02 July 2018 – 05 July 2018 ETH Zurich, Zürich, Zurich Switzerland

Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics


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 2018 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 photonics for high precision applications such as frequency combs, electro-optic oscillators. 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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Committee Members

Jonathan Klamkin, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Program Chairs
Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, USA
Marco Peccianti, University of Sussex, UK

Photonic Devices
Anna Tauke-Pedretti, Sandia National Laboratories, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Shamsul Arafin, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Meredith Hutchinson, Naval Research Lab, USA
Di Liang, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Sasa Ristic, McGill University, Canada
Jonathan Roth, Juniper Networks, USA
Koji Takeda, NTT, Japan
Benjamin Yang, Georgia Tech Research Inst., USA

Integrated Photonic Applications
Pascual Muñoz, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, Subcommittee Chair
Giampiero Contestabile, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Michael Geiselmann, LiGenTec SA, Switzerland
Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
Richard Penty, University of Cambridge, UK
Leo Spiekman, Aeon Corp., USA
Kevin Williams, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

Integrated High Precision Photonics
Lucia Caspani, University of Strathclyde, UK, Subcommittee Chair
Ladan Arissian, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Matteo Clerici, University of Glasgow, UK
Sonia Garcia-Blanco, University of Twente, Netherlands
Kaoru Minoshima, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Martin Rochette, McGill University, Canada
Judith Su, University of Arizona, College of Optical Science, USA
Alexander Szameit, Universität Rostock, Germany

New Materials for Photonics
Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Jacopo Bertolotti, University of Exeter, UK
Marcelo Davanco, NIST, USA
Luca Sapienza, University of Southampton, UK
Lei Tian, Boston University, USA
Heayoung Yoon, University of Utah, USA
Nanfang Yu, Columbia University, USA


Jonahtan Klamkin

Jonathan Klamkin, University of California, Santa Barbara
United States

Yoshiaki Nakano

Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo

Andreas Beling

Andreas Beling, University of Virginia
United States
Program Chair

Marco Peccianti

Marco Peccianti, University of Sussex
United Kingdom
Program Chair


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