Photonic Networks and Devices


Photonic devices and networking concepts that drive future network scaling and performance for next-generation applications.

NETWORKS bring together researchers and engineers from various communities that intersect in today's applications that require photonic networks. The new applications and network architectures will both drive and utilize innovations in optical transmission and photonic devices. Growing demands for bandwidth, flexibility, programmability, resilience, low cost, high integration, high functionality, low power consumption, and small footprint require novel solutions in photonic networks and devices. New management paradigms in the framework of software-defined networking are needed for efficient and dynamic programmability of virtualized network resources. The meeting focuses at fostering research that supports the future scaling and performance requirements of emerging applications, including spectrally and spatially multiplexed systems, data center and data-center interconnection, cloud infrastructure, and content delivery.

View the topic categories.

Committee Members

  • David Caplan, MIT Lincoln Lab, United StatesChair
  • Marija Furdek, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan Kista, SwedenChair
  • Marco Fiorentino, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Nick Parsons, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis, Inc, United KingdomProgram Chair
  • Domenico Siracusa, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, ItalyProgram Chair
  • Hitesh Ballani, Microsoft Corp, United Kingdom
  • Isabella Cerutti, Nokia Bell Labs, Italy
  • Michael Eiselt, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany
  • Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
  • David Geisler, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, United States
  • Hiroshi Hasegawa, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Admela Jukan, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Josue Kuri, Google, United States
  • Paulo Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • Wenda Ni, Pleora Technologies Inc, Canada
  • João Pedro, Infinera, Portugal
  • Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs, France
  • Benjamin Puttnam, National Inst Info & Comm Tech (NICT), Japan
  • George Rouskas, North Carolina State University, United States
  • Gangxiang Shen, Soochow University, China
  • Salvatore Spadaro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Ctr Tecnològic de Telecom de Catalunya, Spain
  • Anna Tzanakaki, University of Athens, Greece
  • Michael Vasilyev, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
  • Shuang Yin, Google, United States
  • Zuqing Zhu, Univ of Science and Technology of China, China


David Caplan

MIT Lincoln Lab, United States

Marija Furdek

Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan Kista, Sweden

Marco Fiorentino

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United States
Program Chair

Nick Parsons

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis, Inc, United Kingdom
Program Chair

Domenico Siracusa

Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

Corporate Sponsor

American Elements