Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

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

    Takaaki Ishigure, Keio University, Japan
    GI-core Multimode and Single-mode Polymer Waveguides for High-density Co-packaging

  • Kishore Kota, Marvell Technology Inc., USA
    Development of Low-power Coherent ASIC

  • Cedric Lam, Google LLC, USA
    The 802.3cs TWDM Super-PON Standard

  • Bardia Pezeshki, Avicena Tech Corp., USA
    Microled Array-based Optical Links Using Imaging Fiber for Chip-to-chip Communications

  • Dan Tauber, Lumentum Operations Inc., USA
    Role of Coherent System in the Next DCI Generation

  • Steve Yao, NuVision Photonics, USA
    Fast Optical Frequency Detection Techniques for Coherent Distributed Sensing and Communication Systems

  • D2: Passive optical devices for switching and filtering

    Zizheng Cao, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Momentum-space-controlled Flexible Spatial Light Modulator for Optical Wireless Communication

  • Kamran Entesari, Texas A&M University, USA
    Automated Tuning for Silicon Photonic Filters

  • Takashi Goh, NTT Corp., Japan
    Multiband Optical Switch Technology

  • Xingchen Ji, Columbia University, USA
    Exploiting Ultra-low Loss Silicon Nitride Platform for Various Applications

  • Jelena Notaros, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Integrated Optical Phased Arrays for Augmented Reality, LiDAR, and Beyond

  • Keijiro Suzuki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
    Recent Advances in Large-scale Optical Switches Based on Silicon Photonics

  • D3: Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits

    Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Highlights of 10-years of Research in a Japanese Si Photonics Project

  • Daniel Blumenthal, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    Ultranarrow Linewidth Stabilized Brillouin Lasers

  • Lukas Czornomaz, Lumiphase, Switzerland
    BTO-enhanced Silicon Photonics – A Scalable PIC Platform with Ultra-efficient Electro-optical Modulation

  • Bart Kuyken, Ghent University, imec, Belgium
    Heterogeneous III-V-on Silicon Nitride Mode Locked Lasers

  • Kei May Lau, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
    III-V Micro- and Nano-lasers/photodetectors in the Telecom Band Grown on SOI

  • Edward Preisler, Tower Semiconductor, USA
    Considerations for Silicon Photonics Process Technologies in a Commercial Foundry Environment

  • Johann Peter Reithmaier, University of Kassel, Germany
    1.5-um Indium Phosphide-based Quantum Dot Lasers and Optical Amplifiers

  • Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Kyushu University, Japan
    Highly Reliable Organic Polymer Optical Modulators

  • D4: Fiber and propagation physics

    Davide Bacco, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
    Quantum Communications with Space Encoding Technique

  • Maxim Bolshtyansky, CACI International Inc., USA
    Impact of GAWBS in Communication Systems

  • Tetsuya Hayashi, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan
    Uncoupled Multi-core Fiber Design for Practical Bidirectional Optical Communications

  • Ming-Jun Li, Corning Inc, USA
    Reduced Coating Diameter Fibers for High Density Cables

  • Antonio Mecozzi, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
    Polarization Sensing with Transmission Fibers in Undersea Cables

  • Herve Rigneault, Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Institut Fresnel, France
    Multicore Fibers for Lensless Endoscopy

  • Paul Westbrook, OFS Laboratories, USA
    Enhanced Back Scatter Fibers for Sensing in Telecom Networks

  • D5: Fiber-optic and waveguide devices and sensors

    Kazi Abedin, CACI International Inc., USA
    Amplification of Structured Light in Optical Fibers

  • Youichi Akasaka, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., USA
    Hybrid Amplification Approach to Communications Beyond C- and L-Bands

  • Mable Fok, University of Georgia, USA
    Biomimicry in Microwave Photonic and Fiber Optic Sensors Embedded Soft Robotics

  • Wei Jin, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Photoacoustic Spectroscopy of Gas Filled Hollow Core Fiber

  • Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia
    Photonic Lanterns as Wavefront Sensors

  • David Novoa, University of the Basque Country, Spain
    Harnessing Multi-octave Coherent Light Using Anti-resonant Fibers

  • Víctor Torres-Company, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
    Ultralow-loss Silicon Nitride Waveguides for Parametric Amplification

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Digital subsystems and systems for data centers and HPC

    Tianwai Bo, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
    Monolithically Integrable Optical Single Sideband Transmitters for Inter-datacenter Applications

  • Po Dong, II-VI Incorporated, USA
    Silicon Photonics for 800G and Beyond

  • Ram Huggahalli, Microsoft Corp., USA
    Optical Opportunities in Datacenter Servers

  • Fotini Karinou, Microsoft Research Ltd, UK
    Towards Energy Efficient Cloud Networking for Post-Moore's Law Era

  • Ben Lee, NVIDIA, USA
    Driving Down Link Energy and Driving up Link Density in GPU Networks

  • Dou Liang, Alibaba Group, China
    New Trend of Open and Disaggregated Optical Networks

  • Akihiko Shinya, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
    Energy Efficiet OEO Conversion and its Applications to Photonic Integrated System

  • David Welch, Infinera Corp., USA
    Digital Subcarriers: A Universal Technology for Next Generation Optical Networks

  • S2: Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems

    Grant Brodnik, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    Narrow Linewidth Lasers for Low-energy Coherent Communications

  • Maxim Karpov, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Photonic Neural Networks

  • Ryosuke Matsumoto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
    Scalable and Fast Optical Circuit Switch Exploiting Colorless Coherent Detection

  • Hideharu Mikami, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Frequency-time-division-multiplexed Single-pixel Imaging for Biomedical Applications

  • Daniel Perez, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
    Large-scale Programmable Integrated Photonic Circuits: From Microwave Photonics to Optical Computing

  • Antoine Rolland, IMRA America Inc., USA
    Ultra-low Noise 300 GHz Wave Generated by a Dissipative Kerr Soliton

  • Takuo Tanemura, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Photonic Integrated Unitary Processor based on Multi-plane Light Conversion

  • S3: Fiber-radio, optical wireless, and sensing systems

    Liam Barry, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Role of Analogue Radio-over-fibre Technology Beyond 5G

  • Alberto Carrasco-Casado, Space Communication Systems Laboratory (NICT), Japan
    Free-space Laser Communications for Small Moving Platforms

  • Jaime Gómez Rivas, Center for Terahertz Science and Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Resonant Structures and Metasurfaces for Local Field Enhancement and Beam Steering

  • Katherine Newell, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
    Free Space Optics for Communications at Sea

  • Hiroshi Okazaki, NTT DOCOMO, Japan
    THz Transport Technologies and Strategists Beyond 5/6G Systems

  • Jair Silva, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
    Towards AI-enhanced VLC Systems

  • Ting Wang, NEC Laboratories America Inc., USA
    Employing Fiber Sensing and On-premise AI Solutions for Cable Safety Protection over Telecom Infrastructure

  • S4: Digital and electronic subsystems

    Bin Chen, Hefei University of Technology, China
    Shaped Four-dimensional Modulation Formats for Optical Fiber Communication Systems

  • Xi Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Generation and Detection of 200-GBaud Signals via Electrical Multiplexing

  • Per Larsson-Edefors, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
    Fiber-on-chip: Digital FPGA Emulation of Channel Impairments for Real-time Evaluation of DSP

  • Zhenning Tao, Fujitsu Research and Development Center, China
    How to Connect Device Nonlinear Specification and System Nonlinear Penalty

  • Tony Wang, Marvell Technology Inc., USA
    Coherent DSP and System Integration Technologies for 800G

  • Zhongwen Zhan, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Optical Polarization-based Sensing and Localization of Submarine Earthquakes

  • Fan Zhang, Peking University, China
    Neural Network-based Fiber Nonlinearity Mitigation in High-speed Coherent Optical Transmission Systems

  • S5: Digital transmission systems

    Vahid Aref, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
    End-to-end Learning of Joint Geometric and Probabilistic Constellation Shaping

  • Alberto Bononi, Università di Parma, Italy
    Capacity Maximization of Power-constrained Submarine Systems

  • Daniel Semrau, Infinera Corp., UK
    Modeling of Fiber Nonlinearity in Wideband Transmission

  • Daiki Soma, KDDI Research Inc., Japan
    High-capacity Mode Division Multiplexing Transmission Technology

  • Olga Vassilieva, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., USA
    Probabilistic vs Geometric Constellation Shaping in Commercial Applications

  • Catherine White, British Telecom PLC, UK
    Quantum Key Distribution in the Service Provider Network

  • Yu Rong Zhou, British Telecom PLC, UK
    High Capacity Innovations Enabling Scalable Optical Transmission Networks

Networks, Applications, and Access

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

    Mattia Cantono, Google LLC, USA
    Optical Network Sensing: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Christian Dorize, Nokia Bell Labs France, France
    Advanced Fiber Sensing Leveraging Coherent Systems Technology for Smart Network Monitoring

  • Lara Garrett, SubCom LLC, USA
    Agile Subsea Networks

  • Nir Laufer, Oscilloquartz SA, Switzerland
    Timing and Synchronization in Optical Networks for 5G Transport

  • Alex MacKay, Ciena Corp., Canada
    Field Learnings of Deploying Model Assisted Network Feedback Systems

  • Mark McKillop, Facebook Inc., UK
    Unified Software Controllers: Operating a Global Cloud Network

  • Dezhi Zhang, China Telecom, China
    Fronthaul Trials for 5G Cells, Optical Transport Studies and Implementations

  • N2: Optical networking for data center and computing applications

    Manya Ghobadi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Emerging Optical Interconnects for AI Systems

  • Masahisa Kawashima, NTT Communications Corp., Japan
    IOWN for Digital Twin Enabled Societies

  • David Moss, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Optical Neuromorphic Processor at 11 TeraOPs/s Based on Kerr Soliton Crystal Micro-combs

  • Shu Namiki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
    Digitalizing Optical Layer for the Green Computing Continuum as the Future Digital Infrastructure

  • Nikos Pleros, Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece
    Photonic Neuromorphic Computing: Architectures, Technologies and Training Models

  • Neil Zimmerman, National Insitute of Standards and Technology, USA
    What’s the Fuss: The Excitement, Prospects and Software/Hardware Challenges of Distributing Entanglement over a Quantum Network

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

    Achim Autenrieth, ADVA Optical Networking AG, Germany
    Carrier Grade AI/ML for Network Automation

  • Filippo Cugini, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy
    Applications of P4-based Network Programmability in Optical Networks

  • Carmen Mas Machuca, Technische Universität Munchen, Germany
    Long-term Capacity Planning in Flexible Optical Transport Networks

  • Reza Nejabati, University of Bristol, UK
    Dynamic Quantum Network: From Quantum Data Center to Quantum Cloud Computing

  • Yvan Pointurier, Huawei, France
    Intelligent Use of Machine Learning for Qot Estimation

  • Cristina Rottondi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    On the Application of Explainable Artificial Intelligence to Lightpath QoT Estimation

  • N4: Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services

    Rene Bonk, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
    New Use-cases for PONs Beyond Residential Services

  • Li Borui, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, China
    DSP Enabled Next Generation Flexible PON for 50G and Beyond

  • L. Alberto Campos, Cable Television Laboratories Inc., USA
    Coherent Optics for Access from P2P to P2MP

  • Ching-yin Hong, SiFotonics Technologies Co. Ltd, USA
    High Speed Ge/Si Avalanche Photodiode with High Sensitivity for 50Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s Optical Access Systems

  • Aleksandra Kaszubowska-Anandarajah, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
    Reconfigurable PIC Transmitter for Short Reach Applications

  • David Larrabeiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Latency-aware Network Architectures for 5G Backhaul and Fronthaul

  • Fan Li, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Architectures and Key DSP Techniques of Next Generation Passive Optical Network (PON)

  • Takahiro Suzuki, NTT Corp., Japan
    PON Virtualization Including PHY Softwarization