Photonics in Switching and Computing

27 September 2021 – 29 September 2021
Optica Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 04:00)

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Monday, 27 September

11:00 - 13:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

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JM1A

Opening Session and Plenary Session I

Presider: S. J. Ben Yoo , University of California Davis

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    JM1A.1
    Leveraging Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes to Build the World’s First Useful Quantum Computer

    Presenter: Jeremy O'Brien, PsiQuantum

    Plenary

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    JM1A.2
    The Evolving Role of Optics in the Hyperscale Data Centers

    Presenter: Hong Liu, Google LLC

    Plenary

13:00 - 13:30 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

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SpE1

Meet Plenary Speaker Hong Liu

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Event Details

Join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with Plenary Speaker Hong Liu.

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Special Event

14:30 - 16:30 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

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M2A

Photonic Technologies for Computing, Switching, and Interconnects I

Presider: Shiva Kumar , McMaster University

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    M2A.1
    Multiple-mode Propagation in Space-division Multiplexed Transmission Systems

    Presenter: Antonio Mecozzi, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila

    Invited

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    M2A.2
    Novel Interconnects for Next-gen AI Systems

    Presenter: M. Ashkan Seyedi, Nvidia

    Invited

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    M2A.3
    Machine Learning Assisted Model of QoT Penalties for Photonics Switching Systems

    Presenter: Muhammad Umar Masood, Politecnico di Torino

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    M2A.4
    Performance Enhancement of Wavelength Selective Switch with Double Gratings and Wavefront Aberration Correction

    Presenter: Wen Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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    M2A.5
    Feasibility Study of Scalable 16×16 SOA-based Optical Switches on IMOS for Data Communication Application

    Presenter: Desalegn Wolde Feyisa, Eindhoven university of Technology

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    M2A.6
    Kerr Switch and Memory Based on Counterpropagating Light in Microresonators

    Presenter: Leonardo Del Bino, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light



M2B

Neuromorphic Computing I

Presider: Ripalta Stabile , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

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    M2B.1
    Photonic Neural Networks Using Linear and Nonlinear Optics

    Presenter: Peter McMahon, Cornell University

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    M2B.2
    On-Chip > 100 TMAC/Sec Neuromorphic Photonics Turning into Reality

    Presenter: Angelina R. Totovic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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    M2B.3
    Photonic Photorefractive MAC Accelerator for Machine Learning

    Presenter: Elger Vlieg, IBM Research - Zurich

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    M2B.4
    Not all Ising Machines are Created Equal: Choice of Nonlinearity Induces Order-of-magnitude Differences in Computational Performance

    Presenter: Fabian Böhm, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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    M2B.5
    Adaptive and Dynamic RF Systems Enabled by Bio-inspired Photonics and Microwave Photonics

    Presenter: Mable Fok, University of Georgia

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M2C

Network Control and Management I

Presider: Cen Wang , KDDI Research Inc.

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    M2C.1
    Leveraging Field Data for Designing Low-margin Optical Networks

    Presenter: Camille Delezoide, Nokia Bell Labs

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    M2C.2
    DRL-assisted Light-tree Reconfiguration for Dynamic Multicast in Elastic Optical Networks

    Presenter: Zuqing Zhu, Univ of Science and Technology of China

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    M2C.3
    Improving Optical Control Plane Research and Development through Synergetic Testbed Experimentation and Emulation

    Presenter: Marco Ruffini, University of Dublin Trinity College

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    M2C.4
    Cross-layer Design to Optimize Optical Amplifier Placement in Metro Networks

    Presenter: Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano

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18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

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M3A

Photonic Technologies for Computing, Switching, and Interconnects II

Presider: Marco Fiorentino , Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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    M3A.1
    Phase Retrieval Receiver for Optical Coherent Communications

    Presenter: Haoshuo Chen, Nokia Bell Labs

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    M3A.2
    High Capacity Short-reach Systems

    Presenter: Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs

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    M3A.3
    Dynamically Tunable Metasurfaces Using Nano Electro Mechanics

    Presenter: Andrei Faraon, California Institute of Technology

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    M3A.4
    TWILIGHT Project: Co-packaged Optical Transceivers and Integrated Optical Switches for Terabit-scale Datacenter Interconnect Networks

    Presenter: Maria Spyropoulou, National Technical University of Athens

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M3B

Analog Computing

Presider: Lukas Chrostowski , University of British Columbia

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    M3B.1
    The Dawn of Energy Efficient Computing: Optically Accelerating the Fast Fourier Transform Core

    Presenter: Nicholas New, Optalysys Ltd.

    Keynote

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    M3B.2
    Analog Computing with Nonlinear Nanoscale Photonics: Prospects and Challenges

    Presenter: Maxime Delmulle, Thales Research & Technology

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    M3B.3
    Towards a Photonic Integrated Linear Algebra Processor for Complex Matrix Multiplication and Inversion

    Presenter: Minjia Chen, University of Cambridge

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18:00 - 20:15 Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 04:00)

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M3C

Photonic Technologies for Datacenter Networking I

Presider: Sugang Xu , National Inst of Information & Comm Tech

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    M3C.1
    Photonic Integrated Networked Energy Efficient Datacenters (PINE): System Studies

    Presenter: Madeleine Glick, Columbia University

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    M3C.2
    Inexact Silicon Photonics: From Devices to Applications

    Presenter: Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State University

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    M3C.3
    Impact on WDM Networks When Carrier Baud Rate Grows

    Presenter: Thierry Zami, Nokia Corporation

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    M3C.4
    Spectrum Allocation Exploiting Different Core Selection Patterns for Graceful Degradation of Inter-core Crosstalk in Space-division Multiplexing Elastic Optical Networks

    Presenter: Yuya Seki, Osaka Prefecture University

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    M3C.5
    Experimental Demonstration of Suppression of Cascaded Performance Degradation in Multi-core Fiber Networks with Burst-mode EDFA

    Presenter: Yusuke Hirota, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech

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    M3C.6
    How to Create a Simple Control Mechanism with Low Latency for Intra Data Center Optical Switching Networks

    Presenter: Ken-ichi Sato, AIST

    Invited