Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nanophotonics (IPR)

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nanophotonics (IPR)

IPR is the prime meeting for integration in photonics on all relevant material platforms.  

IPR brings together experts from both academia and industry for an open discussion of cutting-edge research, trends and problems. IPR 2014 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 2014 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; data and information processing, including integrated quantum circuits; optical monitoring and sensing, including Mid-IR photonics. 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 insulator, metallic nano- structures and the integration of graphene, are also of interest.

Topic Categories
  • Photonic Devices, Systems & Integration
    • Silicon and other Group IV integrated photonics: devices and complex circuits
      • SOI-based materials,
      • Passive, and active devices
      • Hybrid Light emitters, lasers, isolators, amplifiers, passives
    • III-V and Compound Semiconductor Devices and systems
      • Semiconductor modulators;
      • Filters;
      • Switches;
      • Wavelength converters;
      • VCSELs;
      • Planar amplifiers;
      • Photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic integrated circuits;
      • Compound semiconductor WDM components;
      • Novel III-V quantum optoelectronic devices;
    • III-V Materiaqls and Processing for Photonics
      • Reliability advances and issues;
      • Emerging packaging technologies.
    • Dielectric and Plymer Waveguides and Waveguide Devices
      • Integrated planar waveguides;
      • Polymer-based waveguide devices;
      • Active/passive integrated components;
      • Switches;
      • Variable optical attenuators;
      • Modulators;
      • Filters;
      • Integrated isolators and circulators;
      • Planar dispersion compensators;
    • Materials and Fabrication Technologies for Photonic Integrated Circuits
      • characterization of linear and nonlinear optical waveguide devices;
      • Micro-machines and micro-optic components;
      • Parallel optical interconnects;
      • Reliability advances and issues;
      • Novel assembly and manufacturing techniques; and low cost technology for polymer devices.
    • LiNbO3 - and Other Metal-Oxide-Based Switches and Modulators: Ultrahigh-speed; low-Vπ; devices; integrated scanners; and new fabrication methods.
    • Integrated Photonic Circuits and Systems
      • On-chip photonic interconnects
      • Photonic A/D conversion
      • Optical phased arrays
      • Planar dispersion compensators, wavelength selective switches, and other telecom/datacom components

  • Advanced Device Concepts: Nanophotonics, Novel Materials, Plasmonics, Metamaterials
    • Nanophotonics:  nanostructured photonic devices
      •  Photonic crystals (waveguides, resonators, light sources)
      •  Quantum dots
      •  Nano-engineered devices for the generation, transport and detection of light
      •  Biological and chemical transducers
      •  Nanostructured photovoltaics
    • Photonics based on 2D materials
    • Plasmonics
    • Emerging applications
      •  Quantum photonic devices and quantum information processing circuits
      •  Biophotonics
      •  Sensors
    •  Nanofabrication Technology
      • Lithography and etching techniques
      •  Growth and deposition approaches
      •  Self-organized methods
      •  Nanoscale structure characterization
    •  Nonlinear Photonic Devices
      • Parametric down conversion
      •  Four wave mixing
      •  Photon pair sources
      •  Strong Light matter interaction
    • Photonic NEMS (nano-electro-mechanical system) Devices
      • Light-force based photonics, optomechanics
  • Photonics Theory: Modeling, Computational Techniques and Verification of Theory
    • Theory:
      • Fundamental limitations of photonic systems
      • Foundations of photonic device and circuit theory
      • Transformation optics, cloaking
    • Modeling, Simulation and Computational Techniques:
      • Numerical and semianalytical methods for guided-wave optics;
      • Advances in computational algorithms, physics and coupled models for integrated photonic circuits
      • Circuit simulation analysis and design, in the time and spectral domain
      • Multiphysics simulation: carriers, heat, phonons and mechanical interaction with light
      • Optical system modeling
      • Active, passive and nonlinear device modeling;
      • Feedback controlled and dynamically configurable integrated photonics;
      • Integrated devices for biosensing and other sensors;
      • Nonreciprocal effects and devices;
      • Lasers and VCSEL, light extraction issues;
      • Multimode photonic systems;
      • Plasmon and metallodielectric structures, guiding and resonating;
      • Photonic crystals, composite dielectric, phase change materials, metamaterials;
      • Graphene optoelectronics modeling
    • Verification of Theory and Models
      • Material Parameters Verification
      • Experimental Verificaton of Theories

Yurii Vlasov, IBM Research, USA, Applications of Integrated Photonics Technology - From Optical Interconnects to Neurophotonics, Plenary

Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, United States, High-power Integrated Photodetectors for Microwave Photonics Applications, Invited

Peter Bienstman, Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium, Photonic Reservoir Computing: A Brain-Inspired Paradigm for Information Processing , Invited

Warwick Bowen, University of Queensland, Australia, Superfluid Optomechanics: Laser Cooling Superfluid Motion, Invited

Mark Brongersma, Stanford University, United States, Electrically Driven Plasmonic Nanocircuits, Invited

Jonathan Cox, Sandia National Laboratories, United States, Very Large Scale Integrated Optical Interconnects: Coherent Optical Control Systems with 3D Integration, Invited

Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China, Silicon-based Nulti-channel Mode (De)Multiplexer for On-chip Optical Interconnects, Invited

Chris DeRose, Sandia National Laboratories, United States, Integrated RF Silicon Photonics from High Power Photodiodes to Linear Modulators, Invited

Po Dong, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States, Monolithic Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits for Compact Coherent Transponders, Invited

Javier García de Abajo, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, Plasmons in Graphene and Other Atomically Flat Materials, Invited

Niels Gregersen, DTU Fotonik, Denmark, The Photonic Nanowire: A Highly efficient Single-photon Source, Invited

Sanjay Krishna, Center for High Technology Materials , United States, Mid-infrared Materials,Devices and Focal Plane Arrays for Intelligent Imaging Systems, Invited

Uriel Levy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Ultra Compact Plasmonic Devices, Invited

Michal Lipson, Cornell University, United States, Photonics Transitions Enabling Novel Silicon Photonics Devices , Invited

Jifeng Liu, Dartmouth College, United States, Monolithic Ge and GeSn Gain Media and Lasers on Si for Large-Scale Integrated Photonics, Invited

Argishti Melikyan, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany, Plasmonic Phase Modulators, Invited

David A. B. Miller, Stanford University, United States, Designing Arbitrary Linear Optical Components Without Calculations, Invited

Farhan Rana, Cornell University, United States, Graphene Nano-Optics and Plasmonics: Physics and Devices , Invited

Manfred Reiche, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany, 1.55-micron Light Emitter Based on Dislocation D1-Emission in Silicon, Invited

Stephan Reitzenstein, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Advanced Quantum Light Sources: Modelling and Realization by Deterministic Nanofabrication Technologies, Invited

Sebastien Rumley, Columbia University, Modeling Silicon Photonics in Distributed Computing Systems: Fro mthe Device to the Rack, Invited

Meint Smit, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands, InP-based Generic Integration Technology, Invited

Yutaka Urino, PETRA, Japan, Fully Integrated Silicon Optical Interposers with High Bandwidth Density, Invited

Lars Zimmermann, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Integrated Modulators in Photonic BiCMOS, Invited

General Chairs

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

Program Chair

Christopher Doerr, Acacia Communications, Inc., United States
Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program Committee Members

Photonic Devices & Integration

Nadir Dagli, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Philippe Absil, imec vzw, Belgium
Po Dong, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, United States
Yeshaiahu Fainman, University of California San Diego, United States
Jonathan Klamkin, Boston University, United States
Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, United States
Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Maura Raburn, Infinera Corporation, United States
Volker Sorger, George Washington University, United States
Dries Van Thourhout, Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium
William Zortman, Sandia National Laboratories, United States

Nanophotonics & Applications

Milos Popovic, University of Colorado Boulder, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Douglas Gill, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Erich Kasper, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Rakich, Yale University, USA
Laurent Vivien, Universite de Paris-Sud XI, France
Kazumi Wada, University of Tokyo, Japan
Xiaobo Yin, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Zhiping Zhou, Peking University, China

Computational Photonics, Modelling and Novel Concepts

Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Subcommittee Chair
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, USA
Sven Burger, Zuse-Institut Berlin, Germany
Pavel Cheben, NRC, Canada
Masafumi Fujii, Toyama University, Japan
Andreai Lavrinenko, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jens Niegemann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Stephen O'Brien, University College Cork, Ireland
Chris Poulton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Congress Special Events

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 14 July, 08:30 - 10:00
Monte Carolo & St. Tropez

Applications of Integrated Photonics Technology - From Optical Interconnects to Neurophotonics, Yurii Vlasov; IBM Research, USA
Abstract: The IBM Silicon Nanophotonics technology enables cost-efficient optical links that connect racks, modules, and chips together with ultra-low power single-die optical transceivers. I will give an overview of its historical development, technology differentiators, current status and a roadmap.

Signal Processing ASICs for Optical Fiber Communications,
Norman L. Swenson; ClariPhy, USA
Abstract: Signal processing for optical communications has made tremendous strides in the last decade.  This talk gives an overview on recent progress in this area, focusing on commercially available ASICs and ongoing research to advance the state of the art.

Congress Reception and Exhibit
Monday, 14 July, 18:00 - 19:30
South Poolside

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.

SPPCom Symposium: Machine Learning Concepts in Optical Communication Systems
Tuesday, 15 July, 10:30 - 12:30
Portofino Room

The goal of this symposium is to bridge the gap between researchers working in the areas of optical communication and machine learning. More specifically, the symposium will address powerful statistical signal processing methods, used by the machine learning community, and link them to current problems in optical communications. 
Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday, 15 July, 13:30 - 15:00
Terrazza Ballroom

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 board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Panel Session & Networking Event
Tuesday, 15 July, 19:00 - 20:30