Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP)

11 - 14 November 2014
Shanghai, China

Plenary Speakers

The Future of Hybrid Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits
John Bowers, University of California, USA

Bio: John Bowers holds the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology, and is the Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency and a Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials at UCSB. He is a cofounder of Aurrion, Aerius Photonics and Calient Networks.  Dr. Bowers received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University and worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories and Honeywell before joining UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Bowers is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE, OSA and the American Physical Society. He is a recipient of the OSA/IEEE Tyndall Award, the OSA Holonyak Prize, the IEEE LEOS William Streifer Award and the South Coast Business and Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He and coworkers received the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for Most Promising Technology for the hybrid silicon laser in 2007.
Bowers’ research is primarily in optoelectronics and photonic integrated circuits.  He has published ten book chapters, 600 journal papers, 900 conference papers and has received 54 patents.  He has published 180 invited papers and conference papers, and given 16 plenary talks at conferences.

Exabit Optical Communication Infrastructure using 3M Scheme
Masataka Nakazawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Bio: After receiving his Ph. D. from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1980, he joined NTT laboratory. He was a visiting scientist at MIT in 1984-1985. In 2001, he was appointed professor at Tohoku University, where he was the director of the RIEC. He engaged in research on erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA), optical solitons, ultrahigh-speed optical transmission, and ultrashort pulse lasers. Among them, regeneratively and harmonically mode-locked fiber laser in the10-40 GHz region played an important role in high-speed transmission. Recently his research focuses on digital coherent transmission with his frequency-stabilized erbium fiber laser. He achieved 2048 QAM multi-level coherent transmission, which enabled a spectral efficiency of more than 14 bit/s/Hz. He has published 440 papers and presented 260 international conference presentations. He was the president of Electronics Society of the IEICE and the Board member of OSA and is now the Board member of the IEEE Photonics Society. Dr. Nakazawa is a Fellow of the OSA, IEEE, IEICE, and JSAP.

Abstract: The capacity of the optical communication infrastructure in backbone networks has increased a thousand-fold over the last twenty years. Despite this rapid progress, Internet traffic is continuing to grow at an annual rate of 40%. This means that in twenty years, we will need Petabit/s or even Exabit/s optical communication. In this talk, we present recent challenges and efforts toward achieving a hardware paradigm shift to overcome the capacity limitation imposed by the current optical communication infrastructure. We will overview the latest advances on the three “multi” technologies, i.e. multi-level transmission with ultrahigh spectral efficiency, space division multiplexing in multi-core fibers, and mode division multiplexing with MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output).

Frequency Conversion via Enhanced Light-matter Interactions in Fibre Microstructures
Philip Russell, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany

Bio: Prof Philip Russell is a Director at the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), a position he has held since January 2009 when MPL was founded. He was professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Bath from 1996 to 2005. He obtained his D.Phil. (1979) degree at the University of Oxford, spending three years as a Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford. In 1982 and 1983 he was a Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (Germany), and from 1984 to 1986 he worked at the University of Nice (France) and the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. From 1986 to 1996 he was based mainly at the University of Southampton. His research interests currently focus on scientific applications of photonic crystal fibres and related structures. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the UK Institute of Physics and has won several international awards for his research including the 2013 EPS Prize for Research into the Science of Light, the 2005 Körber Prize for European Science, the 2005 Thomas Young Prize of the Institute for Physics (UK) and the 2000 OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize. He is also OSA's 2014 President-Elect.

Abstract: Microstructuring offers remarkable opportunities for enhancing light-matter interactions in optical fibres. For example, extreme soliton self-compression of few 1 µJ, 50 fs, 800 nm pulses in gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibre (PCF) leads to shock formation, resulting in generation of wavelength-tunable dispersive waves down to the vacuum-ultraviolet with efficiencies up to ~10%. Dispersion-tailored ZBLAN PCFs allow generation of supercontinua extending over three octaves (350 to 2500 nm) from 1 nJ pulses at 1042 nm. Chalcogenide "nano-spike" structures, made by pumping molten glass into silica capillaries at high pressure, can be used to generate coherent frequency combs in the mid-IR from a mode-locked Tm-doped fibre laser at 2 µm. And optical driving of the few-GHz acoustic resonances that exist in solid-core PCF has permitted stable passive mode-locking of a fibre ring laser at its 337th harmonic.

The Strategy and Technology of Broadband China
Huquan Wu, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, China

Bio: Wu Hequa,Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE),He served as Vice-President and Chief Engineer of China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT) and  Vice-President of CAE. He is currently Vice-Director of the Advisory Committee for State Informatization (ACSI), Director of expert committee of Standardization Administration of China (SAC), Director of expert group of Internet of Things of China, Director of  Communications S&T Committee of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). He is currently Director of an Executive Council of Internet Society of China (ISC) and Director of an Executive Council of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), also Vice-Director of an Executive Council of China Institute of Communications (CIC) and Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) respectively.  Prof. Wu has been appointed  technical director of the new generation broadband wireless mobile communications network, one of the 16 major projects in the Outline of the National Program for Long- and Medium-term Scientific and Technological Development of China. He is Director of Experts Committee of China’s Next Generation Internet (CNGI) project. He is a senior member of IEEE.