Photonic Networks and Devices (NETWORKS)


Photonic Networks and Devices (NETWORKS)

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

This new meeting is aimed at bringing together researchers and engineers from various communities that intersect in today's new generations of applications that will require photonic networks.  It is expected that the applications and network architectures will both drive and take advantage of new innovations in optical transmission and photonic photonic device and integration technologies. New demands for bandwidth, flexibility, low cost, high levels of integration, high functionality, lower power consumption and heat dissipation, capacity scaling, small footprint and other factors will require new innovation in photonic devices and integration.  Photonic device technologies will help drive systems and architectures to scale to petascale and exascale bisectional bandwidths and 10s of terabit transmission and beyond. The meeting is aimed at research that helps that span new photonic devices and photonic networks to support the future scaling and performance needed by leading edge and future applications, including data centers, cloud infrastructure, video distribution, memory processor and multiprocessor interconnects.

Topic Categories

  • Flexible grid / Elastic Optical Networks
  • Optical networks to support data center and cloud applications
  • Software-defined Networks
  • Multiprocessor Interconnects
  • Wavelength Selective Switches -  LCOS vs MEMS vs Hybrid
  • Integrated devices for data centers and microprocessor interconnects
  • Complex modulation format generators and detectors
  • Software-defined transponders
  • Generation and detection of ultra-large data-rate signals

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

S. J. Ben Yoo, University of California Davis, United States, Title to be Announced, Tutorial

Solomon Assefa, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States, Nanophotonics Devices and Integration for Future Applications, Invited

Keren Bergman, Columbia University, United States, Building Scalable Data Centers with Silicon-Photonic Enabled Data Movement, Invited

Zhangyuan Chen, Peking University, China, Subband Switching on Optical Supperchannel for Elastic Optical Networks, Invited

Christopher Doerr, Acacia Communications, Inc., United States, Integrated Optics for Advanced Modulation Formats, Invited

Robert Elschner, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Heinrich-Hertz, Germany, Software-defined Transponders for Future Flexible Grid Networks, Invited

Nicolas Fontaine, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States, Spectral Sliced Coherent Receivers for Terahertz Bandwidth Communications, Invited

Anpeng Huang, Peking University, China, Spatio-Temporal Labeling Optcial-Switch Router: A Promise of Green All-Optical Networks enabled by Cloud Computing, Invited

Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Nyquist Signaling with Software-defined Photonics, Invited

Beck Mason, JDSU, United States, Next Generation Optical Transponders for 100-Gb/s Ethenet and Beyond, Invited

Takahide Sakamoto, Title to be Announced, Invited

Norman Swenson, ClariPhy Communication, Inc., United States, Single-Chip Coherent Transceivers for Optical Transport Networks, Invited

Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology Center, Greece, The Rise of Flexible Optical Networking, Invited

Takehiro Tsuritani, KDDI R&D Laboratories, SDN/OpenFlow Based Flexible Optical Transport Networks, Invited

Jie Zhang, Beijing Univ of Posts & Telecom, China, Spectrum Engineering in Flexible Grid Optical Networks, Invited

Xiaoping Zheng, Tsinghua University, China, Key Technologies of Dynamic Control in Multi-domain Heterogeneous Optical Network, Invited

Qunbi Zhuge, McGill University, Canada, Flexible Transceiver with Generic Digital Signal Processing for Ultra-large Data-rate Transmissions, Invited

General Chairs

Chandra Sethumadhavan, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Masahiko Jinno, Kagawa Univ., Japan

Program Chairs

Greg Raybon, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Committee Members

Vivian (Xi) Chen, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruhe Inst., Germany
Caroline P. Lai, Tyndall Inst., Ireland
Jin Hyoung Lee, Oracle Labs, USA
Wenda Ni, Carleton Univ., Canada
Xiaoxia Wu, JDSU, USA
Feng Xiao, Edith Cowan Univ, Australia
Bill Yang, Western Carolina Univ., USA

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 (09:15 – 10:00 and 10:30 - 12:00) with a coffee break between the sessions. 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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