Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR)

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR)

27 June - 01 July 2015
Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Integrated Photonics Research (IPR) is the premier and longest-running meeting dedicated to groundbreaking advances in research and development of integrated photonic and nano-photonic technologies 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 2015 will broaden the scope of previous IPR meetings by incorporating new sub committees dedicated to emerging areas.  Panel and open discussion sessions will also be included to facilitate a forum for free exchange of ideas and related discussion. In addition a special workshop on facilities and foundries for highly integrated photonics will be organized. 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. Also, IPR 2015 will continue to cover emerging topics in nano-photonics, new materials for photonics, such as two dimensional materials, epsilon-near-zero materials, integrated photonics for high precision applications such as frequency combs, electro-optic oscillators. There will also be special symposium on integrated quantum photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of photons on the quantum levels.
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; and optical monitoring and sensing, including mid-IR photonics. On the material side, traditional III-V semiconductor photonic devices and integrated circuits; silicon based devices and waveguide circuitry; silica on silicon and polymer photonic lightwave circuits as well as new and emerging material platforms such as graphene, 2D materials, and transparent conducting oxides are all within the scope of IPR.

  1. Photonic Devices and Applications
    1. Silicon and other Group IV integrated photonics: devices and complex circuits
      1. SOI-based materials;
      2. Passive and active devices;
      3. Hybrid Light emitters, lasers, isolators, amplifiers, passives
    2. III-V and Compound Semiconductor Devices and systems
      1. Semiconductor modulators;
      2. Filters;
      3. Switches;
      4. Wavelength converters;
      5. VCSELs;
      6. Planar amplifiers;
      7. Photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic integrated circuits;
      8. Compound semiconductor WDM components;
      9. Novel III-V quantum optoelectronic devices;
    3. III-V Materials and Processing for Photonics
      1. Reliability advances and issues;
      2. Emerging packaging technologies
    4. Dielectric and Polymer Waveguides and Waveguide Devices
      1. Integrated planar waveguides;
      2. Polymer-based waveguide devices;
      3. Active/passive integrated components;
      4. Switches;
      5. Variable optical attenuators;
      6. Modulators;
      7. Filters;
      8. Integrated isolators and circulators;
      9. Planar dispersion compensators
    5. Materials and Fabrication Technologies for Photonic Integrated Circuits
      1. characterization of linear and nonlinear optical waveguide devices;
      2. Micro-machines and micro-optic components;
      3. Parallel optical interconnects;
      4. Reliability advances and issues;
      5. Novel assembly and manufacturing techniques; and low cost technology for polymer devices.
      6. Non-reciprocal devices
    6. LiNbO3 - and Other Pockels Effect Switches and Modulators: Ultrahigh-speed; low-Vπ; devices; integrated scanners; and new fabrication methods.
    7. Integrated Photonic Circuits and Systems
      1. On-chip photonic interconnects;
      2. Photonic A/D conversion;
      3. Optical phased arrays;
      4. Optical isolators;
      5. Planar filtering devices, equalizers, dispersion compensators, wavelength selective switches, and other tele/datacom components
    8. Nanophotonics: Nanostructured photonic devices
      1.  Photonic crystals (waveguides, resonators, light sources);
      2.  Nano-engineered devices for the generation, transport and detection of light;
      3. Sub-wavelength devices;
      4.  Biological and chemical transducers
    9. Nanostructured photovoltaics
    10. Plasmonics
    11.  Nanofabrication Technology
      1. Lithography and etching techniques;
      2. Growth and deposition approaches;
      3. Self-organized methods
    12.  Nanoscale structure characterization
  2. Integrated High Precision Photonics
    1. Frequency comb generation
    2. Solitons
    3. Mode locked lasers
    4. Ultra-narrow linewidth oscillators
    5. Harmonic generation
    6. Raman and Brillouin gain
    7. Super-continuum generation
    8. Frequency (up/down) conversion
    9. Infrared and ultraviolet generation
    10. Physics, theory and applications of linear and nonlinear processes in novel integrated structures
    11. Nonlinear switching, modulation, memories and logic
    12. Nonlinear optics in metamaterials, and opto-mechanics
  3. New Materials for Photonics
    1. Novel Materials for Advanced Opto-Electronics:
      1. Active Graphene Photonics;
      2. Beyond Graphene: the new class of 2D materials;
      3. Giant index modulation in transparent conductive oxides
      4. Epsilon Near Zero materials
    2. Theory, Simulation and Novel Physical Insights:
      1. Devices Beyond Conventional Limits;
      2. Enhanced Light Matter Interactions;
      3. Computational Analysis and Methods
    3. Emerging Opto-electronic Devices and Platforms
      1. Plasmons and Nanolasers;
      2. Ultra Compact Electro-optic Modulators;
      3. Nano-Photonic Device Integration;
      4. Heterogeneous and Hybrid Platforms
  4. Special Symposium on Integrated Quantum Photonics
    • Quantum communication
    • Quantum sensors
    • Quantum information
    • Nonlinear optics
    • Integrated photonic devices
    • Nanophotonics
    • Quantum emitters and detectors
    • Topological photonic devices
    • Atom-photon interactions
    • Non-classical light
    • Cavity quantum electrodynamics
    • Exciton-polariton systems

Photonic Devices and Applications

Dan Buca, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbHGermanySi-Ge-Sn Heterostructures: Growth and Applications, Invited
Peter Goetz, Naval Research Laboratory, Optical Sciences Division, United States, Invited
Guang-Hua Duan, Alcatel-Thales III-V LaboratoryFranceHybrid III-V Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits, Invited
Mohammad Hafezi, Joint Quantum InstituteUnited StatesMeasuring Topological Invariants in Photonic Systems, Invited
Holzner, Felix, SwissLitho AG, SwitzerlandThermal Probe Nanolithography for Novel Photonic Devices, Invited
Kimerling, Lionel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Microphotonics Center, United States, Silicon Microphotonics: High Volume Manufacturing, Invited
Andrew Knights, McMaster UniversityCanadaSilicon Photonic Circuits for Data Communications, Invited
Goran Mashanovich, University of SouthamptonUnited KingdomIntegrated Optics for Mid-infrared Applications, Invited
Anna Tauke-Pedretti, Sandia National LaboratoriesUnited StatesPhotonic Integration Technology at Sandia National Laboratories, Invited

Integrated High-Precision Photonics

Scott Diddams, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited StatesPrecision Frequency Metrology with Parametric Micro-resonator Combs, Invited
Miro Erkintalo, University of AucklandNew ZealandCreation and Annihilation Dynamics of Temporal Cavity Solitons in Continuously-driven Passive Resonators, Invited
Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneSwitzerlandMicroresonator Frequency Combs and Solitons, Invited
David Marpaung, CUDOS University of SydneyAustraliaEnergy Efficient RF Signal Processing with On-chip Stimulated Brillouin Scattering, Invited
Kartik Srinivasan, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited StatesIntegrated Opto-mechanics, Invited
Hong Tang, Yale UniversityUnited StatesIntegrated Nonlinear Optical Resonators Based on AlN-on-insulator Platform, Invited
Xiaoxiao Xue, Purdue UniversityUnited StatesMode-locked Microresonator Combs in the Normal Dispersion Region , Invited
Xiang Zhang, University of California BerkeleyUnited StatesNon-Hermitian Optics and Parity Time Lasers, Invited

New Materials for Photonics

Darrick Chang, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic SciencesSpainQuantum Nonlinear Optical Interactions between Graphene Plasmons, Invited
John Dallesasse, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited StatesHeterogeneous and Hybrid Material Platforms, Invited
Daniel Gunlycke, Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Exciton Physics in Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides at the Atomic Scale, Invited
Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesSubstrate-blind Photonic Integration, Invited
Nathaniel Kinsey, Purdue UniversityUnited StatesNanophotonics with Titanium Nitride and Transparent Conducting Oxides, Invited
Zhiyuan Li, Chinese Academy of SciencesChinaNanoscale Photonics, Invited
Marko Loncar, Harvard UniversityUnited StatesDiamond Photonics, Invited
Gennady Shvets, University of Texas at AustinUnited States, Amplitude and Phase Modulation of Light Using Fan-Resonant Meta-Surfaces Integrated with Graphene, Invited
Richard Soref, University of Massachusetts SystemUnited StatesPhase-change Materials for Electro-optical Switching in the Near- and Mid-infrared, Invited

Special Symposium
Integrated Quantum Photonics

Hui Deng, University of MichiganUnited StatesSingle-mode Polariton Laser in a Designable Microcavity, Invited
Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland, Joint Quantum Institute, United States, Invited
Jungsang Kim, Duke UniversityUnited StatesIntegrated Optical Systems Approach to Ion Trap Quantum Repeaters, Invited
Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, United States, Quantum Interfaces Based on Nanophotonic Systems, Invited
Tim Schroder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United StatesTowards On-Chip Quantum Networks based on Spin Qubits in Diamond, Invited
Pascale Senellart, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France,Quantum Dot Based Quantum Optics, Invited


Christopher DoerrAcacia Communications, Inc., United States
Juerg LeutholdETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program Chair

Nadir DagliUniversity of California Santa Barbara, United States
Andrea MelloniPolitecnico di Milano, Italy


Photonic Devices and Applications

Milan MashanovitchFreedom Photonics, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Pavel Cheben
National Research Council Canada, Canada
Youngchul ChungKwangwoon University, South Korea
Jonathan Klamkin, Boston University, United States

Vikrant LalInfinera Corporation, United States
Yoshiaki NakanoUniversity of Tokyo, Japan
Milos PopovicUniversity of Colorado Boulder, United States
Maura RaburnGoogle Corporation, United States
Laurent VivienUniversite de Paris-Sud XI, France
Kevin WilliamsTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands

New Materials for Photonics

Volker SorgerGeorge Washington University, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Alexandra Boltasseva
Purdue University, United States
Rainer HillenbrandCIC NanoGune - Nano Science Cooperative Research center, Spain
Boubacar KanteUniversity of California, San Diego, United States
Frank KoppensICFO -The Institute of Photonic SciencesSpain
Tony LowUniversity of Minnesota, United States 
Bumki MinKorea Advanced Inst of Science & Tech, South Korea
Stefano PalombaSchool of Physics - University of Sydney, Australia
Ergun SimsekGeorge Washington University, United States
Han WangUniversity of Southern California, United States
Xiaobo YinUniversity of Colorado Boulder, United States
Jia ZhuNanjing University, China
Wenjuan ZhuIBM, United States

Integrated High-precision Photonics

David MossRMIT University, Australia, Subcommittee Chair
Andrea Armani
University of Southern California, United States
Pascal Del'HayeNational Inst of Standards & Technology, United States
Marko LoncarHarvard University, United States
Alessia PasquaziUniversity of Sussex, United Kingdom
Peter RakichYale University, United States
Stefan WabnitzUniversita degli Studi di Brescia, Italy

Special Symposium: Integrated Quantum Photonics

Organizers: Edo Waks, University of Maryland, USA
Glenn Solomon, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Welcome Reception
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

IPR Symposium: Integrated Quantum Photonics I and II
Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR) will feature a special symposium on integrated quantum photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of photons on the quantum levels.

Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop
Join the Photonic Networks and Devices (Networks) topical meeting for a workshop discussing the latest developments and the future of space-division multiplexing. Workshop ses­sions will include:

  • High-Capacity Space-Division Multiplexing Transmission
  • Novel Applications using Multimode Photonics
  • Amplifiers and Spatial-Channel Equalization
  • Spatial Mode Control and Sensing

Welcome Remarks and Joint Plenary Session
Roel Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Kazuro Kikuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Joint Poster Session
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

International Year of Light Networking Social: A Discussion for Luminaries, Students and Young Professionals
This International Year of Light sponsored event gives young professionals and students the opportunity to hear from a panel of luminaries who will share their career experiences and offer professional development advice in the optics and photonics field. Enjoy light refreshments while networking.

Networking Reception with Benjamin Anderson and the Optical Material Studies Technical Group
Join Benjamin Anderson of Washington State University, an invited speaker at the Novel Optical Materials and Applications Topical Meeting, and members of the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a chance to connect with your fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and network. Refreshments will be served during the reception.

Roel Baets

Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Brillouin and Raman Scattering in Silicon and Siliconnitride Photonic Integrated Circuits

Roel Baets is full professor at Ghent University (UGent). He is also associated with IMEC. He has management responsibilities within the Photonics Research Group of UGent, the Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics) of UGent, the international Erasmus Mundus MSc program in Photonics and the joint UGent-IMEC research program on silicon photonics.

Kazuro Kikuchi

University of Tokyo, Japan

Past, Present and Future of Coherent Optical Communication

Kazuro Kikuchi was born in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on March 6, 1952. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1974, 1976, and 1979, respectively. In 1979, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 1997, he moved to the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), and since April 2007, he has been a professor at the Department of Frontier Informatics.

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