Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics

18 July 2016 – 20 July 2016 The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Integrated Photonics Research (IPR) is the premier and longest-running meeting dedicated to groundbreaking advances in research and development of integrated photonic and nano-photonic technologies on all relevant material platforms.  

IPR brings together experts from both academia and industry for an open discussion of cutting-edge research, trends and problems. IPR 2016 will continue with the broadened scope started in 2015, which incorporated new sub committees dedicated to emerging areas. They will cover the emerging topics in nano-photonics, new materials for photonics, such as two dimensional materials, epsilon-near-zero materials, integrated photonics for high precision applications such as frequency combs, electro-optic oscillators. Panel and open discussion sessions will also be included to facilitate a forum for free exchange of ideas and related discussion.

Application areas within the scope of this meeting are very broad and include, but are not restricted to: optical tele- and data communications; optical interconnects, switching and storage; data and information processing, including integrated quantum circuits; and optical monitoring and sensing, including mid-IR photonics. On the material side, traditional III-V semiconductor photonic devices and integrated circuits; silicon based devices and waveguide circuitry; silica on silicon and polymer photonic lightwave circuits as well as new and emerging material platforms such as graphene, 2D materials, and transparent conducting oxides are all within the scope of IPR.

  1. Photonic Devices
    1. Silicon and other Group IV integrated photonics: devices and complex circuits
      1. SOI-based materials,
      2. Passive and active devices
      3. Hybrid Light emitters, lasers, isolators, amplifiers, passives
    2. III-V and Compound Semiconductor Devices
      1. Semiconductor modulators;
      2. Filters;
      3. Switches;
      4. Lasers;
      5. VCSELs;
      6. Planar amplifiers;
      7. Compound semiconductor WDM components;
      8. Novel III-V quantum optoelectronic devices;
    3. III-V Materials and Processing for Photonics
      1. Reliability advances and issues;
      2. Emerging packaging technologies.
    4. Dielectric and Polymer Waveguides and Waveguide Devices
      1. Integrated planar waveguides;
      2. Polymer-based waveguide devices;
      3. Active/passive integrated components;
      4. Switches;
      5. Variable optical attenuators;
      6. Modulators;
      7. Filters;
      8. Integrated isolators and circulators;
      9. Planar dispersion compensators;
    5. Materials and Fabrication Technologies for Photonic Integrated Circuits
      1. Characterization of linear and nonlinear optical waveguide devices;
      2. Micro-machines and micro-optic components;
      3. Parallel optical interconnects;
      4. Reliability advances and issues;
      5. Novel assembly and manufacturing techniques; and low cost technology for polymer devices.
      6. Non-reciprocal devices.
    6. LiNbO3 - and Other Pockels Effect based devices
    7. Optical isolators
    8. Nanophotonics:  nanostructured photonic devices
      1.  Photonic crystals (waveguides, resonators, light sources)
      2.  Nano-engineered devices for the generation, transport and detection of light
      3. Sub-wavelength devices
      4.  Biological and chemical transducers
    9. Nanostructured photovoltaics
    10. Plasmonics
    11.  Nanofabrication Technology
      1. Lithography and etching techniques
      2.  Growth and deposition approaches
      3.  Self-organized methods
    12.  Nanoscale structure characterization
  2. Integrated Photonics Applications
    1. Photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic integrated circuits;
    2. Application of novel fabrication and material technologies for integrated photonics
    3. Photonic integrated circuits for telecom and Datacom applications
    4. Photonic integrated circuits for optical sensing
    5. Novel application of photonic integrated circuits
    6. New functionality implemented in photonic integrated circuits
  3. Integrated High Precision Photonics
    1. Frequency comb generation
    2. Solitons
    3.  Mode locked lasers
    4.  Ultra-narrow linewidth oscillators
    5. Harmonic generation
    6. Raman and Brillouin gain
    7. Super-continuum generation
    8. Frequency (up/down) conversion
    9. Infrared and ultraviolet generation
    10. Physics, theory and applications of linear and nonlinear processes in novel integrated structures
    11. Nonlinear switching, modulation, memories and logic,
    12. Nonlinear optics in metamaterials, and opto-mechanics.
    13. Quantum technology applications
    14. On-chip optical trapping
  4. New Materials for Photonics
    1. Novel Materials for Advanced Opto-Electronics:
      1. Active Graphene Photonics
      2. Beyond Graphene: the new class of 2D materials
      3. Giant index modulation in transparent conductive oxides
      4. Epsilon Near Zero materials
    2. Theory, Simulation and Novel Physical Insights:
      1. Devices Beyond Conventional Limits;
      2. Enhanced Light Matter Interactions
      3. Computational Analysis and Methods
    3. Emerging Opto-electronic Devices and Platforms
      1. Plasmons and Nanolasers
      2. Ultra Compact Electro-optic Modulators
      3. Nano-Photonic Device Integration
      4. Heterogeneous and Hybrid Platforms
Ritesh Agarwal, University of PennsylvaniaNovel Classical and Quantum Photonic Devices by Manipulating Light-matter Interactions in Low-dimensional Systems, Invited

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue UniversityUnited StatesNew materials for Plasmonics: Designs and Applications from Flat Optics to Quantum Nanophotonics, Invited

Lukas Chrostowski, University of British ColumbiaCanadaSilicon Photonic in-resonator Photoconductive Heaters for Wavelength, Invited

Daniel Cole, NIST BoulderUnited StatesSoliton Crystals in Kerr Microresonator Frequency Combs, Invited

Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang UniversityChinaSilicon Based Photonic Integrated Circuits for Telecom and Sensing, Invited

David de Felipe Mesquida, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Heinrich-HertzGermanyRecent Developments in the Polymer Photonic Integration Technology, Invited

Alexander Gaeta, Columbia UniversityUnited StatesSilicon-Chip-Based Optical Frequency Combs, Invited

Sangsik Kim, Purdue UniversityUnited StatesFrequency Comb Generation in 300 nm-Thick Si3N4Concentric-Ring-Resonators, Invited

Huiyun Liu, University College LondonUnited KingdomHigh-performance Silicon-based III-V Quantum-dot Lasers for Silicon Photonics , Invited

Arka Majumdar, University of WashingtonUnited StatesCavity Enhanced Nonlinear Optics with 2D Material, Invited

Bumki Min, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & TechSouth KoreaNonlinear Mixing and Generation of THz Frequencies in Optically, Invited

Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site VarennesCanadaQuantum Entangled Frequency Comb Sources, Invited

Masahiro Nada, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, NTTJapanHigh-speed Avalanche Photodetectors for 100G Ethernet and Beyond, Invited

Claudio Oton, Scuola Superiore Sant'AnnaItalySilicon Photonics for Matrix Switching Applications: Ingredients and Recipes, Invited

Stefano Palomba, School of Physics - University of SydneyAustraliaKerr Effect in Hybrid Plasmonics, Invited

Anna Peacock, University of SouthamptonUnited KingdomExtreme Electronic Bandgap Modification in Laser-crystallized Silicon Optical Fibres, Invited

Dennis Prather, University of DelawareUnited StatesThin Lithium Niobate on Insulator, the Ideal Platform for a Broadband CMOS Compatible Modulator, Invited

Sasa Ristic, McGill UniversityCanadaIntegrated Photonics Fabrication using Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography, Invited

Gunther Roelkens, Universiteit GentBelgiumFrequency Comb and Super Continuum Generation in III-V-on-silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits, Invited

Chris Roeloffzen, SatraxNetherlandsIntegrated Microwave Photonics, Invited

Bhavin Shastri, Princeton UniversityUnited StatesSpike Processing with Dynamical Lasers and Optical Interconnects, Invited

Cesare Soci, Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeTopological Insulator Plasmonics, Invited

Takuo Tanemura, The University of TokyoJapanPolarization Manipulation on Monolithic InP-based PICs, Invited

Jos J.G.M. van der Tol, Technische Universiteit EindhovenPhotonic Integration on an InP-Membrane, Invited

Jonathan Wierer, Lehigh UniversityUnited StatesAchieving Ultra-efficiency in III-nitride LEDs and Laser Diodes for Solid-state Lighting, Invited

Hideki Yagi, Sumitomo Electric Industries LtdJapanInP-based Monolithically Integrated Photonics for 100 Gb/s Coherent Transceivers, Invited

Tomoya Yoshida, AIST TokyoJapanCMOS-compatible Vertical Si-waveguide Coupler Fabricated by Ion Implantation, Invited

Kresten Yvind, Danmarks Tekniske UniversitetDenmarkNonlinear Optics in AlGaAs on Insulator, Invited

Lars zimmermann, IHP GmbHFully Monolithic Linear Transmitters and Receivers in BiCMOS Technology, Invited
General Chairs
Nadir Dagli, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Program Chairs
Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, United States
David Moss, University of Sydney, Australia

Photonic Device Program Committee

Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan, Subcommittee Chair
Tomohiro Amemiya, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, USA
Joseph Summers, Infinera, USA
Koji Takeda, NTT Photonics Lab., Japan
Ken Tanizawa, AIST, Japan
Anna Tauke-Pedretti, Sandia, USA
Dries van Thourhout, University of Ghen/IMEC, Belgium
Kevin Williams, TuE, Netherlands
Meredith Hutchinson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Integrated Photonics Applications Program Committee
Jonathan Klamkin, UCSB, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Nicola Andriolli, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
Keisuke Kojima, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, USA
Katarzyna Lawnicuk, Jeppix/TuE, Netherlands
Jong-Moo Lee, ETRI, Korea
Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University, Canada
Anand Ramaswamy, Aurrion, USA
Mitsuru Takenaka, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

Integrated High Precision Photonics Program Committee
Marco Peccianti, Sussex University, United Kingdom, Subcommittee Chair
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, United States
Matteo Clerici, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Pascal Del'Haye, National Physics Laboratory, United Kingdom
Miro Erkintalo, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kaoru Minoshima, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan
Alessia Pasquazi, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Peter Rakich, Yale University, United States
Peter Smith, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Stefan Wabnitz, University of Brescia, Italy

Emerging Materials for Photonic Devices Program Committee
Volker Sorger, George Washington University, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Boubacar Kante, University of California, San Diego, USA
Juejun Hu, MIT, USA
Joseph Tischler, NRL, USA
Tony Low, University of Minnesota, USA
Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk
Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
Garibaldi Room

Join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk focused on transparent conductors using silver nanowires and their application to OLED and OPV on flexible substrates. Dr. Craig Arnold of Princeton University will present his talk ‘Silver Nanowire Network Transparent Electrodes for Organic and Hybrid-Organic Devices’ as part of this technical group event. Includes lunch; RSVP required.

Contact to register, pending availability.
Ming Wu
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Biography: Dr. Ming Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center (BSAC). His research interests include optical MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), optoelectronics, and biophotonics.

Professor Wu received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1992, he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. From 1992 to 2004, he was a professor in the electrical engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also served as Vice Chair for Industrial Affiliate Program and Director of Nanoelectronics Research Facility. In 2004, he moved to the University of California, Berkeley.

He has published six book chapters, over 140 journal papers and 290 conference papers. He is the holder of 15 U.S. patents. Prof. Wu is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of Optical Society of America. He was a Packard Foundation Fellow from 1992 to 1997. He is the founding Co-Chair of IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Optical MEMS (1996), the predecessor of IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS. He has served in the program committees of many technical conferences, including MEMS, OFC, CLEO, LEOS, MWP, IEDM, DRC, ISSCC; and as Guest Editor of two special issues of IEEE journals on Optical MEMS.

Toward Hz-level Optical Frequency Synthesis Across the C-band
Larry Coldren
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Abstract: By using a stable comb as an input reference to an integrated heterodyne optical-phase-locked-loop consisting of a coherent receiver, feedback electronics, and an RF synthesizer, precise optical frequencies across many comb lines can be generated.

Biography: Larry A. Coldren is the Fred Kavli Professor of Optoelectronics and Sensors at the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.  He received his Ph.D. in EE from Stanford Univ. and spent 13 years in research at Bell Labs before joining UCSB in 1984, where he holds appointments in the ECE and Materials Departments. He acted as Dean of Engineering at UCSB from 2009-2011.  In 1991 he co-founded Optical Concepts, acquired as Gore Photonics, to develop novel Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) modules; and later in 1998, Agility Communications, acquired by JDS-Uniphase (now Lumentum), to develop widely-tunable integrated optical transmitters.

He has authored or co-authored over a thousand journal and conference papers, including numerous plenary, tutorial and invited presentations.  He has co-authored 8 book chapters and two textbooks.  He has been issued 65 patents and is a recipient of several awards, including the John Tyndall, Aron Kressel, David Sarnoff and IPRM Awards.  He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the OSA and IEE as well as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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