Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics

18 - 20 July 2016
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Integrated Photonics Research (IPR) is the premier and longest-running meeting dedicated to groundbreaking advances in research and development of integrated photonic and nano-photonic technologies 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 2016 will continue with the broadened scope started in 2015, which incorporated new sub committees dedicated to emerging areas. They will cover the emerging topics in nano-photonics, new materials for photonics, such as two dimensional materials, epsilon-near-zero materials, integrated photonics for high precision applications such as frequency combs, electro-optic oscillators. Panel and open discussion sessions will also be included to facilitate a forum for free exchange of ideas and related discussion.

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; and optical monitoring and sensing, including mid-IR photonics. On the material side, traditional III-V semiconductor photonic devices and integrated circuits; silicon based devices and waveguide circuitry; silica on silicon and polymer photonic lightwave circuits as well as new and emerging material platforms such as graphene, 2D materials, and transparent conducting oxides are all within the scope of IPR.

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Nadir Dagli, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, General Chair
Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, General Chair
Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, United States, Program Chair
David Moss, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Program Chair

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Ritesh Agarwal, University of Pennsylvania, Novel Classical and Quantum Photonic Devices by Manipulating Light-matter Interactions in Low-dimensional Systems, Invited

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, United States, New materials for Plasmonics: Designs and Applications from Flat Optics to Quantum Nanophotonics, Invited

Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia, Canada, Silicon Photonic in-resonator Photoconductive Heaters for Wavelength, Invited

Daniel Cole, NIST Boulder, United States, Soliton Crystals in Kerr Microresonator Frequency Combs, Invited

Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China, Silicon Based Photonic Integrated Circuits for Telecom and Sensing, Invited

David de Felipe Mesquida, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Heinrich-Hertz, Germany, Recent Developments in the Polymer Photonic Integration Technology, Invited

Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, United States, Silicon-Chip-Based Optical Frequency Combs, Invited

Sangsik Kim, Purdue University, United States, Frequency Comb Generation in 300 nm-Thick Si3N4Concentric-Ring-Resonators, Invited

Huiyun Liu, University College London, United Kingdom, High-performance Silicon-based III-V Quantum-dot Lasers for Silicon Photonics , Invited

Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, United States, Cavity Enhanced Nonlinear Optics with 2D Material, Invited

Bumki Min, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea, Nonlinear Mixing and Generation of THz Frequencies in Optically, Invited

Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site Varennes, Canada, Quantum Entangled Frequency Comb Sources, Invited

Masahiro Nada, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, NTT, Japan, High-speed Avalanche Photodetectors for 100G Ethernet and Beyond, Invited

Claudio Oton, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy, Silicon Photonics for Matrix Switching Applications: Ingredients and Recipes, Invited

Stefano Palomba, School of Physics - University of Sydney, Australia, Kerr Effect in Hybrid Plasmonics, Invited

Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Extreme Electronic Bandgap Modification in Laser-crystallized Silicon Optical Fibres, Invited

Dennis Prather, University of Delaware, United States, Thin Lithium Niobate on Insulator, the Ideal Platform for a Broadband CMOS Compatible Modulator, Invited

Sasa Ristic, McGill University, Canada, Integrated Photonics Fabrication using Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography, Invited

Gunther Roelkens, Universiteit Gent, Belgium, Frequency Comb and Super Continuum Generation in III-V-on-silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits, Invited

Chris Roeloffzen, Satrax, Netherlands, Integrated Microwave Photonics, Invited

Bhavin Shastri, Princeton University, United States, Spike Processing with Dynamical Lasers and Optical Interconnects, Invited

Cesare Soci, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Topological Insulator Plasmonics, Invited

Takuo Tanemura, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Polarization Manipulation on Monolithic InP-based PICs, Invited

Jos J.G.M. van der Tol, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Photonic Integration on an InP-Membrane, Invited

Jonathan Wierer, Lehigh University, United States, Achieving Ultra-efficiency in III-nitride LEDs and Laser Diodes for Solid-state Lighting, Invited

Hideki Yagi, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan, InP-based Monolithically Integrated Photonics for 100 Gb/s Coherent Transceivers, Invited

Tomoya Yoshida, AIST Tokyo, Japan, CMOS-compatible Vertical Si-waveguide Coupler Fabricated by Ion Implantation, Invited

Kresten Yvind, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark, Nonlinear Optics in AlGaAs on Insulator, Invited

Lars zimmermann, IHP GmbH, Fully Monolithic Linear Transmitters and Receivers in BiCMOS Technology, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk
Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
Garibaldi Room
Join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk focused on transparent conductors using silver nanowires and their application to OLED and OPV on flexible substrates. Dr. Craig Arnold of Princeton University will present his talk ‘Silver Nanowire Network Transparent Electrodes for Organic and Hybrid-Organic Devices’ as part of this technical group event. Includes lunch; RSVP required.

Contact to register, pending availability.


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Corporate Sponsors



Rosendahl Nextrom
Santec USA Corporation

Synopsys, Inc.
VPIphotonics Inc.
Yenista Optics, Inc.