Photonic Networks and Devices

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

Photonic devices and networking concepts that drive future network scaling and performance for 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. New management paradigms in the framework of software-defined networking are needed for efficient and dynamic programmability of virtualized network resources. 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 content delivery.

  • Technologies, components, systems and networks for access, metro and backbone
    • Photonics for future internet (i.e. 5G, IoT, Software-Defined, etc.) architectures
    • Methods to achieve multi-terabit capacity networking
    • Flexible grid / elastic optical networks
    • Optical routers and switches, including ROADM, WSS, cross-connects and optical packet/burst switching
    • Energy efficient optical networks and devices
    • Optical networks resiliency
    • Advanced optical modulation formats
  • Technologies, systems and interconnects for Data Centers and High Performance Computing
    • Cost effective and energy efficient devices for on-chip and chip-to-chip interconnects
    • Disaggregated Data Center and HPC architectures, algorithms and protocols
    • Optical networks to support inter data center communication and cloud applications
  • Control and Management
    • Software-defined networks and network function virtualization
    • Control and orchestration of optical and wireless (5G - IoT) networks
  • Space Division Multiplexed and multi-dimensional devices, systems and networks
    • Components and devices utilizing space for a higher degree of integration
    • Transmission systems with record capacity
    • Unique applications using the spatial dimension
  • Optical White Box (Open) (Sub)-Systems for Deeply Programmable Networks
    • Open optical transport           
    • Open network operating systems
Yoshinari Awaji, National Inst of Information & Comm TechJapanMCF Transmission Technology, Invited

Xiaoyuan Cao, KDDI R&D LaboratoriesJapanTitle to be Announced, Invited

Roger Dangel, IBM Research GmbHSwitzerlandSystem-Level Integration of Silicon Photonics Based on Scalable Optical Coupling using Polymer Waveguides, Invited

Chris Develder, Ghent University - iMindsBelgiumResilient Backbone Networks for Multi-site Data Centers: Exploiting Anycast (re)routing for Multi-period Traffic, Invited

Liang Du, GoogleCurrent and Future FTTH Networks, Invited

Nicolas Dupuis, IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterCMOS Photonic for Scalable Electrooptic Switch Fabrics, Invited

Xuezhi Hong, South China Normal UniversityChinaAWG Based Passive Optical Interconnects for Datacenters, Invited

Takaaki Ishigure, Keio UniversityJapan2D/3D Optical Wiring Realized with GI-core Polymer Optical Waveguide for High Bandwidth Density on-board Interconnects, Invited

Philip Ji, NEC Laboratories America IncUnited StatesHybrid Optical-electrical Data Center Networks, Invited

Werner Klaus, National Inst of Information & Comm TechJapanApplications of SDM Technologies: From Point-to-point Links to Networks , Invited

Paul Littlewood, CienaUnited StatesFilterless Networks: Merely Interesting or Valued Network Technology?, Invited

Elad Mentovich, MellanoxUnited StatesTitle to be Announced, Invited

Chigo Okonkwo, Technische Universiteit EindhovenNetherlands10-mode SDM Transmission Over Few- and Multi-mode Fibers, Invited

João Pedro, CoriantPortugalChallenges of Designing Transparent Flexible-Grid Optical Networks for Maximum Spectral Efficiency, Invited

David Plant, McGill UniversityCanadaThe Evolution of Digital Signal Processing for Optical Interconnects, Invited

Luca Poti, CNITItalyPhotonic Devices and Techniques Enabling High Capacity Optical Communications, Invited

Luca Prete, ON.LabUnited StatesBuilding Open and Disaggregated ROADMs, Invited

Stojan Radic, University of California, San DiegoUnited StatesFundamental and Practical Limits of Nonlinear Transmission in Optical Fiber, Invited

Gregory Raybon, Nokia Bell LabsUnited StatesHigh Symbol Rate, Single Carrier, Coherent Optical Transmission Systems for Data Rates from 400 Gb/s to 1.0 Tb/s, Invited

Kim Roberts, Ciena CorporationCanadaBeyond 100Gb/s, Invited

Taiji Sakamoto, NTT access network service systems lab.JapanHigh Spatial Density 4-LP mode 12-core Multi-core Fiber with Low Differential Mode Delay Characteristics, Invited

Massimiliano Salsi, Juniper Networks Inc.United StatesPhotonics for Packet-Optical Integration, Invited

Clint Schow, University of California Santa BarbaraUnited StatesPhotonics for Next-Generation Data Centers, Invited

Motoyoshi Sekiya, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.JapanOptical Network Softwarization: Virtualization and Software-Programmed Networking, Invited

Kenya Suzuki, NTT Device Technology LaboratoriesJapanOptical Devices for ROADM Node Utilizing Spatial and Planar Optical Circuit, Invited

Ken Tanizawa, Natl Inst of Adv Industrial Sci & TechJapanUltra-compact 32 × 32 Strictly-non-blocking Si-wire PILOSS Switch , Invited

Marina Thottan, Nokia Bell LabsUnited StatesResilient Carrier Grade Network Operating Systems, Invited

Yutaka Urino, PETRAJapanHigh-density Optical Interconnects with Integrated Quantum Dot Lasers, Invited
Nicolas FontaineNokia Corporation, United States
Marija FurdekKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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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