The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2018 Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

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

    Rene Bonk, Nokia, Bell Labs, GERMANY
    SOA for Future PONs

  • Monia Ghobadi, Microsoft, USA
    Traffic Engineering and Topology Programming

  • Ed Harstead, Nokia, USA
    25G Based PON Technology

  • Tetsu Morishima, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., JAPAN
    Ultra-high-density MCF Connector Technology

  • Giuseppe Rizzelli, Facebook, UNITED KINGDOM
    Pizzabox Transponders Deployment in the Field and Related Issues

  • Francisco Soares, Fraunhofer Inst. Nachricht Henrich-Hertz, GERMANY
    High Performance InP PIC Technology Development Based on a Generic Photonic Integration Foundry

  • Jim Tatum, Finisar Corporation, USA
    VCSEL-based Optical Transceivers for Future Data Center Applications

  • Tolga Tekin, Fraunhofer IZM, GERMANY
    Revolutionizing the Data Centers and HPCs - Optical Interconnects

  • D2: Passive Optical Devices for Switching and Filtering

    Timo Aalto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, FINLAND
    3 Micron Silicon Photonics

  • Eric Bernier, Huawei Technologies R&D, CANADA
    Large-scale Silicon Photonic Switches

  • Tao Chu, Zhejiang University, CHINA
    Fast, High-radix Silicon Photonic Switches

  • Takeshi Matsumoto, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., JAPAN
    In-line Optical Amplification for Silicon Photonics Platform by Flip-chip Bonded InP-SOAs

  • Shayan Mookherjea, University of California San Diego, USA
    Photonic Integration for Quantum Communications

  • Shigeru Nakamura, NEC Corporation, JAPAN
    Low-loss Silicon Photonic Switch Module Technology and its Application to Transponder Aggregators in Optical Network Nodes

  • Brad Snyder, IMEC, BELGIUM
    Packaging and Assembly Challenges for 50G Silicon Photonics Interposers

  • D3: Active Optical Devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits

    Gregory Fish, Juniper Networks Inc., USA
    Optical Transceivers using Heterogeneous Integration on Silicon

  • Takuro Fujii, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, JAPAN
    Heterogeneously Integrated III-V Lasers Fabricated Using Epitaxial Growth on an InP/SiO2/Si Substrate

  • Gordon Keeler, Sandia National Labs, USA
    Nanoscale Optical Modulators: Application Drivers and Recent Developments

  • Andreas Messner, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Integrated Ferroelectric BaTiO3/Si Plasmonic Modulator Operated Beyond 100 Gbit/s

  • Marco Romagnoli, CNIT, ITALY
    Highly Efficient Silicon Photonics Phase Modulator Using Graphene

  • Mitsuru Takenaka, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
    High-efficiency, Low-loss Optical Phase Modulator Based on III-V/Si Hybrid MOS Capacitor

  • Joris Van Campenhout, imec, BELGIUM
    Silicon Photonics For 56G NRZ Optical Interconnects

  • Jochem Verbist, Ghent University - IMEC, BELGIUM
    DAC-less and DSP-free Transmitters Using Silicon Photonic EAMs for 100 Gb/s Optical Interconnects

  • D4: Fiber and Propagation Physics

    Laurent Bigot, Universite de Lille 1, FRANCE
    Few-mode and Multicore Amplifiers for SDM Transmissions

  • Xi Chen, Corning Research & Development Corp, USA
    Universal Fibers for Both Single-mode and Multimode Transmissions in Data Centers

  • Tomohiro Gonda, Furukawa Electric, JAPAN
    Recent Progress and Outlook on Multicore Fiber for Practical Use

  • Igor Koltchanov, VPIphotonics, GERMANY
    Requirements for Simulation-aided Design of SDM Systems

    Recent Advances on MMFS for WDM and MDM

  • Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
    Outlook on In-fiber Silicon Photonics

  • Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, USA
    Exploiting Angular Momentum of Light for Optical Communication

  • Yoshiaki Tamura, sumitomo electric industry, JAPAN
    Ultra-low Loss Silica-core Optical Fiber

  • D5: Fiber-optic and Waveguide Devices and Sensors

    Hui Cao, Yale University, USA
    Applications of Multimode Fibers for Spectroscopy and Polarization Control

  • Kenny Hey Tow, EPFL, SWITZERLAND
    From Spider Webs to a Biomimetic Optical Fibre Sensor

  • Cesar Jauregui, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, GERMANY
    Ultra-large Mode Area Fibers for High Power Lasers

  • Yong-min Jung, Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), UNITED KINGDOM
    Enabling Component Technologies for Space Division Multiplexing

  • Demetri Psaltis, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
    Image Transmission Through Multi-mode Fibers

  • Fabien Sorin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
    Multi-material and Multi-functional Optical Fibers

  • Paul Westbrook, OFS Laboratories, USA
    Improving Distributed Sensing with Continuous Gratings in Single and Multi-core Fibers

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Advances in Deployable Subsystems and Systems

    Daniel Gariepy, EXFO, CANADA
    Novel OSNR Measurement Techniques for Coherent-detection Systems

  • Luis Martin Garcia, Facebook, USA
    Open Transport Infrastructure (TIP)

  • Lynn Nelson, AT&T Labs, USA
    Advances In 400 GBE Field Trials

  • Maurice O'Sullivan, Ciena, CANADA
    Margin Requirement of Disaggregating the DWDM Transport System and its Consequence on Application Economics

  • Timo Pfau, Acacia Communications, Inc., USA
    Power Efficient DSP and Optical Integration

  • Alex Turukhin, TE SubCom, USA
    High-capacity SDM Transmission Over Transoceanic Distances: Problems and Solutions

  • Qiang Zhang, USTC, CHINA
    Deployed Systems for Quantum Communications

  • S2: Optical, Photonic and Microwave Photonic Subsystems

    Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, ITALY
    Intelligent Remote Sensing Systems Based on Microwave Photonic Technologies

  • Marcelo Davanco, National Inst. of Standards & Technology, USA
    Nanophotonic Technology for Chip-Based Quantum Light Sources

  • Keisuke Kasai, Tohoku University, JAPAN
    Injection-locked Homodyne Detection for Higher-order QAM Transmission

  • Yojiro Mori, Nagoya University, JAPAN
    Large-scale Optical Circuit Switch Architecture For Intra-datacenter Networking

  • Peter Rakich, Yale University, USA
    Silicon-Based Brillouin Photonics and Signal Processing

  • Christian Reimer, INRS-EMT, CANADA
    On-chip Quantum Optical Frequency Comb Sources

  • Takeshi Umeki, NTT, JAPAN
    Towards Practical Implementation of Optical Parametric Amplifiers Based on PPLN Waveguides

  • S3: Radio-over-fiber, Free Space Optics and Sensing Systems

    David Caplan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
    Power-efficient Noise-insensitive Optical Modulation for High-Sensitivity Laser Communications

  • Thavamaran Kanesan, TM Research & Development, MALAYSIA
    Research to Field Trial, A RoF Journey

    RoF-based Optical Fronthaul Technology for 5G and Beyond

  • Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Fast Photonics-based 60 Ghz Beam-steering

  • Hai-Han Lu, National Taipei University of Technology, TAIWAN
    Optical-based Underwater Communications

  • Dominic Schulz, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, GERMANY
    Use Cases for Optical Wireless Communication

  • Pham Tien Dat, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, JAPAN
    Radio-over-Fiber-based Seamless Fiber–wireless Convergence for Small Cell and Linear Cell Networks

  • S4: Digital and Electronic Subsystems

    Di Che, University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    Entropy Loading for Band-limited Meshed-optical-networks: The Multicarrier Advantage

  • Faisal Khan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HONG KONG
    Optical Performance Monitoring In Fiber-optic Networks Enabled by Machine Learning Techniques

  • Jose Paulo Krause Perin, Stanford University, USA
    DSP-free Coherent Receivers for Data Center Links

  • David Millar, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA
    Coded Modulation for Next-generation Optical Communications

  • Mohamed Morsy-Osman, McGill University, CANADA
    A Comparative Study of Technology Options for Next Generation Intra- and Inter-datacenter Interconnects

  • Masanori Nakamura, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, JAPAN
    Advanced DSP Technologies with Symbol-rate over 100-Gbaud for High-capacity Optical Transport Network

  • S5: Digital Transmission Systems

    Junho Cho, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Balancing Probabillistic Shaping and Forward Error Correction for Optimal System Performance

  • Tomislav Drenski, socionext, UK
    ADC & DAC - Technology Trends and Steps to Overcome Current Limitations

  • Antonio Mecozzi, University of L'Aquila, ITALY
    The Kramers-Kronig Receiver

  • Masataka Nakazawa, Tohoku University, JAPAN
    Secure Transmission Using QAM Quantum Noise Stream Cipher with Continuous-variable QKD

  • Dan Sadot, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, ISRAEL
    Digital Pre-compensation Techniques Enabling Cost-efficient High-order Modulation Formats Transmission

  • Laurent Schmalen, Nokia Bell Labs, GERMANY
    Probabilistic Constellation Shaping: Challenges and Opportunities for Forward Error Correction

  • Luis Velasco, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, SPAIN
    Learning from the Optical Spectrum: Applications for Soft-failure Localization

Networks, Applications, and Access

  • N1: Advances in Deployable Networks and their Applications

    Andrea Di Giglio, Telecom Italia Lab, ITALY
    Scenarios and Economic Analysis of Fronthaul

  • Stephen Grubb, Facebook Inc., UNITED STATES
    Submarine Cables: Deployment, Evolution and Perspectives

  • Robert Kimball, Ciena Corporation, USA
    Extension of SDN Networks to the Satellite Domain; Integration of a SDN Enabled WAN Network, With Terrestrial and Submarine Elements, With Command and Control of Multiple Satellite Constellations

  • Gaya Nagarajan, Facebook, USA
    Present and Future Optical Technology Deployments in Facebook’S Terrestrial Networks

  • Pascal Pecci, ASN, FRANCE
    Design of Submarine "Open" Cables

  • Juraj Slovak, Coriant, GERMANY
    Benefits of Performance Awareness in Coherent Dynamic Optical Networks

  • N2: Control and Management of Multilayer Networks

    Marc De Leenheer, Open Networking Lab, USA
    OpenROADM Over ONOS

  • Hiroaki Harai, National Inst. of Information & Communication Technology, JAPAN
    Softwarized, Elastic and Agile Optical Networks for Dynamic Environmental Change and Failure Recovery

  • Michiaki Hayashi, KDDI Research, JAPAN
    Machine Learning-assisted Management of Virtualized Network

  • Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology Center, GREECE
    Application Aware Multilayer Control and Optimization of Elastic WDM/SDM Switched Optical Networks

  • Anna Tzanakaki, University of Athens, GREECE
    Converged Access/Metro Infastructures for 5G Services

  • Ricard Vilalta, CTTC, SPAIN
    Optical Networks Virtualization and Slicing in the 5G Era

  • Lihua Yuan, Microsoft Corp, USA
    Software Defined Optical Network from the Perspective of a Software Developer

  • N3: Network Architectures and Techno-economics

    Niall Robinson, ADVA Optical Networking AG, USA
    Design and Deployment of Optical White Box

  • Kirsten Rundberget, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc, USA
    ”OPEN” and its Impact on Engineering, Design, Operations and Profitability in the Communication Network

  • Yuri Smirnov, Facebook Inc., USA
    Long-term Capacity Planning in Facebook Network

  • Takahito Tanimura, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., JAPAN
    Data-analytics-based Optical Performance Monitoring Technique for Optical Transport Networks

  • Christine Tremblay, École de Technologie Supérieure, CANADA
    Agile Optical Networking: Beyond Filtered Solutions

  • Kathy Tse, AT&T Corp, USA
    Progress Toward an Open, SDN Controlled Photonic Network

  • N4: Optical Access Networks for Fixed and Mobile Services

    Kota Asaka, NTT Photonics Laboratories, JAPAN
    Flexible Access System Architecture (FASA)

  • Helene Debregeas, III-V Lab, FRANCE
    Components for High Speed 5G Access

  • Michael Freiberger, Verizon Communications Inc, USA
    Low Latency Networks: Future Service Level Use Cases and Their Requirements

  • Christoph Kottke, Technische Universität Berlin, GERMANY
    Bandwidth Extension Techniques for Optical Access

  • Domanic Lavery, University College London, UK
    Recent Progress and Outlook for Coherent PON

  • Phil Miguelez, Comcast, USA
    What Applications are Driving Higher Capacity in Access?

  • Huaiyu Zeng, Futurewei Technologies, USA
    DSP for High-speed Fiber-wireless Convergence

Optical Devices, Subsystems, and Networks for Datacom and Computercom

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

    Omar Baldonado, Facebook Inc., USA
    Open Compute Project Data Centers

  • Theophilus Benson, Duke University, USA
    Network Traffic Characteristics of Data Centers

  • Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research, UK
    Bridging the Last Mile for Optical Switching in Data Centers

  • Mark Filer, Microsoft Corp., USA
    Role of Standards in Web-scale Datacenters

  • Michael Haney, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, USA
    The ARPA-E ENLITENED Program - Integrated Photonic Technology for Energy-efficient Data Center Networks

  • Nikos Pleros, Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, GREECE
    Silicon Photonics and Plasmonics Towards Network-on-chip Functionalities for Disaggregated Computing

  • Jonas Weiss, IBM, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    Analog Optical Signaling for Large Scale Radio Telescopes in Harsh Environments

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