Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics (IPR)


Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics (IPR)

14 - 17 July 2013
Rio Mar Beach Resort, Rio Grande, PuertoRico

By continuing a long-standing tradition of excellence in bringing together experts from both academia and industry for an open discussion of cutting-edge research, trends and problems, IPR 2013 will focus on photonics devices and integration, nanophotonics and its applications, and also computational photonics and device modeling.

IPR 2013 topics will include photonic integrated circuit design, technology and applications; physics and technology of on-chip active and passive photonic devices; planar waveguide technology, lightwave circuits and systems-on-the chip; theory, modeling and numerical simulation of waveguide and integrated photonic devices and circuits, as well as various topics of computational photonics; integrated diffractive optics and micro-photonics. Also, IPR 2013 will continue to cover emerging topics in nano-photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of optical fields on the “nanoscale” as well as the emerging area of research as it relates to various aspects of slow light, including basic physics, implementation and potential use in integrated photonics.

Application areas within the scope of this meeting are very broad and include, but are not restricted to: optical tele- and data communications; optical interconnects, switching and storage; optical computing, data and information processing; optical monitoring and sensing and much more. On the material system side, traditional III-V semiconductor photonic devices and integrated circuits; silicon based devices and waveguide circuitry; silica on silicon and polymer photonic lightwave circuits – are all within the scope of IPR. Contributions relating to new materials and technologies, e.g. sub-wavelength silicon on insolator and metallic nano- structures, are also of interest.

Topic Categories

  • Photonic Devices & Integration
  • Nanophotonics & Applications
  • Computational Photonics and Device Modeling

Ashok Krishnamoorthy, Oracle Corporation, United States, Brutally-efficient Photonics for Future Intra-system Communications, Plenary

Guifang Li, University of Central Florida, United States, Coherent Optical Communications and Beyond, Plenary

Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan, Photonics-Electronics Convergent System Technology, Invited

Toshihiko Baba, Yokohama National University, Japan, Slow Light Modulator, Invited

Roel G. Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium, Integrated Optical isolators: An Introduction, Invited

Pavel Belov, Russia, All-dielectric Nanoantennas, Invited

C. Martijn de Sterke, University of Sydney, Australia, Nonlinear Optics with Frozen Light in Periodic Waveguides, Invited

Christopher Doerr, Acacia Communications, Inc., United States, On-chip Isolator for Telecom, Invited

Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, United States, Nonreciprocal Phase Shift Isolator, Invited

Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, United States, Advancements in Computational Nanophotonics: FDFD and DtN, Invited

Dazeng Feng, Kotura, Inc., United States, SiGe Modulators, Invited

Eli Kapon, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Growth of Ordered Nanostructures, Invited

Christian Koos, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany, Photonic Wire Bonding, Invited

Vikrant Lal, Infinera Corporation, United States, Tb/s Coherent Transmitters and Receivers, Invited

Alban Leliepvre, Alcatel-Thales III-V Laboratory, France, III-V/IV Hybrid Lasers, Invited

Jifeng Liu, Dartmouth College, United States, Ge Lasers, Invited

Jeremy Mares, Vanderbilt University, United States, Biosensing, Invited

Delphine Marris-Morini, Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, France, Title to be Announced, Invited

Dylan McGuire, Lumerical Solutions, Inc, Active Components in Silicon Photonics, Invited

Peter Rakich, Yale University , United States, Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Silicon Photonics, Invited

Gunther Roelkens, Universiteit Gent, Belgium, Long-wavelength III-V/Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits, Invited

Caroline Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Kartik Srinivasan, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Nanophotonic Devices for the Generation and Manipulation of Quantum States of Light, Invited

Mark Thompson, Title to be Announced, Invited

Michael Watts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Towards Large-scale Silicon Photonics Integration, Invited

Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington, United States, Transfer Printed Photonic Crystal Nanomembrane Lasers on Silicon, Invited

General Chairs

Hung-Chun Chang , National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Valery Tolstikhin, OneChip Photonics Inc., Canada

Program Chairs

Thomas Krauss, University of York, United Kingdom
Michael Watts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Program Committees

Subcommittee 1
Christopher Doerr, Acacia Communications, Inc., United States, Subcommittee Chair
Philippe Absil, imec vzw, Belgium
Solomon Assefa, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States
Raymond Beausoleil, HP Labs, United States
Po Dong, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States
Damien Lambert, Infinera Corporation, United States
Xaveer Leijtens, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, United States
Joyce Poon, University of Toronto, Canada
Lars Zimmermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
William Zortman, Sandia National Laboratories, United States

Subcommittee 2
Kazumi Wada, University of Tokyo, Japan, Subcommittee Chair
Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, United States
Doug Gill, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
E. Kasper, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Japan
Milos Popovic, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Laurent Vivien, Universite de Paris-Sud XI, France
Koji Yamada, NTT Microsystem Integration Laboratories, Japan
Zhiping Zhou, Peking University, China

Subcommittee 3
Dmitry Chigrin, Rheinish Westfalische Tech Hoch Aachen, Germany, Subcommittee Chair
Sven Burger, Zuse-Institut Berlin, Germany
Masafumi Fujii, Toyama University, Japan
Stephen O'Brien, University College Cork, Ireland
James Pond, Lumerical Solutions, Inc, Canada
Chris Poulton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Welcome Social Networking Reception
Monday, 15 July, 18:00-19:30
Join your fellow attendees for the 1st night of the Meeting. Enjoy appetizers and drinks while networking. This is a perfect opportunity for student and young professionals to meet leaders both in scientific community and industry.

Recent Developments in Silicon Photonics Symposium
Monday, 15 July, 13:30 – 15:30 and 16:00 – 18:00
This symposium, organized by IPR Program Committee members, focuses on new and upcoming developments in silicon photonics for tele- and data communications and features speakers from both academia and industry.  This symposium will be held in two parts on Monday (13:30 – 15:30 and 16:00 – 18:00) with a coffee break between the sessions.  Invited Speakers include the following individuals:

  • Photonics-Electronics Convergent System Technology, Yasuhiko Arakawa; University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Towards Large-scale Silicon Photonics Integration, Michael Watts; Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, USA
  • High Speed GeSi Electro-absorption Modulator: Technology and Applications, Dazeng Feng; Kotura, Inc., USA
  • Ge/SiGe Quantum Well Optical Modulators, Delphine Marris-Morini; Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, France
  • III-V on Silicon Hybrid Tunable Lasers, Alban Leliepvre; Alcatel-Thales III-V Laboratory, France
  • Towards High-Performance Monolithic Ge-on Si Lasers for Integrated Photonics, Jifeng Liu;  Dartmouth College,  USA
  • Photonic Wire Bonding: An Enabling Technology for Heterogeneous Multi-chip Integration, Christian Koos; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Silicon Integrated Quantum Photonics, Mark Thompason, University of Bristol, Australia

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Tuesday, 16 July, 8.30 – 10:00
The Plenary session will feature two speakers - both experts in their respective fields. Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy (Oracle Labs, USA) will present on Brutally-efficient Photonics for Future Intra-system Communications.  Following this presentation, Guifang Li (Univ. of Central Florida, USA) will discuss Coherent Optical Communications and Beyond. 

  • Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Oracle Labs, Brutally-efficient Photonics for Future Intra-system Communications
  • Guifang Li, University of Central Florida, USA, Coherent Optical Communications and Beyond

Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday, 16 July, 13:30-15:00
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Reception
Tuesday, 16 July, 18:30 – 20.00
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Workshop on Integrated Isolators
Wednesday, 17 July, 09:15 – 10:00 and 10:30 – 12:00
This workshop, organized by the IPR Program Committee will be held in two parts on Monday.  Invited speakers include the following individuals:

  • Tutorial: Integrated Optical Isolators: An Introduction, Roel G. Baets; Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Nonreciprocal Phase Shift Isolator, Fan Shanhui; Stanford University, USA
  • Magnetooptical Materials for Integrated Nonreciprocal Devices, Caroline Ross; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • On-chip Isolator for Telecom, Christopher Doerr; Acacia Communications, USA

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