Photonics in Switching (PS)

Photonics in Switching (PS)

Photonics in Switching addresses all aspects of optical switching components & devices, optical switching functions & building blocks, optical systems and optical networking.

At the 2014 Photonics in Switching the latest research activities in areas related to "Photonics in Switching" will be presented in an environment that is conducive to in-depth and open discussions of the trends in this area. Research topics include optical switching technologies that allow dense integration of photonic and electronic functionalities operating side-by-side; various aspects of photonics in computing systems; optical subsystem technologies and architectures including optical signal processing, integrated advanced modulation schemes; optical-code translation,  label switching and processing; and optical networking and computing architectures and systems including optical cross-connects and interconnects, reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers, optical packet and burst switching routers, rapidly reconfigurable networks and next-generation protocols and architectures. The meeting will include plenary, keynote and many invited papers by recognized experts and timely contributed oral and poster presentations.



Optical Switching Technology & Devices

  • Optical reconfiguration techniques and technologies for computing systems
  • Optoelectronic and all-optical switching and flip-flops
  • Photonic memory and optical buffers
  • Integrated photonic switching technologies integrating electronic and photonic functionalities
  • Fast MEMS switches
  • Silicon photonic switching technologies using monolithic and heterogeneous integration
  • Tunable laser technologies
  • Tunable receiver technologies
  • Tunable filter technologies
  • Nanophotonic metamaterials and devices for switching and routing
  • All-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic technologies

Optical Switching Functions & Building Blocks

  • Optoelectronic and all-optical wavelength conversion technologies
  • Hybrid wavelength conversion technologies
  • Optoelectronic- and all-optical signal processing
  • Optoelectronic- and all-optical label swapping
  • Optoelectronic- and all-optical -code translation and processing
  • Optoelectronic- and all-optical -header recognition
  • Optical grooming and aggregation techniques
  • Photonic memory and optical buffering functionality
  • Optoelectronic- and all-optical signal regeneration, impairment compensation, and performance monitoring
  • Optical receiver pre-processing and signal conditioning
  • Optical pre-compensation and pre-distortion
  • Advanced modulation techniques and coding/decoding subsystems
  • RF over optical processing and transmission
  • Microwave photonics
  • Comparison of all-optical, electronic, and hybrid-optoelectronic functionality
  • Burst switching compatible transceiver technology

Optical Systems

  • Photonics in computing systems
  • Optical cross-connects
  • Reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers/demultiplexers
  • Photonic packet switching and routers
  • Photonic  burst switching routers
  • Photonic  circuit switching
  • Optical time domain multiplexed systems
  • Optical multiple access systems (WDMA, TDMA, and CDMA)
  • Parallel data links and space division multiplexing
  • Optical interconnects
  • Optical access systems
  • Optics in Data Centers


Optical Networking

  • Rapidly reconfigurable networks
  • Software defined optical networks and OpenFlow
  • Optical network control and management
  • Wavelength routing and assignment
  • Physical layer design and control
  • Next-generation GMPLS, ASON, Photonic MPLS, OpenFlow
  • Software defined networking for photonic systems
  • Optoelectronic label switching networks
  • IP-over-optical architectures
  • Energy efficient architectures and algorithms
  • Cross-layer architectures and algorithms
  • Application-aware and service-oriented architectures
  • Converged mobile and optical networks
  • Optical network testbeds and field trials
  • Optical access and aggregation networks
  • High-performance data server, computing networks and Data Centers
Yurii Vlasov, IBM Research, United States, Applications of Integrated Photonics Technology - From Optical Interconnects to Neurophotonics, plenary

Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan, Advances in Silicon Optical Interposers Integrating Quantum Dot Lasers, Invited

Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, University of Arizona, United States, Fast Non-blocking NxN Optical Switching Using Diffractive MOEMS, Invited

John Bowers, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, 3D MEMS Switches and Related Technologies, Invited

Nicola Calabretta, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands, Scalable and Low Latency Optical Packet Switching Architectures for High Performance Data Center Networks, Invited

Long Chen, Acacia Communications, United States, Silicon Photonics 8x8 Broadband Optical Switch, Invited

Gabriella Cincotti, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy, OFDM to OTDM Conversion by Optical Fractional Fourier Transform, Invited

Neda Cvijetic, NEC Laboratories America Inc, United States, SDN for Optical Access Networks, Invited

Jaafar Elmirghani, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Distributed Energy Efficient Clouds over Core Optical Networks, Invited

Marija Furdek, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden, Can Architecture on Demand Nodes with Self-healing Capabilities Improve Reliability of Optical Networks?, Invited

Alexander Gaeta, Cornell University, United States, All-optical switching in silicon ring resonators, Invited

Kiichi Hamamoto, Kyushu University, Japan, Optical Mode Switch for High-speed Switching Network, Invited

Kobi Hasharoni, Compass-EOS, Israel, High BW Parallel Optical Interconnects, Invited

Hao Huang, University of Southern California, United States, Data Switching in Communication Networks using Orbital-Angular-Momentum Multiplexing, Invited

Salah Ibrahim, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan, 100-Gb/s Optical Packet Switching Technologies for Data Center Networks, Invited

Jun-ichi Kani, NTT Access Service Systems Laboratories, Japan, Advanced Optical Access Beyond NG-PON2, Invited

Yoshiaki Kisaka, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan, Coherent Transmission Technologies 100Gbit/s/ch + Beyond, and its Impact to Photonic Networking, Invited

Ken-ichi Kitayama, Osaka University, Japan, OPS/OCS Intra-Data Center Network with Intelligent Flow Control, Invited

Ashok Krishnamoorthy, Oracle Corporation, United States, Optical Switch for on Chip Processor Memory Access, Invited

Roberto Proietti, University of California Davis, United States, Scalable, High-Throughput, Low-Latency AWGR-based Optical Switches with Distributed Control Plane for Future Computing Systems, Invited

George Rouskas, North Carolina State University, United States, Traffic Grooming: Balancing Choice and Service in Optical Networks, Invited

Abhinava Sadasivarao, Infinera Corporation, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Adel Saleh, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, Scaling-out Data Centers Using Photonics Technologies, Invited

Laurent Schares, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States, Network and System Architectures Exploiting Fast Reconfigurable Optical Switches, Invited

Jochen Schroeder, University of Sydney, Australia, Wavelength Selective Switching and Pulse-shaping for Mode-Division Multiplexing using LCOS-technology, Invited

Jie Sun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Large-scale Silicon Photonic Circuits for Optical Phased Arrays and Beyond, Invited

Weiqiang Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Networks for Large Data Flows - Revolution or Evolutions?, Invited

Keijiro Suzuki, AIST , Japan, Ultra-Compact Si-wire 8x8 Strictly Non-blocking PILOSS Switch Based on Si-Wire, Invited

Mitsuru Takenaka, University of Tokyo, Japan, III-V CMOS Photonics Platform for low-power and low-crosstalk photonic-wire switches and modulators, Invited

Toshiki Tanaka, Fujitsu Limited, Japan, Optical Discrete Multi-tone for Software-defined Optical Packet Switching over Optical Circuit Switching Network, Invited

Tolga Tekin, Fraunhofer IZM, Germany, Revolutionizing the Data Centers and HPCs - Optical Interconnects and Beyond…, Invited

Michael Watts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Ultralow Power Silicon Modulators, Invited

Kevin Williams, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands, Integrated Space and Wavelength Switches, Invited

Georgios Zervas, University of Bristol , United Kingdom, Network Function Programmability and Software-Defined Synthetic Optical Networks for Data Centres and Future Internet, Invited

Wendy Zhao, Google, United States, Optical Transport SDN for High-Capacity Inter-Datacenter Networks, Invited

General Chairs

Keren Bergman, Columbia Univ., USA
Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, Italy
Yoshiaki Nakano, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

Technical Chairs

Shaya Fainman, Univ. of California San Diego, USA
Dan Kilper, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Dan Marom, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israel
Naoya Wada, NICT, Japan


Program Committee

Optical Switching Technology & Devices

Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland, Subcommittee Chair
Taro Arakawa, Yokohama National Univ., Japan
Nicola  Calabretta, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
Giampiero Contestabile, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Kiichi Hamamoto, Kyusyu Univ., Japan
Michael Hochberg, Univ. of Delaware, USA
Seppo Honkanen, Univ. of Eastern Finland, Finland
Shayan Mookherjea, Univ. of California San Diego, USA
Richard  Penty, Univ. of Cambridge, UK

Optical Switching Functions & Building Blocks

Naoya Wada, NICT, Japan, Subcommittee Chair
Dan  Blumenthal, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA
Antonella  Bogoni, CNIT, Italy
Gabriella Cincotti, Univ. of Roma, Italy
Matthew Goodman, DARPA, USA
Hiroshi  Hasegawa, Nagoya Univ., Japan
Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University, Canada
Shu Namiki, AIST, Japan
Robert Norwood, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Roberto Proietti, Univ. of California, Davis, USA
Ryo Takahashi, NTT, Japan
Takuo Tanemura, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki  Uenohara, Tokyo Inst. Univ., Japan
Kenneth. K. Y  Wong, Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Optical Systems

Dan Marom, Hebrew Univ., Israel, Subcommittee Chair
Hercules  Avramopoulos, NTUA, Greece
Polina Bayvel, Univ. College London, UK
Fumio Futami, Tamagawa Univ.,Japan
Ken-Ichi  Kitayama, Osaka Univ., Japan
Tsuyoshi  Konishi, Osaka Univ., Japan
Benjamin Lee, IBM TJ Watson Research Ctr., USA
Roland Ryf, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA
Marco Secondini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Chester Shu, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Alan Willner, Univ of Southern California, USA

Optical Networking

Dan Kilper, Univ. of Arizona, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Shinichi Arakawa, Osaka Univ., Japan
Soichiro Araki, NEC, Japan
Calvin C. K.  Chan, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios Gimenez, Telefonica, Spain
Franko Kueppers, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
Mario Pickavet, IBBT, Ghent Univ, Belgium
June Koo (Kevin) Rhee, KAIST, South Korea
Frank Ruhl, Telstra, Australia
Dimitra Simeonidou, Univ. of Bristol, UK
Alexandros Stavdas, Univ. Of Peloponnese, Greece
Joseph Touch, Univ. of Southern California, USA
Anna  Tzanakaki, Univ. of Bristol, UK
Ryohei Urata, Google, USA
Lena  Wosinska, KTH, Sweden

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