotonics, Yurii Vlasov; IBM Research, USA
Abstract: The IBM Silicon Nanophotonics technology enables cost-efficient optical links that connect racks, modules, and chips together with ultra-low power single-die optical transceivers. I will give an overview of its historical development, technology differentiators, current status and a roadmap.

Signal Processing ASICs for Optical Fiber Communications,
Norman L. Swenson; ClariPhy, USA
Abstract: Signal processing for optical communications has made tremendous strides in the last decade.  This talk gives an overview on recent progress in this area, focusing on commercially available ASICs and ongoing research to advance the state of the art.

Congress Reception and Exhibit
Monday, 14 July, 18:00 - 19:30
South Poolside

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

SPPCom Symposium: Machine Learning Concepts in Optical Communication Systems
Tuesday, 15 July, 10:30 - 12:30
Portofino Room

The goal of this symposium is to bridge the gap between researchers working in the areas of optical communication and machine learning. More specifically, the symposium will address powerful statistical signal processing methods, used by the machine learning community, and link them to current problems in optical communications. 
Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday, 15 July, 13:30 - 15:00
Terrazza Ballroom
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Panel Session & Networking Event
Tuesday, 15 July, 19:00 - 20:30

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