OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics

OIDA Workshop on State of the Art Integrated Photonics

05 - 05 November 2014
The Optical Society (OSA) Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Learn about the New State of the Art in Photonic Integration for Optical Communications

This workshop continues a series of OIDA workshops that reviews the state of the art in photonic integration in optical communications. It aims to address several questions:
  • How does photonic integration address the emerging business needs of optical communications?
  • What is the experience of deployment?
  • What are the novel integration concepts and what are the key challenges in productization?
  • Which forms of integration match specific applications within communications?
  • What are some of the new and noteworthy products being commercialized today?
The workshop will examine the commercialization of components and subsystems and their applications, as opposed to purely research achievements in photonic integration. Applications across telecom and data center networks will also be discussed.

Who Should Attend
  • System integration engineers
  • Optical and electronic component engineers
  • Investors, CEOs, and marketing directors tracking the direction of integrated photonics
  • Industry analysts and consultants looking to understand the latest technology advances in integrated photonics

OIDA will also be holding the 21st Annual Forum on Tuesday, 4 November. The Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers. Workshop attendees can register to attend the forum for a discounted price.Registration and Travel

Registration and Travel
Workshop registration includes access to the workshop, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, reception and on-site materials.

Workshop Agenda

Thank you to the Workshop Co-Chairs:
Merhdad Ziari, Senior Director, Product Development, Infinera
Tom Hausken, Senior Industry Advisor, OSA

Registration and Continental Breakfast  8:00 - 8:45
Welcoming Remarks 8:45- 9:00

Session 1: Overview Presentations

The opening session presents perspectives from the public and private sector as a guide to the discussions throughout the rest of the day.
Where Do We Go from Here?
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon 
9:00 - 9:30
Photonics at DARPA: Past, Present, and Future
Josh Conway, DARPA
9:30 - 10:00

Session 2: Experience of Deployment

This panel will focus on deployment experience of integrated photonics in commercial fielded products, and the experience accumulated so far on these products.
Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Photonic Integrated Circuits
Scott DeMars and Vikrant Lal, Infinera
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break 10:30 - 10:50
Coherent Communications: A Sweet Spot for Silicon Photonics
Chris Doerr, Acacia Communications
10:50 - 11:10
Advanced Silicon Photonics Transceiver Integrated Circuits
Peter De Dobblelaere, Luxtera
11:10 - 11:30
Highly Integrated 100G Coherent Transmitters and Receivers
Andreas Umbach, Finisar
11:30 - 11:50
Morning Panel Discussion 11:50 - 12:30
Lunch Break 12:30 - 1:30

Session 3: New Developments in Productization

Speakers will offer perspectives on new integrated photonics products, and the process and shared challenges of productization.
Low Priced Photonics for Next Generation Data Centers
Dan Maynard, IBM
1:30 - 1:50
Productization of Si Photonics for Networking/Communications
Kal Shastri, Cisco
1:50 - 2:10
Optical Transceivers Using Heterogeneous Integration on Silicon
Eric Hall, Aurrion
2:10 - 2:30
Silicon Photonics for Bandwidth, Volume, and Cost Scalability
Arlon Martin, Mellanox Technologies
2:30 - 2:50
Coffee Break  2:50 - 3:20

Session 4: Alternative Approaches: Hybrid Integration 

This session offers an opportunity to hear about some alternative approaches to integrated photonics such as hybrid integration and also featuring the effort of the PETRA project in Japan.
Advantages of Hybrid Integration
Karen Liu, Kaiam Corp.
3:20 - 3:40
Development of Silicon Optical Interposers in Japan 
Takahiro Nakamura, PETRA
3:40 - 4:00
Skorpios’ Silicon Photonics Platform
Alfredo Viglienzoni, Skorpios
4:00 - 4:20
Afternoon Panel Discussion 4:20 - 5:00
Closing Remarks 5:00 - 5:15
Reception 5:30 - 7:30

Contact Information:
For any information regarding the program, registration or travel please contact Jessica Pagonis, OIDA Program Manager.