Photonics in Switching (PS)

13 - 16 July 2014
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, USA

Topic Categories

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