The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2017 Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

  • D1: Advances in Deployable Optical Components, Fibers, and Field Installation Equipment

    Jonathan Ingham, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, USA
    Future of Short-Reach Optical Interconnects based on MMF Technologies

  • Vikrant Lal, Infinera Corporation, USA
    2.4 Tb/s Full C+Band Tunable Optical Engines Utilizing InP Coherent Photonic Integrated Circuits Operating At 200 Gb/s Per Lane

  • Hideyuki Nasu, Furukawa Electric, Japan
    >1 Tb/s On-Board Optical Engine for High-Density Optical Interconnects

  • Dong Pan, SiFotonics Technologies Co., Ltd, USA
    Cost-Effective TOSA/ROSA for 100G (2*28G PAM4) 10km QSFP28 Transceiver

  • Takashi Saida, NTT Device Innovation Center, NTT, Japan
    Emerging Integrated Devices for Coherent Transmission - Digitally Assisted Analog Optics

  • Shikui Shen, China Unicom, China
    G.654E Fibre Deployments in Terrestrial Transport System

  • D2: Passive Optical Devices and Circuits for Switching and Filtering

    Tymon Barwicz, IBM Research, USA
    High-throughput Photonic Packaging

  • Pavel Cheben, National Research Council, Canada
    Subwavelength Index Engineered Waveguides and Devices

  • Kevin Chen, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Laser Written Glass Waveguide Devices for Optical Interconnects

  • Joseph Kahn, Stanford, USA
    Capacity Limits for Spatially Multiplexed Free-Space Communication

  • Sophie LaRochelle, Laval University, USA
    Silicon Photonic Bragg Grating Devices

  • Masanori Takahashi, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Japan
    Switching Devices and Systems Enabled by Advanced Planar Lightwave Circuits

  • Linjie Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Large-Scale Silicon Photonic Switches Using Electro-Optic MZIs

  • D3: Active Optical Devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits

    Guilhem De Valicourt, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Hybrid III-V/Silicon Integration : Enabling the Next Generation of Advanced Photonic Transmitters

  • Tomohiro Kita, Tohoku University, Japan
    Silicon Photonic Wavelength Tunable Lasers for High-Capacity Optical Communication System

  • James Lott, TU Berlin, Germany
    High-Bandwidth and Low-Dimensional VCSELs for Optical Interconnects

  • Günther Roelkens, Ghent University/IMEC, Belgium
    850nm Hybrid Vertical Cavity Laser Integration for On-Chip Silicon Photonic Light Generation

  • Martin Schell, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
    DAC-Free High-Speed InP Modulators

  • Laurent Vivien, CNRS and University of Paris Sud, France
    Low Power Consumption and High-Speed Ge Receivers

  • Xi Xiao, Wuhan Research Institute of Posts & Telecommunications, China
    High Speed Silicon Photonic Modulators

  • Hiroshi Yamazaki, NTT, Japan
    >200Gb/s PAM-4 EA-DFB Transmitters

  • D4: Fiber and Propagation Physics

    Andrew Forbes, WITS University, South Africa
    Propagation of Vector Modes in Optics

  • Alexander Heidt, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Advances in Optical Fibers Fabricated with Granulated Silica

  • Daniel Milanese, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Phospate Optical Fibers

  • Giovanni Milione, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., USA
    MIMO-less Space Division Multiplexing with Elliptical Core Optical Fibers

  • Taiji Sakamoto, NTT, Japan
    Recent Progress of Coupled Core Multi Core Fiber

  • Yu Sun, TE SubCom, USA
    SDM for Power Efficient Transmission

  • D5: Fiber-optic Waveguide Devices and Sensors

    John Ballato, Clemson Univ, USA
    Tailoring the Response of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Fibers

  • Tim Birks, University of Bath, UK
    Adiabatically-Tapered Fiber Mode Multiplexers

  • Nemanja Jovanovic, Subaru Telescope - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan
    Application of Multicore Optical Fibers in Astronomy

  • Sergio Leon Saval, University of Sydney, Australia
    The Photonic Lantern

  • Eva Monroy, CEA-Grenoble, France, France
    Nitride-Based Devices at Telecom Wavelengths

  • Joel Villatoro, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain
    Multicore Fiber Sensors

  • Chris Xu, Cornell University, USA
    Fiber Optics for Short Pulse Biomedical Imaging

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Advances in Deployable Subsystems and Systems

    Hacene Chaouch, Arista, USA
    Lessons Learned from CFP2-ACO System Integrations, Interoperability Testing and Deployments

  • Valey Kamalov, Google, USA
    Lessons Learned from Open Line System Deployments

  • David Krause, Infinera, Canada
    Design Considerations for a Digital Subcarrier Coherent Optical Modem

  • Theodor Kupfer, Cisco, Germany
    Power Consumption in a Metro Optimized DSP

  • Christian Rasmussen, Acacia, USA
    Power and Reach Trade-offs Increasing the Optical Channel Rate Through Higher Baud Rate and Modulation Order

  • Rob Stone, Broadcom, USA
    Embedded Optics to Decrease Power Consumption

  • Tim Stuch, Microsoft, USA
    Specifying an Open Cable

  • S2: Optical, Photonic and Microwave Photonic Subsystems

    Michael Galili, DTU Fotonik, Denmark, Denmark
    Ultra-Broadband Optical Signal Processing Using AlGaAs-OI Devices

  • Bill Kuo, UCSD, USA
    Speeding up FFTs by Coherent Optical Processing

  • Akihiro Maruta, Osaka University, Japan
    Solitons and Nonlinear Fourier Transformation

  • Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Reconfigurable Photonic Signal Processing Circuits

  • Kyung Hyun Park, Terahertz Basic Research Section, ETRI, Korea
    Semiconductor-Based Terahertz Photonics for Industrial Applications

  • Benjamin Puttnam, NICT Japan, Japan
    Record-Capacity Transmission Experiments Enabled by Using Optical Frequency Combs

  • Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK
    Optical Injection Locking for Carrier Phase Recovery and Regeneration

  • Keith Williams, Naval Research Laboratories, USA
    Signal Processing Subsystems for RF Photonics and Beyond

  • S3: Radio-Over-Fiber, Free-space, and Non-telecom Systems

    Jose Capmany, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
    Towards Programmable Microwave Photonics Processors

  • Nan Chi, Fudan University, China, China
    Lifi Based on LED

  • Tom Clark, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
    Techniques for Highly Linear RoF Links

  • Eric Gustafsson, LIGO Caltech, USA
    LIGO Experiments

  • Hamid Hemmati, Facebook, USA
    UAV Aerial Network and Free Space Communication

  • Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University, Canada
    Trends and Progress in Optical Wireless Communications

  • Chih-Lin I, China Mobile, China
    Advanced Mobile Fronthaul Interfaces and Architectures for Next Generation Mobile Data Networks

  • Atsushi Kanno, NICT Japan, Japan
    High Bitrate mmw Links Using RoF Technologies

  • Andreas Stoehr, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    Applications for Optical Components in THz Systems

  • Hua Wang, Georgia Tech, USA
    Mm- Wave Based Bio-Sensing and Data Communications Using Low-Cost CMOS Circuits

  • S4: Digital and Electronic Subsystems

    Gabriel Charlet, Nokia Bell Labs, France
    Signal Processing for Spectrally Efficient Systems

  • Agnieszka Konczykowska, III-V Lab, France
    Extreme Speed Power-DAC : Leveraging InP DHBT for Ultimate Capacity Single-Carrier Optical Transmissions

  • Gerhard Kramer, Tech. Univ. Of Munich, Germany
    Advances in Coded Modulation for Optical Communications

  • Gordon Ning Liu, Huawei, China
    Optical Transmission Techniques for Emerging 5G Fronthaul, DCI and Metro Applications

  • Mansoor Yousefi, Télécom Paris-Tech, France
    Linear vs. Nonlinear Frequency-Division Multiplexing

  • Junwen Zhang, ZTE (TX) Inc., USA
    Advanced Algorithm for High-baud Rate Signal Generation and Detection

  • Kangping Zhong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Recent Advances in Short Reach Systems

  • S5: Digital Transmission Systems

    Alex Alvarado, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Information Rates and post-FEC BER Prediction in Optical Fiber Communications

  • Fred Buchali, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
    Probabalistic Shaping for Reach and Rate Adaptation

  • Jin-Xing Cai, TE SubCom, USA
    Advanced Technologies for High Capacity (>50T) Transoceanic Distance Transmission Systems

  • Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Fast DAC Solutions for Future High Symbol Rate Systems

  • Michael Eiselt, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany
    Direct-Detection Solutions for 100G and Beyond

  • Hisao Nakashima, Fujitsu Limited, Japan
    Digital Nonlinear Compensation Technologies in Coherent Optical Communication Systems

  • Kohki Shibahara, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
    Signal Processing Techniques for DMD and MDL Mitigation in Mode-Division Multiplexed Transmission

  • Shaoliang Zhang, NEC, USA
    On the Use of GMI to Compare Advanced Modulation Formats

Networks, Applications, and Access

  • N1: Advances in Deployable Networks and Their Applications

    Rod Alferness, UC Santa Barbara, USA
    Two Decades of Progress in Optical Networks

  • Kevin Bourg, Corning, USA
    The Evolution of Outside Plant Architectures with Network Convergence and New PON Technologies

  • Cees De Laat, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Progress in Enabling E-Science Applications with Dynamic Optical Networks

  • Lara Garrett, TyComm, USA
    Multinational Submarine Networks

  • Chengbin Shen, Shanghai Institute of China Telecom, China
    Experiences and Future Perspective of China Telecom on Optical Access Technologies and Networks  

  • Ted Woodward, DARPA, USA
    The DARPA 100G RF Link Program: What to do When There is No Fiber

  • Jennifer Yates, AT&T, USA
    Managing Service Quality in a Software Defined Network

  • N2: Control and Management of Optical and Multilayer Networks

    Sujata Banerjee, HP, USA
    Efficient and Verifiable Service Function Chaining in NFV: Current Solutions and Emerging Challenges

  • Oscar González de Dios, Telefónica, Spain
    Control Plane Architectures for Flexi-Grid Networks

  • Dan Kilper, University of Arizona, USA
    Optical Physical Layer SDN, Enabling Physical Layer Programmability through Open Control Systems

  • Yatish Kumar, CTO, Corsa Technologies, Canada
    High Performance SDN Hardware Architectures and Their Uses in the Evolving Transport Network

  • Bryan Larish, Verizon, USA
    SDN/NFV Futures at Verizon

  • Hans-Jürgen Schmidtke, Facebook, USA
    Packet-Optical Integration and Trend Towards White Boxes

  • Walid Wakim, Cisco Systems, USA
    Segment Routing

  • N3: Network Architectures and Techno-economics

    Angela Chiu, AT&T Labs, USA
    Routing and Regenerator Planning in a Carrier’s Core ROADM Network

  • Arnaud Dupas, Nokia Bell-Labs, France
    Bandwidth Variable Transmitter for Software Defined Networks

  • Antonio Eira, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Coriant Portugal, Portugal
    How Much Transport Grooming is Needed in the Age of Flexible Clients?

  • Tomohiro Hashiguchi, Fujitsu Limited, Japan
    Techniques for Agile Network Re-optimization Following Traffic Fluctuations

  • Paolo Monti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    Abstraction and Programmability in Optical 5G Transport

  • Alexander Nikolaidis, Facebook, Inc., USA
    Leveraging FlexGrid and Advanced Modulations in a Multi-Layer Inter-Datacenter Network

  • Hitoshi Takeshita, Green Platform Research Labs., NEC Corporation, Japan
    Network Fault Protection Performance Enhancement by Using Elastic Optical Path

  • Georgios Zervas, University of Bristol, UK
    Open Hardware Infrastructure for Optical Network Function Virtualisation: A Disaggregated Approach

  • N4: Optical Access Networks for Fixed and Mobile Services

    Carsten Behrens, T-Labs, Germany
    Technologies for Convergence of Fixed and Mobile Access: An Operator's Perspective

  • Pierpaolo Boffi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Frequency Division Multiplexing for Very High Capacity Transmission in Bandwidth-Limited Systems

  • Philippe Chanclou, Orange Lab, France
    Mobile Fronthaul Architecture and Technologies: a RAN Equipment Assessment

  • Kai Habel, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
    100G OFDM-PON for Converged 5G Networks: From Concept to Realtime Prototype

  • Cedric Lam, Google, USA
    FTTH Deployment - Google Fiber's Perspective

  • Yumiko Senoo, NTT, Japan
    Fast-Tunable TWDM-PON

  • Rodney Tucker, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Challenges and Technology Innovations for Interconnections in Smart Cities

  • Jinlong Wei, Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, European Research Center, Germany
    DSP-Based Multi-Band Schemes for High Speed Next Generation Optical Access Networks

Optical Devices, Subsystems, and Networks for Datacom and Computercom

  • DSN6: Optical Devices, Subsystems, and Networks for Datacom and Computercom

    Edward Crabbe, Oracle, USA
    Scalable and Low Cost Data Center Architecture for Cloud Services

  • Jaafar Elmirghani, Leeds University, UK
    Energy Efficiency Measures for Future Core Networks

  • Azita Emami, Caltech, USA
    Optical Interconnects: Design and Analysis

  • Michael Hochberg, Coriant Advanced Technology Group, USA
    Applications of Silicon Photonics in Datacenters

  • Chen Sun, Ayar Labs, Inc.; UC Berkeley, USA
    Microprocessor Chip with Photonics I/O

  • Michael Tan, HP, USA
    Optical Interconnects for Computercomm

  • Ryohei Urata, Google, USA
    Datacenter Interconnects and Networking

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