• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

2024 Invited Speakers

Devices, Optical Components, and Fiber

  • D1: Advanced Prototyping, Packaging and Integration

    Mehdi Asghari, SiLC Technologies, Inc., USA
    Fully Integrated Coherent Lidar Chip

  • Pooya Tadayon, Intel, USA
    Optical Interconnects: Path to High Volume Manufacturing

  • Mark Thompson, PsiQuantum, USA
    Photonics for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing

  • Matthew Traverso, Marvell Technology, USA
    Advancement in CPO and Ecosystem

  • Ting Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Monolithically Integrated Comb Lasers on Silicon for Optical I/O

  • Alan Willner, University of Southern California, USA
    Optical and THz Broadband Integrated Circuits for Mode-Dependent Free-Space Communications

  • Vincent Zeng, CIG, USA
    Optics Qualification in Data Centers: Navigating Reliability Challenges and Implementing Solutions

  • D2: Passive Components

    Carlos Alonso Ramos, C2N-CNRS, France
    Subwavelength Photonic Structures for Nonlinear Optical Functionalities

  • Nicholas Fahrenkopf, AIM Photonics, Research Foundation for SUNY, USA
    Progress Towards Low Loss Waveguides in Si/SiN Integrated Photonics Platforms

  • Takako Hirokawa, Globalfoundries Inc, USA
    Latest Progress and Challenges in 300mm Monolithic Silicon Photonics Manufacturing

  • Liangjun Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    Large-Scale Optical Phased Array Based on a Multi-Layer Silicon-Nitride-on-Silicon Photonic Platform

  • Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA
    NEO-PGA: Nonvolatile Electro-Optically Programmable Gate Array

  • Jerome Michon, InSpek, France
    Waveguide Raman Sensing for Chemical Detection in Industrial Processes

  • Kenya Suzuki, NTT Device Innovation Center, Japan
    Band Aggregators for Band-Unaware Multi-Band CDC-ROADM

  • Jian Wang, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China
    Multi-Dimensional Light Field Manipulation on Diverse Integrated Photonic Platforms

  • D3: Active Components

    Moritz Kleinert, Fraunhofer Inst Nachricht Henrich-Hertz, Germany
    Hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuits for Quantum Communications

  • Christian Koos, SilOriX, Germany
    Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) Integration - from Lab to Fab

  • Alexey Kovsh, Alfalume Inc., USA
    Uncooled O-band InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Photonics Platform for Optical Communications

  • Stefan Lischke, IHP GmbH, Germany
    Ultra-Fast Ge-on-Si Photodetectors

  • Yuanfeng Mao, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd, China
    Development of High-Power DFB Lasers with High Reliability

  • Ramana Murty, Broadcom Corporation, USA
    Toward 200G per Lane VCSEL-based Multimode Links

  • Yoshihiro Ogiso, NTT Innovative Devices Corporation, Japan
    High Speed InP Modulator for Beyond 200 Gbaud

  • Takuya Okimoto, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan
    InP-based Optical Devices Integrated on Silicon Photonic Circuits

  • Bing Xiong, Tsinghua University, China
    Ultra-Wide Bandwidth and High Saturation Power Uni-Traveling Carrier Photodiodes

  • Chuanchuan Yang, Peking University, China
    Enhanced Recurrent Neural Network Equalization based on Hidden Feature Extraction Learning for Optical Interconnect

  • D4: Fibers and Propagation Physics

    Frank Achten, Prysmian Group, USA
    Advances In Few-Mode Fiber Manufacturing And Characterization

  • Kazuhiko Aikawa, Fujikura Ltd., Japan
    Development of Four-Core MCFs with Standard Cladding Diameter from High-Core-Count MCFs

  • Cristian Antonelli, Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
    Field Transmission Performance of Few-Mode Fibers and Multicore Fibers

  • Leonard Budd, University of Southampton, UK
    Non-Destructive Characterization of Hollow Core Fiber

  • Tetsuya Nakanishi, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan
    Advancements in Key Technological Building Blocks for Enabling MCF Implementation

  • Luca Palmieri, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
    Mode Coupling in Optical Fibers

  • Markus Schmidt, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Tech, Germany
    Optofluidic Microstructured Fibers: a Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis Platform for Understanding Nanoscale Objects such as SARS-CoV-2

  • James Stone, University of Bath, UK
    New Fabrication Methods for Hollow Core Fibers

  • Benyuan Zhu, OFS Laboratories, USA
    Advanced Low-Loss Optical Fibers for High-Capacity Transmissions: from Data Center to Undersea Systems

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

    Geoffrey Cranch, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
    Single Frequency Fiber Laser Strain Sensors: Principles and Applications

  • Yong-min Jung, University of Southampton, UK
    Energy Efficient Multicore Fiber Amplifiers

  • Yang Liu, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    Erbium-doped Si3N4 Photonic Integrated Circuits and Wafer-Scale Fabrication’ to Include our Recent Progress

  • Andrey Matsko, JPL, USA
    Environmentally Stable Ultra-Low Noise Self-Injection Locked Semiconductor Lasers

  • Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, UK
    Nonlinear Optics in Silicon Core Fibers: Progress and Trends

  • Andrea Rosales-Garcia, OFS Fitel LLC, USA
    Yb-Doped Fibers for kW-Class Fiber Lasers

  • Taiji Sakamoto, NTT Access Service Systems Laboratories, Japan
    Energy Efficient Cladding-Pumped Amplifier for Coupled Multi-Core Fiber Transmission

  • Lei Wei, Nanyang Technology of Singapore, Singapore
    All-Fiber Optoelectronics

Systems and Subsystems

  • S1: Datacom Subsystems and Systems

    Vipul Bhatt, Coherent Corp, USA
    Multimode Links Based on High-Speed VCSELs for Cost-Effective Data Center Connectivity

  • Qian Hu, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Technologies Enabling Ultrafast Short-Reach Transmission

  • Eric Maniloff, Ciena Corporation, Canada
    Design Tradeoffs for Coherent Pluggable Optics At 800G and Beyond

  • Matthew Sysak, Ayar Labs, USA
    Multi-Wavelength Sources for In Package Optics

  • Davide Tonietto, Huawei Technologies Canada, Canada
    Connecting the Switch to the Fiber: The Energy Efficiency Challenge

  • Ryohei Urata, Google LLC, USA
    Reconfigurable Lightwave Fabrics for ML Supercomputers

  • Peter Winzer, Nubis Communications, USA
    High-Density Optical I/O for ML/AI Applications

  • Mengyue Xu, Purdue University, USA
    Advances in Thin-Film Lithium Niobate Photonics for Datacom Applications

  • S2: Subsystems for Transmission

    Erik Börjeson, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
    Real-Time Implementation of Machine-Learning DSP

  • Shu Hao Fan, Marvell Semiconductor Inc., USA
    Toward 1.6T Low-Power Coherent DSP: Challenges, and Lessons Learned from Preceding Generations

  • Gordon Ning Liu, Soochow University, China
    Opportunities and Challenges of Optical Communications in Automated Driving Vehicles

  • Aaron Maharry, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    O-Band Coherent Links for Intra-Data Center Applications

  • Sebastian Randel, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
    Recent Advances in High Symbol-Rate Transceivers

  • Dan Sadot, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Photonic Layer Encryption in High Speed Optical Communications

  • S3: Transmission Systems

    Kevin Bennett, Corning Research & Development Corp, USA
    Tailoring Large Scale Manufacturing of MCF to High-Capacity Subsea Systems

  • Fukutaro Hamaoka, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
    S+C+L WDM Coherent Transmission with >1-Tb/s/λ Signals

  • Chiara Lasagni, Università degli studi di Parma, Italy
    Effect of Modal Dispersion on the Nonlinear Interference Noise in SDM Transmission

  • Fabio Pittalà, Keysight Technologies Inc., Germany
    High-Capacity and High-Spectral Efficiency Transmission Systems for 1.6 Tb/s and Beyond

  • Thomas Richter, Adtran, USA
    Optical Network Design with High Symbol Rate Flexible Coherent Transceivers

  • Takeo Sasai, NTT Corporation, Japan
    Recent Advances in Digital Longitudinal Monitoring of Fiber-Optic Link

  • Mark Shtaif, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    The Information Capacity of the Fiber-Optic Channel: Bounds and Prospects

  • Siddharth Varughese, Infinera Corporation, USA
    Tailoring Transceiver Designs for Subsea

  • S4: Optical Processing, Microwave Photonics and Fiber-sensing

    David Caplan, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
    Photon-Counting Technologies for Efficient High-Capacity Space-to-Ground Laser Communications

  • Davide Janner, Politecnico di Torino - DISAT, Italy
    Applications of Functional Nanomaterials in Sensing and Fiber Optics

  • John Laurenz, Fraunhofer IAF, Germany
    Broadband InGaAs mHEMT THz Transmitters and Receivers

  • Martin Lavery, University of Glasgow, UK
    Structured Light Enhanced Shape Sensing in Multimode Fibers

  • Haruka Minami, NTT Corporation, Japan
    Cascadability of PPLN-Based Inter-Band Wavelength Conversion for Band-Switchable Multi-Band Optical Cross-Connect

  • Shoichiro Oda, Fujitsu Ltd, Japan
    Digital Coherent Receiver Based Optical Performance Monitoring Technology and its Application to Photonics Tomography

  • Hiroki Takesue, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
    Computation with Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillator Networks

  • Benn Thomsen, Microsoft Corp, UK
    Holographic Optical Storage for the Cloud?

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

    Ernesto Ciaramella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
    VCSEL-Based Optical Wireless Transmission: New Research Prospects

  • Piet Demeester, Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium
    Sigma-Delta Radio Over Fiber

  • Francesco Morichetti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Integrated Photonic Processors for Optical Free-Space Links

  • Xiaodan Pang, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden
    Free Space Communication Enabled by Directly Modulated Quantum Cascade Laser

  • Cyril Renaud, University College London, UK
    THz Communication Enabled by Photonics

  • Chris Roeloffzen, LioniX International, Netherlands
    Photonic Integrated Circuits for Space Communications

  • Jing Xu, Zhejiang University, China
    Underwater Wireless Optical Communications: From the Lab Tank to the Real Sea

Networks, Applications, and Access

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

    Sai Chen, Alibaba Group, China
    The Evolution of Open and Disaggregated Optical Networks: From Open Line System to Open Box System

  • Olivier Courtois, Alcatel Submarine Networks, France
    Next Generation SDM Submarine Networks: From Telecom to Climate Change

  • Sterenn Guerrier, Nokia Bell Labs, France
    Digital Coherent Sensing over Deployed Fibers for Advanced Network Telemetry

  • Kaida Kaeval, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
    Optical Spectrum as a Service in Multi-Operator Environments: Challenges and Enabling Technologies for Transparent Optical Overlay Networks

  • Saurabh Kumar, Amazon Web Services, USA
    AWS Inter-Datacenter Transport Network

  • Erwan Pincemin, Orange Labs, France
    Interoperable Coherent WDM interfaces at 400G and 800G

  • André Sandmann, Adtran Networks SE, Germany
    Remote Sensing with High Spatial Resolution

  • N2: Optical Networking for Data Center and Computing Applications

    Paraskevas Bakopoulos, NVIDIA Corporation, Greece
    Photonic Switched Networking for Data Centers and Advanced Computing Systems

  • Andrea Blanco-Redondo, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
    Programmable Silicon Photonics for the Implementation of Topological Systems

  • Kenji Mizutani, AIST Kashiwa, Japan
    Performance of Radix Sort using All-to-all Optical Interconnection Network in an Eight-FPGA Cluster

  • Miltiadis Moralis-Pegios, Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece
    Optics-informed Neural Networks: Bridging Deep Learning with Photonic Accelerators

  • Xian Xiao, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
    Optical Neural Networks with Tensor Compression and Photonic Memory

  • Georgios Zervas, University College London, UK
    Network Aware Composable Computing

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

    Piero Castoldi, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy
    Programmable Packet-Optical Networks using Data Processing Units (DPUs) with Embedded GPU

  • Oscar González de Dios, Telefonica, Spain
    AI-Based Automation of Multi-Layer Multi-Domain Transport Networks

  • Raul Muñoz, CTTC, Spain
    Control of Packet over Multi-Granular Optical Networks combining Wavelength, Waveband and Spatial Switching For 6G Transport

  • João Pedro, Infinera Corporation, Portugal
    Networking with Coherent Pluggable Optics

  • Peter Roorda, Lumentum Operations LLC, USA
    Enabling Technologies for Scalable ROADMs

  • Ioannis Tomkos, University of Patras, Greece
    The Role of Optical Networking in the 6G Era

  • N4: Optical Access Networks for Fixed and Mobile Services

    Fabio Cavaliere, Ericsson, Italy
    Will a Metro-Access Optical Continuum Ever Fly? Deployment Challenges and Enabling Technologies

  • Frank Effenberger, Futurewei Technologies Inc, USA
    New Applications and Technologies of Optical Access

  • Paola Parolari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Can the PON Legacy Infrastructure Host Quantum Key Distribution Services?

  • Anna Tzanakaki, University of Athens, Greece
    Optical Transport Networks Converging Edge Compute and Central Cloud: An Enabler For 6G Services

Quantum Devices, Systems and Networking

  • SCQ: Quantum Devices, Systems and Networking

    Jörn Epping, Epiphany BV, Netherlands
    Photonic Integrated Circuits for Quantum Computing

  • Elham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Quantum Network Protocols

  • Junqiu Liu, Univ of Science and Technology of China, China
    Ultralow-Loss Silicon Nitride Integrated Circuits for Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics

  • Mehul Malik, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    A Roadmap Towards Entanglement Distribution Over Useful Telecom Distances

  • Taofiq Paraiso, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, UK
    Advances in Photonics Integration for Quantum Communications

  • Felix Wissel, Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, Germany
    The Opportunities and Challenges of Euro-QCI

  • Peng Xue, Southeast University (China), China
    Quantum Simulations Using Single-Photon Quantum Walks