Signal Processing in Photonic Communications

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

Optical and electronic signal processing for photonic communication systems ranging from on-chip communications to ultra-long haul transmission.

Signal processing is required in many types of photonic communication systems and networks - from on-chip data transfer to ultra-long haul transmission. SPPComm covers advances in signal processing for transmitters and receivers, including techniques for mitigating the effects of transmission impairments and non-ideal components/devices, key transmitter/receiver functions, forward error correction, and enabling technologies. SPPComm also includes software-defined networks, space division multiplexed systems, Tb/s superchannel systems, and broadband hybrid wireless-optical communication systems.

  • Spectrally efficient modulation formats and detection schemes
  • Channel equalization and compensation
  • Polarization, clock, carrier, and phase recovery in coherent receivers
  • Channel estimation, distortion identification, and performance monitoring
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Nyquist and near-Nyquist signaling
  • Signal processing for space-division multiplexing
  • MIMO algorithms and implementations
  • Forward error correction
  • DAC, ADC and DSP technologies
  • DSP complexity and power consumption
  • DSP for integrated active components characterization
  • All-optical techniques for wavelength conversion and translation, regeneration, correlation, and mitigation of transmission impairments
  • Real-time demonstration of high-speed electronic circuits and subsystems
  • Applications to access, metro, regional, long haul and ultra-long-haul networks
  • Applications to short-reach systems using single- and multi-mode fiber
  • Applications to free space optical communication systems
Joseph Kahn, Stanford UniversityUnited StatesTo Twist or Not to Twist: Capacity Limits for Free-Space Channels, Tutorial

Gerhard Kramer, Technische Universität MunchenGermanyCoded Modulation and its Application to Fiber-optic Communication Systems, Tutorial

Nikola Alic, University of California, San DiegoUnited StatesCancellation of Nonlinear Impairments in Fiber Transmission Systems, Invited

Fred Buchali, Nokia Bell LabsGermanyIncreasing Capacity Through Probabilistic Shaping, Invited

Liang Dou, ZTE BeijingChinaDSP Based Link Monitors with More Functionalities for Coherent Transmissions, Invited

Binbin Guan, Acacia Communications, Inc.United StatesSpectrally-sliced Transmitter for Long-haul Fiber Transmission, Invited

Guifang Li, University of Central FloridaUnited StatesSpace-division Multiplexing for PON Applications , Invited

Mohamed Morsy-Osman, McGill UniversityCanadaMulti-Dimensional Modulation and Self Beating Direct Detection for Next Generation High Speed Short-Reach Optical Interconnects, Invited

Antonio Napoli, Coriant GermanyDigital Pre-distortion Techniques for Next Generation Bandwidth Variable Transponders, Invited

Chigo Okonkwo, Technische Universiteit EindhovenNetherlandsTurbo Trellis Code Modulation Based on 8QAM , Invited

Zhongqi Pan, University of Louisiana at LafayetteUnited StatesAdaptive Frequency-domain Equalization and MIMO Signal Processing in Mode-division Multiplexing Systems Using Few-mode Fibers , Invited

Periklis Petropoulos, University of SouthamptonUnited KingdomAdvanced Nonlinear Signal Processing in Silicon-based Waveguides , Invited

Sebastian Randel, Nokia Bell LabsUnited StatesReal-Time MIMO-DSP for coherent SDM Transmission Systems, Invited

Kai Shi, University College LondonTowards Stable and Ultra Fast Converging Equalizers for Multimode Fiber Transmission Systems , Invited

Cen Xia, Infinera Corp.United StatesDesign of Digital Fiber Nonlinearity Compensation for Next Generation 400G and 1T Coherent Transceiver , Invited

Hiroshi Yamazaki, NTT Device Technology LaboratoriesJapanUltra-wide-bandwidth DAC for Optical Systems with Baud Rates of 80Gs/s and Above , Invited

Fan Zhang, Peking UniversityChinaHigh Capacity Optical Transmission with Nyquist Subcarrier Modulation and Direct Detection, Invited

Kangping Zhong, ChinaHigh Speed Short-reach Transmission Systems Enabled by DSP, Invited
Andrea CarenaPolitecnico di Torino, Italy
Darko ZibarDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
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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