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

    Lars Brusberg, Corning Research & Development Corp., USA
    Optoelectronic Glass Substrates for Co-packaging Optics and ASICs

  • Yasufumi Enami, University of Fukui, Japan
    Ultra-Broadband Hybrid Polymer/Sol-gel Waveguide Modulators

  • Jesper Jensen, Bifrost Communications, Denmark
    Quasi-coherent Technology for Cost Efficient High Loss Budget Transmission

  • Nikolay Ledentsov, VI Systems GmbH, Germany
    Development of VCSELs and VCSEL-based Links for Data Communication beyond 50Gb/s

  • Ryo Nagase, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
    Optical Connectivities for Multi-core Fibers

  • Haisheng Rong, Intel Corp., USA
    A Single Channel 112 Gb/s PAM4 Optical Transceiver Link Based on Silicon Photonics and CMOS Electronics

  • Mei Wen, OFS Optics, USA
    Specialty Optical Fibers for Reflow Soldering Process and Other High Temperature Applications

  • Kevin Williams, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Indium Phosphide Membrane Photonic Integrated Circuits on Silicon

  • Jianying Zhou, NEOPhotonics Corp., USA
    Silicon Photonics for 100 Gbaud

  • D2: Passive optical devices for switching and filtering

    Yunhong Ding, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
    Integrated Quantum Photonics on Silicon Platform

  • Jianwen Dong, Sun Yat-sen University, China
    Topological Photonics in Integrated Waveguide

  • Simon Gross, Macquarie University, Australia
    Ultrafast Laser-written Sub-components for Space Division Multiplexing

  • Toshikazu Hashimoto, NTT Device Technology Labs., NTT Corp., Japan
    Automated Optical Waveguide Design Based on Wavefront Matching Method

  • Keisuke Kojima, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA
    Deep-neural Networks for Designing Integrated Photonics

  • Yiran Ma, Finisar Corp., Australia
    Recent Progress on Wavelength Selective Switch

  • Tetsuya Mizumoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    On-chip Optical Isolators

  • Patty Stabile, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Large-scale Integrated Photonic Cross-connects for Optical Communication and Computation

  • D3: Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits

    Toshihiko Baba, Yokohama National University, Japan
    Si PIC Based on Photonic Crystal for Lidar Application

  • Laura Giovane, Avago Technologies, USA
    Next-gen High-speed VCSEL Design, Fabrication, and Characterization

  • Frederic Grillot, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
    Feedback-insensitive Quantum Dot Lasers

  • Kei May Lau, Hong Kong Univ of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    III-V Micro- and Nano-lasers Grown on Silicon Emitting in the Telecom Band

  • Nikolay Ledentsov, VI Systems GmbH, Germany
    Optical Interconnects Using Singe Mode and Multi Mode VCSEL and Multi Mode Fiber

  • Chun Lei, Lumentum, USA
    VCSELs for 3D Sensing Applications

  • D4: Fiber and propagation physics

    Alberto Boaron, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Progress on Quantum Key Distribution Using Ultralow Loss Fiber

  • Filipe Ferreira, Aston University, UK
    Linear and Nonlinear Characteristics of Few-mode Fibers with Partial Coupling between Groups of Quasi-degenerate Modes

  • Peter Krummrich, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany
    Non-linear Impairments in Mmfs for Mode Division Multiplexing

  • Ming-Jun Li, Corning Research & Development Corp, USA
    SM VCSEL Transmission over Graded-index Single Mode Fiber Around 850nm

  • Shingo Ohno, NTT Access Service Systems Laboratories, Japan
    Distributed Measurement of Mode Dispersion of SDM Fibers

  • Axel Schülzgen, University of Central Florida, USA
    Deep Learning Imaging through Specialty Multi-mode Fibers

  • D5: Fiber-optic and waveguide devices and sensors

    Jacques Albert, Carleton University, Canada
    Calibrated Fiber Grating Wavelength Combs Enable High Accuracy Biosensing

  • Esben Andresen, PhLAM - Université de Lille, France
    Ultra-miniaturized Endoscopes with Multicore Fibers

  • Camille-Sophie Brès, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mid Infrared Gas Spectroscopy Using Fiber Lasers

  • Demetrios Christodoulides, University of Central Florida, USA
    Optical Thermodynamics of Nonlinear Highly Multimoded Systems

  • Tomas Cizmar, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Tech, Germany
    MMF Microendoscopes

  • Sylvain Girard, Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne, France
    Recent Advances on Radiation-hardened Optical Fiber Technologies

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Digital subsystems and systems for data centers

    Yoshiaki Aono, NEC Corp., Japan
    More than Communication: Environment Monitoring Using Network Infrastructure

  • Benedikt Baeuerle, Polariton Technologies Ltd. and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Low Power Data Center Transponders Enabled by Micrometer-scale Plasmonic Modulators

  • Brad Booth, Microsoft Corp., USA
    Role of Optics in AI Infrastructure

  • Larry Dennison, NVIDIA Corp., USA
    Why Data Science and Machine Learning Need Silicon Photonics

  • Robert Maher, Infinera Corp., USA
    Maximizing throughput via Vertical Optimization of the Digital Optical Network

  • Vladimir Stojanovic, Ayar Labs Inc. and University of California Berkeley, USA
    Co-packaged TeraPHY Optical I/O Enables Next Generation of Data Center Applications

  • S2: Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems

    Stefan Abel, IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland
    Hardware Components for Photonic Neural Network Computing Systems

  • Romain Alléaume, Télécom ParisTech, France
    Technology Trends for Mixed QKD/WDM Transmission up to 80 km

  • Amol Choudhary, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
    High-resolution Microwave Photonics Using Strong On-chip Brillouin Scattering

  • Marko Loncar, Harvard University, USA
    Low-loss LiNbO3 for MWP

  • Masayuki Matsumoto, Wakayama University, Japan
    Phase Reconstruction Scheme Using Dispersive Media in Direct Detection

  • Paul A. Morton, Morton Photonics Inc., USA
    Photonic Integration for RF Beamforming in Phased Array Systems

  • Mark Pelusi, AIST Tokyo, Japan
    Narrowband and Low-noise Brillouin Amplification for Coherent Communications

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

    Chi-Wai Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
    Enabling Techniques for Optical Wireless Communication Systems

  • Volker Jungnickel, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Henrich-Hertz, Germany
    Li-Fi for Industrial Applications

  • Ton Koonen, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Optically Controlled Beam-steering Wireless Systems

  • Jongsik Lee, KT Telecom, South Korea
    5G mmWave Commercial Trial for Vertical Applications

  • Christina Lim, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Radio-over-fiber Technology: Present and Future

  • Sebastian Randel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    THz Communications, 5G Backhaul

  • Takaya Yamazato, Nagoya University, Japan
    Visible Light Communications for Automotive Intelligence

  • S4: Digital and electronic subsystems

    David Geisler, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, USA
    FSO Communications over Lunar Distances for the NASA Orion Spacecraft

  • Christian Häger, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
    Nonlinearity Compensation via Machine Learning: Learned DBP and Learned PMD Compensation

  • Marco Secondini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
    Nonlinear Frequency Division Multiplexing: Immune to Nonlinearity but Oversensitive to Noise?

  • Benn Thomsen, Microsoft Corp, UK
    Applications of MIMO Equalization Techniques in Optical Fiber Transmission Systems

  • Zhiyu Xiao, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., USA
    Peformance and Power of Soft-decision FEC (SDFEC) for 100G -800G Applications

  • Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    DSP-aided Telemetry in Monitoring Linear and Nonlinear Optical Transmission Impairments

  • S5: Digital transmission systems

    Lidia Galdino, University College London, UK
    Capacity-approaching Ultra-wideband Nonlinear Optical Fiber Transmission System

  • Amirhossein Ghazisaeidi, Nokia Bell Labs France, France
    Advanced Nonlinear Perturbation Theory in Coherent WDM Systems

  • Takeshi Hoshida, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
    Advanced DSP for Monitoring and Mitigation in Optical Transport Networks

  • Takayuki Kobayashi, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
    1-Tb/s per Channel Full C-band Long-haul Transmission

  • Seb Savory, University of Cambridge, UK
    Extreme Values in Optical Fiber Communication Systems

  • Rupert Ursin, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
    Entanglement-based Fiber Optic and Satellite QKD Systems

  • Darko Zibar, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    Machine Learning Techniques for Classical and Quantum Optical Communication Systems

Networks, Applications, and Access

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

    Shirshendu Bhattacharya, Google Zürich, Switzerland
    Artificial Intelligence in Optical Networks

  • Annika Dochhan, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany
    Metro-haul Project Vertical Service Demo: "Video Surveillance Real-time Low-latency Object Tracking

  • Hideki Maeda, NTT Communications Corp., Japan
    Real-time Demonstration of 500Gbps/Lambda and 600Gbps/Lambda WDM Transmission on Field-installed Fibers

  • Priyanth Mehta, Ciena Canada, Canada
    Standardizing Performance Metrics for Submarine Transmission Paths

  • Pierre Mertz, Infinera Corp., USA
    Record Ultra-high Full-fill Capacity Transatlantic Submarine Deployment Ushering in the SDM Era

  • Mark Nowell, Cisco Systems, Inc., Canada
    Progress in 100G Labmda MSA Based On 100G PAM4 Technology and Next-generation PAM Technology

  • John Oltman, Ciena Corp., USA
    Leveraging Photonic Flexibility in Multi-layer Resilient Networks

  • Emilio Riccardi, Telecom Italia Lab, Italy
    Optical Node Disaggregation Management and Interoperability

  • Matthew Schmitt, CableLabs, USA
    Coherent Technologies and Requirements in Next-Generation MSO Networks

  • N2: Optical networking for data center and computing applications

    Joshua Benjamin, University College London, UK
    Control and Networks for Sub-microsecond Optical Circuit Switched Data Centres

  • Nihel Benzaoui, Nokia Bell Labs., France
    Datacenter Networks

  • Daniel Brunner, CNRS, France
    Scalable Photonic Neural Networks Based On Diffractive Coupling

  • Nicholas Harris, Lightmatter, USA
    Optical Accelerators

  • Akihiro Nakao, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Multi-layer Network Slicing for Accelerating Business Velocity for Edge Computing

  • Alexander Tait, National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA
    Scalable And Superconducting Neuromorphic Photonic Neural Networks

  • Juan Jose Vegas Olmos, Mellanox Technologies, Denmark
    Advanced Software Architectures and Technologies in High Performance Computing and Data Centers

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

    Jiajia Chen, Chalmers University of Technology, USA
    Supporting Low-latency Service Migrations in 5G Transport Networks

  • Andrea Fumagalli, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    Demonstration of Joint Operation across Open ROADM Metro Network, OpenFlow Packet Domain, and OpenStack Compute Domain

  • Masahiko Jinno, Kagawa University, Japan
    Spatial Channel Networks

  • Daniela Moniz, Infinera / Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
    Multi-layer Optimization with Low Margins Exploiting Autonomous Network Management

  • Raul Muñoz, CTTC, Spain
    Network Control and Orchestration in SDM and WDM Optical Networks

  • Hideki Nishizawa, NTT Communications Corp., Japan
    Architecting Flexible Optical Network with Whitebox

  • Muhammad Sarwar, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc, USA
    Realization, Practical Applications and Use Cases of TransLambda Function in Optical Networks

  • Takehiro Tsuritani, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan
    Design and Control in Open Disaggregated Optical Networks

  • N4: Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services

    Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Opportunities and Challenges When Using Low Bandwidth Optics for Higher Capacity PON Systems

  • Curtis Knittle, CableLabs, USA
    Progress and Status of IEEE NG-EPON: Lesson Learned and Next Steps

  • Ampalavanapilla Thas Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Gigabit/s Optical Wireless Access and Indoor Networks

  • Keita Nishimoto, NTT Communications Corp., Japan
    Software OLT Architecture

  • Mark Watts, Verizon Communications Inc, USA
    Aspects of 5G Radio and Use Cases that Influence Optical Network Solutions

  • Lilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Applications of Machine Learning In High-speed Pons

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