13 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)
 
08 August 2020

This OSA Meeting was presented in an all virtual, web conference format.

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Monday, 13 July

All Times are Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

8:00 - 10:00 (UTC - 04:00)

    Joint Plenary Session I (JM1A)
    Presider: Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    8:00 - 9:00
    New Frontiers in Nonlinear Integrated Circuits (JM1A.1)
    Presenter: Benjamin Eggleton, University of Sydney

    My talk will overview major achievements with emphasis on hybrid circuits that combine high nonlinearity with CMOS functionality for high-performance and advanced functionality as well as massively reducing the size, weight and power requirements.

    Authors:Benjamin Eggleton, University of Sydney

    9:00 - 10:00
    Advanced Photonics for Quantum Technologies (JM1A.2)
    Presenter: Ian Walmsley, Imperial College London

    Hybrid light-matter networks offer the promise for delivering robust quantum information processing technologies, from sensor arrays to quantum simulators.

    Authors:Ian Walmsley, Imperial College London


10:00 - 10:30 (UTC - 04:00)

10:30 - 12:30 (UTC - 04:00)

    Photonics for Processing and Computation (IM2A)
    Presider: Benjamin Yang, Georgia Tech Research Institute

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Integrated Photonic Synaptic Interconnect Processor for Acceleration of Deep Neural Network Training (IM2A.1)
    Presenter: Roger Dangel, IBM Research Europe - Zurich

    Our neuromorphic work on analog photonic synaptic signal processing relies on holographically induced refractive index gratings in a photorefractive III/V layer on silicon photonics to boost training performance and efficiency of Neural Networks.

    Authors:Roger Dangel, IBM Research Europe - Zurich / Folkert Horst, IBM Research Europe - Zurich / Bert Offrein, IBM Research Europe - Zurich


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    11:00 - 11:30
    Silicon Photonics for AI hardware (IM2A.2)
    Presenter: Bhavin Shastri, Queen's University

    Neuromorphic photonic co-processors promise improvements in both speed and energy efficiency over purely digital electronic approaches. We will provide an overview of silicon photonic systems for deep learning inference and in situ training.

    Authors:Bhavin Shastri, Queen's University / Bicky Marquez, Queen's University / Matthew Filipovich, Queen's University / Zhimu Guo, Queen's University / Emma Howard, Queen's University / Hugh Morison, Queen's University / Alexander Tait, Princeton University / Chaoran Huang, Princeton University / Thomas Ferreira de Lima, Princeton University / Paul Prucnal, Princeton University


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    11:30 - 12:00
    Integrated Microwave Photonic Advances for Photonic Signal Processing and Sensing (IM2A.3)
    Presenter: Robert Minasian, University of Sydney

    Integrated microwave photonics offers new paradigms for processing signals. Recent advances are presented, including tunable microwave photonic filters, multi-function processors, and photonic sensing systems for high-performance signal processing.

    Authors:Robert Minasian, University of Sydney / Xiaoke Yi, University of Sydney


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    12:00 - 12:15
    Intelligent edge processing with photonic multilevel memory (IM2A.4)
    Presenter: Volker Sorger, George Washington University

    Here we demonstrate an on-chip programmable multi-level non-volatile photonic memory used as node in a photonic neural network that effortlessly perform inference at the edge of the network as a passive and reprogrammable filter.

    Authors:Mario Miscuglio, George Washington University / Jiawei Meng, George Washington University / Omer Yesiliurt, Purdue University / Yifei Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Ludmila J. Prokopeva, Purdue University / Armin Mehrabian, George Washington University / Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Alexander V. Kildishev, Purdue University / Volker Sorger, George Washington University

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    12:15 - 12:30
    Optimization of a Silicon Micro-Ring Resonator for Photonic Reservoir Computing (IM2A.5)
    Presenter: Sourav Dev, Technische Universität Dresden

    A silicon micro-ring resonator used for providing both nonlinearity and delay for photonic reservoir computing (RC) is optimized. We have evaluated how different design parameters affect RC equalization performances of optical transmission systems.

    Authors:Sourav Dev, Technische Universität Dresden / Shi Li, Kiel University / Stephan Pachnicke, Kiel University / Kambiz Jamshidi, Technische Universität Dresden

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    Nonlinear Effects in Fibers (NpM2D)
    Presider: Amol Choudhary, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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    10:30 - 10:45
    Low-Energy-Threshold Deep-Ultraviolet Generation in a Gas-Filled Single-Ring Hollow-Core Fiber (NpM2D.1)
    Presenter: Xiong Daiqi, NTU

    We demonstrate low-energy-threshold deep-ultraviolet generation in a gas-filled single-ring hollow-core fiber. We scale down the fiber through tapering to reduce the mode area and trigger the onset of deep-ultraviolet emission with a sub-200-nJ pump.

    Authors:Xiong Daiqi, NTU / JIAQI LUO, NTU

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    10:45 - 11:00
    Efficient Wavelength Conversion in SF6- and CF4-Filled Hollow-Core Fibers (NpM2D.2)
    Presenter: Amiel Ishaaya, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

    We investigate Raman conversion of ns pulses in hollow-core fibers pressurized with Sulfur-hexafluoride (SF6) and Tetrafluoromethane (CF4) gases. We obtain conversion efficiency to the first Stokes of 55.7% and 45.4% with SF6 and CF4, respectively.

    Authors:Shahar Edelstein, Ben Gurion University of the Negev / Amiel Ishaaya, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

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    11:00 - 11:30
    Opto-mechanics of standard and multi-core fibers (NpM2D.3)
    Presenter: Avi Zadok, Bar-Ilan University

    Nonlinear interactions between guided optical and acoustic waves are studied in standard and multi-core fibers. Examples include distributed sensing of media beyond the cladding and coating, crosstalk among cores, and radio-frequency oscillators.

    Authors:Avi Zadok, Bar-Ilan University


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    11:30 - 11:45
    Broadband Tuning of Polarization Modulation Instability in Microstructured Optical Fiber through Thermal Heating (NpM2D.4)
    Presenter: Abraham Loredo-Trejo, Universidad de Valencia

    Broadband tuning of polarization modulation instability in microstructured optical fibers is reported. Tunability is achieved by simultaneous birefringence-dispersion changes through thermal heating. 906 cm-1 frequency tunability range is attained.

    Authors:Abraham Loredo-Trejo, Universidad de Valencia / Antonio Díez, Universidad de Valencia / Enrique Silvestre, Universidad de Valencia / Miguel V. Andres, Universidad de Valencia

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    11:45 - 12:00
    Spectral Self-Imaging Using a Nonlinear Time-Lens with a Discrete Multilevel Quadratic Pump (NpM2D.5)
    Presenter: Manuel Fernández, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

    Spectral self-imaging is induced on a frequency comb using a novel power-efficient XPM-based time-lens design. We demonstrate FSR division factors of 12 requiring pump powers 6 dB below that for the conventional parabolic time-lens.

    Authors:Manuel Fernández, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique / Luis Romero Cortés, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique / Laureano Bulus-Rossini, Instituto Balseiro (UNCuyo-CNEA) / Pablo Costanzo-Caso, Instituto Balseiro (UNCuyo-CNEA) / Jose Azana, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

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    12:00 - 12:15
    Nonlinear fiber propagation of partially coherent fields exhibiting temporal correlations (NpM2D.6)
    Presenter: Christophe Finot, Universite de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

    Using photonic differentiator applied on a partially coherent field, we generate two correlated temporal waveforms and study their correlation properties upon nonlinear propagation along the two orthogonal polarization axis of an optical fiber.

    Authors:Frederic Audo, Universite de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté / Hervé Rigneault, Institut Fresnel / Christophe Finot, Universite de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

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    12:15 - 12:30
    Manipulating dispersive waves in a normal dispersion fiber ring resonator driven by optical pulses (NpM2D.7)
    Presenter: Yiqing Xu, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies

    We experimentally study the phase matching condition of dispersive waves in a pulse-pumped normal dispersion ring resonator. The frequency shift of the dispersive waves strongly depends on the pump synchronization yielding tunable broadband combs.

    Authors:Yiqing Xu, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies / Alexander Sharples, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies / Julien Fatome, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne / Stephane Coen, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies / Miro Erkintalo, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies / Stuart Murdoch, The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies

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    Quantum Effects in Nonlinear Media (IPR/NP Joint Session) (JM2E)
    Presider: Paulina Kuo, National Inst of Standards & Technology

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    10:30 - 10:45
    Revealing Arnold’s Tongues in Photon-pair Generation and Quantum Frequency Conversion (JM2E.1)
    Presenter: Andriy Gorbach, University of Bath

    We show that the widely-accepted theory of photon-pair generation via spontaneous down-conversion (SPDC) in nonlinear optical crystals and waveguides is incomplete, as it fails to account for the important physical phenomenon of parametric resonances

    Authors:Philip Main, University of Bath / Peter Mosley, University of Bath / Andriy Gorbach, University of Bath

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    10:45 - 11:00
    Engineering Photon Pair Generation in Microstructured Liquid-Core Fibers (JM2E.2)
    Presenter: Mina Afsharnia, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    We show theoretically that microstructured optical fibers filled with nonlinear liquids are capable of generating photon-pairs with highly tunable properties, suitable for applications in quantum spectroscopy and as sources of heralded single photons

    Authors:Mina Afsharnia, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Zhouping Lyu, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Sina Saravi, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Ramona Scheibinger, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Kay Schaarschmidt, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Jasleen Lugani, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Markus Schmidt, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Thomas Pertsch, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Frank Setzpfandt, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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    11:00 - 11:30
    Gas-Pressure-Tunable Photon-Pair Generation in Sub-Micron Suspended-Core Fibres (JM2E.3)
    Presenter: Nicolas Joly, MPI for the Science of Light

    Four-wave mixing in Ar-filled sub-micron suspended-core fibres is used to generate spectrally tunable entangled photon pairs. A continuous shift of 0.30 THz/bar is measured for the generated sidebands with a coincidence-to-accidental ratio over 104.

    Authors:Nicolas Joly, MPI for the Science of Light / Jonas Hammer, MPI for the Science of Light / Daniel Haeupl, MPI for the Science of Light / Riccardo Pennetta, MPI for the Science of Light / Philip Russell, MPI for the Science of Light / Maria Chekhova, MPI for the Science of Light


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    11:30 - 12:00
    Polarization-entangled Photon Pairs From a Single Molecule (JM2E.4)
    Presenter: Ilja Gerhardt, Max Planck Inst for Solid State Research

    Single molecules can be used as bright, narrow-band and quasi-ideal single photon sources. The generated photons are ideal for various applications. Here, I will outline the generation of polarization entangled photon pairs from a single molecule.


    Authors:Ilja Gerhardt, Max Planck Inst for Solid State Research


    Invited
    12:00 - 12:15
    Quantum Peregrine Soliton Generation (JM2E.5)
    Presenter: Giulia Marcucci, University of Ottawa

    Nonlinear quantum optics describes rogue wave emergence in faint light propagation through Kerr media. We apply phase-space methods to the quantum nonlinear Schrödinger equation to show that the generation efficiency increases at low photon
    numbers.

    Authors:Giulia Marcucci, University of Ottawa / Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa / Claudio Conti, ISC - CNR

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    12:15 - 12:30
    Terahertz Hyperspectral Microscopy via Nonlinear Ghost Imaging (JM2E.6)
    Presenter: Juan Sebastian Totero Gongora, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex

    We demonstrate a Terahertz Ghost-Imaging technique combining nonlinear pattern generation and single-pixel Time-Domain-Spectroscopy (TDS) detection. Our technique allows reconstructing the morphology and spectral features of subwavelength samples.

    Authors:Juan Sebastian Totero Gongora, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Luana Olivieri, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Luke Peters, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Vittorio Cecconi, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Antonio Cutrona, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Jacob Tunesi, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Robyn Tucker, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Alessia Pasquazi, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex / Marco Peccianti, EPic Laboratory, University of Sussex

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    Nano-photonics (NoM2C)
    Presider: Orad Reshef, University of Ottawa

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    10:30 - 11:15
    Dielectric Nanocavities by Coherent Design for Single Emitters and 2d-materials Emission Control (NoM2C.1)
    Presenter: Riccardo Sapienza, Imperial College London

    Abstract not available.
    Biography not available.

    Authors:Riccardo Sapienza, Imperial College London


    Tutorial
    11:15 - 11:45
    Design of Nanophotonic Structures with Tunable Emissivity (NoM2C.2)
    Presenter: Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California

    We have studied the design of microphotonic devices based on vanadium dioxide to provide temperature-tunable thermal emissivity. Broadband tuning can be achieved by planar or micro particle structures, while narrowband tuning employs metallic gratings.

    Authors:Michelle Povinelli, University of Southern California


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    11:45 - 12:15
    Impact of Landau Damping on Optical Field Enhancement in Plasmonic Nanostructures (NoM2C.3)
    Presenter: Gregory Sun, University of Massachusetts Boston

    We show that even in the perfect world where one could eliminate all “bulk” ohmic loss of any metal, the optical enhancement would never be “perfect”, but be limited by the Landau damping.

    Authors:Gregory Sun, University of Massachusetts Boston


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    12:15 - 12:30
    Tuneable Optical Properties in Al2O3/TiO2 Nanocomposites Fabricated by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) (NoM2C.4)
    Presenter: Pallabi Paul, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

    Al2O3/TiO2 nanocomposites were developed by ALD to tailor both optical properties and bandgap of heterostructures. Presence of quantum confinement phenomenon is observed when the thickness of TiO2 film is comparable to Bohr radius.

    Authors:Pallabi Paul, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany / Md. Golam Hafiz, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany / Andreas Tünnermann, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany / Adriana Szeghalmi, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

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    Optical Networks (NeM2B)
    Presider: Nick Parsons, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis, Inc

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Perspectives and Challenges on the Next Generation of Autonomous Networks (NeM2B.1)
    Presenter: David Boertjes, Ciena Corporation

    Multi-layer automation is a promising way to increase network capacity. This includes flexible photonic technologies which can introduce blind spots in network reconfiguration. Instrumentation is an emerging trend aimed at solving this issue.

    Authors:David Boertjes, Ciena Corporation


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    11:00 - 11:30
    Recent Advances in Quantum Key Distribution over Software-Defined Optical Mesh Networks for 5G Applications (NeM2B.2)
    Presenter: Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol

    This talk will discuss technological challenges and solutions for creating a quantum secured 5G network supporting dynamic and on-demand secured network service provisioning

    Authors:Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol


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    11:30 - 11:45
    A Novel Optical Wireless Data Center Network Architecture Based on Passive Diffractive Optics and Fast Tunable Transmitters (NeM2B.3)
    Presenter: Shaojuan Zhang, TU/e

    We present a novel optical wireless DCN using passive diffractive optics and fast tunable transmitters. Results show that our concept can interconnect 10240 servers with crosstalk free 1.1nm bandwidth and <6dB power loss per link.

    Authors:Shaojuan Zhang, TU/e / Nicola Calabretta, TU/e / Eduward TANGDIONGGA, TU/e

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    11:45 - 12:30
    Coherent Subcarrier Aggregation from Metro into Deep Access Networks: Are There Applications Beyond 5G? (NeM2B.4)
    Presenter: David Welch, Infinera Corporation

    Optical networks have been designed with point-to-point bookended transceivers resulting in networks built on muxponders. XR optics, a point-to-multipoint optical technology break this architectural barrier, enabling the next generation of low cost operational simplicity.
    Biography not available.

    Authors:David Welch, Infinera Corporation


    Tutorial

    Inorganic LEDs and III/V Solar Cells (PvM2G)
    Presider: Ray-Hua Horng, NCTU National Chiao Tung University

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Numerical Simulation of carrier injection efficiency in III-nitride light emitting diodes (PvM2G.1)
    Presenter: Bernd Witzigmann, Universitat Kassel

    A model for carrier injection efficiency of III-nitride based light emitters with multiple quantum wells is described.
    As combination of semi-classical and quantum transport, it matches a wide range of experimental LED data
    for solid-state lighting.

    Authors:Bernd Witzigmann, Universitat Kassel / Friedhard Roemer, Universitat Kassel


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    11:00 - 11:15
    Analysis on the Efficiency Droop of Deep-ultraviolet Emitting AlGaN Nanowires (PvM2G.2)
    Presenter: Jiaying Lu, McGill University

    Limited work has been focused on the efficiency droop in AlGaN UV light-emitting diodes. Herein, we analyzed recombination coefficients in the UV-emitting AlGaN nanowires, implying the dominant role of carrier transport in the efficiency droop.

    Authors:Jiaying Lu, McGill University / Yun Zhong, McGill University / Songrui Zhao, McGill University

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    11:15 - 11:30
    Highly Scattering Porous Films by Polymerization-induced Phase Separation and Application on Light-emitting Diodes (PvM2G.3)
    Presenter: Shudong Yu, South China University of Technology

    We adopt polymerization-induced phase separation to fabricate highly scattering porous films, which serve as a diffusing reflective layer for enhancing the optical efficiency of light emitting diode lamp.

    Authors:Shudong Yu, South China University of Technology / Junchi Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Kejian Wu, South China University of Technology / Yong Tang, South China University of Technology / Zongtao Li, South China University of Technology

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    11:30 - 11:45
    Spectral optimization for human-centric lighting using a genetic algorithm and a modified Monte Carlo method (PvM2G.4)
    Presenter: Wenye Hu, The University of Sydney

    The performance of two approaches, a genetic algorithm and a modified Monte Carlo method, for quickly optimizing spectra for desired chromaticity, luminous flux and circadian effect are compared when applied to a 10-channel LED system.

    Authors:Wenye Hu, The University of Sydney / Wendy Davis, The University of Sydney

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    11:45 - 12:00
    Comparative Analysis between Spectrally Tunable RGBW LED and Tunable White LED System for Implementation of Retrofit Circadian Lighting in Developing Nations (PvM2G.5)
    Presenter: Rohan Nag, Regent Lighting

    Comprehensive study of technical requirements necessary to establish and maintain circadian lighting in RGBW and tunable white LED system. Justification of selected model based on cost benefit analysis for implementation in mass retrofit applications

    Authors:Rohan Nag, Regent Lighting

      Paper
    12:00 - 12:15
    Subcell Segmentation for the Optimization of a
    Four-Subcell Multijunction Solar Cell Design (PvM2G.6)

    Presenter: Robert Hunter, SUNLAB, Centre for Research in Photonics

    Detailed balance calculation of subcell segmentation in the extension of the InGaP/InGaAs/Ge system to 4-subcell designs shows performance above the level of the standard optimal bandgap is achievable in conjunction with other practical advantages.

    Authors:Robert Hunter, SUNLAB, Centre for Research in Photonics / Christopher E Valdivia, SUNLAB, Centre for Research in Photonics / Laurier S Baribeau, SUNLAB, Centre for Research in Photonics / Karin Hinzer, SUNLAB, Centre for Research in Photonics

      Paper
    12:15 - 12:30
    Plasma Oscillations of Intermediate Bands in Highly Mismatched Alloys (PvM2G.7)
    Presenter: Hassan Allami, University of Ottawa

    Using a semi-analytical method, we show that plasmons in technologically important highly mismatched alloys behave differently than plasmons in standard metals and semiconductors. We focus on the scaling of plasma frequency with effective mass.

    Authors:Hassan Allami, University of Ottawa / Jacob Krich, University of Ottawa

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    All Optical Signal Processing (SpM2I)
    Presider: Neil Gonzalez, National University of Colombia

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    10:30 - 10:45
    Vector modes generation using efficient on-axis system (SpM2I.1)
    Presenter: Pascuala Garcia-Martinez, Universitat de València

    Arbitrary polarized vector beam modes are efficiently generated. We use two flicker-free liquid-crystal on silicon spatial light modulators in an on-axis common path architecture. Superpositions of vector modes are obtained with high light efficiency

    Authors:Pascuala Garcia-Martinez, Universitat de València / David Marco, Universidad Miguel Hernández / José Luís Martínez-Fuentes, Universidad Miguel Hernández / María del Mar Sánchez-López, Universidad Miguel Hernández / Ignacio Moreno, Universidad Miguel Hernández

      Paper
    10:45 - 11:00
    Reference Beam-Assisted Broadband Adaptive Optics Compensation for Atmospheric Turbulence on Orbital Angular Momentum Beams (SpM2I.2)
    Presenter: Haruya Kishimoto, Tokushima University

    We propose an adaptive compensation method for atmospheric turbulence on orbital angular momentum beams using coaxially propagating reference beam. Compensation performances are investigated regarding reference beam’s wavelength and azimuthal index.

    Authors:Haruya Kishimoto, Tokushima University / Noriyuki Sakashita, Tokushima University / Hiroki Kishikawa, Tokushima University / Nobuo Goto, Tokushima University / Shien-Kuei Liaw, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

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    11:00 - 11:30
    Machine Learning for Raman Amplifier Design (SpM2I.3)
    Presenter: Uiara de Moura, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

    A comprehensive discussion about the application of a machine learning tool to design Raman amplifiers is provided. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate its accuracy in achieving the desired gain profiles.

    Authors:Uiara de Moura, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet / Francesco Da Ros, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet / Ann Brusin, Politecnico di Torino / Andrea Carena, Politecnico di Torino / Darko Zibar, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


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    11:30 - 11:45
    Performance Analysis of All-Optical Clock Recovery for QPSK and 16QAM Signals (SpM2I.4)
    Presenter: Manas Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

    We investigate and analyze the performance of the fiber laser based all-optical clock recovery scheme for 20/40 Gbps NRZ-QPSK/16QAM signals in presence of dispersion and at high noise regimes as in practical links.

    Authors:Manas Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Madras / Lakshmi Narayanan Venkatasubramani, Indian Institute of Technology Madras / Balaji Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras / Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

      Paper
    11:45 - 12:00
    Low-distortion amplification of single channel QPSK/16QAM signals using SOA with HBeam (SpM2I.5)
    Presenter: Aneesh Sobhanan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

    We demonstrate 11 dB saturated gain from an SOA for single-channel 21 Gbaud QPSK and 16QAM signals with minimized phase distortion using a holding beam in the non-transparency wavelength.

    Authors:Aneesh Sobhanan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras / Mark Pelusi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology / Shu Namiki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology / Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

      Paper
    12:00 - 12:30
    (Withdrawn) Title to be determined (SpM2I.6)
    Presenter: Jose Jaramillo-Villegas, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

    Abstract to be provided

    Authors:Jose Jaramillo-Villegas, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira


    Invited

    Photonic Networks (PsM2F)
    Presider: Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Control of programmable photonic integrated meshes for free-space optics applications (PsM2F.1)
    Presenter: Francesco Morichetti, Politecnico di Milano

    We report on the automated control of self-configuring programmable photonics meshes employed for the manipulation of free-space optical beams. Applications include beam identification, phase front correction and transmission through scattering media

    Authors:Maziyar Milanizadeh, Politecnico di Milano / Tigers Jonuzi, Politecnico di Milano / Piero Borga, Politecnico di Milano / Fabio Toso, Politecnico di Milano / Giorgio Ferrari, Politecnico di Milano / Marco Smpietro, Politecnico di Milano / David A. B. Miller, Stanford University / Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano / Francesco Morichetti, Politecnico di Milano


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    11:00 - 11:15
    A Lightpath Provisioning Method Integrating Resource for Primary and Backup Paths in Content Delivery Network over Elastic Optical Networks (PsM2F.2)
    Presenter: Akihiro Fujimoto, Wakayama University

    We propose a lightpath provisioning method in coordination with content placement and deflection routing strategies to realize advanced video streaming services over elastic optical networks and demonstrate 83% improvement of blocking probability.

    Authors:Akihiro Fujimoto, Wakayama University / Yusuke Hirota, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology / Hideki Tode, Osaka Prefecture University

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    11:15 - 11:30
    A Design Space Exploration of the Flexspander Topology (PsM2F.3)
    Presenter: Min Yee Teh, Columbia University

    We present the design space exploration of the Flexspandertopology, which is a novel class of reconfigurable network topology. Our results show thatthe broad design space of Flexspander opens up more network-design choices for systemoperators.

    Authors:Min Yee Teh, Columbia University / Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company / Yanir London, Columbia University / Marco Fiorentino, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company / Luca Ramini, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company / Keren Bergman, Columbia University

      Paper
    11:30 - 11:45
    Broadcast and Select Reconfigurable Spatial Add Drop Multiplexer for Spatial Channel Ring Network (PsM2F.4)
    Presenter: Thubasa Ishikawa, Kagawa University

    We report a novel reconfigurable spatial add/drop multiplexer with a broadcast-and-select configuration for future spatial channel ring networks. A prototype is demonstrated using a 1×2 multicore-fiber splitter and a 1×2 core selective switch.

    Authors:Thubasa Ishikawa, Kagawa University / Takahiro Kodama, Kagawa University / Masahiko Jinno, Kagawa University

      Paper
    11:45 - 12:00
    Downside of wavelength assignment aware of intra-OXC add/drop contention in WDM networks (PsM2F.5)
    Presenter: Thierry Zami, Nokia Corporation

    We examine how the ultimate performance of WDM networks is affected when the wavelength assignment strategy aims at minimizing their number of colorless/directionless add/drop blocks, and so why contentionless optical node layout is preferable

    Authors:Thierry Zami, Nokia Corporation / Annalisa Morea, Nokia Corporation

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    Optical Fiber Sensors (SoM2H)
    Presider: Alexander Heidt, Universitat Bern

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Label-free Non-linear Imaging through a Multimode Fiber Endoscope (SoM2H.1)
    Presenter: Johanna Trägårdh, Institute of Scientific Instruments, AVCR

    A GRIN multimode fiber (125 μm diameter, 0.29 NA) is transformed into a laser scanning microscope using wave-front shaping on an SLM. We demonstrate label-free non-linear microscopy, namely coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) and SHG.

    Authors:Johanna Trägårdh, Institute of Scientific Instruments, AVCR / Tomas Pikálek, Institute of Scientific Instruments, AVCR / Angel Cifuentes, Institute of Scientific Instruments, AVCR / Tobias Meyer, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Denis Akimov, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Jurgen Popp, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Tomas Čizmár, Institute of Scientific Instruments, AVCR


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    11:00 - 11:15
    Conical Fiber Probe for Mechanical Stabilization of Microbubbles in Liquids. (SoM2H.2)
    Presenter: Jose Cruz, Universitat de Valencia

    We demonstrate that a cone pierced in a fiber tip can stabilize microbubles photothermally generated in liquids. Bubbles can stand and monitor pressure shocks over 3.3 bar with a sensitivity below 7 mbar.

    Authors:Jose Cruz, Universitat de Valencia / Josue Muñoz-Perez, Universidad Politécnica de Tulancingo / Miguel V. Andres, Universitat de Valencia / Jose Ortega-Mendoza, Universidad Politécnica de Tulancingo

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    11:15 - 11:30
    Measurement of the Electrostriction-Induced Refractive Index Modulation Using Long Period Fiber Gratings (SoM2H.3)
    Presenter: Luis Alberto Sánchez, Universidad de Valencia

    We report the measurement of the refractive index modulation in optical fibers generated by electrostrictively driven acoustic waves through the change in transmission in a long period fiber grating.

    Authors:Luis Alberto Sánchez, Universidad de Valencia / Antonio Díez, Universidad de Valencia / Jose Cruz, Universidad de Valencia / Miguel V. Andres, Universidad de Valencia

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    11:30 - 11:45
    Spatial Division Multiplexing of Acoustic Sensors Using 7-Core Optical Fiber (SoM2H.4)
    Presenter: Alexey Wolf, Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the SB RAS

    We use 7-core optical fiber containing Fabry-Perot interferometers for a spatial division multiplexing of acoustic sensors. The interferometers are inscribed in different cores of the fiber using the femtosecond point-by-point inscription technique.

    Authors:Alexey Wolf, Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the SB RAS / Viktor Simonov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the SB RAS / Alexandr Dostovalov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the SB RAS / Vadim Terentyev, Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the SB RAS / Sergey Babin, Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the SB RAS

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    11:45 - 12:00
    3D Numerical Analyses of Multimode Acoustic Coupling in Standard and Specialty Optical Fibres (SoM2H.5)
    Presenter: Ricardo Da Silva, Aston University

    High frequency interaction of acoustic modes in optical fibres is revealed by numerical simulations for the first time. Details computed with the finite element method point to the next generation of microscale all-fibre acousto-optic devices.

    Authors:Ricardo Da Silva, Aston University / David Webb, Aston University

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    12:00 - 12:15
    Fiber optic biosensor by plasmon resonance energy transfer (SoM2H.6)
    Presenter: Ángel Ortega, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU

    A biosensor based on gold nanoparticles immobilized onto an optical fiber facet is shown. The innovation is related to the plasmon resonance energy transfer phenomenon application, demonstrating its usefulness for Cytochrome C detection.

    Authors:Ángel Ortega, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU / Javier Barroso, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU / Alba Calatayud-Sanchez, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU / Fernando Benito-Lopez, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU / Joseba Zubia, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU / Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU / Joel Villatoro, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU

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    12:15 - 12:30
    Highly sensitive orientation and amplitude discerning vector bending sensor based on asymmetric multicore fiber (SoM2H.7)
    Presenter: Josu Amorebieta, University of the Basque Country

    A very sensitive orientation and amplitude discerning vector bending sensor based on asymmetric MCF is demonstrated by combining simultaneous wavelength and light power measurements with a maximum sensitivity of 2720 pm/degree and 852 nW/degree.

    Authors:Josu Amorebieta, University of the Basque Country / Ángel Ortega, University of the Basque Country / Gaizka Durana, University of the Basque Country / Enrique Antonio-Lopez, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics / Axel Schülzgen, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics / Joseba Zubia, University of the Basque Country / Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics / Joel Villatoro, University of the Basque Country

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12:30 - 13:00 (UTC - 04:00)

13:00 - 15:00 (UTC - 04:00)

    Modulators and Resonator-Enhanced Devices (IM3A)
    Presider: Anna Lena Giesecke, AMO GmbH

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Si Microring Resonator-Based Photonic Devices —Application to Modulators and Sensors— (IM3A.1)
    Presenter: Taro Arakawa, Yokohama National University

    A semiconductor microring resonator (MRR) is promising for optical communication and sensors because of its compactness and high functionality. We discuss semiconductor MRR-based photonic devices for optical communications and bio/gas sensors.

    Authors:Taro Arakawa, Yokohama National University


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    13:30 - 14:00
    Silicon Subwavelength Structures: Practical Metamaterials for Communications and Sensing (IM3A.2)
    Presenter: Robert Halir, Universidad de Malaga

    In this invited talk we review the latest advances in the surging field of photonic subwavelength metamaterials. These structures can provide enhanced, device-specific material properties and find widespread application in silicon photonics.

    Authors:Robert Halir, Universidad de Malaga / Alaine Herrero-Bermello, Alcyon Photonics / Jose Manuel Luque-González, Universidad de Malaga / David González-Andrade, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas / Jonas Leuermann, Bionand Center for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology / Alejandro Sanchez-Postigo, Universidad de Malaga / Abdel Hadij-ElHouati, Universidad de Malaga / Daniel Pereira-Martín, Universidad de Malaga / Jose de-Oliva-Rubio, Universidad de Malaga / Gonzalo Wanguemert-Perez, Universidad de Malaga / Alejandro Ortega-Monux, Universidad de Malaga / Jens Schmid, National Research Council of Canada / Aitor Velasco, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas / Antonio Dias-Ponte, Alcyon Photonics / Milos Nedeljkovic, University of Southampton / Goran Mashanovich, University of Southampton / Pavel Cheben, National Research Council of Canada / Íñigo Molina-Fernández, Universidad de Malaga


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    14:00 - 14:15
    Serially Coupled Ring Resonator-MZI Based Optical Bandpass Filter with Wide Bandwidth Tunability (IM3A.3)
    Presenter: Niharika Kohli, École de technologie supérieure

    We present tunable bandpass optical filters based on serially coupled ring resonators (RRs) coupled to one arm of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) with improved tunability and sharper transitions compared to previous MZI-RRs configurations.

    Authors:Niharika Kohli, École de technologie supérieure / Bruno Lee Sang, AEPONYX inc / Frederic Nabki, École de technologie supérieure / Michaël Ménard, Université du Québec à Montreal

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    14:15 - 14:30
    Slow-light Enhancement of the Purcell and Q factors in Silicon Nitride Nanobeam Cavities (IM3A.4)
    Presenter: Zeinab Jafari, Tec de Monterrey

    We show that the Purcell and Q factors of cavities incorporating structured slow-light media increase with the square and cube of the cavity length.

    Authors:Zeinab Jafari, Tec de Monterrey / Jiahao Zhan, Maryland University / Sylvain Veilleux, Maryland University / Mario Dagenais, Maryland University / Israel De Leon, Tec de Monterrey

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    14:30 - 14:45
    FSR-free filter with hitless tunability across C+L telecom band (IM3A.5)
    Presenter: Maziyar Milanizadeh, Politecnico di Milano

    An FSR free coupled-resonator filter over the extended C+L band (1520 nm–1620 nm) is experimentally demonstrated. Two novel strategies are introduced: the non-integer-ratio Vernier design combined with the controllable-loss hitless tuning scheme.

    Authors:Maziyar Milanizadeh, Politecnico di Milano / Matteo Petrini, Politecnico di Milano / Francesco Morichetti, Politecnico di Milano / Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano

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    14:45 - 15:00
    Electro-Optic Frequency Comb Generation Using Cascaded Silicon Microring Modulators (IM3A.6)
    Presenter: Mostafa Khalil, McGill University

    We use cascaded microring modulators in silicon photonics for electro-optic comb generation and achieve 7 comb lines with a spacing of 5 GHz, and 5 comb lines with a spacing of up to 10 GHz.

    Authors:Mostafa Khalil, McGill University / Reza Maram, FONEX / Benham Naghdi, Huawei / Alireza Samani, McGill University / Maxime Jacques, McGill University / Lawrence Chen, McGill University / David Plant, McGill University

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    Third-order Nonlinearities in On-chip Waveguides (NpM3D)
    Presider: Silvia Soria, Ist di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Nonlinear Frequency Conversion in Si3N4 Waveguides (NpM3D.1)
    Presenter: Camille-Sophie Brès, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

    We present results on 2nd and 3rd-order nonlinear frequency conversion in SiN waveguides. Leveraging material, waveguide and system properties, we aim at improving light generation efficiency from near to middle-infrared in simple singlepass systems.

    Authors:Camille-Sophie Brès, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


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    13:30 - 13:45
    Intermodal Dispersive Wave Generation in Silicon Nitride Waveguides (NpM3D.2)
    Presenter: Niklas Lüpken, University of Münster

    We present a new mechanism for the generation of dispersive waves mediated by intermodal cross-phase modulation between transverse modes during supercontinuum generation. This process may enable new phase-matching conditions for frequency conversion.

    Authors:Niklas Lüpken, University of Münster / Maximilian Timmerkamp, University of Münster / Ramona Scheibinger, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Kay Schaarschmidt, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Jörn Epping, LioniX International B.V. / Markus Schmidt, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology / Klaus-J. Boller, University of Twente / Carsten Fallnich, University of Münster

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    13:45 - 14:00
    Light Source for Coherent Raman Scattering Based on Spontaneous Four-Wave Mixing in Silicon Nitride Waveguides (NpM3D.3)
    Presenter: Thomas Würthwein, University of Münster

    We present a light source for coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering, with the potential to be set up as an all-integrated device, based on spontaneous FWM in silicon nitride waveguides with only a single ultrafast pump source at 1030 nm wavelength.

    Authors:Thomas Würthwein, University of Münster / Niklas Lüpken, University of Münster / Jörn Epping, LioniX International B.V. / Klaus-J. Boller, University of Twente / Carsten Fallnich, University of Münster

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    14:00 - 14:15
    Stimulated Four-Wave Mixing in Silicon Nitride Waveguides for Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (NpM3D.4)
    Presenter: Thomas Würthwein, University of Münster

    For a compact Raman microscopy setup stimulated four-wave mixing in silicon nitride waveguides was used as a light source, driven by an ultrafast low-energy Yb-fiber laser and being tuned via the narrowband low-power continuous-wave seed source.

    Authors:Thomas Würthwein, University of Münster / Niklas Lüpken, University of Münster / Jörn Epping, LioniX International B.V. / Klaus-J. Boller, University of Twente / Carsten Fallnich, University of Münster

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    14:15 - 14:30
    Distinct Laser Dynamics from a Single Figure-Eight Laser with an Integrated Nonlinear Waveguide (NpM3D.5)
    Presenter: Rahim Aadhi, INRS-EMT

    We report a passive mode-locked laser system using a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror configuration with an integrated waveguide, capable of delivering different temporal pulse profiles with adjustable features from a single compact architecture.

    Authors:Rahim Aadhi, INRS-EMT / Piotr Roztocki, INRS-EMT / Anton Kovalev, ITMO University / Michael Kues, Leibniz University Hannover / Bennet Fischer, INRS-EMT / Christian Reimer, HyperLight Corporation / Yanbing Zhang, INRS-EMT / Tao Wang, INRS-EMT / Brent Little, Chinese Academy of Sciences / Sai T. Chu, City University of Hong Kong / Zhiming Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China / David J. Moss, Swinburne University of Technology / Evgeny Viktorov, ITMO University / Roberto Morandotti, INRS-EMT

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    14:30 - 15:00
    Parametric Nonlinear Silicon Photonics (NpM3D.6)
    Presenter: Amy Foster, Johns Hopkins University

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    Authors:Amy Foster, Johns Hopkins University


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    2D Materials and Metamaterials (NoM3C)
    Presider: Arka Majumdar, University of Washington

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    13:00 - 13:45
    (Withdrawn) 2D Transport in 2D Materials (NoM3C.1)
    Presenter: Jiwoong Park, University of Chicago

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    Authors:Jiwoong Park, University of Chicago


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    13:45 - 14:00
    (Withdrawn) Self-interference of Dielectric Metasurfaces: From Near Perfect Reflection to Near Perfect Absorption (NoM3C.2)
    Presenter: Yunus Sirmaci, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    We demonstrate, how self-interference of Mie-resonances changes the spectra of reflection-type metasurface. Our results show that a transition from near-perfect reflection to absorption occurs for geometry changes of only few tens of nanometers.

    Authors:Yunus Sirmaci, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Jan Sperhakke, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Stefan Fasold, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Thomas Pertsch, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Isabelle Staude, Friedrich Schiller University Jena / Manuel Decker, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    14:00 - 14:30
    Enhanced Optical Nonlinearity in Atomically Engineered Epsilon-near-zero Materials (NoM3C.3)
    Presenter: Ho Wai Lee, Baylor University

    We present our recent development on the use of transparent conducting oxides fabricated by atomic layer deposition technique to enhance epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) nonlinearity and to excite ENZ resonance in nanostructured optical fiber.

    Authors:Ho Wai Lee, Baylor University


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    14:30 - 14:45
    Metamaterial formalism approach advancing recognition of cancer (NoM3C.4)
    Presenter: Tatjana Gric, Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universiteta

    We present studies on the effective properties of mice biological tissues samples treating them as disordered metamaterial media aiming to identify cancerous areas in the mice brain tissue biopsies.

    Authors:Tatjana Gric, Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universiteta / Sergei Sokolovski, Aston university / Nikita Navolokin, Saratov State university / Oksana Glushkobskaya, Saratov State university / Edik Rafailov, Aston university

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    14:45 - 15:00
    Wafer-Scale Fabrication of Periodic Au-Hollow Nanopillars for SERS applications (NoM3C.5)
    Presenter: Dirk Jonker, University of Twente

    Wafer-scale fabrication of gold hollow nanopillars with multi-modal large field enhancement was achieved and verified both numerically and experimentally. The application of the structures was demonstrated for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

    Authors:Dirk Jonker, University of Twente / Zeinab Jafari, Tecnológico de Monterrey / J.P. Winczewski, University of Twente / C. Eyovge, University of Twente / J.W. Berenschot, University of Twente / N.R. Tas, University of Twente / J.G.E. Gardeniers, University of Twente / Israel De Leon, Tecnológico de Monterrey / A. Susarrey-Arce, University of Twente

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    Machine Learning for Optical Networks I (NeM3B)
    Presider: Christine Tremblay, École de technologie supérieure

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Machine Learning Regression vs. Classification for QoT Estimation of Unestablished Lightpaths (NeM3B.1)
    Presenter: Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano

    We investigate a Machine Learning regression model for Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio (OSNR) distribution estimation of unestablished lightpaths. The regressor exposes the estimation uncertainty and how close to a threshold each lightpath resides.

    Authors:Memedhe Ibrahimi, Politecnico di Milano / Hatef Abdollahi, Politecnico di Milano / Alessandro Giusti, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence / Cristina Rottondi, Politecnico di Milano / Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano


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    13:30 - 13:45
    The Perks of Using Machine Learning for QoT Estimation with Uncertain Network Parameters (NeM3B.2)
    Presenter: Matteo Lonardi, Nokia Bell Labs

    We compare the resilience to network parameters uncertainty between a GN-model based QoT tool and ML-based ones. We study the mean square error of the estimated G-OSNR and a novel metric based on the overestimation probability.

    Authors:Matteo Lonardi, Nokia Bell Labs / Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs / Thierry Zami, Nokia / Nicola Rossi, Nokia

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    13:45 - 14:00
    Transfer Learning Using ANN for G-OSNR Estimation in WDM Network Topologies (NeM3B.3)
    Presenter: Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs

    We investigate how a transfer learning based QoT estimator performs in different network topologies such as CONUS and Germany50.

    Authors:Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs / Matteo Lonardi, Nokia Bell Labs / Thierry Zami, Nokia / Nicola Rossi, Nokia / Emmanuel Seve, Nokia Bell Labs

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    14:00 - 14:30
    Optical Amplifier Control in Optical Networks using Machine Learning (NeM3B.5)
    Presenter: Catherine Lepers, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Telecom SudParis

    Optical amplifiers exhibit wavelength dependent gain resulting in power excursion. We present gain equalization techniques not suitable for flexible optical networks and focus on machine learning as an alternative solution to solve the problem.

    Authors:Catherine Lepers, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Telecom SudParis / Maria Freire Hermelo, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Telecom SudParis / Antoine Lavignotte, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Telecom SudParis / Dipankar Sengupta, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure / Christine Tremblay, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure


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    Nanostructured Solar Cells and Energy History (PvM3G)
    Presider: Rebecca Saive, Universiteit Twente

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Ultrathin efficient solar cells enabled by nanoscale architectures (PvM3G.1)
    Presenter: Esther Alarcon-Llado, AMOLF

    In this talk I will describe the power of semiconductor nanostructures to capture and trap sunlight, enabling a wide range of new solar cells designs. We will use both theoretical and experimental methods.

    Authors:Esther Alarcon-Llado, AMOLF


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    13:30 - 14:00
    Spatially-Resolved Defect Mapping of Colloidal Quantum Dot Photovoltaics via Multi-Modal Optoelectronic Spectroscopy (PvM3G.2)
    Presenter: Susanna Thon, Johns Hopkins University

    We developed a 2D characterization method which simultaneously maps photoluminescence, photocurrent and photovoltage transients, and current-voltage characteristics and used it to automatically identify defects in colloidal quantum dot solar cells.

    Authors:Yida Lin, Johns Hopkins University / Tina Gao, Johns Hopkins University / Xiaoyun Pan, Boston University / Maria Kamenetska, Boston University / Susanna Thon, Johns Hopkins University


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    14:00 - 14:15
    (Withdrawn) Helicity Preserving Broadband Antireflective Nanostructures for Silicon Photovoltaics (PvM3G.3)
    Presenter: Evgeniia Slivina, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    With decreasing silicon wafer thickness, novel concepts for broadband reflection suppression in solar cells are pivotal. We study helicity preserving nanodisks for this purpose that decouple optical and electrical aspects of the silicon solar cells.

    Authors:Evgeniia Slivina, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Derk Bätzner, Meyer Burger Research AG / Aimi Abass, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Andreas Vetter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Silvia Diewald, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Ulrich Paetzold, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    14:15 - 14:30
    Coupling Structures on the Front of the Cell:
    Which Refractive Index Is Needed for Good Light Trapping? (PvM3G.4)

    Presenter: Laura Stevens, Fraunhofer ISE

    Within this work we investigate the influence of the refractive index of front side structures on top of a planar silicon solar cell on the light trapping performance.

    Authors:Laura Stevens, Fraunhofer ISE / Oliver Hoehn, Fraunhofer ISE / Mario Hanser, Fraunhofer ISE / Claas Mueller, Uni Freiburg / Benedikt Blaesi, Fraunhofer ISE

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    14:30 - 15:00
    Historical and Legal Developments Impacting the Energy Industry (PvM3G.5)
    Presenter: Benjamin Franta, Stanford University

    Climate litigation against fossil fuel producers, driven by climate damages and discoveries regarding the industry's early knowledge about climate change, is growing across the US and internationally and may affect the energy industry more broadly.

    Authors:Benjamin Franta, Stanford University


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    Devices and Components (SpM3I)
    Presider: Ripalta Stabile, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

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    13:00 - 13:15
    Circuit architecture and integration feasibility of a high-resolution broadband on-chip spectral sensor (SpM3I.1)
    Presenter: Mehedi Hasan, University of Ottawa

    On-chip spectral monitoring of dense multi-carrier superchannels in flex grid architectures across the entire C-band is challenging. A compact architecture, integration feasibility and simulation verification targeting high resolution is presented.

    Authors:Mehedi Hasan, University of Ottawa / Mohammad rad, Huawei Canada / Gazi Mahamud Hasan, University of Ottawa / Houman Ghorbani, University of Ottawa / Peng Liu, University of Ottawa / Patric Dumais, Huawei Canada / Eric Bernier, Huawei Canada / Trevor Hall, University of Ottawa

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    13:15 - 13:30
    High-Power 4.8 THz RTD-Based Oscillator with Tunable Graphene Antenna for 6G Mobile Networks (SpM3I.2)
    Presenter: thiago raddo, Federal University of ABC

    A 4.8 THz RTD oscillator with integrated tunable graphene antenna with 1 mW (0 dBm) power transmissions is proposed. This device is a candidate to generate THz signals with adequate power budget for 6G networks

    Authors:Rafael Nobrega, Federal Institute of Minas Gerais / Ulysses Duarte, Federal Institute of Minas Gerais / thiago raddo, Federal University of ABC / Iyad Dayoub, Universite Polytechnique Hauts de France / Shyqyri Haxha, Royal Holloway - University of London / Antonio Jurado-Navas, University of Malaga / Anderson Sanches, Federal University of ABC / Murilo Loiola, Federal University of ABC

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    13:30 - 14:00
    Lossless and Muxless Frequency Comb Modulation (SpM3I.3)
    Presenter: Mikael Mazur, Nokia Bell Labs

    We review optical modulation using temporal reshaping based on segments with interleaved phase modulation and dispersion. The proposed technique is compared to traditional IQ-modulators with focus on generating frequency comb-based superchannels.

    Authors:Mikael Mazur, Nokia Bell Labs / Nicolas Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs / Haoshuo Chen, Nokia Bell Labs / Roland Ryf, Nokia Bell Labs / David Neilson, Nokia Bell Labs / Gregory Raybon, Nokia Bell Labs / Andrew Adamiecki, Nokia Bell Labs / Steve Corteselli, Nokia Bell Labs / Jochen Schroeder, Chalmers University of Technology


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    14:00 - 14:15
    High-speed (800 ps) and ultra-long-period (0.8 sec) characterization of laser phase noise by heterodyne detection with FPGA-implemented data acquisition (SpM3I.4)
    Presenter: Hayato Kiwata, Osaka University

    We show ultra-long-period high-speed characterization of laser phase noise. With coherent reception followed by FPGA-implemented data acquisition, broadband (over 100MHz) FM noise spectrum and ultra-long-term (0.8sec) field spectrogram are measured.

    Authors:Hayato Kiwata, Osaka University / Masahiro Kikuta, NEC Platforms, Ltd / Masahiro Sigihara, NEC Platforms, Ltd / Koji Igarashi, Osaka University

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    14:15 - 14:30
    Silicon Photonic Modulators for Space Applications (SpM3I.5)
    Presenter: Najla Najeeb, Universite du Quebec a Montreal

    We investigate the impact of large temperature fluctuations on the performance of unbalanced and balanced Mach-Zehnder silicon photonic modulators and explore the trade-offs between the extinction ratio and thermal resilience.

    Authors:Najla Najeeb, Universite du Quebec a Montreal / Michaël Ménard, Universite du Quebec a Montreal

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    14:30 - 15:00
    InP-based Transceivers for Generation and Transmission of 800 Gbit/s Signals (SpM3I.6)
    Presenter: Stefan Wolf, Infinera Corporation

    We present our recent progress in coherent transmitters (Tx) and receivers (Rx) based on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) on the InP platform. We demonstrate signal generation and transmission at 800 Gbit/s per optical channel.

    Authors:Stefan Wolf, Infinera Corporation / Ryan Going, Infinera Corporation / Stefano Porto, Infinera Corporation / Robert Maher, Infinera Corporation / Xian Xu, Infinera Corporation / Pavel Studenkov, Infinera Corporation / Vikrankt Lal, Infinera Corporation / Huang-S. Tsai, Infinera Corporation / Scott Corzine, Infinera Corporation / Jiaming Zhang, Infinera Corporation / Babak Behnia, Infinera Corporation / Koichi Hoshino, Infinera Corporation / Carlo Di Giovanni, Infinera Corporation / Mohammad Reza Chitgarha, Infinera Corporation / Miguel Iglesias Olmedo, Infinera Corporation / Julio Cesar Medeiros Diniz, Infinera Corporation / Samantha Kerns, Infinera Corporation / Parmijit Samra, Infinera Corporation / Thomas Vallaitis, Infinera Corporation / Jin Yan, Infinera Corporation / John Osenbach, Infinera Corporation / Matthias Kuntz, Infinera Corporation / Thomas Frost, Infinera Corporation / Don Pavinski, Infinera Corporation / Sanketh Buggaveeti, Infinera Corporation / Hossein Hodaei, Infinera Corporation / Zhenxing Wang, Infinera Corporation / Peter Evans, Infinera Corporation / Steve Sanders, Infinera Corporation / Mehrdad Ziari, Infinera Corporation


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    Photonics Switching Devices (PsM3F)
    Presider: Shiva Kumar, McMaster University

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Femotojoule-per-bit Opto-electronic Converters Based on Photonic Nanostructures (PsM3F.1)
    Presenter: Kengo Nozaki, NTT Corporation

    Photonic crystal nanostructures allow us to realize opto-electronic converters with a capacitance of only femtofarad or less, and thereby we demonstrate amplifier-free photoreceiver, nanocavity electro-optic modulator, and integrated O-E-O converter having a fJ/bit energy consumption.

    Authors:Kengo Nozaki, NTT Corporation


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    13:30 - 14:00
    Thin-film Lithium-niobate Photonic Devices (PsM3F.2)
    Presenter: Mian Zhang, HyperLight Corporation

    Low loss lithium niobate photonic integrated circuits emerge as a promising platform for applications ranging from telecommunication to quantum transduction. We will discuss recent progress on lithium niobated integrated devices and applications.

    Authors:Mian Zhang, HyperLight Corporation


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    14:00 - 14:30
    Intermodal Four Wave Mixing in Silicon-Rich Silicon Nitride Waveguides (PsM3F.3)
    Presenter: Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton

    This paper presents recent results on the use of silicon-rich silicon nitride waveguides for intermodal four wave mixing. Through appropriate design of the mode propagation characteristics, broadband wavelength conversion of signals is achieved.

    Authors:Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton / Cosimo Lacava, University of Southampton / Thalia Dominguez Bucio, University of Southampton / Ali Khokhar, University of Southampton / Peter Horak, University of Southampton / Yongmin Jung, University of Southampton / Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton / David Richardson, University of Southampton / Francesca Parmigiani, University of Southampton


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    14:30 - 14:45
    Millisecond-Fast Switchable Photonic Metasurfaces Based on Liquid Crystal (PsM3F.4)
    Presenter: Irina Kasyanova, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences

    Micro-scale patterning of alignment layers with focused ion beam produces liquid-crystal-metasurfaces with strong diffraction. We study the electro-optical switching from diffraction to transmission mode and show that it occurs within milliseconds.

    Authors:Irina Kasyanova, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences / M. Gorkunov, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences / Vladimir Artemov, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences / Alena Mamonova, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences / Ivan Simdyankin, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences / Alexander Ezhov, Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University / Serguei Palto, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Center “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences

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    14:45 - 15:00
    How an Acousto-Optic Modulator can be used as a Spatial Light Modulator (PsM3F.5)
    Presenter: Boris Braverman, University of Ottawa

    We generate arbitrary 1-dimensional spatial modes of light using an acousto-optic modulator to control the optical wavefront of a laser pulse, realizing a spatial light modulator with 50µm pixel pitch and fast refresh rate.

    Authors:Boris Braverman, University of Ottawa / Xialin Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University / Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa

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    Fiber Fabrication and Design (SoM3H)
    Presider: Jayanta Sahu, University of Southampton

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    13:00 - 13:30
    Plastic Optical Fibers: Types and Applications (SoM3H.1)
    Presenter: Reinhard Caspary, Leibniz University Hannover

    Plastic Optical Fibers are hidden gems. In communications technology, they can compete with established technologies only in certain niches. But they are extremely versatile and are also present in many other fields of application.

    Authors:Reinhard Caspary, Leibniz University Hannover


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    13:30 - 13:45
    Ge-doped Coupled Ring Fiber with Large Negative Dispersion for Vortex Modes (SoM3H.2)
    Presenter: Wenpu Geng, Nankai University

    We propose and design a highly dispersive silica fiber for vortex modes using GeO2-doped high-index coupled ring structure. A large negative dispersion of -59,238 ps/(nm●km) is achieved for OAM1,1 mode at 1536.6 nm.

    Authors:Wenpu Geng, Nankai University / Yuxi Fang, Nankai University / Yingning Wang, Nankai University / Changjing Bao, University of Southern California / Zhi Wang, Nankai University / Yan-ge Liu, Nankai University / Hao Huang, University of Southern California / Yongxiong Ren, University of Southern California / Zhongqi Pan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette / Yang Yue, Nankai University

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    13:45 - 14:00
    (Withdrawn) Inverse Design of Equivalent-Graded-Index PhotonicCrystal Fiber by Genetic Algorithm Based on Empirical Dispersion Formula (SoM3H.3)
    Presenter: Yazhou Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Equivalent-graded-index photonic-crystal fibers (EGI-PCFs) effectively extend the space of fiber dispersion profile. We demonstrate an empirical dispersion formula for EGI-PCF and apply it to the inverse fiber design based on the genetic algorithm.

    Authors:Yazhou Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences / fei yu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    14:00 - 14:15
    Hollow Ring-Core Hybrid Photonic Crystal Fiber Supporting >500 OAM Modes Across O, E, S, C, L Bands (SoM3H.4)
    Presenter: yao lu, Nankai University

    We propose and design a hollow As2S3 ring-core photonic crystal fiber with 514 radially fundamental OAM modes across O, E, S, C, and L bands. Moreover, higher-order OAM modes are more tolerant to fiber bending.

    Authors:yao lu, Nankai University / Yingning Wang, Nankai University / Changjing Bao, Nankai University / Wenpu Geng, Nankai University / Yuxi Fang, Nankai University / baiwei mao, Nankai University / Zhi Wang, Nankai University / Yan-ge Liu, Nankai University / Hao Huang, Nankai University / Yongxiong Ren, Nankai University / Zhongqi Pan, Nankai University / Yang Yue, Nankai University

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    14:15 - 14:30
    OH Diffusion Control in the Shaped Optical Fiber Preforms Based on CO2 Laser (SoM3H.5)
    Presenter: Ali A. Jasim, Institute of Photonics and Electronics

    Removing ~200 µm of preforms surface by hydrofluoric acid before CO2 laser shaping can reduce the attenuation attributed to OH diffusion of 81 dB/km (43%) compared to the nonetched shaped performs.

    Authors:Ali A. Jasim, Institute of Photonics and Electronics / Ondrej Podrazký, Institute of Photonics and Electronics / Pavel Peterka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics / Filip Todorov, Institute of Photonics and Electronics / Michal Kamrádek, Institute of Photonics and Electronics / Pavel Honzátko, Institute of Photonics and Electronics

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    14:30 - 14:45
    3D Printed Silica Optical Fibre - a “Game Changer” Technology in Optical Fibre Manufacture (SoM3H.6)
    Presenter: John Canning, University of Technology Sydney

    Based on 3D printing technology, multi-core doped silica optical fibre has been fabricated. The demonstration heralds a new fibre manufacturing milestone one that enables the design of fibres not previously feasible.

    Authors:Yushi Chu, University of New South Wales / xinghu Fu, University of New South Wales / Yanhua Luo, University of New South Wales / John Canning, University of Technology Sydney / Jianzhong Zhang, Harbin Engineering University / Kevin Cook, University of Technology Sydney / Gang-Ding Peng, University of New South Wales

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    14:45 - 15:00
    Annular core photonic crystal fiber for transmission of endlessly mono-radial vortex beams (SoM3H.7)
    Presenter: Manish Sharma, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS)

    Theoretical demonstration and experimental characterization of an endlessly mono-radial annular core photonic crystal fiber is performed for stable transmission of single-radial order cylindrical vector beam and OAM beams with good mode purity.

    Authors:Manish Sharma, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) / Fatemeh Amirkhan, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) / Satyendra Mishra, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) / Dipankar Sengupta, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) / Younès Messaddeq, Université Laval / François Blanchard, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) / Bora Ung, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS)

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15:30 - 17:30 (UTC - 04:00)

    Topology, Quantum, and Nonlinear Applications (IM4A)
    Presider: Shamsul Arafin, ECE, Ohio State University

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    15:30 - 16:00
    Nonlinear Optical and Photocurrent Responses in 2D Materials and Topological Materials (IM4A.1)
    Presenter: Xiaofeng Qian, Texas A&M University

    We present the latest progress in first-principles theory and simulation of second harmonic generation, shift and circular photocurrent, and nonlinear anomalous Hall effect in 2D ferroelectric and topological materials.

    Authors:Xiaofeng Qian, Texas A&M University


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    16:00 - 16:30
    Control of Light-matter Interaction in 2D Materials Using Microcavities and Metamaterials (IM4A.2)
    Presenter: Vinod Menon, City University of New York

    In this talk we will discuss our work on realizing strong light-matter coupling, routing of valley excitons and deterministic positioning of quantum emitters in 2D materials using microcavities, metamaterials and strain engineering, respectively.

    Authors:Vinod Menon, City University of New York


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    16:30 - 17:00
    Realizing a spin-photon interface in van der Waals heterostructure (IM4A.3)
    Presenter: Nickolas Vamivakas, University of Rochester

    In this talk I will describe some approaches toward isolating individuala optically active localized spins in a van der Waals heterostructure.

    Authors:Nickolas Vamivakas, University of Rochester


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    17:00 - 17:15
    Fabrication and Characterization of Topology-Optimized Photonic Cavities with Deep Subwavelength Confinement (IM4A.4)
    Presenter: Marcus Albrechtsen, Technical University of Denmark

    We design, fabricate, and characterize an ultracompact (<10μm2) photonic nanocavity in silicon with a deep subwavelength mode volume, which enables strongly enhanced light-matter interaction for applications in nanolasers and nonlinear nanophotonics.

    Authors:Marcus Albrechtsen, Technical University of Denmark / Babak Vosoughi Lahijani, Technical University of Denmark / Rasmus Christiansen, Technical University of Denmark / Vy Nguyen, Technical University of Denmark / Ole Sigmund, Technical University of Denmark / Henri Jansen, Technical University of Denmark / Jesper Mork, Technical University of Denmark / Søren Stobbe, Technical University of Denmark

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    17:15 - 17:30
    Octave spanning supercontinuum generation in dispersion-managed silicon waveguides (IM4A.5)
    Presenter: Wei Junxiong, Université libre de Bruxelles(ULB)

    Coherent supercontinuum spanning [1.2-2.7] μm is demonstrated in dispersion-managed silicon waveguides. We show that part of the spectrum is broadened by the trapping of dispersive waves, lowering the power to get octave-spanning spectra.

    Authors:Wei Junxiong, Université libre de Bruxelles(ULB) / Charles Ciret, Université d’Angers / Maximilien Billet, Université libre de Bruxelles(ULB) / François Leo, Université libre de Bruxelles(ULB) / Bart Kuyken, Ghent University-IMEC / Simon-Pierre Gorza, Université libre de Bruxelles(ULB)

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    Second-order nonlinear phenomena (NpM4D)
    Presider: Logan Wright, Cornell University

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    15:30 - 15:45
    Homodyne Coherent Detection of THz Pulses via DC-biased Solid-State Devices (NpM4D.1)
    Presenter: Alessandro Tomasino, INRS-EMT

    We present the solid-state-biased coherent detection technique for ultra-broadband THz pulses operated via a homodyne configuration. This makes our detection method of easy implementation, suitable for cost-effective and portable THz systems

    Authors:Alessandro Tomasino, INRS-EMT / Riccardo Piccoli, INRS-EMT / Yoann Jestin, INRS-EMT / Boris Le Drogoff, INRS-EMT / Mohamed Chaker, INRS-EMT / Alessandro Busacca, University of Palermo / Aycan Yurtsever, INRS-EMT / Luca Razzari, INRS-EMT / Roberto Morandotti, INRS-EMT

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    15:45 - 16:00
    Electro-optic detection of terahertz radiation using a zinc sulfide crystal probed by the second harmonic of an Ytterbium laser. (NpM4D.2)
    Presenter: Joel Edouard Nkeck, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure Montréal

    We report on the electro-optical (EO) detection of subpicosecond terahertz pulses using a <110> cut non-centrosymmetric crystal of zinc sulphide and compare the efficiency of two EO crystals, namely CdTe and ZnS for the detection of THz radiation.

    Authors:Joel Edouard Nkeck, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure Montréal / Xavier Ropagnol, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure Montréal / Riad Nechache, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure Montréal / François Blanchard, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure Montréal

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    16:00 - 16:30
    Ultrabroadband Nonlinear Optics in Nanophotonic Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate Waveguides (NpM4D.3)
    Presenter: Marc Jankowski, Stanford University

    We demonstrate ultra-broadband nonlinear interactions in dispersion-engineered PPLN waveguides. These waveguides achieve second-harmonic generation with >250-nm of bandwidth, and multi-octave supercontinuum generation with record-low pulse energies.

    Authors:Marc Jankowski, Stanford University / Carsten Langrock, Stanford University / Boris Desiatov, Harvard University / Alireza Marandi, Caltech / Cheng Wang, City University of Hong Kong / Mian Zhang, Hyperlight / Chris Phillips, ETH Zurich / Marko Loncar, Harvard University / MM Fejer, Stanford University


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    16:30 - 16:45
    Multi-resonant optical parametric oscillator without mirrors based on 1D and 2D-PPLT nonlinear photonic crystal (NpM4D.4)
    Presenter: Safia Mohand Ousaid, Laboratoire physique des lasers

    We demonstrate the realisation of an optical parametric oscillator with a simultaneous amplification of multiple frequencies using only a nonlinear photonic crystal with highly polished end-faces, preventing the utilization of external cavity mirrors

    Authors:Safia Mohand Ousaid, Laboratoire physique des lasers

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    16:45 - 17:00
    Pyroelectric field-assisted domain inversion in ferroelectric crystals: Role of temperature (NpM4D.5)
    Presenter: Jorg Imbrock, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster

    Ferroelectric domains are fabricated by patterning lithium niobate and lithium tantalate crystals with femtosecond laser pulses and subsequent heating to elevated temperatures. We investigate the role of temperature on the domain inversion process.

    Authors:Jorg Imbrock, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster / Dominik Szalek, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster / Simon Laubrock, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster / Haissam Hanafi, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster / Cornelia Denz, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster

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    17:00 - 17:15
    Second Harmonic Amplification (NpM4D.6)
    Presenter: Noah Flemens, Cornell University

    Hybridized OPA and idler SHG suppresses back-conversion in OPA, dramatically improving efficiency. Spatiotemporal analysis of CSP and LNB-based devices demonstrates 55% energy conversion to signal and efficient fractional harmonic pump upconversion.

    Authors:Noah Flemens, Cornell University / Nicolas Swenson, Cornell University / Jeffrey Moses, Cornell University

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    17:15 - 17:30
    χ(3) nonlinear fast imaging and its relative quantification after thermal poling of niobium borophospate glass (NpM4D.7)
    Presenter: Zakaniaina Rajaofara, University of Limoges

    We present a 2D spatial mapping of the χ(3) susceptibility of a niobium borophosphate glass after thermal microprinting of a second order nonlinearity. χ(3) reduction is evidenced in the poled areas using coherent Raman imaging.

    Authors:Zakaniaina Rajaofara, University of Limoges / Philippe Leproux, University of Limoges / Marc Dussauze, University of Bordeaux / Vincent Rodriguez, University of Bordeaux / Lara Karam, University of Bordeaux / Jean-René Duclère, University of Limoges / Vincent Couderc, University of Limoges

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    Nonlinear Effects in Chalcogenides and Other Complex Media (NpM3E)
    Presider: Miro Erkintalo, University of Auckland

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    15:30 - 16:00
    Bound States in the Continuum for Enhanced Generation of High Optical Harmonics (NpM3E.1)
    Presenter: Kirill Koshelev, Australian National University

    Through the utilization of optical bound states in the continuum supported by resonant Si metasurfaces in the mid-IR spectral range, we demonstrate generation of odd optical harmonics, from the 3rd to the 11th order

    Authors:Kirill Koshelev, Australian National University / George Zograf, ITMO University / Viacheslav Korolev, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena / Anastasia Zalogina, Australian National University / Duk Choi, Australian National University / Richard Hollinger, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena / Barry Luther-Davies, Australian National University / Michael Zürch, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena / Daniil Kartashov, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena / Christian Spielmann, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena / Sergey Makarov, ITMO University / Sergey Kruk, Australian National University / Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University


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    16:00 - 16:15
    Non-Hermitian Dynamics Mimicked by a Fully Parametric Hybrid Nonlinear Optical System (NpM3E.2)
    Presenter: Noah Flemens, Cornell University

    We demonstrate that hybridization of OPA and idler SHG produces desirable nonlinear dynamics equivalent to OPA with idler loss, despite being a fully conservative system. Both systems take the form of a damped Duffing oscillator.

    Authors:Noah Flemens, Cornell University / Jeffrey Moses, Cornell University

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    16:15 - 16:30
    Saturable absorption using nonlinear multimode interference in chalcogenide fiber (NpM3E.3)
    Presenter: Kaixuan Zhang, McGill University

    We demonstrate an all-fiber saturable absorber from nonlinear multimode interference in a chalcogenide fiber. The saturable absorber is used to mode-lock a fiber laser cavity tunable in the wavelength range of 1834-1895 nm.

    Authors:Kaixuan Zhang, McGill University / Martin Rochette, McGill University

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    16:30 - 16:45
    Optical Parametric Oscillator based on All-Chalcogenide Fiber Components (NpM3E.4)
    Presenter: Imtiaz Alamgir, McGill University

    We report the first demonstration of an optical parametric oscillator build from the combination of two chalcogenide-based components. The gain medium is a chalcogenide microwire and the coupler is a chalcogenide fused fiber coupler.

    Authors:Imtiaz Alamgir, McGill University / Mohsen Rezaei, McGill University / Martin Rochette, McGill University

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    16:45 - 17:00
    Tunable Third Harmonic Generation Using Phase-Change Chalcogenides (NpM3E.5)
    Presenter: Muliang Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology

    We demonstrate a Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST)-based asymmetric Fabry-Perot cavity facilitating broadband continuous tuning of third-harmonic generation (THG) due to the nonvolatile high contrast intermediate states.

    Authors:Muliang Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology / Sajjad Abdollahramezani, Georgia Institute of Technology / Ali Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology

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    17:00 - 17:30
    Detecting Coronavirus with FASTER CARS: Molecular Coherence at Work (NpM3E.6)
    Presenter: Alexei Sokolov, Texas A&M University

    Molecular coherence enables techniques that range from ultrafast waveform synthesis to ultra-sensitive spectroscopy.

    Authors:Alexei Sokolov, Texas A&M University


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    Terahertz Applications (NoM4C)
    Presider: Kevin Zawilski, BAE Systems

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    15:30 - 15:45
    Ultrafast Optical Control of a Terahertz Metasurface Filter (NoM4C.1)
    Presenter: Ahmed Jaber, University of Ottawa

    We demonstrate sub-cycle tunability of terahertz metasurfaces using a visible pump pulse and phase-locked terahertz probe. Temporal overlap is optimized to dampen resonant plasmonic oscillations, transforming notch filters into neutral filters.

    Authors:Ahmed Jaber, University of Ottawa / Lauren Gingras, University of Ottawa / Ali Maleki, University of Ottawa / Orad Reshef, University of Ottawa / Ksenia Dolgaleva, University of Ottawa / Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa / Jean-Michel Ménard, University of Ottawa

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    15:45 - 16:00
    Perspectives of Using Two Terahertz Frequencies for Industrial Quality Control of Printable Electronics (NoM4C.2)
    Presenter: Mariia Zhuldybina, École de technologie supérieure

    We evaluated an analysis technique based on the uses of two frequency bands for the quality control of printed electronics. This method can be implemented with compact continuous-wave THz sources for industrial applications.

    Authors:Mariia Zhuldybina, École de technologie supérieure / Xavier Ropagnol, École de technologie supérieure / Chloe Bois, Institute des Communications Graphiques et de l’imprimabilité / Ricardo Zednik, École de technologie supérieure / François Blanchard, École de technologie supérieure

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    16:00 - 16:15
    Optically Driven Terahertz Wave Polarization Modulation by Unaligned Carbon Nanotubes (NoM4C.3)
    Presenter: Anatoly Kvitsinskiy, ITMO University

    Faraday effect in single-wall carbon nanotubes was experimental studied in a range 0.2–0.8 THz at a room temperature. A change of 15° in an azimuth, and of 10° in an ellipticity angle was achieved.

    Authors:Anatoly Kvitsinskiy, ITMO University / Petr Demchenko, ITMO University / Mikhail Novoselov, ITMO University / Ilya Anoshkin, ITMO University / Kirill Bogdanov, ITMO University / Alexander Baranov, ITMO University / Mikhail Khodzitsky, ITMO University

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    16:15 - 16:30
    Nonlinear Response of Water Vapour at THz Frequencies (NoM4C.4)
    Presenter: Payman Rasekh, University of Ottawa

    We report on the first experimental demonstration of the nonlinear interaction of Terahertz pulses with water vapour. We observed a strong nonlinear response to the Terahertz pulses in the form of reverse saturation of absorption.

    Authors:Payman Rasekh, University of Ottawa / Akbar Safari, University of Ottawa / Murat Yildirim, University of Ottawa / Ravi Bhardwaj, University of Ottawa / Jean-Michel Ménard, University of Ottawa / Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa / Ksenia Dolgaleva, University of Ottawa

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    16:30 - 16:45
    Simulation study of a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer as terahertz differentiator (NoM4C.5)
    Presenter: Fatemeh Amirkhan, École de technologie supérieure (ETS)

    We propose a method to differentiate a THz pulse using a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (PMUT). We demonstrate with simulations that modulated THz signal after PMUT is proportional to the first-order derivative of the THz pulse.

    Authors:Fatemeh Amirkhan, École de technologie supérieure (ETS) / Alexandre Robichaud, École de technologie supérieure (ETS) / Xavier Ropagnol, École de technologie supérieure (ETS) / Mathieu Gratuze, École de technologie supérieure (ETS) / Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (INRS-EMT) / Frédéric Nabki, École de technologie supérieure (ETS) / François Blanchard, École de technologie supérieure (ETS)

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    16:45 - 17:00
    Plasmonic Response of InSb Grating for Sensing Applications in the Terahertz Regime (NoM4C.6)
    Presenter: Sina Aghili, University of Ottawa

    A plasmonic structure based on Indium Antimonide for sensing applications has been investigated. We have used FDTD simulations for evaluating both scattering cross-section of the proposed structure and transmission spectra for its periodic array.

    Authors:Sina Aghili, University of Ottawa / Aydin Amini, University of Tabriz / Maryam Moridsadat, University of Tabriz / Ksenia Dolgaleva, University of Ottawa

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    Free-space Communications I (NeM4B)
    Presider: David Caplan, MIT Lincoln Lab

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    15:30 - 16:00
    A Commercially Available Terrestrial Free Space Optical Communications Terminal (NeM4B.1)
    Presenter: Bruce Moision, X

    We report on a commercially available wireless optical communications terminal for terrestrial applications. We discuss challenges in building and deploying a terminal that simultaneously satisfies cost and performance constraints.

    Authors:Bruce Moision, X / Baris Erkmen, X


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    16:00 - 16:30
    Application of Optical Fiber Communication Technologies to Free-space Optical Communications Under Atmospheric Turbulence (NeM4B.2)
    Presenter: Manabu Arikawa, NEC Corporation

    For high-speed satellite-to-ground free-space optical communications, mitigation of fading due to the atmospheric turbulence is crucial. We review our studies of mode diversity coherent reception and fiber communication technologies contributing it.

    Authors:Manabu Arikawa, NEC Corporation


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    16:30 - 17:00
    Statistical Analysis of Free-Space-to-Fiber Coupling Under Atmospheric Turbulence (NeM4B.3)
    Presenter: Jonas Krimmer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Simulating the propagation of an optical field through a turbulent atmosphere and the coupling to an optical fiber reveals that a FMF or an MMF instead of an SMF can significantly increase the reliability of coherent FSO links.

    Authors:Jonas Krimmer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Christoph Füllner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Christian Koos, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Sebastian Randel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


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    17:00 - 17:30
    Advances in pushing the practical performance boundaries of high-sensitivity optical receivers (NeM4B.4)
    Presenter: Peter Andrekson, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola

    We review different approaches for high-sensitivity optical receivers in free-space communication. Phase-sensitive optical pre-amplifiers with a fundamental noise figure of 0 dB promise outstanding sensitivity while having high spectral efficiency.

    Authors:Peter Andrekson, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola


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    Transmission Experiments (SpM4I)
    Presider: Hany Elgala, State University of New York at Albany

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    15:30 - 16:00
    Constellation Shaping for Optical Communications (SpM4I.1)
    Presenter: Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven University of Technology

    Recent developments in the area of constellation shaping are discussed. Special attention is paid to multidimensional geometrically-shaped modulation formats that increase transmissiont rates and have increased nonlinearity tolerance.

    Authors:Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven University of Technology / Bin Chen, Hefei University of Technology


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    16:00 - 16:15
    Performance Characterization of Digital Power Division Multiplexed Transmission in Fundamental Mode of Few-mode Fiber (SpM4I.2)
    Presenter: Smaranika Swain, IIT Madras

    We experimentally demonstrate 25.33 Gbps digital power division multiplexed
    DD-OFDM transmission in 6.5 GHz bandwidth through 5.3 km few mode fiber to enable
    higher split-ratio and better spectral efficiency in short-haul links.

    Authors:Smaranika Swain, IIT Madras / Srikrishna Bhashyam, IIT Madras / Ravinder Koilpillai, IIT Madras / Deepa Venkitesh, IIT Madras

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    16:15 - 16:30
    Single-LED VLC-Transmission with AMI and RZ-OOK for Dimming Support at Fixed Data Rate (SpM4I.3)
    Presenter: Adrian Krohn, Kiel University


    We present a method for VLC data transmission using a single LED and a driver with dimming support. AMI and RZ-OOK coding are applied as modulation schemes and experimental measurements in a testbed were performed.

    Authors:Adrian Krohn, Kiel University / Peter Hoeher, Kiel University / Stephan Pachnicke, Kiel University

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    16:30 - 17:00
    Visible light beacon (SpM4I.4)
    Presenter: Takaya Yamazato, Nagoya University

    The visible light beacon is an exciting application of VLC that transmits the short ID. ID transmission is possible by replacing existing LED lighting. And ID can also be received by the smartphone by a rolling shutter system.

    Authors:Takaya Yamazato, Nagoya University


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    17:00 - 17:15
    224 Gb/s Transmission over 10 km of SMF at 1550 nm Enabled by a SiN Optical Dispersion Compensator and Stokes Vector Direct Detect Receiver (SpM4I.5)
    Presenter: Md Samiul Alam, McGill University

    We demonstrate 224 Gb/s net rate dual-polarization PAM4 signal transmission over 10 km of SMF in the C-band below the HD-FEC threshold of 3.8×10-3, using Stokes vector receiver and an integrated ring resonator based optical dispersion compensator.

    Authors:Md Samiul Alam, McGill University / Mohamed Morsy-Osman, McGill University / Kh Arif Shahriar, McGill University / Eslam El-Fiky, McGill University / Stephane Lessard, Ericsson Canada / Gabriele De Angelis, CNIT / Vito Sorianello, CNIT / Francesco Fresi, TeCIP Institute / Fabio Cavaliere, Ericsson / Luca Potì, CNIT / Michele Midrio, CNIT / Marco Romagnoli, CNIT / Gemma Vall-Llosera, Ericsson / David Plant, McGill University

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    17:15 - 17:30
    FWDM Radio over Fiber for Next-Generation 5G Networks (SpM4I.6)
    Presenter: Gaurav Pandey, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

    We propose and experimentally demonstrate frequency and wavelength-division multiplexed (FWDM)-radio-over-fiber network using spectral-efficient M-QAM and cost-efficient directly modulated laser for application in the fronthaul of 5G mobile networks.

    Authors:Gaurav Pandey, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi / Amol Choudhary, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi / Abhishek Dixit, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

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    Novel Fiber Materials (SoM4H)
    Presider: Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, University of Central Florida, CREOL

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    15:30 - 16:00
    Multifunctional bioresorbable phosphate glass optical fibers for theranostics (SoM4H.1)
    Presenter: Daniel Milanese, Università degli Studi di Parma

    We report on the design and development of microstructured phosphate glass optical fibers for minimally invasive diagnosis and therapy. We discuss preliminary results of fiber drawing and characterization.

    Authors:Daniel Milanese, Università degli Studi di Parma / Duccio Gallichi-Nottiani, Politecnico di Torino / Diego Pugliese, Politecnico di Torino / Nadia Boetti, Fondazione Links / Davide Janner, Politecnico di Torino


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    16:00 - 16:30
    Silicon-core optical fiber with losses below 0.2dB/cm (SoM4H.2)
    Presenter: Laurent Bigot, CNRS - Université de Lille

    Silicon-core fibers were drawn into hundreds of meter-long spans. The regular crystalline structure of the core and the absence of oxygen contamination are demonstrated together with loss below 0.2 dB/cm from 1250 to 1650 nm.

    Authors:Maryna Kudinova, Université de Lille / Géraud Bouwmans, Université de Lille / Hicham El Hamzaoui, Université de Lille / Rémi Habert, CNRS - Université de Lille / Stéphane Plus, CNRS - Université de Lille / Bertrand Chazallon, Université de Lille / Rémy Bernard, Université de Lille / Karen Baudelle, Université de Lille / Andy Cassez, Université de Lille / Olivier Vanvincq, Université de Lille / Maya Marinova, Université de Lille / Nicolas Nuns, Université de Lille / Johann Troles, Université de Rennes / Laurent Bigot, CNRS - Université de Lille


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    16:30 - 16:45
    Depressed-Cladding Bi-doped P2O5 – SiO2 Fiber For Efficient Optical Devices Operating Near 1.3 μm (SoM4H.3)
    Presenter: Sergey Firstov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center

    We investigated the optical properties of a depressed-cladding bismuth-doped phosphosilicate fiber. The performance characteristics of CW laser and optical amplifier operating within the O-band based on this fiber were studied.

    Authors:Elena Firstova, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Alexander Kharakhordin, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Sergey Alyshev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Aleksandr Khegai, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Mikhail Melkumov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Sergey Firstov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center

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    16:45 - 17:00
    Laser Characteristics of Bi-doped High-GeO2 Optical Fibers Manufactured at Different Drawing Conditions (SoM4H.4)
    Presenter: Sergey Alyshev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center

    The effect of drawing conditions on the laser properties of Bi-doped high-GeO2 fibers was investigated. The drawing speed was established to have a significant effect on the lasing efficiency of the fibers.

    Authors:Sergey Alyshev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Andrey Levchenko, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Alexander Kharakhordin, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Aleksandr Khegai, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Elena Firstova, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Mikhail Melkumov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center / Sergei Firstov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dianov Fiber Optics Research Center

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    17:00 - 17:15
    Bismuth-Doped Phosphosilicate Fibers: Sintering Temperature and Drawing Conditions Effects (SoM4H.5)
    Presenter: Aleksandr Khegai, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    We studied an effect of fiber production technological parameters on optical properties of Bi-doped phosphosilicate fibers. A significant impact of Bi doping, sintering temperature and drawing speed on produced fiber characteristics was demonstrated.

    Authors:Aleksandr Khegai, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Fedor Afanasiev, Devyatykh Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity Substances of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Konstantin Riumkin, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Yan Ososkov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Sergei Firstov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Sergey Alyshev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Mikhail Melkumov, Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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    17:15 - 17:30
    Widely-tunable Bismuth-doped fiber laser for the 1305-1375nm wavelength range (SoM4H.6)
    Presenter: Siyi Wang, University of Southampton

    We present a tunable CW Bi-doped fiber laser from 1305-1375nm by utilizing a fiber-pigtailed–tunable-filter in a ring cavity. A maximum output power of 150mW at 1330±5nm with a slope efficiency of 35% is demonstrated.

    Authors:Siyi Wang, University of Southampton / Naresh Thipparapu, University of Southampton / Yu Wang, University of Southampton / David Richardson, University of Southampton / Jayanta Sahu, University of Southampton

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    Infrared Materials (NoM4G)
    Presider: David Woolf, Physical Sciences, Inc.

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    15:30 - 16:00
    Infrared Light Detection with Layered Materials (NoM4G.1)
    Presenter: Fengnian Xia, Yale University

    Layered materials represent an emerging material platform for infrared light detection. In this talk, I will discuss recent progress on the infrared light detection based on high quality graphene and twisted bilayer graphene.

    Authors:Fengnian Xia, Yale University


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    16:00 - 16:15
    Nonlinear Optical Isolators Based on Thin-Film Vanadium Dioxide and Metallic Frequency-Selective Surfaces (NoM4G.2)
    Presenter: Chenghao Wan, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    We design a nonlinear optical isolator by incorporating a metallic frequency-selective surface with thin-film vanadium dioxide. By our opto-thermal simulations, the extinction ratio of our design is comparable with those of commercial linear devices.

    Authors:Chenghao Wan, University of Wisconsin - Madison / Jonathan King, University of Wisconsin - Madison / Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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    16:15 - 16:30
    High-Q silicon microresonator for self-injection locking in mid-IR band: development and characterization (NoM4G.3)
    Presenter: Artem Shitikov, Russian Quantum Center

    We experimentally observed a DFB laser diode self-injection locking to a microresonator made of crystalline silicon in mid-IR. Original technique based on the self-injection locking fundamentals was developed for characterization of the effect.

    Authors:Artem Shitikov, Russian Quantum Center / Oleg Benderov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology / Valery Lobanov, Russian Quantum Center / Nikita Kondratyev, Russian Quantum Center / Igor Bilenko, Russian Quantum Center

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    16:30 - 16:45
    Air Gap/InP Distributed Bragg Reflectors for Mid-Infrared Applications (NoM4G.4)
    Presenter: Galih Suwito, McGill University

    We present a systematic study of air gap/InP distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs) using transfer-matrix method. Reflectivity of various mid-infrared (6 μm) DBR design structures were calculated to obtain the optimum designs for different applications.

    Authors:Galih Suwito, McGill University / Hassan Mojaver, McGill University / Nathaniel Quitoriano, McGill University

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    16:45 - 17:00
    (Withdrawn) Sensitive Quartz-enhanced Photothermal Spectroscopy Sensor with a High Transmittance Quartz Tuning Fork (NoM4G.5)
    Presenter: Yufei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology

    A quartz-enhanced photothermal spectroscopy (QEPTS) sensor employing a high transmittance quartz tuning fork (QTF) as a photothermal detector for sensitive trace gas detection was proposed and investigated

    Authors:Yinqiu Hu, Harbin Institute of Technology / Yufei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology / Shunda Qiao, Harbin Institute of Technology / Ying He, Harbin Institute of Technology / Frank Tittel, Rice University

    17:00 - 17:15
    (Withdrawn) Physical Properties of New Heavy Metal Oxide Glasses (NoM4G.6)
    Presenter: Rochdi El Abdi, Université de Rennes1,

    This paper is centred on new Heavy Metal Oxide Glasses in the Sb2O3-20PbO-ZnO ternary system that encompass low melting temperature, low phonon energy, extended IR transmission, high refractive index and large optical non linearity.

    Authors:Rochdi El Abdi, Université de Rennes1,

    17:15 - 17:30
    Bend Loss in Negative Curvature Fibers with Truncated Cladding Tubes (NoM4G.7)
    Presenter: Chengli Wei, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

    We study negative curvature fibers with truncated cladding tubes. The fiber with truncated cladding tubes has lower bend loss compared to the un-truncated fiber when the bend radius is between 4 cm and 7 cm.

    Authors:Chengli Wei, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor / Jonathan Hu, Baylor University / Curtis Menyuk, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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