Photonic Networks and Devices

Photonic Networks and Devices

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

Photonic devices and networking concepts that drive future network scaling and performance for next-generation applications.

This meeting aims to bring together researchers and engineers from various communities that intersect in today's applications that require photonic networks. The new applications and network architectures will both drive and utilize innovations in optical transmission and photonic devices. Growing demands for bandwidth, flexibility, programmability, resilience, low cost, high integration, high functionality, low power consumption, and small footprint require novel solutions in photonic networks and devices. New management paradigms in the framework of software-defined networking are needed for efficient and dynamic programmability of virtualized network resources. The meeting focuses at fostering research that supports the future scaling and performance requirements of emerging applications, including data center and data-center interconnection, cloud infrastructure, and content delivery.

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Nicolas Fontaine
Nokia Corporation
United States

Marija Furdek
KTH Royal Institute of Technology


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Yoshinari Awaji, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan, MCF Transmission Technology, Invited

Xiaoyuan Cao, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan, Title to be Announced, Invited

Roger Dangel, IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland, System-Level Integration of Silicon Photonics Based on Scalable Optical Coupling using Polymer Waveguides, Invited

Chris Develder, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium, Resilient Backbone Networks for Multi-site Data Centers: Exploiting Anycast (re)routing for Multi-period Traffic, Invited

Liang Du, Google, Current and Future FTTH Networks, Invited

Nicolas Dupuis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, CMOS Photonic for Scalable Electrooptic Switch Fabrics, Invited

Xuezhi Hong, South China Normal University, China, AWG Based Passive Optical Interconnects for Datacenters, Invited

Takaaki Ishigure, Keio University, Japan, 2D/3D Optical Wiring Realized with GI-core Polymer Optical Waveguide for High Bandwidth Density on-board Interconnects, Invited

Philip Ji, NEC Laboratories America Inc, United States, Hybrid Optical-electrical Data Center Networks, Invited

Werner Klaus, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan, Applications of SDM Technologies: From Point-to-point Links to Networks , Invited

Paul Littlewood, Ciena, United States, Filterless Networks: Merely Interesting or Valued Network Technology?, Invited

Elad Mentovich, Mellanox, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Chigo Okonkwo, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands, 10-mode SDM Transmission Over Few- and Multi-mode Fibers, Invited

João Pedro, Coriant, Portugal, Challenges of Designing Transparent Flexible-Grid Optical Networks for Maximum Spectral Efficiency, Invited

David Plant, McGill University, Canada, The Evolution of Digital Signal Processing for Optical Interconnects, Invited

Luca Poti, CNIT, Italy, Photonic Devices and Techniques Enabling High Capacity Optical Communications, Invited

Luca Prete, ON.Lab, United States, Building Open and Disaggregated ROADMs, Invited

Stojan Radic, University of California, San Diego, United States, Fundamental and Practical Limits of Nonlinear Transmission in Optical Fiber, Invited

Gregory Raybon, Nokia Bell Labs, United States, High Symbol Rate, Single Carrier, Coherent Optical Transmission Systems for Data Rates from 400 Gb/s to 1.0 Tb/s, Invited

Kim Roberts, Ciena Corporation, Canada, Beyond 100Gb/s, Invited

Taiji Sakamoto, NTT access network service systems lab., Japan, High Spatial Density 4-LP mode 12-core Multi-core Fiber with Low Differential Mode Delay Characteristics, Invited

Massimiliano Salsi, Juniper Networks Inc., United States, Photonics for Packet-Optical Integration, Invited

Clint Schow, University of California Santa Barbara, United States, Photonics for Next-Generation Data Centers, Invited

Motoyoshi Sekiya, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, Optical Network Softwarization: Virtualization and Software-Programmed Networking, Invited

Kenya Suzuki, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, Japan, Optical Devices for ROADM Node Utilizing Spatial and Planar Optical Circuit, Invited

Ken Tanizawa, Natl Inst of Adv Industrial Sci & Tech, Japan, Ultra-compact 32 × 32 Strictly-non-blocking Si-wire PILOSS Switch , Invited

Marina Thottan, Nokia Bell Labs, United States, Resilient Carrier Grade Network Operating Systems, Invited

Yutaka Urino, PETRA, Japan, High-density Optical Interconnects with Integrated Quantum Dot Lasers, 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.


Silver Corporate Sponsor


Corporate Sponsors



Rosendahl Nextrom
Santec USA Corporation

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