Asia Communications and Photonics Conference

10 - 13 November 2017
The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, Guangdong China

Workshops and Forums

Transmission and Switching Techniques for Data Centers Workshop

Time: 09:00–12:30, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Orchi Room
Organizers: Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China and Zhaohui Li, Sun Yat-Sen Univ., China

Data center traffic is growing rapidly at an yearly rate of ~25%. Photonic technologies for transmission and switching can provide solutions to deal with this
fast growth with high capacity, compact footprint and low power consumption. Optical interconnects within and between the data centers are key technologies. High data rate and low cost are desired in designing and implementation of transmission systems. Modulation and multiplexing techniques will be discussed and explored. Furthermore, the back planes of the electronic switches seem to impose limitations on data transfer speed and interconnect density.  Optical switching may be able to handle large traffic of coarse granularities if combined with electronic switches for fine granularities. At the device level, in addition to VESELs and other III-V  components, silicon photonics has penetrated into data centers with PSM4 and WDM.

International Workshop on Visible Light Communications at ACP 2017 Workshop

Time: 09:00–12:30, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Magnolia Room
Organizers: Gong-ru Lin, National Taiwan University, China; Nan Chi, Fudan University, China; and Lilin Liu, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

With the increasingly scarce of wireless spectrum resources and the urgent demands of high speed, safe, environmentally friendly means of communication in nowadays, visible light communication emerges at a historic moment. In recent ten years, VLC technology has been developed rapidly. Governments worldwide have paid great attentions on it. By using a LED as the signal transmitter, VLC is expected to integrate communication functions on the existing lighting facilities, which can provide a new wireless communication access to make full usage of resources. VLC can be used for many applications and areas, such as
indoor and outdoor information network, indoor positioning systems, and security network systems.  The goal of this workshop is to provide a technical forum to
present the latest research in in VLC and exchange ideas in this emerging green post-radio frequency technology. We welcome contributions from both academic and industry covering a range of topics in VLC including but not limited to the following:
  • Indoor and outdoor optical channel modeling and characterization
  • Enabling technologies on the physical layer: new LED and detectors, advanced modulation methods, equalization and estimation, new signal processing algorithms, etc.
  • Topology control, routing and VLC network architecture
  • Integration of VLC with PLC, Ethernet, WiFi and Mobile
  • Communication
  • Versatile applications of VLC systems/networks: Optical
  • Camera Communications, under water wireless communication, navigation and localization, application in vehicular communications, etc.

Joint Research Center of Photonics & Joint Centre of Advanced Photonics Research Combined Workshop 2017 (JORCEP Workshop)

Time: 09:00–18:00, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Dahlia Room
Organizers: Erik Forsberg, Zhejiang University, China; Lech Wosinski, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Hon Tsang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China; Liu Liu,
South China Normal University, China; and Sailing He, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Zhejiang University, China; South China Normal University, China

The Sino-Swedish Joint Research Center of Photonics (JORCEP) has since 2003 been an ever evolving research and educational collaboration between several Swedish and Chinese universities that annually organizes a multi-disciplinary workshop to promote its joint research.  Continuing a new tradition since 2015, the workshop is also this year combined with the annual workshop of that of the Zhejiang University - Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Centre of Advanced Photonics Research.

Exploiting the Space Domain of Electromagnetic Waves: The Ongoing Frontiers Workshop

Jointly hosted by:
China 973 Project 2014CB340000
EU H2020 Project ‘ROAM’
China 973 Project 2014CB340100
China NSFC Project 61490710

Part I: Structured Lights and Their Applications Workshop
Time: 09:00–12:30, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Begonia Room

Part II: Space-division Multiplexing (SDM) Communication Workshop
Time: 14:00–18:10, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Begonia Room

Organizers: Xinlun Cai, Sun Yat-sen University, China; Xiaocong Yuan, Shenzhen University, China

Almost all the applications of electromagnetic waves are about the manipulation of their physical dimensions including frequency/wavelength, complex amplitude, time, polarization, and space. The space domain is considered the only known physical dimension left to exploit in newly emerging applications of electromagnetic waves. As the ongoing frontiers, exploiting the space domain of electromagnetic waves has fueled lots of interesting research fields. For instance, structured lights accessing the spatial amplitude/phase/polarization distributions of lightwaves have given rise to many developments in astronomy, manipulation, trapping, tweezer, microscopy, imaging, sensing, nonlinear interactions and quantum information processing. Very recently, spacedivision multiplexing (SDM) is known as the only long-term viable path for sustained capacity scalability in optical communication networks, from short-reach data center interconnects and optical access networks to long-haul transport systems.  This workshop will focus on the ongoing frontiers in exploiting the space domain of electromagnetic waves. Two parts (structured lights and their applications, SDM communications) will be covered. Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

Part I: Structured Lights and Their Applications
  • Physics and fundamental properties of structured lights
  • Different kinds of structured lights (LG beams, HG beams, Bessel beams, OAM beams, vector beams, accelerating beams, etc.)
  • Devices for structured light generation, manipulation and detection
  • Structured light enabled applications (astronomy, manipulation,trapping, tweezer, microscopy, imaging, sensing, nonlinear interactions, quantum information processing, etc.)
  • Structured electromagnetic waves and their applications (radio wave, microwave, terahertz wave, etc.)
Part II: Space-division Multiplexing (SDM) Communications
  • Free-space and fiber-based SDM communications.
  • Multi-core fiber (MCF), few-mode fiber (FMF), multi-mode fiber (MMF), ring-core fiber (RCF) and other specialty fibers and photonic integrated devices for SDM communications.
  • Efficient (de)multiplexing and amplification techniques for SDM communications.
  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) assisted SDM communications and MIMO free SDM communications.
  • Optical switching, optical signal processing and various networking functions in SDM communications.
  • Information capacity scalability and limits in SDM communications.
We sincerely welcome scientists, students and industry representatives of relevant interest to attend and join the workshop.

Advanced Plasma Processing Techniques: Etch, Deposition and Growth for Optimized Device Performance Workshop

Time: 14:00–17:35, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Magnolia Room
Host: Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology
Chair: Harm Knoops, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Plasma processing is an essential tool for making the latest optoelectronic devices. From dry etching of laser facets to high density passivation understanding how the
plasma can affect your device is vital to achieving the highest quality. Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology is at the forefront of plasma processing with a long history of developing innovative solutions to enable device performance to be pushed to the next level. This workshop will detail some of these latest developments with talks on plasma etching, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and ICP CVD of dielectric films. Along side this users will detail their experiences and show how they have used our tools to deliver devices. Experts from the UK and local users will be here to share their knowledge in an open environment so please come along and enjoy the talks but also to ask any questions that you have.  A RSVP is required for this workshop. Visit the Workshops page on to register.

Industry Forum: Advances and Trends of Photonics Integration Forum

Time: 14:00–17:40, Friday, 10 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Bauhinia Room
Chair: Yates Yao, President, Luster LightTech Group Corp, China
Co-Chairs: Jianhui Zhou, VP, Finisar Corporation, USA and Xiang Liu, Distinguished Scientist, Huawei Technologies, USA

The industry forum of ACP is an excellent place where academics can learn the state of the art of the optical communications industry in terms of product, technology and market, and exchange ideas with experts from the industry.  This is the fourth time for Luster LightTech Group Corp to organize the ACP Industry forum. This year’s industry forum will focus on photonics integration. Distinguished speakers from the industry will discuss the latest advances and trends of the photonic integration. The following topics will be covered in this forum:
  • What are the key divers for photonic integration in the industry?
  • InP, silicon photonics, or hybrid, and why?
  • What are the different roles photonic integration plays in long-haul, DCI, and intra-data center applications?

Face to Face with the Editors: To do Better Research and to Write a Better Paper (in Chinese) Forum

Time: 19:30–21:30, Saturday, 11 November
Venue: The Garden Hotel, Dahlia Room