• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Photonics for Visible Wavelengths

Wednesday, 08 March, 08:00 – 16:00

Room 2

Cheryl Agaskar, MIT Lincoln Lab, USA
Chi-Wai Chow, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Fotini Karinou, Microsoft Research Ltd, UK
David Marpaung, University of Twente, Netherlands

Visible wavelengths are getting increasing attention due to their usefulness for communication, quantum, and sensing applications. In communication, blue-green wavelengths can be used for underwater comm, while LiFi systems can work across the visible spectrum. Visible wavelengths are often necessary when probing physical systems, such as the neutral atoms or ions used in quantum computing, optical clocks, color centers used in quantum sensors, or biological systems such as medical or chemical sensors. Visible light can also be useful for lidar and atmospheric sensing. Finally, nonlinear photonics and frequency combs often involve visible wavelengths.

This special session will begin by covering mature and emerging applications of visible light photonics. It will address why visible light is needed and the benefits of working in the more traditional telecommunication range. It will also explain how mature the current applications are and what systems, if any, are used in the field. It will then cover the state of the art of visible light devices such as lasers, detectors, and fibers, as well as foundry processes and packaging needs. This session will address the maturity of the available technologies and whether current or anticipated future performance is acceptable for application needs. And lastly, the session will also attempt to highlight the most significant outstanding needs in this emerging field.

Session I is scheduled from 08:00-10:00

Jeremy Witzens; RWTH Aachen University, Germany    
Visible Wavelength PICs for Fluorescent Microscopy and Flow Cytometry

Boon Ooi; King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, Saudi Arabia    
Underwater Visible Light Communication

Harald Haas; University of Strathclyde, UK    
Towards Terabit/s (Tbps) Visible Light Communication (LiFi)

Hao-Chung Kuo; National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan    
Visible MicroLEDs

William Loh; Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, USA    
Visible Light Photonics for SBS and Quantum Sensing

Session II is scheduled from 14:00-16:00

Wesley Sacher; Max-Planck-Inst fur Mikrostrukturphysik, Germany    
Visible-Light Integrated Photonics Platforms: Opportunities and Challenges

Douwe Geuzebroek, LioniX, Netherlands
From Device to Module: Silicon-Nitride for Visible Light

Michael Geiselmann; LIGENTEC, Switzerland    
Scaling Visible SiN Integrated Photonics and its Applications

Todd Stievater, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA
A Visible-Light Foundry Platform from AIM Photonics

Brian Corbett; Tyndall National Institute, Ireland    
Heterogeneous Integration for Visible Light PIC