Is Photonics Integration Ready for Next-Generation Optical Access Demands?

Sunday, 06 June 08:00 – 10:30


Paola Parolari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Erman Timurdogan, Analog Photonics, USA
Dora Van Veen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA


Due to ever increasing bandwidth demand for services like virtual reality applications, ultra-high definition video, 5G mobile transport and cloud services, the line-rates in optical access systems are continuously pushed higher approaching 100G line-rate. This requires increased complexity in transmission techniques and transceiver systems while maintaining cost-effectiveness as the main objective in these future systems.

Integrated photonics, especially Silicon Photonics, offer lower cost at high volumes than discrete counterparts. So, could photonic integration be the solution to the more complex but still low-cost transceiver technologies needed for next-generation optical access?


Philippe Chanclou, Orange Labs, France
Role of Photonics Integration For TDM(A) and WDM Optical Access

Sezer Erkılınç, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Germany
A Sweet Spot Between DSP or Optics: Complexity Choice In a Monolithically Integrated ONU Transceiver

Christophe Caillaud, III-V Lab, France
Photonic Integration For Optical Access Versus DCI

Francois D. Menard, AEPONYX Inc., Canada
Photonic Integrated Circuits for Cost Effective Higher-end Passive Optical Network Tunable Transceivers

John E. Bowers, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Challenges on Integration of Optical Amplifiers

Leslie Rusch, Université Laval, Canada
Challenges and Opportunities in Scaling SiP to Higher Baud Rates

Robert Blum, Intel, USA
Silicon Photonics based CWDM4 for 5G Applications

Chris Doerr, Doerr Consulting, USA
What Role Can Optical Integration and Associated Packaging Play In The Very-High-Volume and Low-cost Optical-access Market

Peter Ossieur, IDLab, Ghent University - IMEC, Belgium
Technology Options for Dense and Scalable Integration of Photonics and Electronics