Photonic Networks and Devices (NETWORKS)

13 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

NETWORKS 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 spectrally and spatially multiplexed systems, data center and data-center interconnection, cloud infrastructure, and content delivery.


Topics

  • Network control and management
    • Software-defined networks and network function virtualization (SDN/NFV)
    • Machine learning approaches for advanced network management
    • Network control and orchestration
    • Network performance monitoring and analytics
    • Optical white box systems for deeply programmable networks
  • Technologies, components, systems and interconnects for Data Centers and High Performance Computing
    • Optical networks to support inter data center communication and cloud applications
    • Disaggregated Data Center and HPC architectures, algorithms and protocols
    • Resource provisioning schemes for intra- and inter-datacenter communication
    • Cost effective and energy efficient devices for on-chip and chip-to-chip interconnects
  • Network design and operations
    • Optical network architectures and protocols for metro, access and backbone networks
    • Optical routers and switches, including ROADM, WSS, cross-connects and optical packet/burst switching
    • Energy efficient and sustainable optical networks
    • Resilience and security of optical networks
    • Techno-economic studies
  • Advanced high-capacity transmission systems and enabling technologies
    • Transmission systems with record capacity
    • Methods to achieve multi-terabit capacity networking
    • Point-point transmission or shared bus/tree topologies, burst transmission
    • 5G transport networks and convergence applications
    • Advanced optical modulation formats
  • Future networks
    • SDM-based network applications, network elements and unique applications using the spatial dimension
    • Free-space optics for short- and long-reach applications including balloon and drone-aided communications
    • Devices and systems enabling quantum networking

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Speakers

  • David Welch, Infinera CorporationUnited States
    Coherent Subcarrier Aggregation from Metro into Deep Access Networks: Are There Applications Beyond 5G?  Keynote
  • Marcelo Abbade, State University of Sao Paulo- UNESPBrazil
    Signal Encryption Opportunities for Photonic Networks
  • Peter Andrekson, Chalmers Tekniska HogskolaSweden
    Advances in pushing the practical performance boundaries of high-sensitivity optical receivers
  • Manabu Arikawa, NEC CorporationJapan
    Application of Optical Fiber Communication Technologies to Free-space Optical Communications Under Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Katarzyna Balakier, University College LondonUnited Kingdom
    Integrated Photonics for Satellite Applications
  • Harald Bock, Infinera GmbHGermany
    Coming of Age of AI-Assisted Network Management & Control
  • David Boertjes, Ciena CorporationCanada
    Perspectives and Challenges on the Next Generation of Autonomous Networks
  • Guillermo Carpintero, Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpain
    Photonic integrated optical heterodyne sources for millimeter- and Terahertz wave generation. Monolithic and hybrid approaches
  • Giancarlo Cerulo, III-V LabFrance
    Monolithically Integrated Electro-absorption Modulated Laser with Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (EML-SOA): a compact solution for high-speed PONs
  • Liang Du, Google LLCUnited States
    Super PON Development and Deployment
  • Rene-Jean Essiambre, Nokia CorporationUnited States
    Predominant Intermodal Nonlinear Phenomena in Different Types of Multimoded Fibers
  • Marija Furdek, Chalmers Tekniska HogskolaSweden
    Enhancing Optical Network Security with Machine Learning
  • Inwoong Kim, Fujitsu Laboratories of AmericaUnited States
    SNR-availability-based Provisioning in Optical Networks
  • Sophie LaRochelle, Universite LavalCanada
    Multicore Erbium-doped Fibers for Spatially Integrated Optical Amplifiers
  • Catherine Lepers, Télécom ParisTechFrance
    Flexible and Energy-efficient Optical Networks
  • Daniel Mittleman, Brown UniversityUnited States
    Single-shot Link Discovery in Terahertz Wireless Networks
  • Bruce Moision, Google LLCUnited States
    Free-space Optical Communications Systems (tbc)
  • Reza Nejabati, University of BristolUnited Kingdom
    Recent Advances in Quantum Key Distribution over Software-Defined Optical Mesh Networks for 5G Applications
  • Jelena Notaros, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Communications, Augmented Reality, and Beyond
  • Daniel Peterson, OFS BrandsUnited States
    Optical Fibers for Varied Applications and The Necessity of High-Density Fiber Solutions
  • Kim Roberts, Ciena CorporationCanada
    High Capacity Optical Transmission
  • Leslie Rusch, Universite LavalCanada
    Designing Silicon Photonics Systems for High Speed Networks
  • Behnam Shariati, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Henrich-HertzGermany
    Applications of Distributed Learning for Optical Communications Networks
  • Ripalta Stabile, Technische Universiteit EindhovenNetherlands
    Dense Photonic Integration for Future Optical Networks
  • Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
    Ultra-low-power and Ultra-compact Silicon Thermo-optic Switch for High Speed Data
  • Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di MilanoItaly
    When and Where Can We Effectively Apply Machine Learning for QoT estimation?
  • Suguru Yamaoka, NTT Device Technology LabsJapan
    Ultrahigh-speed Directly Modulated Membrane Lasers on SiC
  • Thierry Zami, Nokia CorporationFrance
    Filter-induced OSNR Penalty in WDM Fiber Networks When Optical Channel Symbol Rate Grows Beyond 80 Gbaud

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Committee

  • David Caplan, MIT Lincoln Lab, United StatesChair
  • Nick Parsons, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis, Inc, United KingdomChair
  • Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, GermanyProgram Chair
  • Christine Tremblay, École de technologie supérieure, CanadaProgram Chair
  • Hitesh Ballani, Microsoft Research Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Rene Bonk, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Jiajia Chen, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Nikolaos Panteleimon Diamantopoulos, NTT Device Technology Labs, Japan
  • Lidia Galdino, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Fatima Garcia Gunning, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
  • David Geisler, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, United States
  • Brigitte Jaumard, Concordia University, Canada
  • Martin Maier, Institut National de la Recherche Sci., Canada
  • Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka University, Japan
  • Kim-Khoa Nguyen, ETS - Ecole de technologie Superieure, Canada
  • Wenda Ni, ByteDance, United States
  • Maurice O'Sullivan, Ciena Corporation, Canada
  • João Pedro, Infinera, Portugal
  • Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs, France
  • David Plant, McGill University, Canada
  • Josep Prat, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Marco Ruffini, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
  • Rene Schmogrow, Google LLC, United States
  • Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Ctr Tecnològic de Telecom de Catalunya, Spain
  • Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology Center, Greece
  • Michael Vasilyev, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
  • Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

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Plenary Session

Ben Eggleton

University of Sydney, Australia

New Frontiers in Nonlinear Integrated Circuits

Recent progress in the development of nonlinear circuits is opening new possibilities for on-chip signal processing applications in optical communications, quantum technologies, microwave systems and sensing. My talk will overview major achievements with emphasis on hybrid circuits that combine high nonlinearity with CMOS functionality for high-performance and advanced functionality as well as massively reducing the size, weight and power requirements.

About the Speaker

Professor Eggleton is Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano) and co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). He has been an ARC Laureate Fellow and was founding director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS). He was previously at Bell Laboratories, where he was director of photonics devices research, before joining the University of Sydney again in 2003 as Professor of Physics. Professor Eggleton has an h-index of 93 (Google scholar) and has published 500 journal publications. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Engineering, IEEE, OSA and SPIE. Eggleton is Editor-in-Chief of APL Photonics.

Jelena Vuckovic

Stanford University, USA

From Inverse Design to Implementation of Practical (quantum) Photonics

Combining state of the art optimization and machine learning techniques with high speed electromagnetic solvers offers a new approach to “inverse” design and implement classical and quantum photonic circuits with superior properties, including robustness to errors in fabrication and environment, compact footprints, novel functionalities, and high efficiencies. We illustrate this with a number of demonstrated devices in silicon, diamond, and silicon carbide, with applications from optical interconnects to on chip laser driven particle accelerators and quantum circuits.

About the Speaker

Jelena Vuckovic (PhD Caltech 2002) is a Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford, where she leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics Lab. She is also the director of the Q-FARM: the Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative. Vuckovic has received numerous prizes including the IET AF Harvey Prize, Distinguished Scholarship from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Humboldt Prize, Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, DARPA Young Faculty Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. She is a Fellow of the APS, OSA, and IEEE.

Marin Soljacic

MIT, USA

New Physics from Photonic Systems

Nanophotonics offers unprecedented opportunities to mold the flow of light: novel material-systems can thus be implemented in which laws of physics can be tailored almost at will. I will describe this on a few recent examples from our work: non-Abelian topology, new framework for understanding nanoplasmonics, and AI in photonics.

About the Speaker

Marin Soljacic is a Professor of Physics at MIT. He is a founder of WiTricity Corporation (2007), LuxLabs (2017), and Lightelligence (2017). His main research interests are in artificial intelligence as well as electromagnetic phenomena, focusing on nanophotonics, non-linear optics, and wireless power transfer. He received numerous awards for his work, including: the Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America (2005), the TR35 award of the Technology Review magazine (2006), MacArthur fellowship “genius” grant (2008), Blavatnik National Award (2014). In 2011 he became a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum.

Ian Walmsley

Imperial College London, UK

Advanced Photonics for Quantum Technologies

Hybrid light-matter networks offer the promise for delivering robust quantum information processing technologies, from sensor arrays to quantum simulators. New quantum light sources, operational circuits, photodetectors and quantum memories are driving progress towards build a resilient, scalable photonic quantum network.

About the Speaker

Ian Walmsley is the Provost of Imperial College London. As Provost, Walmsley serves as Imperial’s chief academic officer and provides the leadership to ensure excellence in Imperial’s core academic mission in education, research and translation. Professor Walmsley reports directly to Imperial President Alice Gast and together they oversee the College’s strategic direction. Prior to joining Imperial College London, Walsmley was the Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. He led a research group in the areas of quantum and ultrafast optics, and was the Director of the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub of the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme. He was previously the Head of the Sub-Department of Atomic and Laser Physics at the University of Oxford from 2002 - 2009, and was on the faculty of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester from 1988 - 2001, serving as its Director in 2000 – 2001. He received a B.Sc. in Physics from Imperial College, London, UK in 1980 and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Optics, in 1986.


Special Events

Plenary I Meet and Greet

Monday, 13 July; 10:00 - 10:30: Ian Walmsley
Monday, 13 July; 17:30 - 18:00: Ben Eggleton

Join your colleagues for a lively conversation with Plenary Speakers, Ben Eggleton and Ian Walmsley.

LGTBQ+ & Allies Meet & Greet

Monday, 13 July; 12:30 - 13:00

Grab your coffee, soda or beverage of your choice and join others attending the Advanced Photonics Congress for an informal virtual Get Together to discuss being LGTBQ+ in STEM and how we can work together to create a more inclusive community. Chair of the Optical Devices & Materials for Solar Energy & Solid-state Lighting topical Klaus Jäger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, will be on hand to share his thoughts and, along with OSA staff, to hear from you. For example we would love to hear:

  1. How can OSA can do better to help build a more welcoming and inclusive optics and photonics community?
  2. What kinds of programs, trainings or information could OSA explore to help continue to build on existing diversity and inclusion efforts?   
  3. How can everyone be a good LGTBQ+ ally? 

PVLED Virtual Coffee Time Networking Event

Tuesday, 14 July; 07:00 - 07:45 | Solar Energy with Rebecca Saive

Wednesday, 15 July; 07:00 - 07:45 | Perovskites with Klaus Jaeger

Thursday, 16 July; 07:00 - 07:45 | LED with JC Cheng

Grab a coffee, soda or beverage of your choice and join your colleagues to start the day off with a conversation on a variety of topics. 

Volunteer Engagement - OSA Meetings

Tuesday, 14 July; 10:00 - 10:30 EDT

Join with other attendees of the Advanced Photonics Congress for this this informal networking discussion about OSA meeting committees. Learn more about the roles, responsibilities and time commitment needed to serve on a meeting committee. OSA Meetings Council member Marija Furdek Prekratic, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola and OSA Sr. Director, Technical Program Development and Strategy, Meetings & Exhibits, Naomi Chavez will be on hand to discuss serving on a committee and answer your questions. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A so come with your questions. You will be able to turn your camera and mic on or off to participate as you choose.

Volunteer Engagement – OSA Technical Groups

Wednesday, 15 July, 10:00 – 10:30 EDT

Join with other attendees of the Advanced Photonics Congress for this this informal networking discussion about OSA Technical Groups. Learn more about the governing structure and activities of OSA Technical Groups. Former chair of the Optical Material Studies Technical Group, Garo Khanarian, and OSA Director of New Business Development, Science Programming, Hannah Walter-Pilon will be on hand to share information from their experiences and answer your questions. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A so come with your questions. You will be able to turn your camera and mic on or off to participate as you choose.

Developing Profitable Products

Wednesday, 15 July; 12:30 - 13:30

Developing products that make money is the primary goal of most technology companies, but it’s not an easy task to accomplish. Many factors impact whether a product is ultimately successful or not. Learn an overview of the important fundamentals for developing products that will make money for your company.

Speaker:David Giltner

David Giltner is the author of, Turning Science into Things People Need, and is an internationally recognized speaker and mentor for early career scientists and engineers seeking careers in industry. He has spent the last 20+ years commercializing photonics technologies in a variety of roles for companies, including JDS Uniphase and Ball Aerospace. David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds six patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications.

OIDA / OSAF Professional Development & Networking Virtual Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, 15 July, 12:30 – 14:00 EDT

Join us virtually for this unique opportunity for students and early career professionals, who are close to finishing or who have recently finished their doctorate degree, to interact with key industry and academic leaders in the community. Students interested in all career paths – from those seeking an academic position, to those wishing to start a technology business, to those interested government/public service, to those looking to translate their bench work skills to product development – are encouraged to register.  Students will “sit” at a table and have an opportunity to discuss their ongoing research and career plans with the attending leaders, while they will share their professional journey and provide useful tips to those who attend.

Plenary II Meet and Greet

Wednesday, 15 July; 16:00 - 16:30 

Get to know Plenary Speakers, Marin Soljacic and Jelena Vuckovic, at our second Meet and Greet. Join your colleagues for a lively conversation.

Perovskite Symposium Campfire Session 

Wednesday, 15 July, 16:30 – 17:30 EDT

At the conclusion of the Perovskite Symposium, join us for its campfire session, where attendees can share their experience with fellow attendees.

PSC Virtual Coffee Time Networking Event

Thursday, 16 July; 07:00 - 07:45

Grab a coffee, soda or beverage of your choice and join your colleagues to start the day off with a conversation on a variety of topics. 

Volunteer Engagement – OSA Publishing

Thursday, 16 July, 12:30 – 13:00 EDT

Join with other attendees of the Advanced Photonics Congress for this informal networking discussion about reviewing for OSA journals.  Learn how to become a reviewer, what to consider when evaluating a paper, and what editors are looking for in a good review. Optical Materials Express Editor-In Chief Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University and Optics Express Deputy Editor Svetlana V Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as OSA Executive Editor Alison Taylor and Senior Publisher Kelly Cohen, will be on hand to answer your questions. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A so come with your questions. You will be able to turn your camera and mic on or off to participate as you choose.

2020 Symposia and Special Programming

An Interactive Tutorial on Optimization and Machine Learning for Nanophotonics

Tuesday, 14 July, 12:30 - 14:00

Workshop Presenter:
Jonathan Fan, Stanford University, USA

Inverse design algorithms are essential to pushing the performance limits of photonic systems.  In this interactive tutorial, we will discuss two emergent classes of inverse design.  The first is topology optimization based on the adjoint variables method, and we will discuss its mathematical framework and its application to metasurfaces.  The second is machine learning approaches to optimization, and we will give a detailed overview of discriminative neural networks, which can serve as surrogate electromagnetic solvers, and generative neural networks, which can learn and optimize fine geometric features in complex freeform structures.  We will have plenty of time for questions throughout and include demonstrations, where we will show how to execute these algorithms in practice.  If you would like to actively follow these demonstrations, please download the “GLOnets” and “Metagrating Topology Optimization” software packages at: http://metanet.stanford.edu/code/

NOMA-PVLED Perovskite Symposium

Wednesday, 15 July, 08:00-12:30

Perovskites are one of the most exciting material classes for optical applications. As such, NOMA and PVLED have organized a joint symposium on the subject. The symposium will mainly consist of invited talks from renowned speakers and cover all relevant aspects of perovskite from a materials point of view as well as perovskite application in photovoltaics, light emission, and photodetectors. Each session will end with a general discussion, which allows the attendees to dive deeper into the topic than during usual conference session. Further, we plan to end the symposium with a camp fire session, where attendees can share their experience with their fellow attendees.

Symposium Organizers:
Klaus Jäger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Steve Lee, Australian National University, Australia

Session 1
Michael Saliba, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, Keynote
The Versatility of Multication Perovkites

Junho Kim, KAIST, Korea
Realization of Foldable Perovskite Light-emitting Diodes

Hairen Tan, Nanjing University, China
Highly Efficient Monolithic All-Perovskite Tandern Solar Cells

Christiane Becker, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Shallow Nanotextures for Light Management in Monolithic Perovskite-silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Session 2
Wolfgang Brütting, Universität AugsburgGermany
Transition DipleOrientation as key Parameter for Light Outcoupling in Organic and Perovskite LEDs

Elizabeth von Hauff, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlands
Screening Selective Transport Layers for Perovskite Photovoltaics with Spectroscopy

He Wang, University of Miami, United States
Structure-photophysics-function Relationship of Perovskite Solar Cells

Long Xu, Southwest University, United States
High Quality all Inorganic Halide Lead Perovskites Microlasers Pumped by Continuous Wave Lasers

Helge Eggers, KIT, Germany
Progress on Perovskite Solar Cells with All-Inkjet-Printed Absorber and Extraction Layers

Symposium on Short Reach Coherent

Wednesday, 15 July, 08:00-12:30

Coherent technologies are maturing, expanding to more and more segments of the optical network. In this symposium, we will explore the benefits that coherent can bring to the short reach, discuss challenges to be tackled, and discuss what needs to be done to make this transition happen. Bringing together top experts from academia and industry, we strive to provide both, an introduction to the topic and deeper insights for experienced experts.

Symposium Organizers:
David Hillerkuss, Huawei Technologies, Germany
Xiaolu Song, Huawei Technologies, China

Session 1 - Current Research
Andrew Ellis, Aston University, UK
Reducing DSP Complexity in Coherent Systems through Analog Solutions

Ming Tang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology HUST), China
Low Complexity Adaptive Equalizer for Short Reach Digital Coherent Optical Communication

Seb Savory, University of Cambridge, UK
Low complexity Coherent for Access Networks

Per Larsson-Edefors, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Challenges and Trade-offs in Real-time Implementation of DSP for Coherent Transmission

Tao Gui, Huawei Technologies, China
Self-Homodyne Coherent Detection in BiDi Transmission Structure for Short Reach Applications

Session 2 - The Industry View
Andrew Lord, BT, UK
An Operators View on Short Reach Coherent

David Welch, Infinera, USA
Coherent at the Edge Through Cost/power and Network Simplification

Jörg Peter Elbers, ADVA, Germany
Coherent Technologies for Short Reach Application

Tom Williams, Acacia, USA
Short Reach Coherent Transmission

Xiang Liu, Futurewei, USA
Coherent Technologies for Short Reach Metro and Access Networks

 

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