Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nanophotonics (IPR)

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

Scope and Topic Categories

IPR is the prime meeting for integration in photonics 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 2014 topics will include photonic integrated circuit design, technology and applications; physics and technology of on-chip active and passive photonic devices; planar waveguide technology, lightwave circuits and systems-on-the chip; theory, modeling and numerical simulation of waveguide and integrated photonic devices and circuits, as well as various topics of computational photonics; integrated diffractive optics and micro-photonics. Also, IPR 2014 will continue to cover emerging topics in nano-photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of optical fields on the “nanoscale” as well as the emerging area of research as it relates to various aspects of slow light, including basic physics, implementation and potential use in integrated photonics.

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; optical monitoring and sensing, including Mid-IR photonics. On the material system side, traditional III-V semiconductor photonic devices and integrated circuits; silicon based devices and waveguide circuitry; silica on silicon and polymer photonic lightwave circuits – are all within the scope of IPR. Contributions relating to new materials and technologies, e.g. sub-wavelength silicon on insolator, metallic nano- structures and the integration of graphene, are also of interest.

Topic Categories

  • Photonic Devices, Systems & Integration
    • Silicon and other Group IV integrated photonics: devices and complex circuits
      • SOI-based materials,
      • Passive, and active devices
      • Hybrid Light emitters, lasers, isolators, amplifiers, passives
    • III-V and Compound Semiconductor Devices and systems
      • Semiconductor modulators;
      • Filters;
      • Switches;
      • Wavelength converters;
      • VCSELs;
      • Planar amplifiers;
      • Photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic integrated circuits;
      • Compound semiconductor WDM components;
      • Novel III-V quantum optoelectronic devices;
    • III-V Materiaqls and Processing for Photonics
      • Reliability advances and issues;
      • Emerging packaging technologies.
    • Dielectric and Plymer Waveguides and Waveguide Devices
      • Integrated planar waveguides;
      • Polymer-based waveguide devices;
      • Active/passive integrated components;
      • Switches;
      • Variable optical attenuators;
      • Modulators;
      • Filters;
      • Integrated isolators and circulators;
      • Planar dispersion compensators;
    • Materials and Fabrication Technologies for Photonic Integrated Circuits
      • characterization of linear and nonlinear optical waveguide devices;
      • Micro-machines and micro-optic components;
      • Parallel optical interconnects;
      • Reliability advances and issues;
      • Novel assembly and manufacturing techniques; and low cost technology for polymer devices.
    • LiNbO3 - and Other Metal-Oxide-Based Switches and Modulators: Ultrahigh-speed; low-Vπ; devices; integrated scanners; and new fabrication methods.
    • Integrated Photonic Circuits and Systems
      • On-chip photonic interconnects
      • Photonic A/D conversion
      • Optical phased arrays
      • Planar dispersion compensators, wavelength selective switches, and other telecom/datacom components

  • Advanced Device Concepts: Nanophotonics, Novel Materials, Plasmonics, Metamaterials
    • Nanophotonics:  nanostructured photonic devices
      •  Photonic crystals (waveguides, resonators, light sources)
      •  Quantum dots
      •  Nano-engineered devices for the generation, transport and detection of light
      •  Biological and chemical transducers
      •  Nanostructured photovoltaics
    • Photonics based on 2D materials
    • Plasmonics
    • Emerging applications
      •  Quantum photonic devices and quantum information processing circuits
      •  Biophotonics
      •  Sensors
    •  Nanofabrication Technology
      • Lithography and etching techniques
      •  Growth and deposition approaches
      •  Self-organized methods
      •  Nanoscale structure characterization
    •  Nonlinear Photonic Devices
      • Parametric down conversion
      •  Four wave mixing
      •  Photon pair sources
      •  Strong Light matter interaction
    • Photonic NEMS (nano-electro-mechanical system) Devices
      • Light-force based photonics, optomechanics
  • Photonics Theory: Modeling, Computational Techniques and Verification of Theory
    • Theory:
      • Fundamental limitations of photonic systems
      • Foundations of photonic device and circuit theory
      • Transformation optics, cloaking
    • Modeling, Simulation and Computational Techniques:
      • Numerical and semianalytical methods for guided-wave optics;
      • Advances in computational algorithms, physics and coupled models for integrated photonic circuits
      • Circuit simulation analysis and design, in the time and spectral domain
      • Multiphysics simulation: carriers, heat, phonons and mechanical interaction with light
      • Optical system modeling
      • Active, passive and nonlinear device modeling;
      • Feedback controlled and dynamically configurable integrated photonics;
      • Integrated devices for biosensing and other sensors;
      • Nonreciprocal effects and devices;
      • Lasers and VCSEL, light extraction issues;
      • Multimode photonic systems;
      • Plasmon and metallodielectric structures, guiding and resonating;
      • Photonic crystals, composite dielectric, phase change materials, metamaterials;
      • Graphene optoelectronics modeling
    • Verification of Theory and Models
      • Material Parameters Verification
      • Experimental Verificaton of Theories