• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

2023 Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

  • D1: Advanced Prototyping, Packaging and Integration

    Mehdi Asghari, SiLC Technologies, Inc., USA
    FMCW Lidar

  • Jeffrey Driscoll, Rockley Photonics, USA
    Pioneering Silicon Photonics for Wearable Sensors

  • Vikrant Lal, Infinera Corporation, USA
    Monolithically Integrated InP-Based Transceiver Photonic ICs for 800G Solutions

  • Xiang Liu, Huawei Hong Kong Research Center, Hong Kong
    Inter-Channel FWM Mitigation Techniques for O-Band WDM Based 800G/1.6T LR and 5G Fronthaul Applications

  • Rebecca Schaevitz, Broadcom Corporation, USA
    Solving the Escape Density Problem: Making Connections Count with SCIP

  • Xingjun Wang, Peking University, China
    Integrated Comb-Driven Silicon Photonics

  • Xiang Zhou, Google LLC, USA
    State of Art of 800G/1.6T for Datacom and Coherent and Outlook of 3.2T

  • D2: Passive Components

    Tao Chu, Zhejiang University, China
    Large-Scale High-Speed Photonic Switches Fabricated on Silicon-Based Photonic Platforms

  • Richard Jensen, Huber+Suhner Polatis, USA
    All-Optical Switching Past, Present, and Future

  • Yuqing Jiao, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Polarization-Insensitive Isolators and Circulators on InP Photonics

  • Gunther Roelkens, Ghent University - imec, Belgium
    Micro-Transfer Printing for Silicon Photonics

  • Ming Wu, University of California Berkeley, USA
    Large Scale Opto-Electro-Mechanical Integrated Circuits

  • D3: Active Components

    Xinlun Cai, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
    Advances in Ultra-Wideband LiNbO3 Thin-Film Modulators

  • Li Chao, Advanced Micro Foundry, Singapore
    Foundry’s Perspective on Laser and SOA Module Integration with Si-Photonics

  • Julie Eng, II-VI Incorporated, USA
    Optoelectronic Components for Communications and Sensing

  • Sonia Garcia-Blanco, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
    Integration of Amplifiers in Silicon Nitride Photonic Circuit

  • Xiao Hu, National Information Optoelectronics Innovation Center, China
    Ultrahigh-Speed Silicon-Based Modulators/Photodetectors for Optical Interconnects

  • Ling Liao, Intel Capital, USA
    Silicon Photonics for Next-Generation Optical Connectivity

  • Kazuhiko Naoe, Lumentum Japan Inc., Japan
    Ultrahigh Speed EA-DFB Lasers beyond 200 Gbps per Lane

  • Patrick Runge, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
    High-Speed Photodetectors

  • Leslie Rusch, Université Laval, Canada
    Silicon Photonics for High-Speed 5G and Optical Networks

  • Wesley Sacher, Max-Planck-Inst fur Mikrostrukturphysik, Germany
    An Active Visible-Light Integrated Photonics Platform on 200-mm Si

  • D4: Fibers and Propagation Physics

    Marianne Bigot, Prysmian Group, France
    Few-Mode Fibers: Characterizations and Applications

  • Ursula Gibson, Clemson University, USA
    Processing and Applications of Semiconductor Core Fibers

  • Nicoletta Haarlammert, Fraunhofer IOF, Germany
    Fabrication of Multicore Fibers for High Power Lasers, Sensing and Communications

  • Kazunori Mukasa, Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., Japan
    MCF Manufacturing

  • Peter Pondillo, Corning Inc, USA
    Development and Perspectives of Next Generation Optical Fiber Cable Standardization

  • Marsha Spalding, SubCom LLC, USA
    Advances in Fiber Technologies for Subsea Systems

  • YingYing Wang, Jinan University, China
    Birefringent and Low Loss Semi-Tube Hollow-Core Fiber

  • Yusuke Yamada, NTT Corporation, Japan
    Optical Link Characteristics and Long-Term Stability of High-Density Multi-Core Fiber Cables Deployed in the Terrestrial Field

  • D5: Fiber Devices, Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, and Nonlinear Waveguides

    Lars Grüner-Nielsen, DTU Fotonik, Tech. University of Denmark, Denmark
    Photonic-Lantern-Based MDM Devices

  • Yoon-Ho Kim, Pohang Univ of Science & Technology, Republic Of Korea
    Interference Beyond the Coherence by Using Classical Light

  • Di Lin, Guandong University of Technology, China
    Structured Light Generation in Multicore or Multimode Fiber Amplifiers

  • Giuseppe Marra, National Physical Laboratory (UK), UK
    Transforming Subsea Optical Cables into a Giant Network of Environmental Sensors

  • Jeffrey Nicholson, OFS, USA
    High Power EDFAs for Free Space Communication

  • Li Qian, University of Toronto, Canada
    Nonlinear and Quantum Optics in Periodically-Poled Optical Fiber

  • Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, USA
    Scaling Modal Capacity of Fibers by Exploiting Topological Properties of Light

  • Ryuichi Sugizaki, Furukawa Electric, Japan
    Design and Applications of Highly Nonlinear Fibers

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Datacom Subsystems and Systems

    Yuliya Akulova, Intel Corporation, USA
    Advancements in Heterogeneously Integrated Silicon Photonics for IMDD and Coherent Data Transmission

  • Bill Dally, NVIDIA Corporation, USA
    Optical Communication for Data Centers and HPC

  • Christopher Doerr, Doerr Consulting, LLC, USA
    Silicon-Photonic Integrated Circuits with Enhanced Optical Functionality for Data-Center Applications

  • Claudia Hoessbacher, Polariton Technologies AG, Switzerland
    System-on-Chip Photonic Integrated Circuits in Silicon Photonics and the Role of Plasmonics

  • Daniel Kuchta, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
    Developments of VCSEL-Based CPO Transceivers Beyond 1Tbps

  • Maria Spyropoulou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    The Future of Multi-Terabit Datacenter Interconnects Based on Tight Co-Integration of Photonics and Electronics Technologies

  • Ming Tang, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China
    Self-Homodyne Coherent Systems for Short-Reach Optical Interconnects

  • Hongbin Zhang, Cisco Systems Inc, USA
    Power Efficient Coherent Detection for Short-Reach System

  • S2: Transmission Subsystems

    Georg Böcherer, Huawei Technologies, Germany
    Spiking Neural Network Linear Equalization: Experimental Demonstration of 2km 100Gb/s IM/DD PAM4 Optical Transmission

  • Jin-Xing Cai, SubCom LLC, USA
    SDM and Parallelism in Submarine Cable Systems

  • Stella Civelli, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy
    Probabilistic Shaping Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Channels

  • Thomas Duthel, Infinera GmbH, Germany
    DSP Design for Point-to-Multipoint Transmission

  • Fernando Guiomar, Instituto De Telecomunicacoes, Portugal
    Recent Advances in Carrier Phase Recovery Algorithms

  • Son Le, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Single-Ended Coherent Receivers: From DC-Coupled to AC-Coupled Photodetectors

  • Yuichi Nakamura, NEC Corporation, Japan
    Technologies for Optical Submarine Cables, Past Present and Future

  • Hai Xu, Marvell Technology Inc., USA
    System Impact of Laser Phase Noise On 400G and Beyond Coherent Pluggables​

  • S3: Transmission Systems

    Gabriella Bosco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Complexity Versus Accuracy Tradeoffs in Nonlinear Propagation Models

  • Daniel Elson, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan
    Performance Requirements for FIFO-Less Multicore Fibre Repeaters in Transatlantic-Class Transmission

  • Koji Igarashi, Osaka University, Japan
    Real-Time MIMO Adaptive Equalization with Carrier-Phase Recovery for Mode-Division Multiplexed Optical Coherent System

  • Domanic Lavery, Infinera Corporation, UK
    Promising DSP Techniques to Increase Long Haul Transmission Capacity

  • Roshene McCool, Corning Optical Communication, UK
    Practical Fiber Considerations for High Capacity Systems: From Campus to Long Haul

  • Darli Mello, UNICAMP, Brazil
    Impact and Mitigation of Mode-Dependent Gain in Ultra-Long-Haul SDM Systems

  • S4: Optical Processing, Microwave and Fiber-sensing

    Tomoya Akatsuka, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
    Optical Clock Distribution Over Stable Fiber Links in Noisy Environments

  • Theonitsa Alexoudi, Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece
    Optical RAM and Optical Cache Memories for Computing

  • Matt Eichenfield, Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, USA
    Piezo-Optomechanical Technologies for RF and Optical Communications

  • Nate Lindsey, Fiber Sense Pty Ltd, USA
    Geophysical Studies Using DAS

  • Laura Sinclair, National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA
    Frequency Combs Outside the Metrology Lab: Time Transfer over Long Distance Terrestrial Links

  • Atsushi Uchida, Saitama University, Japan
    Artificial Intelligence Using Complex Photonics: Decision Making and Reservoir Computing

  • Rod Waterhouse, Octane Wireless, USA
    Integrated Antenna Modules for Photonic RF Sensing and Communications

  • Runzhou Zhang, University of Southern California, USA
    Automatic Turbulence Resilience in Self-Coherent Free-Space Optical Communications

  • S5: Free-space (FSO), Ranging (LIDAR), and Radio-over-fiber (RoF)

    Shuren Hu, Vanderbilt University, USA
    Coherent LIDAR Technology: Practical Deployment and Challenges

  • Christoph Kottke, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Henrich-Hertz, Germany
    Inbuilding Optical Wireless Positioning Using Time of Flight

  • Dennis Prather, University of Delaware, USA
    Optically Upconverted, Spatially Coherent Phased-Array-Antenna Feed Networks for Beam-Space MIMO in 5G Cellular Communications

  • Yoshihiko Saito, NICT Koganei, Japan
    Adaptive Optics for Satellite Laser Communications

  • Andreas Stohr, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    Prospects and Technologies for Mobile Terahertz 6G Communications

  • Xianbin Yu, Zhejiang University & Zhejiang Lab, China
    Photonic-Wireless Communication and Sensing in the Terahertz Band

Networks, Applications, and Access

  • N1: Advances in Development of Systems, Networks and Services

    Alejandra Beghelli, University College London, UK
    Dynamic Optical Networks as Arcade Games: Lessons Learnt and Next Steps

  • Hong Liu, Google LLC, USA
    Apollo: Large-Scale Deployment of Optical Circuit Switching for Datacenter Networking

  • Jochen Maes, Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium
    Efficient Transport of eCPRI Fronthaul Over PON

  • Eduardo Mateo, NEC Corporation, Japan
    Cost/Bit Scaling Opportunities in Submarine Cables

  • David Piehler, Dell Technologies, USA
    Optical Networks and Edge Computing

  • Russell Davey, British Telecommunications, UK
    ZR 400G & 800G Use Cases, Trials, Deployments and Future Prospects

  • Gefan Zhou, China Telecom Corp Ltd, Beijing Res Inst, China
    CTC Experiences on Building Computing Power Network

  • Chen Zhu, Baidu Inc., China
    Deployment Results of Super C(120)+L(100) Long-Haul Optical Transmission System with Fast Distributed Fault Recovery

  • N2: Optical Networking for Data Center and Computing Applications

    Guangwei Cong, National Institute of AIST, Japan
    Silicon Photonic Hopfield-like Electro-optical Recurrent Network for Time-series Data Processing and Recognition

  • Huaxi Gu, Xidian University, China
    X-NEST+: A High Bandwidth and Reconfigurable Optical Interconnects for Distributed Machine Learning and High- Performance Computing

  • Antonio Hurtado, University of Strathclyde, UK
    VCSEL Based Neuromorphic Computing

  • Pavlos Maniotis, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
    How Data Center Networks Can Improve Through Co-packaged Optics

  • Richard Murray, ORCA Computing, UK
    Hybrid Classical and Quantum Data Centers Using Optical Networks

  • Fabrizio Petrini, Intel Corporation, USA
    Interconnection Networks for Co-Packaged Photonics

  • Angelina Totovic, Celestial AI, Greece
    Programmable Photonic Neural Networks for Advanced Machine Learning Tasks

  • Cen Wang, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan
    Integrating Nanosecond Optical Switching in Deep Distributed Learning System

  • N3: Architectures and Software-Defined Control for Metro and Core Networks

    António Eira, Infinera Corporation, Portugal
    Flexible Survivability in Multi-Band Next-Generation Optical Transport Networks

  • Carlos Natalino da Silva, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
    Machine-Learning-as-a-Service for Optical Network Automation

  • Behnam Shariati, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany
    Telemetry Framework with Data Sovereignty Features

  • Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol, UK
    Human-Centric Networking and the Road to 6G

  • Takafumi Tanaka, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
    Adaptive Traffic Grooming Using Reinforcement Learning in Multilayer Elastic Optical Networks

  • Ricard Vilalta, CTTC, Spain
    End-to-End Interdomain Transport Network Slice Management Using DLT-Enabled Cloud-Based SDN Controllers

  • Sugang Xu, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
    Enhancement of Network-Cloud Ecosystem Resilience with Openness Disaggregation and Cooperation

  • N4: Optical Access Networks for Fixed and Mobile Services

    Carlo Cavazzoni, TIM (Telecom Italia), Italy
    Open RAN Mobile Access: The View of an Operator on an End-To-End Implementation

  • Vincent Houtsma, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Reusing Data Center Optics and Solutions for Beyond 25Gb/S PON: Is the Gap Really Bridged?

  • Fabienne Saliou, Orange Labs, France
    An Operator’s Approach on the Coexistence in Future Optical Access Networks

  • Xuming Wu, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd, China
    Fiber to the Room (FTTR): Standards and Deployments

  • Junwen Zhang, Fudan University, China
    High-Performance and Robust Burst Reception in Coherent PON

  • Paikun Zhu, NICT, Japan
    DSP-Enhanced Radio-over-Fiber Xhaul Networks Toward Beyond-5G