OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics

OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics

05 - 05 November 2014
OSA/OIDA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Learn about the New State of the Art in Photonic Integration for Optical Communications

This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration in optical communications. It aims to address several questions:
  • How does photonic integration address the emerging business needs of optical communications?
  • What is the experience of deployment?
  • What are the novel integration concepts and what are the key challenges in productization?
  • Which forms of integration match specific applications within communications?
  • What are some of the new and noteworthy products being commercialized today?
The workshop will examine the commercialization of components and subsystems and their applications, as opposed to purely research achievements in photonic integration. Applications across telecom and data center networks will also be discussed.

Who Should Attend
  • System integration engineers
  • Optical and electronic component engineers
  • Investors, CEOs, and marketing directors tracking the direction of integrated photonics
  • Industry analysts and consultants looking to understand the latest technology advances in integrated photonics

OIDA will also be holding the 21st Annual Forum on Tuesday, 4 November. The Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers. Workshop attendees can register to attend the forum for a discounted price.Registration and Travel

Workshop registration includes access to the workshop, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, reception and on-site materials. Register now and save up to $75. Prices go up 4 October!

Tentative Agenda

Please check back soon for a list of speakers and a more detailed agenda.

Registration and Continental Breakfast  8:00 - 8:45
Welcoming Remarks 8:45- 9:00

Session 1: Overview Presentations


Introduction to Panel 9:00 - 9:05
Where Do We Go from Here?
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon 
9:05 - 9:25
Photonics at DARPA: Past, Present, and Future
Josh Conway, DARPA
9:25 - 9:45
University of Arizona 9:45 - 10:05
Panel Discussion  10:05 - 10:30
Coffee Break  10:30 - 11:00

Session 2: Experience of Deployment

Introduction to Panel 11:00 - 11:05
Vikrant Lal and Scott DeMarks, Infinera 11:05 - 11:25
Dan Maynard, IBM 11:25 - 11:45
Coherent Communications: A Sweet Spot for Silicon Photonics
Chris Doerr, Acacia Communications
11:45 - 12:05
Highly Integrated 100G Coherent Transmitters and Receivers
Andreas Umbach, Finisar
12:05 - 12:25
Panel Discussion 12:25 - 12:30
Lunch Break 12:30 - 1:30

Session 3: New Developments in Productization

Introduction to Panel 1:30 - 1:35
Productization of Si Photonics for Networking/Communications
Kal Shastri, Cisco
1:35 - 1:55
Advanced Silicon Photonics Transceiver Integrated Circuits
Peter De Dobblelaere, Luxtera
1:55 - 2:15
Optical Transceivers Using Heterogeneous Integration on Silicon
Eric Hall, Aurrion
2:15 - 2:35
Silicon Photonics for Bandwidth, Volume, and Cost Scalability
Mehdi Asghari, Mellanox Technologies
2:35 - 2:55
Panel Discussion 2:55 - 3:30
Coffee Break  3:30 - 4:00

Session 4: Alternative Approaches: Hybrid Integration 

Introduction to Panel 4:00 - 4:05
Development of Silicon Optical Interposers in Japan 
Yasuhiko Arakawa, The University of Tokyo
4:05 -4:25
Advantages of Hybrid Integration
Karen Liu, Kaiam Corp.
4:25 - 4:45
Skorpios’ Silicon Photonics Platform
Alfredo Viglienzoni
4:45 - 5:05
Panel Discussion 5:05 - 5:25
Closing Remarks 5:25 - 5:30
Reception 5:30 - 7:30

Contact Information:
For any information regarding the program, registration or travel please contact Jessica Pagonis, OIDA Program Manager.