The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

  • D1: Advances in prototypes and product developments of components and subsystems for data centers and optical networks

    Tao Zhang, Google, USA
    Tunable Laser Drivers for Next Generation PON Networks

  • Boudewijn Docter, EFFECT Photonics B.V., Netherlands
    InP PIC's Scaleability for Data Center Applications

  • Robert Herrick, Intel Corp., USA
    Reliable Heterogeneous and Monolithic Integrated Silicon Photonics

  • Gloria Hoefler, Infinera Corp., USA
    Components for Highly Integrated PICs

  • Jeffery Maki, Juniper Networks Inc., USA
    Evolution of Pluggable Optics and What Is Beyond

  • Reza Motaghian, Amazon, USA
    PAM4 System Performance for DCI Applications

  • Yoshihiro Ogiso, NTT Photonics Labs, Japan
    Ultra-high Bandwidth InP IQ Modulator for beyond 100 GBd Transmission

  • John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
    Role of Optics in High Performance Computing

  • D2: Passive Optical Devices for Switching and Filtering

    Glenn Bartolini, II-VI Photonics, USA
    Tunable Filters in the Evolving Optical Communcation Network

  • Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, USA
    Design, Optimization and Fabrication of Ultra-compact Nanophotonics

  • Peter O'Brien, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
    Photonic Packaging in Europe: The PIXAPP Pilot Line Project

  • Nick Parsons, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis Inc., UK
    Recent Developments in High Radix Optical Switching

  • Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Silicon Photonic Devices for Optical Switching in Wavelength, Polarization and Mode

  • Keijiro Suzuki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
    Low-loss, Low-crosstalk Large-scale Silicon Photonics Switch

  • Ming Wu, University of California at Berkeley, USA
    Large Scale Silicon Photonics Switches Based on MEMS Technology

  • Jianping Yao, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Programmable Photonic Chips, and Signal Processing

  • D3: Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits

    Roel Baets, Ghent University - INTEC, Belgium
    Transfer Printing of Passive and Active Components Onto Passive Silicon Photonic ICs

  • John Bowers, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
    Realities and Challenges of III-V/Si Integration Technologies

  • Hossein Hashemi, University of Southern California, USA
    Large Optical Phase Arrays and Their Applications

  • Huiyun Liu, University College London, UK
    III-V Quantum Dot Lasers Monolithically Grown on Silicon

  • Wei Shi, Universite Laval, Canada
    Silicon Photonic Modulators for High-capacity Coherent Transmissions

  • Volker Sorger, George Washington University, USA
    A Guide for Material and Design Choices for Electro-optic Modulators

  • Kerry Vahala, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Ultra Stable Comb Lasers

  • D4: Fiber and Propagation Physics

    Scott Bickham, Corning Research & Development Corp., USA
    Optical Fibers for Short-reach High Density Interconnects

  • Karthik Choutagunta, Stanford University, USA
    Dynamic Channels in MDM Systems

  • Jon Fitz, Prysmian Group, USA
    Technical Considerations for Pairing Fiber and Cable

  • Jonathan Knight, University of Bath, UK
    Anti-resonant Bandgap Fibres

  • Kazuhide Nakajima, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Japan
    Progress on SDM Fiber Research in Japan

  • Georg Rademacher, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
    Impact of Modulation Format on Dynamic Channel Crosstalk Behavior in Multi-core Fibers

  • Shigehiro Takasaka, Furukawa Electric, Japan
    Highly Nonlinear Fiber for Optical Parametric Amplifier

  • Yoshinori Yamamoto, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Japan
    Practical Aspects of G.654.E Fibers for Terrestrial Long-haul Transmission

  • D5: Fiber-Optic and Waveguide Devices and Sensors

    Maxim Bolshtyansky, TE SubCom, USA
    Progress in Submarine Optical Amplifiers

  • William Green, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
    Silicon Photonic Gas Sensing

  • Emmanuel Le Taillandier de Gabory, NEC Corporation, Japan
    Reduction in Power Consumption in Multi-core Amplifier

  • Arnaud Mussot, University Lille 1 Laboratoire PhLAM, France
    New Insights on Modulation Instability in Optical Fibers

  • Robert Thomson, Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Ultrafast Laser Processes for Photonics

  • Frank Wise, Cornell University, USA
    High Peak Power Mamyshev Oscillators

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Digital subsystems and systems for data centers

    Kevan Jones, Juniper Networks Inc., Canada
    Enabling Technologies for In-router DWDM Interfaces for Intra-data Center Networks

  • Eric Maniloff, Ciena Corp., USA
    Beyond 200Gbps per Lane Intensity Modulation Direct Detection

  • Yoshiaki Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Stokes Vector Modulation and Detection with Monolithic InP Photonic Integrated Circuits

  • Xiaodan Pang, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan Kista, Sweden
    Beyond 200Gbps per Lane Intensity Modulation Direct Detection (IM/DD) Transmissions for Optical Interconnects: Challenges and Recent Developments

  • Rodney Tucker, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Energy Consumption Modelling of Coherent Transmission in Data Centres

  • Benyuan Zhu, OFS Labs, USA
    SDM Fibers for Data Center Applications, the Challenges and Future Opportunities

  • S2: Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems

    Gabriella Cincotti, University Roma Tre, Italy
    Enhanced Optical Communications through Joint Time-frequency Multiplexing Strategies

  • Hughes Guillet de Chatellus, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
    Optical Real-time Fourier Transformation with Kilohertz Resolutions

  • Leif Oxenløwe, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
    Phase Regeneration of WDM Signals Using Optical Time Lenses

  • Chester C.T. Shu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    High-speed Waveform Generation and Analysis through Short-pulse Sampling and Dispersion

  • Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University, UK
    Nonlinear Fourier Transform for Nonlinear Fibre Channels

  • Michael Vasilyev, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
    Multi-channel All-optical Regeneration

  • Siva Yegnanarayanan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
    Microwave Photonic Subsystems-on-chip

  • S3: Radio-over-fiber, free space optics and sensing systems

    Jose Estaran Tolosa, Nokia Bell Labs France, France
    Spacecom Links and Integration with Ground 5G Networks

  • Ulf Johannsen, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Optical Fiber Feeded Focal-plane-array (FPA) Antenna Architectures for 5G Networks

  • Antonio Jurado-Navas, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
    Converging Underwater and FSO Ground Communication Links

  • Xinying Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Photonics-aided Mm-wave Communication for 5G

  • Boon Ooi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
    Optical Wireless Underwater Communication

  • Salvador Sales, PRL, Universitat Politècnica Valencia, Spain
    Microwave Photonics for Optical Sensing

  • Murat Uysal, Özyeğin Universitesi, Turkey
    Visible Light Communications: From Theory to Industrial Standardization

  • S4: Digital and electronic subsystems

    Tobias Fehenberger, Technische Universität Munchen, Germany
    Partition-based Probabilistic Shaping

  • Alan Pak Tao Lau, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Processing for Nonlinear Fourier Transform-based Transmissions

  • Liangchuan Li, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., China
    Non-orthogonal WDM Systems with Faster Than Nyquist Technology

  • Andre Richter, VPIphotonics, Germany
    On the Analysis and Emulation of Nonlinear Component Characteristics

  • William Shieh, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Direct Detection of the Optical Field beyond Single Polarization Mode

  • Xiang Zhou, Google, USA
    Beyond 1 Tb Data Center Interconnect Technology

  • S5: Digital transmission systems

    Hussam Batshon, TE SubCom, USA
    Approaching Shannon Limit with Advanced Modulation and Coding Techniques

  • Dmitri Foursa, TE SubCom, USA
    Performance and Impairments of Submarine Systems

  • Robert Killey, University College London, UK
    Low-complexity Coherent and Direct-detection Transceiver Technologies for Metro, Access and Inter-data Center Applications

  • Son Le, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
    Kramers Kronig Transmission Systems for Next Gen 5G and DCI Transport

  • Xiang Liu, Futurewei Technologies Inc., USA
    Enabling Technologies for 5G-oriented Optical Networks

  • Yutaka Miyamoto, NTT Network Innovation Labs, Japan
    Mode-division-multiplexing Systems for High-capacity Optical Transport Network

  • Jeremie Renaudier, Nokia Bell Labs, France
    On Perspectives of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers in Long-haul WDM Transmission; or Recent Advances in Continuous Band WDM Transmission

Networks, Applications, and Access

  • N1: Advances in systems, networks and service developments and field trials in commercial data centers and networks

    Marc Bohn, Elenion Technologies LLC, USA
    Next Generation Silicon Photonic Interconnect Solutions

  • Herve Fevrier, Facebook Inc., USA
    Network Requirements of the Future

  • Takashi Matsui, NTT Access Service Systems Labs, Japan
    Interoperability and High-capacity Transmission Using Multi-core Fiber with Standard Cladding Diameter

  • Christian Rasmussen, Acacia Communications Inc., USA
    Closer to Shannon

  • Kim Roberts, Ciena Corp., Canada
    Nonlinear Mitigation Enabling Next Generation High-speed Optical Transport beyond 100G

  • Jun Terada, NTT Access Service Systems Labs, Japan
    Optical Network Technologies for 5G Mobile Network

  • Raimena Veisllari, TransPacket AS, Norway
    High-speed Transport and Aggregation for Ethernet Fronthaul with Low and Bounded Delay

  • Shuangyi Yan, University of Bristol, UK
    Field Trial of Machine-learning-assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Management

  • N2: Architectures and software-defined control for intra-data center networks

    Eric Breverman, Google, USA
    Data Models for Optical Devices/Components in Data Centers

  • Konstantinos (Kostas) Christodoulopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    Slotted Optical Data Center Network with Sub-wavelength Resource Allocation

  • Jamie Gaudette, Microsoft Corp., USA
    Top Down Approach in Controlling and Managing Optical DC Networks

  • Salah Ibrahim, NTT Device Technology Labs, Japan
    Novel Lambda-rich Torus DC Network: From Underlying Principles to Candidate Technologies

  • William Mellette, University of California at San Diego, USA
    Scalable Optical Data Center Networks

  • Maria Yuang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Optical Edge Data Center Network Architecture and Technology for Supporting 5G

  • Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
    Predictive Analytics in Hybrid Optical/Electrical DC Networks

  • N3: Architectures and software-defined control for metro and core networks

    Gagan Choudhury, AT&T Labs, USA
    Joint Optimization of Packet and Optical Layers of a Core Network Using SDN Controller, CD ROADMs and Machine-learning-based Traffic Prediction

  • Alessio Giorgetti, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy
    ONOS-controlled Disaggregated Optical Networks

  • Akira Hirano, NTT Network Innovation Labs, Japan
    Autonomous Network Management and Maintenance Using Artificial Intelligence

  • Victor López, Telefonica R&D, Spain
    White Box Flavors in Carrier Networks

  • João Pedro, Coriant, Portugal
    Optical Network Design Beyond 100GBaud

  • Vijay Vusirikala, Google, USA
    Optical Network Control and Management Plane Evolution

  • Noboru Yoshikane, KDDI Research, Japan
    Applications of SDN-enabled Optical Transport Networks and Cloud/Edge Computing Technology

  • Yongli Zhao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
    On-board Artificial Intelligence on Edge Computing in Optical Transport Networks

  • N4: Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services

    Mohand Achouche, III-V Lab, France
    APDs for Future Optical Access Systems beyond 25G

  • Sezer Erkılınç, Fraunhofer Institut Für Nachrichten - Heinrich-Hertz, Germany
    Quasi-coherent Detection Techniques for Optical Access

  • Vincent Houtsma, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Optical Strategies for Economical Next Generation 50 and 100G PON

  • Sangyeup Kim, NTT Access Service Systems Labs, Japan
    Exploiting General Purpose Hardware in Optical Access Networks

  • Kohsuke Nishimura, KDDI Research Inc., Japan
    Optical Access Technology for B5G MFH/MBH

  • Hal Roberts, Calix Inc., USA
    Lessons Learned from NG-PON2 Systems Developments and Deployment

  • Xin Yin, Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium
    Electronic Circuits for High-speed PON beyond 25G

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