Tuesday, 08 June 07:00 – 08:00

Session Description:

This session will provide an overview of relevant programs in DARPA's photonics portfolio, specifically highlighting PIPES, MOABB, LUMOS, and DODOS. The session will focus on programmatic goals and technical results from current DARPA performers.

Moderator:

Gordon Keeler, DARPA, USA

Dr. Gordon Keeler is a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. His work focuses on accelerating the development of emerging photonics, electronics, and integration technologies to enable revolutionary optical microsystems. Prior to DARPA, he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and received a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University.

Presenters:

Gordon Keeler, DARPA, USA
Presentation Title: Integrated Photonics at DARPA

Vladimir Stojanovic, University of California, Berkeley/Ayar Labs, USA
Presentation Title: Optical I/O Journey: From Research Vision to Volume Production

Chris Poulton, Analog Photonics, USA
Presentation Title: Optical Phased Array LiDAR

John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Presentation Title: Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits for Data Center Applications

Biographies:

Gordon Keeler, DARPA, USA
Presentation Title: Integrated Photonics at DARPA

Please see above biography.
 

Vladimir Stojanovic, University of California, Berkeley/Ayar Labs, USA
Presentation Title: Optical I/O Journey: From Research Vision to Volume Production

Vladimir Stojanovic is the Chief Architect of Ayar Labs. Prior to founding Ayar Labs, he led the team that designed the world’s first processor to communicate using light. Vladimir is also a Professor of EECS at UC Berkeley, and was one of the key developers of the Rambus high-speed link technology. He holds a PhD from Stanford University.
 

Chris Poulton , Analog Photonics, USA
Presentation Title: Optical Phased Array LiDAR

Christopher Poulton is the Director of Photonic Integration at Analog Photonics where he leads the silicon photonics team developing highly integrated chip-scale LiDAR systems as part of the DARPA MOABB program. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014, and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016 where he joined the Photonic Microsystems Group as an NSF Fellow and an MIT Presidential Fellow. There, he performed under the DARPA E-PHI program, demonstrated the first coherent LiDAR with silicon photonics millimeter-scale optical phased arrays, and was denoted a DARPA Riser. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 peer reviewed journal and conference publications along with several patents.
 

John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Presentation Title: Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits for Data Center Applications
Abstract: Silicon photonics has become a mainstream technology for high volume, low cost manufacturing of photonic devices and integrated circuits for a wide variety of applications.  Laser integration on silicon has been commercialized using heterogeneous integration and advances are being made for epitaxial lasers on silicon. In some cases, such as widely tunable lasers and self injection locked lasers, performance is orders of magnitude better than native substrate devices, with linewidths of just 1 Hz.

John E. Bowers is Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency and the Kavli Professor of Nanotechnology in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received his master's and doctorate degrees from Stanford University. He previously worked for Bell Labs and Honeywell. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and American Physical Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Award, the OSA Holonyak Award, the OSA/IEEE Tyndall Award and the IEEE Photonics award.  He has published two books, eleven book chapters, 800 journal papers, 1000 conference papers and has received 70 patents.