Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics

29 July - 01 August 2019
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA, California United States

IPR brings together experts from both academia and industry for an open discussion of cutting-edge research, trends and problems. IPR 2019 will continue with the broadened scope started in 2015, which incorporated new sub committees dedicated to emerging areas. They will cover the emerging topics in nano-photonics, new materials for photonics, such as two dimensional materials, epsilon-near-zero materials, integrated nonlinear and quantum photonics spanning from frequency combs to entangled photons generation and detection. Panel and open discussion sessions will also be included to facilitate a forum for free exchange of ideas and related discussion.

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
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Topics

  1. Photonic Devices  
    1. Active and passive photonic devices including lasers, modulators, detectors, isolators, amplifiers, switches, filters, waveguides fabricated from materials including
      • III-V and compound semiconductors
      • Silicon and other Group IV
      • Dielectric and polymers
      • LiNbO3 - and Other Pockels Effect based devices
    2. Materials, Fabrication and Characterization Technologies for Photonic Integrated Circuits and Devices
      • Characterization of linear and nonlinear optical waveguide devices;
      • Micro-machined and micro-optic components;
      • Reliability advances and issues;
      • Emerging packaging technologies.
      • Novel assembly and manufacturing techniques;
    3. Nanophotonics:  nanostructured photonic devices
      • Photonic crystals (waveguides, resonators, light sources)
      • Nano-engineered devices for the generation, transport and detection of light
      • Sub-wavelength devices
      • Biological and chemical transducers
      • Nanostructured photovoltaics
      • Plasmonics
    4.  Nanofabrication Technology
      • Lithography and etching techniques
      • Growth and deposition approaches
      • Self-organized methods
      • Nanoscale structure characterization
  2. Integrated Photonics Applications
    1. Photonic integrated circuits and optoelectronic integrated circuits;
    2. Application of novel fabrication and material technologies for integrated photonics
    3. Photonic integrated circuits for telecom and Datacom applications
    4. Photonic integrated circuits for sensing
    5. Novel applications of photonic integrated circuits
    6. New functionality implemented in photonic integrated circuits
    7. Mode locked lasers
    8. Ultra-narrow linewidth oscillators
    9. On-chip optical trapping
    10. Optical references
  3. Integrated Nonlinear & Quantum Optics
    1. Frequency comb generation
    2. Solitons
    3. Harmonic generation
    4. Raman and Brillouin gain
    5. Super-continuum generation
    6. Frequency (up/down) conversion
    7. Infrared and ultraviolet generation
    8. Physics, theory and applications of linear and nonlinear processes in novel integrated structures
    9. Nonlinear switching, modulation, memories and logic,
    10. Nonlinear optics in metamaterials, and opto-mechanics
    11. Nonlinear dynamics
    12. Generation of single/entangled photons and squeezed states
    13. Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography
    14. Optical Quantum Computing
    15. Quantum state characterization (singe photon detectors, homo/heterodyne detection, etc.)
    16. Quantum memories
  4. New Materials for Photonics
    1. Novel Materials for Advanced Opto-Electronics
      • Active Graphene Photonics
      • Beyond Graphene: the new class of 2D materials
      • Giant index modulation in transparent conductive oxides
      • Epsilon Near Zero materials
      • Energy efficient Photonics materials and devices
      • Materials and devices for computational imaging
    2. Theory, simulation and novel physical insights:
      • Devices beyond conventional limits
      • Enhanced Light matter interactions
      • Computational analysis and methods
    3. Emerging Opto-electronic devices and platforms:
      • Plasmons and nanolasers
      • Ultra Compact Electro-optic Modulators
      • Nano-Photonic device Integration
      • Heterogeneous and hybrid Platforms   
      • Artificial optical materials and Metamaterials for Photonics integration
      • Bio-photonics platforms for integrated devices

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Speakers

  • Stefan Abel, IBM Research GmbHSwitzerland 
    New Materials for High Speed Modulators
  • Peter Bermel, Purdue UniversityUnited States 
    Tilted Structures for Angle-selective Thermal Emission
  • Daniel Blumenthal, University of California Santa BarbaraUnited States 
    Integrated Ultra Narrow Line Width Lasers and Their Applications
  • Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue UniversityUnited States 
    Novel Materials for Nanophotonics
  • Suraj Bramhavar, MIT Lincoln Lab Periodical LibraryUnited States 
    Photonic Integrated Inertial Sensor
  • Alfredo De Rossi, Thales Research & TechnologyFrance 
    An Ultra Efficient Parametric Source of Non Classical Light Based on a Multimode Photonic Crystal Cavity
  • Javier Del Pino, FOM Inst for Atomic & Molecular PhysicsNetherlands 
    Synthetic Magnetic Fields for Phonons and Photons through Optomechanical Interactions
  • Scott Diddams, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited States 
    Infrared Optical Frequency Comb Generation with Nonlinear Ultrafast Photonics
  • Thomas Frost, Infinera CorporationUnited States 
    Integrated PICs (InP)
  • Hairun Guo, Shanghai UniversityChina 
    Mid Infrared Frequency Combs via Coherent Dispersive Wave Generation in Nanophotonic Waveguides
  • Jae Jang, Columbia UniversityUnited States 
    Synchronization of Coupled Optical Microresonators
  • Mona Jarrahi, University of California Los AngelesUnited States 
    Terahertz Photomixer
  • Gordon Keeler, Defense Advanced Res Projects AgencyUnited States 
    DARPA's View on Integrated Photonics: Present and Future
  • Umar Khan, Ghent University, INTECBelgium 
    Parameter Extraction, Variability Analysis and Yield Prediction of the Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Jonathan Klamkin, University of California Santa BarbaraUnited States 
    Laser Integration Technologies for Silicon Photonics
  • Alan Lenef, Osram Sylvania Inc.United States 
    Light Extraction from Nano-photonic Structures on LED Pumped-luminescent Converters
  • Mo Li, University of WashingtonUnited States 
    GHz Integrated Acousto-optics
  • Yuhwa Lo, University of California San DiegoUnited States 
    Biophotonics, Lab on a Chip
  • Maria Jose' Lo Faro, Universita degli Studi di CataniaItaly 
    Silicon Nanowires for Photonics, Photovoltaics and Sensing
  • Cefe Lopez, Consejo Sup Investigaciones CientificasSpain 
    Materials Aspects of Disorder Self-assembled Structures
  • Milan Mashanovitch, Freedom Photonics, LLCUnited States 
    Advanced Photonic Components for Microwave Photonics Applications
  • Stuart May, University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom 
    Integrated AlGaAs Devices for Non-linear Applications
  • Zetian Mi, University of MichiganUnited States 
    III-nitride Nanocrystal Surface Emitting Laser Diodes
  • Jelena Notaros, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States 
    Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond
  • Scott Papp, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited States 
    Kerr-microresonator Frequency Combs with Tantalum-pentoxide Nanophotonics
  • Alessia Pasquazi, University of SussexUnited Kingdom 
    Laser Cavity-solitons in Micro-resonators
  • Lorenzo Pavesi, Universita degli Studi di TrentoItaly 
    Classical and Quantum Integrated Silicon Photonics
  • Armando Rastelli, Johannes Kepler Universität LinzAustria 
    Highly Entangled Photon Pairs from Semiconductor Quantum Dots  
  • Jaime Rivas, Technische Universiteit EindhovenNetherlands 
    Extended Open Cavities for Polaritonic Devices
  • Meer Nazmus Sakib, McGill UniversityUnited States 
    1310 nm High-speed All-silicon Waveguide Photodetectors for Low-cost Photonic Integration
  • M. Ashkan Seyedi, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseUnited States 
    Overview of Silicon Photonics Components for Commercial DWDM Applications
  • Ripalta Stabile, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven 
    InP Photonic Devices for Neuromorphic Computing
  • Guan-Lin Su, University of California BerkeleyUnited States 
    A Heterogeneously-integrated III-V/silicon Interferometric Widely Tunable Laser
  • Mitsuru Takenaka, University of TokyoJapan 
    Si Hybrid MOS Capacitor for Efficient, Low-loss Optical Phase Modulation

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Committee

Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, United States, Chair
Marco Peccianti University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Chair

Lucia Caspani, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, Program Chair
Anna Tauke-Pedretti, Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, United States, Program Chair

Integrated Nonlinear & Quantum Optics

Sonia Garcia-Blanco, University of Twente, NetherlandsSubcommittee Chair
Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Matteo Clerici, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Kaoru Minoshima, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Peter T. Rakich, Yale University, United States
Martin Rochette, McGill University, Canada
Judith Su, University of Arizona, United States
Juan Sebastian Totero Gongora, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Integrated Photonics Applications
Benjamin YangGeorgia Tech Research Institute, United StatesSubcommittee Chair
Sarvagya Dwivedi, IMEC, United States
Wenhua Lin, Intel Corporation, United States
Duncan McFarlane, Southern Methodist University, United States
Masahiro Nada, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, NTT, Japan
Jo Shien Ng, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Anna Nikiel, PhotonDelta, Netherlands
Nathalie Vermeulen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Jade Wang, MIT-Lincoln Labs, United States
Sanja Zlatanovic, SPAWAR, United States

New Materials for Photonics
Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Marcelo DavancoNational Inst. of Standards & Technology, United States
Madis Raukas, Osram, Sylvania
Luca Sapienza, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Sahar Sharifzadeh, Boston University, United States
Heayoung Yoon, University of Utah, United States
Nanfang Yu, Columbia University, United States

Photonic Devices
Shamsul Arafin, Ohio State University, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Haisheng Rong, Intel Corporation, United States
Nicola Calabretta, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Brian Corbett, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
Patrick Lo Guo-Qiang, IME, Singapore
Stefano Palomba, School of Physics - University of Sydney, Australia
Noelia Vico Trivino, IBM Research, Switzerland
Laurent Vivien, Universite de Paris-Sud XI, France
Ang Kah Wee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yuanmu Yang, Tsinghua University, China

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Plenary Session

Keren Bergman

Columbia University, USA

Empowering Flexible and Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics

The explosive growth in data analytics applications that rely on machine and deep learning techniques are seismically changing the landscape of high performance architectures. Driven by these applications, systems' performance is increasingly bottlenecked by the energy and communications costs of interconnecting the numerous heterogeneous compute and memory resources. Recent advances in integrated silicon photonics offer the opportunity of embedding optical connectivity that directly delivers high off-chip communication bandwidth densities with low power consumption. This talk will review these advances and introduce the concept of embedded photonics for addressing data-movement challenges in high-performance systems. Beyond alleviating the bandwidth/energy bottlenecks, embedded photonics can enable new disaggregated architectures that leverage the distance independence of optical transmission. We will discuss how the envisioned modular system interconnected by a unified photonic fabric can be flexibly composed to create custom architectures tailored for specific applications.

About the Speaker

Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where she also serves as the Scientific Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative. Professor Bergman received a BS from Bucknell University in 1988, and a MS in 1991 and a PhD in 1994 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all in electrical engineering. At Columbia, Bergman leads the Lightwave Research Laboratory encompassing multiple cross-disciplinary programs at the intersection of computing and photonics. Bergman serves on the Leadership Council of the American Institute of Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics leading projects that support the institute's silicon photonics manufacturing capabilities and Datacom applications. She is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Photonics Engineering Award and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and IEEE.

Sarah Kurtz

University of California Merced and NREL, USA

A New Era for Solar Electricity

The solar electricity industry has grown so big that it is now bumping up against limits of growth: In 2017, the net expansion of solar electricity generating capacity was greater than the combined net growth of fossil fuel and nuclear electricity generating capacity. As the industry works through a turning point, the technology continues to mature, with the optical design of solar cells becoming increasingly important.

About the Speaker

Sarah Kurtz obtained her doctorate in 1985 from Harvard University and has worked since then at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in Golden, Colorado. She is known for her contributions to developing multijunction, GaInP/GaAs solar cells, supporting the Concentrator Photovoltaic (PV) industry, and, more recently, her work with PV performance and reliability.  Her work has been recognized with a jointly received Dan David Prize in 2007 and the Cherry Award in 2012. She has now moved to the University of California Merced, where she is excited to be a small part of California's adoption of renewable energy.

Bryan Robinson

MIT Lincoln Lab, USA

Next-generation Space-based Laser Communications

Recent successful demonstrations have proven that free-space optical communications (FSOC) are possible and capable of exceeding the performance of traditional radio frequency space communications links. Rapid advancement of optical communications technology, driven by developments in the fiber telecommunications industry, will enable revolutionary future space communications systems. This plenary presentation will review the current state of the art for free-space optical communications and discuss efforts underway to provide new operational capabilities.

About the Speaker

Bryan Robinson is the associate leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. For the past decade, Dr. Robinson has led efforts to develop and demonstrate free-space laser communications systems. He was the lead systems engineer for the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (2009-2014), where he helped architect the laser communication system, oversaw development of the space and ground terminals, and led the system operations for NASA's first successful demonstration of high-rate laser communications from space. Today he leads a variety of follow-on efforts to develop enabling laser communications capabilities for future near-Earth and deep-space missions, including NASA's human exploration efforts on the International Space Station and the upcoming Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle.

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Special Events

Congress Reception - A Culinary Tour of San Francisco

Monday, 29 July 2019, 18:30 – 20:00
Grand Peninsula D

Join us for a Culinary Tour of San Francisco at the Congress Reception. Tickets for this event are included in the registration fee for Technical Attendees. Additional guest tickets can be purchased for US$ 75.

Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, 30 July, 12:30 - 14:00
Bayside Room

This program will provide a unique opportunity for students and early career professionals, who are close to finishing or who have recently finished their doctorate degree, to interact with experienced researchers. Key industry and academic leaders in the community will be matched for each student based on the student's preference or similarity of research interests. Students interested in all career paths – from those seeking an academic position, to those wishing to start a technology business, to those interested in government/public service, to those looking to translate their benchwork skills to product development – are encouraged to apply.  Students will have an opportunity to discuss their ongoing research and career plans with their mentor, while mentors will share their professional journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is complimentary for OSA Members and space is limited. Not all who apply will be able to attend due to space limitations and priority will be given to those who have most recently or are close to graduation.

Hosted by OSA Foundation 

Workshop: Hands-on Introduction to Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Optical Networks

Wednesday, 31 July, 12:30 – 14:00 (time subject to change)
Bayside Room


Organizers: Carlos Natalino Silva and Marija Furdek, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Please note, participants must supply their own laptop and install the development tools utilized during the tutorial prior to attending this workshop. If you have any questions or issues while installing the platform necessary to follow this hands-on tutorial, please email carlos.natalino@chalmers.se directly.

In this workshop/tutorial, the audience will be guided through the first steps necessary for applying data analytics and machine learning to optical networks. We will begin with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of data analytics and machine learning. We will then focus on representative optical networking use cases suitable for the application of machine learning. Using the available development tools (e.g., Jupyter Lab), the attendees will be encouraged to explore a previously defined dataset using their laptops. The workshop will enable the participants to perform data importing and selection (e.g., removing samples with missing features), as well as visualizing the dataset characteristics. Normalization techniques will be discussed and applied to the dataset. Then, the attendees will explore the correlation between the different features of the dataset. An unsupervised learning algorithm will be applied to the dataset, followed by a supervised learning algorithm that will build upon the information learned from the unsupervised approach. The tutorial will be concluded with an interactive discussion on the remaining challenges and ideas for extensions.

Congress Banquet (Separate Fee Required)

Wednesday, 31 July, 18:30 – 20:30 (time subject to change)
Domenico Winery, San Carlos, CA

Enjoy the evening with your fellow colleagues amid the aromas of wine aging in French oak barrels at the Congress Banquet. This boutique winery specializes in “Cal-Italia” varietals such as Primitivo, Barbera, and Sangiovese. Come enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal with your colleagues! Tickets can be purchased for US $85.

Guided  Google Campus Tour(Separate Fee Required)

Friday, 2 August, 10:00 - 12:00
Google Campus, Mountain View

Thanks to Shuang Yin and Jusue Kuri of Google and members of the NETWORKS Program Committee, 40 attendees will have the opportunity to visit Google Headquarters on Friday, 2 August from 10:00 – 12:00. The visit will include a Google Visitor Center tour, Google Campus tour, and a Google Onsite Merchant Store visit. The expected duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours. Buses will depart the hotel at 09:20, 40 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

Seats are filling up fast for this special event. The cost to attend is $20. If you would like to purchase a ticket please log into your registration and add it as an optional item. You will be asked to enter your confirmation number.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, 31 July. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email kmaclure@osa.org.

For all the Google Tour photos, please visit here.

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Special Sessions

Symposium: A Light in Digital Darkness: Optical Wireless Communications to Connect the Unconnected

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
Grand Peninsula EF

The role of Internet and Communication Technology (ICT) in bringing about a revolution in almost all aspects of human life needs no introduction. It is indeed a well-known fact that the transmission of information at a rapid pace has transformed all spheres of human life such as education, health, and economy to name a few. Despite this tremendous advantages that come with ICT, it is a fact that almost 4 billion people in the world are still “unconnected or under-connected” or suffer from the “digital/connectivity divide,” a term coined in order to emphasize the lack of communications infrastructure in many parts of the world. In this symposium, top experts will offer ways to provide high speed connectivity in rural areas along with efficient and cost-effective backhauling methods for rural traffic. In particular, Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC)-based solutions for both: (i) integrated satellite-airborne-ground networks providing global coverage and connectivity and (ii) terrestrial mesh/multi-hop directive networks connecting far-flung regions of the state will be discussed and debated.

Moderator: Hany El-Gala, University at Albany – State University of New York (SUNY), USA

Speakers:

Title: Smart Villages: When Affordablity Meets Connectivity
Mohamed-Slim Alouini (Fellow IEEE), KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Title:  Loon's SDN and its Applicability in Stratospheric and Satellite Network Operations
Brian Barritt, Loon, USA

Title:  Free-space Optical Communications (FSOC) for Connectivity in the Emerging World
Baris I. Erkmen, X, USA

Title:  Connectivity for the Unconnected Population
Hamid Hemmati, Facebook Inc., USA

Title: THz and Photonic Seamless Networks for Easy-deployable High-speed Access
Tetsuya Kawanishi, Waseda University, Japan

Title: Issues Relevant to Implementing All-optical Technologies for Free-space Optical Wireless Communications Global Internet Connectivity in Remote Places
Arun K. Majumdar, Colorado State University-Pueblo, USA

Title: Development of Hybrid High-throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications System with Optical Feeder Links for the Next Generation Satellite Communications
Morio Toyoshima, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Quantum Technologies Symposium

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 08:00 - 16:00
Grand Peninsula EF

Quantum technology is maturing, with fields like quantum computing and quantum key distribution approaching commercialization. First quantum computers are being made available to the general public and quantum key distribution systems are being deployed. Quantum computers promise a significant increase in the speed at which complex mathematical problems can be solved. As a result, numerous classical encryption algorithms used in telecommunication are in danger of being easily broken. Next to “post-quantum cryptography”, quantum key distribution (QKD) has been proposed as a solution to ensure secure communication in the era of quantum computing. Most systems shown so far are laboratory prototypes to prove the general concept and to build first QKD links, whose stringent requirements for a successful deployment in commercial networks are yet to be addressed. Transforming QKD into a widely deployable technology entails major challenges that require close interaction between the quantum and the telecommunications community. The long history and deep knowledge of classical communication principles from the latter group can support the commercialization of the theoretical findings of the former, leading to more elegant and simpler solutions for future quantum systems.

This symposium will provide an introduction to quantum technologies and a platform to improve collaboration and understanding between the classical communication community and the quantum community. Quantum researchers, classical communication researchers and telecome operators will provide  a broad range of insights.

Chairs & Speakers

Chairs:

Marija Furdek, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan Kista, Sweden
David Hillerkuss, Huawei Technologies, Germany

Keynote Speaker:

Alexander Ling, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore (Keynote)
Quantum Key Distribution and Miniaturization of Quantum Systems

Part One:

Qiang Zhang, Univ of Science and Technology of China, China (Tutorial)
Quantum Key Distribution

Part Two:

Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA
Quantum Photonics

Daniel J. Blumenthal, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Ultra-low Loss Waveguide Platforms for Integration of Quantum Circuits

Imran Khan, InfiniQuant, Germany
Commercialization of QKD

John Gariano and Ivan B. Djordjevic, University of Arizona, USA
SKR Improvement for an Entanglement Assisted BB84 FSO System Using Adaptive Optics

Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
High-dimensional Quantum Communication in Optical Fibres Using Spatial States​

Part Three:

Andrew Lord, British Telecom, IK
QKD and its Application in Future Telecoms Networks

Tobias Eriksson, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan 
Challenges in Parallel Operation of Quantum Key Distribution and Data Transmission

Akihisa Tomita, Hokkaido University, Japan
A Long-term Secure Data Transmission and Storage Network Based on Quantum Key Distribution

Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Pushing Boundaries of Quantum Secured Networking: Towards a Fully Dynamic Quantum Secured Optical Network

Vicente Martin, Politechnical University of Madrid, Spain
The Madrid Quantum Network: A Quantum-classical Integrated Infrastructure

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Best Student Paper Prize

Congratulations to the 2019 Advanced Photonics Best Student Paper Prize Recipients

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics

1st: Qianhuan Yu, High-Responsivity Photodiodes Heterogeneously Integrated on Silicon Nitride Waveguides
2nd: Victoria Rosborough, Monolithic Integration of Widely-Tunable DBR and DFB Lasers with One-Step Grating Formation
3rd: Abu Naim Rakib Ahmed, Electro-Optically Tunable Modified Racetrack Resonator in Hybrid Si3N4-LiNbO3

Novel Optical Materials and Applications

1st: Alireza Shahsafi, Decoupling of temperature and thermal radiation
2nd: Evan Wang, Realization of Topology-Optimized Multilayer Metasurfaces
3rd: Kyun Kyu Kim, Transparent Wearable 3D touch: Self-generated Multiscale Structure Engineered by Laser-induced Thermal Gradient

Optical Devices and Materials for Solar Energy and Solid-state Lighting

Shared 1st:
Raphael Schmager, Nanophotonic perovskite thin-film solar cells by thermal nano-imprint lithography
Woochan Lee, Down-conversion based near-infrared organic light-emitting diodes with high efficiency and low roll-off
Eryn Fenning, Planar Light Guide Concentrators for Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Signal Processing in Photonic Communications

1st: Erik Borjeson, Towards FPGA Emulation of Fiber-Optic Channels for Deep-BER Evaluation of DSP Implementations
2nd: Saikrishna Reddy Konatham, GHz-speed Tracking of the Frequency Spectrum of Complex Continuous Waveforms through Photonic Analog Processing
3rd: Arnaud Dumenil, Low-Complexity PDL-Resilient Signaling Design

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