Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

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

    Takeru Amano, Natl Inst of Adv Industrial Sci & Tech, Japan
    Polymer Waveguide-coupled Co-packaged Silicon Photonics Transceiver Modules

  • Richard Jones, Intel Corporation, USA
    Overview and Future Challenges on III-V Laser Integration Technologies in Silicon Photonics Platform

  • Juhao Li, Peking University, China
    Prototype of DSP-free IM/DD MDM Transceiver Based on Multiple-ring-core FMF for Datacenter Interconnection

  • Shinji Matsuo, NTT Device Technology Labs, Japan
    Record-fast Directly Modulated Lasers

  • Cyriel Minkenberg, Rockley Photonics, UK
    Fiber to the Server

  • J. Raring, SLD Laser, USA
    >25 Gbit/s LiFi with Laser Based SMD White Light Source

  • Tsurugi Sudo, II-VI Incorporated, USA
    Opportunities and Challenges of Directly Modulated Lasers in Future Datacom, Data Center and 5G Applications

  • Rangchen (Ryan) Yu, SiFotonics Technologies Co., Ltd., USA
    Silicon Photonics Applications for 5G and Data Centers

  • Mehrdad Ziari, Infinera Corporation, USA
    High-performance 100Gbaud Coherent Photonic Modules

  • D2: Passive optical devices for switching and filtering

    Vladimir Aksyuk, National Inst of Standards & Technology, USA
    Metasurface Integrated Photonic Circuits

  • Duane Boning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Process-variation Aware Photonic Design

  • Haoshuo Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Wavelength Selective Switch Components with High Spectral Resolution and Compactness

  • Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China
    High-performance Polarization-handling Devices on Silicon

  • Benjamin Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia
    Integrated SBS Devices

  • Robert Halir, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
    Subwavelength Grating Metamaterial Structures for Integrated Photonics

  • Haifeng Li, TE SubCom, USA
    State-of-the-art in Optical Components and Technologies for Undersea Applications

  • Oded Raz, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Large-scale Programmable Integrated Photonics

  • Kazunori Seno, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan
    Wavelength Selective Switches for Multi-core Fiber

  • Neal Spellmeyer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
    Use of Commercially Available Passive Fiber Optic Components in Emerging Space Laser Communications Applications: Optimizing Performance, Cost, and Reliability

  • D3: Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits

    Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA
    Optical Modulator Based on TMD

  • Masaaki Ono, NTT Corporation, Japan
    All-optical Switching with Graphene-loaded Plasmonic Waveguides in the Femtojoule and Femtosecond Range

  • Wolfram Pernice, Universität Münster, Germany
    Photonic Assisted Computing

  • Bhavin Shastri, Queen's University, Canada
    Silicon and Neuromorphic Photonics

  • Guy Van der Sande, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    A Poor Man's Ising Machine

  • Yi Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Title to be Announced

  • D4: Fiber and propagation physics

    Tiago Alves, Instituto De Telecomunicacoes, Portugal
    Modelling of the Time Dynamics of Inter-core Crosstalk in Multi-core Fibers

  • Jose Antonio-Lopez, University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA
    Multicore Optical Fibers and Devices: Design, Manufacturing and Applications

  • Ruben Luis, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan
    Dynamic Skew in Multi-core Fibers: From Lab Measurements to Field Trials

  • Takashi Matsui, NTT Corporation, Japan
    Standard Cladding Diameter MCF Fiber Technology

  • Christophe Moser, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Learning to See through Multimode Fibers

  • Pierluigi Poggiolini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Opportunities and Challenges for Long Distance Transmission in Hollow-core Fibres

  • D5: Fiber-optic and waveguide devices and sensors

    Sergey Babin, Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russia
    Fiber Lasers with Regular and Random Distributed Feedback

  • K. Grattan, City University, UK
    Meeting Industrial Needs with Optical Fibre Sensors

  • Chaoran Huang, Princeton University, USA
    Neuromorphic Photonics for Mitigation of Fiber Transmission Impairments

  • Saurabh Jain, University of Southampton, UK
    Power Efficient SDM Amplifier

  • Sophie LaRochelle, Universite Laval, Canada
    Multimode/Multicore Edfas

  • Yutaka Miyamoto, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
    Wideband PPLN-based Optical Parametric Amplifiers for Scalable Optical Transport Network

  • Luc Thevenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Giant Brillouin Amplification in Gas Using Hollow-core Fiber

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Digital subsystems and systems for data centers

    Nicola Calabretta, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Optical Switching for Memory-disagreggated Datacenters

  • Maxime Jacques, McGill University, Canada
    Silicon-photonics Segmented MZM Design Enabling 200G IMDD Transmissions

  • Joseph Kahn, Stanford University, USA
    Coherent Technologies for Datacenter Applications

  • Mohsen Kavehrad, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Free Space Optics for the Datacenter

  • Atul Srivastava, NEL-America, USA
    Interoperable Coherent Optics for Extended Reach Assisting Data Center Evolutions

  • Mark Wade, Ayar Labs, USA
    Current State and Outlook on High-bandwidth In-package Optics

  • Shogo Yamanaka, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan
    Silicon Photonics Coherent Optical Subassembly for High-data-rate Signal Transmission

  • S2: Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems

    Firooz Aflatouni, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Nanophotonic Phase Noise Filter in Silicon

  • Guillermo Carpintero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Photonic Integrated Circuits for Thz Communication

  • Tomoyuki Kato, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
    Whole Band Wavelength Conversion for Wideband Transmission

  • Yang Liu, University of Sydney, Australia
    Integrated Microwave Photonic Filters

  • Zhixin Liu, University College London, UK
    Fast Clock Recovery to Enable Burst-mode Optically-switched Networks

  • Myoung-Gyun Suh, NTT Research Inc., USA
    Brillouin Laser Gyroscope

  • Avi Zadok, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Opto-mechanical Inter-core Cross-talk in Multi-core Fibers

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

    Lian-Kuan Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Underwater and Water-air Optical Wireless Communication

  • You-Wei Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    High-speed and Wide Fov Autonomous Beamformer Driving Forward to 4D Resource Allocation in 6G RAN Era

  • Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
    Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Seismic Monitoring

  • Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University, Canada
    Positioning Using Visible Light Systems

  • Mohammad Khalighi, Fresnel Institut, France
    Wireless Body-area Networks (Wbans) in Medical Applications Using Optical Signal Transmission

  • Sascha Liehr, DiGOS Potsdam GmbH, Germany
    Machine Learning for Distributed Optical Fiber Sensing

  • Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka University, Japan
    Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Photonics for Communications and Sensors

  • S4: Digital and electronic subsystems

    Yi Cai, ZTE TX Inc, USA
    Symbol-pattern-dependent Adaptive Equalization for Coherent Optical Fiber Communication Systems

  • Boris Karanov, University College London, UK
    End-to-end Deep Learning of Optical Fiber Communications

  • Xiang Li, University of Cambridge, UK
    Advanced Nonlinear Digital Signal Processing for Short-reach Applications

  • Massimiliano Salsi, Google LLC, USA
    Techniques for Subsea Applications

  • Fatih Yaman, NEC Laboratories America Inc, USA
    Nonlinear Impairment Compensation Using Neural Networks

  • S5: Digital transmission systems

    Shohei Beppu, KDDI, Japan
    Real-time MIMO-DSP Technologies for SDM Systems

  • John Downie, Corning Inc, USA
    Techno-economic Analysis of Multicore Fibers in Submarine Systems

  • Gregory Jasion, Southampton University, UK
    Recent Breakthroughs in Hollow Core Fiber Technology

  • Asuka Matsushita, NTT Corporation, Japan
    High Spectrum Efficiency and High Capacity Transmission for 800Gbps and Beyond

  • Georg Rademacher, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech, Japan
    High-data Rate Long Haul SDM Transmission

  • Lutz Rapp, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany
    Optical Amplifiers for Wideband Optical Transmission Systems

Networks, Applications, and Access

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

    Pascal Dom, Nokia Corporation, Finland
    Low Cost Optical Access Technologies for Wireless X-Haul - What are the Optimal Deployment Scenarios 

  • Tad Hofmeister, Google LLC, USA
    Standardization for Coherent System: Methology and Specification

  • Ezra Ip, NEC Laboratories America Inc, USA
    Distributed Fiber Sensor Network Using Telecom Cables as Sensing Media: Technology Advancements and Applications

  • Cedric Lam, Google LLC, USA
    Google Fiber Deployments: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

  • Jeffrey Rahn, Facebook Inc., USA
    Terrestrial and Submarine Field Trial Results with Next Generation Coherent Transponders

  • Jeremie Renaudier, Nokia Bell Labs, France
    Optimization of Power Efficient SDM Submarine Cables Using Machine Learning

  • Walid Wakim, Cisco Systems Inc, USA
    Network Use Cases of ZR Optics, State Of Development and Standardisation

  • Jim Zou, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany
    5G-ready Railway Trial Utilizing Integrated Optical Passive WDM Access and Broadband Millimeter Wave

  • N2: Optical networking for data center and computing applications

    Koji Inoue, Kyushu University, Japan
    Towards Ultra-efficient Nanophotonic AI Acceleration : From a Computer Architecture Perspective

  • Bahram Jalali, University of California Los Angeles, USA
    Time Stretch Computing for Ultrafast Single-shot Data Acquisition and Inference

  • Terry Morris, HPE, Servers, USA
    Optical Networks for Memory-driven Computing

  • Bert Offrein, IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland
    High-performance Neuromorphic Computing Based on Photonics Technologies

  • Roberto Proietti, University of California Davis, USA
    Energy-efficient, Scalable and Reconfigurable Data Centers with Flexible Bandwidth SiPh All-to-all Fabrics

  • Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook Inc., USA
    Scaling Data Centres with Optical Network

  • Marc Taubenblatt, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
    Optical Interconnects for Large Scale Computing Systems: Trends and Challenges

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

    Andrea Bianco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Machine Learning Aided Control to Scale to Large Size Optical Networks

  • Marija Furdek, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden
    Autonomous Security Management in Optical Networks

  • Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems, Israel
    Hierarchical SDN, Open Data Models (Multi-layer)

  • Oscar Gonzalez de dios, Telefonica, Spain
    Optical Continuum Architectures for Beyond 5G Domainless Network Operation

  • Kiyo Ishii, AIST Tokyo, Japan
    Modeling and Automating Fully Disaggregated Optical Networks

  • Martin Maier, Optical Zeitgeist Laboratory, INRS, Canada
    Toward 6G: A New Era of Convergence

  • Francesco Paolucci, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy
    Telemetry Solutions in Disaggregated Optical Networks: An Experimental View

  • Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs, France
    Reducing Network Design Margins

  • N4: Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services

    Hwan Seok Chung, Electronics and Telecom Research Inst, Korea
    Lessons Learn from A Tactile Internet Testbed: An Access Network Perspective

  • Eric Heaton, Intel Corp., USA
    Choosing the Right Network-as-a Service Deployment Model

  • Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
    Comparative Study of Coherent and Direct Detection Schemes for Future 100 Gb/s/λ PON

  • Naoki Suzuki, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
    Digital Coherent PON Technologies for beyond 100G Optical Access

  • Marina Thottan, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Packet Optical Networks and SDN at the Edge

  • Xin Yin, IMEC - Ghent University, Belgium
    Advanced Burst-mode Receiving and Equalization Techniques for PONS