Photonic Networks and Devices (Networks)

27 June 2015 – 01 July 2015 OSA Virtual Event

Pioneering new photonic devices and networks that drive the future scaling and performance that is critical to next-generation applications.

This meeting aims to bring together researchers and engineers from various communities that intersect in today's applications that require photonic networks. The new applications and network architectures will both drive and utilize innovations in optical transmission and photonic devices. Growing demands for bandwidth, flexibility, programmability, resilience, low cost, high integration, high functionality, low power consumption, and small footprint require novel solutions in photonic networks and devices. The meeting focuses at fostering research that supports the future scaling and performance requirements of emerging applications, including data center and data-center interconnection, cloud infrastructure, and video distribution.

  • Photonics for future internet architectures
  • Methods to achieve multi-terabit capacity networking 
  • Generation and detection of ultra-large data-rate signals
  • Integrated devices for data centers and microprocessor interconnects
  • Software-defined networks and transponders
  • Optical networks to support data center and cloud applications
  • Flexible grid / elastic optical networks
  • Optical access and metro network architectures
  • Optical routers and switches, including ROADM and optical packet/burst
  • Control and management in optical networks
  • Advanced optical modulation formats
  • Energy efficient optical networks and devices
  • Optical networks resiliency
Nicola Calabretta, Technische Universiteit EindhovenNetherlandsHigh Performance SDN Enabled Flat Datacenter Network Architecture Based on Scalable And Flow-Controlled Optical Switching System, Invited

Vincent Chan, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesManagement and Control Complexity and Scalable Architectures of Optical Networks, Invited

Domenico Di Mola, Juniper Networks Inc.United StatesPacket-Optical Convergence: Benefits of Multi-Layer Integration in Wide Area Network (WAN) Scalability and Automation, Invited

Yoshiyuki Doi, NTT CorporationJapanApplications of Arrayed Waveguide Gratings for 100GbE-and-Beyond Datacom Networks, Invited

Andrew Ellis, Aston UniversityUnited KingdomThe Potential for Networks with Capacities Exceeding the Nonlinear-Shannon Limit, Invited

Daniel Kilper, University of ArizonaUnited StatesOptical Power Dynamics in Wavelength Layer Software Defined Networking, Invited

Guifang Li, University of Central FloridaUnited StatesSDM-Compatible and Mode-Selective Networking, Invited

Dan Marom, Hebrew University of JerusalemIsraelFine Resolution Optical Processors for Sub-Channel Add-Drop Multiplexing, Invited

Benny Mikkelsen, Acacia Communications, Inc.United StatesIntegrated Photonics and DSP-ASICs for High Speed Pluggable Coherent Transponders, Invited

Marco Ruffini, University of Dublin Trinity CollegeIrelandDesign for Sustainable, Multi-service Optical Network Architectures, Invited

Domenico Siracusa, CREATE-NETItalyControl and Orchestration for Future IP/Optical Transport Networks, Invited

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Technical University of DenmarkDenmarkPhotonic Techniques for Sub-Terahertz Wireless Data Transmission, Invited

Christine Tremblay, Ecole de technologie superieureCanadaFilterless Approaches to Flexible Submarine Networking, Invited

Chongjin Xie, Alibaba GroupUnited StatesModulation and Detection Techniques for VCSEL-Based High-Speed Systems, Invited

Georgios Zervas, University of BristolUnited KingdomDisaggregated and Programmable Optical Data Center Networks, Invited

Qiong Zhang, Fujitsu Laboratories of America IncUnited StatesResource Orchestration for Optically Interconnected Distributed Clouds, Invited


Gregory RaybonAlcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States
Weiguo YangWestern Carolina University, United States

Program Chair

Marija FurdekKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jesse SimsarianAlcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States


Matteo FioraniKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Wolfgang FreudeKarlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Andrea FumagalliUniversity of Texas at Dallas, United States
Nan HuaTsinghua University, China
Young Jin KimBell-Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, United States
Caroline LaiRockley Photonics, United States
Jin Hyoung LeeOracle, United States
Lei LiuUniversity of California, Davis, United States
Carmen Mas MachucaTechnische Universität Munchen, Germany
Julio MontalvoTelefonica R&D, Spain
Michela Svaluto MoreoloCtr Tecnològic de Telecom de Catalunya, Spain
Wenda NiCarleton University, Canada
Marco SchianoTelecom Italia Lab, Italy
Peter Van DaeleUniversiteit Gent, Belgium
Xiaoxia WuJuniper Networks Inc., United States
Hiroshi YamazakiNTT Device Technology Laboratories, Japan

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 28 June, 18:00 – 19:30
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.

IPR Symposium: Integrated Quantum Photonics I and II

Sunday, 28 June, 13:30–15:30 and 16:00–18:00
Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR) will feature a special symposium on integrated quantum photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of photons on the quantum levels.

Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop

Sunday, 28 June, 8:30–18:00
Join the Photonic Networks and Devices (Networks) topical meeting for a workshop discussing the latest developments and the future of space-division multiplexing. Workshop ses­sions will include:

  • High-Capacity Space-Division Multiplexing Transmission
  • Novel Applications using Multimode Photonics
  • Amplifiers and Spatial-Channel Equalization
  • Spatial Mode Control and Sensing

Welcome Remarks and Joint Plenary Session

Monday, 29 June, 08:15 – 10:00
Roel Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Kazuro Kikuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Joint Poster Session

Monday, 29 June, 13:30 – 15:30
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.

International Year of Light Networking Social: A Discussion for Luminaries, Students and Young Professionals

Monday, 29 June, 18:00 – 19:00
This International Year of Light sponsored event gives young professionals and students the opportunity to hear from a panel of luminaries who will share their career experiences and offer professional development advice in the optics and photonics field. Enjoy light refreshments while networking.

Networking Reception with Benjamin Anderson and the Optical Material Studies Technical Group

Tuesday, 30 June, 16:00–18:00
Join Benjamin Anderson of Washington State University, an invited speaker at the Novel Optical Materials and Applications Topical Meeting, and members of the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a chance to connect with your fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and network. Refreshments will be served during the reception.

Postdeadline Paper Session

Tuesday, 30 June, 18:00–18:30

Roel Baets

Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Brillouin and Raman Scattering in Silicon and Siliconnitride Photonic Integrated Circuits

Roel Baets is full professor at Ghent University (UGent). He is also associated with IMEC. He has management responsibilities within the Photonics Research Group of UGent, the Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics) of UGent, the international Erasmus Mundus MSc program in Photonics and the joint UGent-IMEC research program on silicon photonics.

Kazuro Kikuchi

University of Tokyo, Japan

Past, Present and Future of Coherent Optical Communication

Kazuro Kikuchi was born in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on March 6, 1952. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1974, 1976, and 1979, respectively. In 1979, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 1997, he moved to the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), and since April 2007, he has been a professor at the Department of Frontier Informatics.

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