Photonic Integration Workshop

Upcoming Events

OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics
This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration. Key questions to be addressed related to the limits--and opportunities--of commercializing integrated photonics:
03 November - 03 November 2015
Location: OSA Office, Washington, DC, USA

Plug and Play IoT EXPO - Where Innovation Meets Investment
LOOKING FOR FUNDING? On Thursday, 10 December from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 10 start-ups will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from major corporations and venture capital companies who are looking for funding opportunities. The event will take place at Plug and Play headquarters in Silicon Valley, CA.
10 December - 10 December 2015
Location: Sunnyvale, CA, USA

OIDA Workshop on Integrated Photonics High Volume Packaging
Progress continues on the design and clean room fabrication of integrated photonics, and companies have commercialized products based on integrated photonics—using both the InP and silicon platforms. There is growing awareness that the chip fabrication is less of a barrier to commercialization, and more attention is turning to the cost of the overall package. This cost includes not only the bill of materials, but also the cost of assembly tools and labor. Addressing the cost requires an examination of the entire ecosystem, from the chip design and fabrication to the assembly and surrounding electronics.
20 March - 20 March 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA

2016 OSA Executive Forum
Held every year in conjunction with OFC, the OSA Executive Forum features C-level panelists in an informal, uncensored setting discussing the latest issues facing companies in the business. Join more than 150 senior-level executives as they convene to discuss key themes, opportunities, and challenges facing the next generation in optical networking and communications. Highly valued by participants for the frank and open discussions, OSA Executive Forum sessions explore emerging trends and action plans for tackling today's toughest business challenges.
21 March - 21 March 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA

Recent Events

Photonic Integration Workshop

21 June 2012
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States 80906.

Click here for Agenda

Online registration is now closed; however, you can still register on-site on Thursday, 21 June. Registration will be open at 7:30 am in the White River Foyer on the Conference Level of the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
Member Registration - $300
Non-Member Registation - $450
Student Registration - $200

If you have any questions before then, please email

Co-located with OSA's Advanced Photonics Congress, the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) will host Photonic Integration for Advanced Modulation Format Transmission at 100Gb/s and Beyond– Status of the Industry and Challenges Ahead, a one-day Workshop sponsored by Infinera Corporation.

Program Description: Ever growing internet traffic calls for more bandwidth at higher interface density, and the telecom industry responded by migrating from a simple OOK to advanced modulation format transmission. First commercial systems, e.g. coherent DP-QPSK modulation systems operating at 100Gb/s per wavelength, have been deployed, while many new developments are under way. They target different applications and vary by technology platform but all have one feature in common: optical components based on photonic integration.

It is becoming increasingly evident that the photonic integration, in some shape and form, is the key to further advancement of such systems. The objective of this workshop is to provide a snapshot of the photonic integration techniques and platforms used for advanced modulation format transmission today and to discuss challenges on a way forward.

Confirmed Speakers Include:
David Welch
David Welch
Infinera Corporation
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President,
Chief Strategy Officer

Mehdi Asghari Mehdi Asghari
Kotura Inc.

Beck Mason Beck Mason

Vice President, Research and Development
Chris Doerr Chris Doerr

Acacia Communications
Tom Palkert Tom Palkert
Luxtera, Inc.

System Architect
Roman Egorov Roman Egorov

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Hajime Shoji Hajime Shoji
Sumitomo Electric

R&D Manager
(Research Director) of Lightwave Devices
Alex Fang Alex Fang

Co-Founder & CEO
Simon Stanley Simon Stanley
Earlswood Marketing Limited

Founder and Principal Consultant
Damien Lambert Damien Lambert
Valery Tolstikhin Valery Tolstikhin
OneChip Photonics Inc.

Founder & CTO
Ferris Lipscomb Ferris Lipscomb
Vice President of Marketing
Andreas Umbach Andreas Umbach
U2T Photonics

Co-Founder & CEO
Ilya Lyubomirsky Ilya Lyubomirsky

Senior Researcher
Mike Wale Mike Wale
Oclaro, Inc.
Research Director,
Active Products

The Photonic Integration Workshop is sponsored by OIDA Member:

Workshop Planning Committee

  • Radha Nagarajan, Infinera Corporation
  • Valery Tolstikhin, OneChip Photonics Inc.