Signal Processing in Photonics Communications (SPPCom)

Signal Processing in Photonics Communications (SPPCom)

Optical and electronic signal processing for photonic communication systems ranging from on-chip communications to ultra-long haul transmission.

Signal processing is required in many types of photonic communication systems and networks - from on-chip data transfer to ultra-long haul transmission. SPPComm covers advances in signal processing for transmitters and receivers, including techniques for mitigating the effects of transmission impairments and non-ideal components/devices, key transmitter/receiver functions, forward error correction, and enabling technologies. SPPComm also includes software-defined networks, space division multiplexed systems, Tb/s superchannel systems, and broadband hybrid wireless-optical communication systems.

  • Spectrally efficient modulation formats and detection schemes
  • Channel equalization and compensation
  • Polarization, clock, carrier, and phase recovery in coherent receivers
  • Channel estimation, distortion identification, and performance monitoring
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Nyquist and near-Nyquist signaling
  • Signal processing for space-division multiplexing
  • MIMO algorithms and implementations
  • Forward error correction
  • DAC, ADC and DSP technologies
  • DSP complexity and power consumption
  • All-optical techniques for wavelength conversion and translation, regeneration, correlation, and mitigation of transmission impairments
  • Real-time demonstration of high-speed electronic circuits and subsystems
  • Applications to access, metro, regional, long haul and ultra-long-haul networks
  • Applications to short-reach systems using single- and multi-mode fiber
  • Applications to free space optical communication systems
Fernando Guiomar, Instituto De TelecomunicacoesPortugalVolterra-based Digital Backpropagation: Performance and Complexity Assessment, Invited

Magnus Karlsson, Chalmers Tekniska HogskolaSwedenCoherent Transmission Channels as 4d Rotations, Invited

Ken-ichi Kitayama, Osaka UniversityJapanDigital Coherent W-band MIMO Radio-over-Fiber Systems, Invited

Maxim Kuschnerov, Coriant GermanyThe Emergence of 100G Metro – How to Crack into the New Market Segment , Invited

Robert Maher, University College LondonUnited KingdomMulti-Channel DBP for Reach Enhancement of High Capacity M-QAM Super-Channels, Invited

Dan Marom, Hebrew University of JerusalemIsraelSpatial Oversampling to overcome High-speed ADC Noise Limited Performance , Invited

David Millar, Mitsubishi Electric Research LabsUnited StatesCoded Modulation Design for Robustness against Linear and Nonlinear Distortion, Invited

Masataka Nakazawa, Tohoku UniversityJapanUltrafast spectrally-efficient TDM Multiplexing/Demultiplexing Schemes Using Orthogonality in Coherent Nyquist Pulses, Invited

Leif Oxenlowe, DTU FotonikDenmarkUltra-broadband and Ultra-fast Optical Signal Processing, Invited

Christophe Peucheret, FOTON Laboratory - UMR CNRS 6082FranceSignal Processing for On-Chip Space Division Multiplexing, Invited

David Plant, McGill UniversityCanada400G/1T Silicon Photonics Enabled Fiber Optic Transmission Systems , Invited

Stephen Ralph, Georgia Tech Research InstituteUnited StatesDigital Signal Processing and System Analysis for Superchannel Applications, Invited

Christian Rasmussen, Acacia Communications, Inc.United StatesSoftware Defined Coherent Transceivers, Invited

Michael Reimer, Ciena CorporationCanadaPerformance Optimized Modulation Formats in 4 and 8 Dimensions, Invited

Chandrasekhar Sethumadhavan, Alcatel-Lucent Bell LabsUnited StatesImpairment Mitigation in Optical Communication Systems using Digital Signal Processing, Invited

Stylianos Sygletos, Aston UniversityUnited KingdomAll Optical Add-drop Multiplexing of Optical OFDM Signals , Invited

Bogdan Szafraniec, Keysight Technologies United StatesKalman Filtering for Optical Impairment Estimation and Compensation , Invited

Johannes von Lindeiner, University of CambridgeUnited KingdomSignal Processing Opportunities for Next Generation >100 Gb/s DWDM and Single-λ Data Communication Networks, Invited

Xi Wang, Fujitsu Laboratories of America IncUnited StatesIntelligent Network Virtualization in Flexible Grid Optical Networks, Invited

Andreas Wiberg, University of California, San DiegoUnited StatesReal-time Polychromatic Parametric Processing, Invited


Sander JansenADVA Optical Networking, Germany
Changyuan YuNational University of Singapore, Singapore

Program Chair

Roger GiddingsBangor University, United Kingdom
Alan Pak Tao LauHong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Prashant BavejaApplied Opto-Electronics Inc., United States
Andrea CarenaPolitecnico di Torino, Italy
Xi ChenUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
David HillerkussETH Zurich, Switzerland
Koji IgarashiOsaka University, Japan
Pontus JohannissonChalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Timo PfauAcacia Communications, Inc., United States
Fabio PittalàHuawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany
Victor Torres-CompanyChalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
Kenneth Kin-Yip WongUniversity of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zuqing ZhuUniv of Science and Technology of China, China
Qunbi ZhugeCiena Canada, Canada
Darko ZibarDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 28 June, 18:00 – 19:30
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.

IPR Symposium: Integrated Quantum Photonics I and II

Sunday, 28 June, 13:30–15:30 and 16:00–18:00
Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR) will feature a special symposium on integrated quantum photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of photons on the quantum levels.

Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop

Sunday, 28 June, 8:30–18:00
Join the Photonic Networks and Devices (Networks) topical meeting for a workshop discussing the latest developments and the future of space-division multiplexing. Workshop ses­sions will include:

  • High-Capacity Space-Division Multiplexing Transmission
  • Novel Applications using Multimode Photonics
  • Amplifiers and Spatial-Channel Equalization
  • Spatial Mode Control and Sensing

Welcome Remarks and Joint Plenary Session

Monday, 29 June, 08:15 – 10:00
Roel Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Kazuro Kikuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Joint Poster Session

Monday, 29 June, 13:30 – 15:30
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.

International Year of Light Networking Social: A Discussion for Luminaries, Students and Young Professionals

Monday, 29 June, 18:00 – 19:00
This International Year of Light sponsored event gives young professionals and students the opportunity to hear from a panel of luminaries who will share their career experiences and offer professional development advice in the optics and photonics field. Enjoy light refreshments while networking.

Networking Reception with Benjamin Anderson and the Optical Material Studies Technical Group

Tuesday, 30 June, 16:00–18:00
Join Benjamin Anderson of Washington State University, an invited speaker at the Novel Optical Materials and Applications Topical Meeting, and members of the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a chance to connect with your fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and network. Refreshments will be served during the reception.

Postdeadline Paper Session

Tuesday, 30 June, 18:00–18:30

Roel Baets

Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Brillouin and Raman Scattering in Silicon and Siliconnitride Photonic Integrated Circuits

Roel Baets is full professor at Ghent University (UGent). He is also associated with IMEC. He has management responsibilities within the Photonics Research Group of UGent, the Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics) of UGent, the international Erasmus Mundus MSc program in Photonics and the joint UGent-IMEC research program on silicon photonics.

Kazuro Kikuchi

University of Tokyo, Japan

Past, Present and Future of Coherent Optical Communication

Kazuro Kikuchi was born in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on March 6, 1952. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1974, 1976, and 1979, respectively. In 1979, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 1997, he moved to the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), and since April 2007, he has been a professor at the Department of Frontier Informatics.