2007 Proceedings

Opening session

WPT1 Integrated Optics: The history and the future (plenary talk)
Serge Valette, CEA-LITEN, France

Integrated III-V Components

WA0 Nanomaterials (invited paper)
Jesper Mørk

COM•DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
WA1 Monolithic 2×2 Quantum Dot Switch for Optical Interconnect Networks
E.T. Aw1, H. Wang1, Y. Chu1, S, Liu1, M.G. Thompson1, A. Wonfor1, R.L. Sellin1, R.V Penty1, I.H. White1 and A.R. Kovsh2

1Engineering Department, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
2NL Nanosemiconductor GmbH, Germany
WA2 InP based Polarization Insensitive Tunable duplexer and Integrated Reflective Transceiver
L. Xu, X.J.M. Leijtens, M.J.H. Sander-Jochem, T. de Vries, Y.S. Oei, P.J. vanVeldhoven, R. Nötzel and M.K. Smit

COBRA Research Institute, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
WA3 A compact passive polarization converter optimized for active-passive integration on InP/InGaAsP
L.M. Augustin, J.J.G.M. van der Tol, E.-J. Geluk and M.K. Smit

COBRA – TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
WA4 Carrier-depletion-type multiple quantum well optical phase modulators operating at the 1.55 µm wavelength range
Hideki Ohe1,3, Hiromasa Shimizu2,3 and Yoshiaki Nakano1,3

1Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan
2Dept. of Elect. Eng ., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Glass Based Integrated Optics

WB0 Low loss, high contrast optical waveguides based on CMOS compatible LPCVD processing (invited paper)
R.G.Heideman1, D. Geuzebroek1, A. Leinse1, A. Melloni2, F. Morichetti2, C. Roeloffzen3, A. Meijerink3, L. Zhuang3, W. van Etten3, E. Klein4 and A. Driessen4

1LioniX bv, The Netherlands
2Dipartimento di Electronica e Informazione, Politechnico di Milano,, Italy
3Telecommunication Engineering group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, MCS, University of Twente, The Netherlands
4Integrated Optical Micro Systems, MESA+ Research Institute, University of Twente, The Netherlands
WB1 Single-pump high-power robust single-frequency waveguide lasers fabricated by ion-exchange techniques
S. Taccheo1, G. Della Valle1, A. Festa1, K. Ennser2, G. Sorbello3, C.Cassagnettes4 and D. Barbier4

1Dipartimento di Fisica Politecnico di Milano and CNISM, Italy
2Institute of Advanced Telecommunications, Swansea University, UK
3DIIT, Università di Catania, Italy
4Teemphotonics, Grenoble, France
WB2 Recent Developments in Direct-UV-Written Planar Waveguides, Gratings, Sensors, and Substrates
F.R. Mahamd Adikan, J.C. Gates, A.S. Webb, H.E. Major, C.H. Holmes, M. A. G. Ramirez, B. D. Snow, D. Kundys, C.B.E. Gawith and P.G.R. Smith

Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
WB3 Ultra-compact silica-on-silicon micro-resonators by etching deep trenches
Haiyan Ou1, Karsten Rottwitt1 and Hugh Philipp2

1COM•DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2Cornell University, USA
WB4 Deep-UV Lithography Fabrication of Slot Waveguides and Sandwiched Waveguides for Nonlinear Applications
E. Jordana1, J.-M. Fedeli1, L. EL Melhaoui1, P. Lyan1, J.P. Colonna1, N. Daldosso2, L. Pavesi2, P. Pellegrino3, B. Garrido3, Anna Vilà3 and Y. Lebour3

1Léti-MINATEC, France
2Laboratorio Nanoscienze, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento, Italy
3EME, Departament d’Electrònica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain


WC0 Micro and nanolasers for digital photonics (invited paper)
Martin Hill

COBRA Research Institute, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
WC1 MIXSELs – a new class of ultrafast semiconductor lasers
D. J. H. C. Maas, A.- R. Bellancourt, B. Rudin, M. Golling, H. J. Unold, T. Südmeyer and U. Keller

Department of Physics, Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
WC2 Towards a compact laser for chaos encryption
Yousefi M.1, Beri S.1, Barbarin Y.1, Bente E.A.J.M.1, de Vries T.1, Smalbrugge E.1, Van Veldhoven P. J.1, Oei S.1, Smit M.K.1, Nötzel R.1 and Lenstra D.2

1COBRA Research Institute, TU/e, The Netherlands
2Delft University of Technology, Faculty of EEMCS, The Netherlands
WC3 Optical Buffer Memory Using Polarization Bistable Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting lasers
Hitoshi Kawaguchi1,2,3, Takashi Mori1,2 and Yuuki Sato2

1Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
2CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan
3Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA), Japan


WD0 Fabrication and applications of semiconductor nanowires (invited paper)
Lars Samuelson

Lund University, Sweden
WD1 Femtosecond laser fabrication of integrated optical waveguides and microfluidic channels for lab-on-chip devices
R. Martinez Vazquez, R. Osellame, V. Maselli, R. Ramponi and G. Cerullo

Instituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science ¬ INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
WD2 Electric-field poling of Ti indiffused z-cut LiNbO3 wafers without surface grinding
Davide D. Janner1, F. Lucchi2, P. Vergani2, S. Giurgola2 and V. Pruneri1,3

1ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
2Avanex Corporation Sede Secondaria, Italy
3ICREA -Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Spain
WD3 Novel and nanostructured optical waveguides by means of using electronic damage of swift heavy ions
José Olivares1, Fernando Agulló-López2, Gastón García3, Angel García-Cabañes4 and Mercedes Carrascosa4

1Instituto de Óptica, CSIC, Spain
2Centro de Microanálisis de Materiales, UAM, Spain
3CELLS, Spain
4Depto. Física de Materiales, Spain

Integrated Devices, Resonators I

WE0 Applications of High Q Microresonators: Photonic Clocks, cQED and New laser sources on Silicon (invited paper)
Kerry Vahala California Institute of Technology, USA
WE1 Integrated Optical Ti:LiNbO3 Ring Resonator for Rotation Rate Sensing
C. Vannahme, H. Suche, S. Reza, R. Ricken, V. Quiring and W. Sohler

Angewandte Physik, Universität Paderborn, Germany
WE2 Densely integrated photonic devices based on microring resonators for use in access networks
Edwin J. Klein1, Gabriel Sengo1, Lucy T. H. Hilderink1, Marcel Hoekman1, Rudy Pellens2, Paul van Dijk2 and Alfred Driessen1

1Integrated Optical MicroSystems Group, MESA+ Research Institute, University of Twente, The Netherlands
2ASML, The Netherlands
WE3 Oxygen-ion implanted silicon microring resonator for high-speed all-optical switching
Michael Först1, Jan Niehusmann1, Tobias Plötzing1, Thorsten Wahlbrink2, Christian Moormann2 and Heinrich Kurz1,2

1Institut für Halbleitertechnik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA), Germany


WF0 Plasmonics: Engineering of highly confined electromagnetic modes (invited paper)
Stefan A. Maier

University of Bath, UK
WF1 MONA – Merging Optics and Nanotechnologies: The Nanophotonics Technology Roadmap
Laurent Fulbert1, Roel Baets2, André Scavennec3, Ulrich Fotheringham4, Rainer Beccard5, Krassimir Krastev6, Dirk Holtsmanspötter7, Eric Mounier8, Bertrand Noharet9, Thomas Pearsall10 and Suvi Haukka11

1CEA-LETI Minatec France
2IMEC, Belgium
3Alcatel-Thales 3-5 Lab, France
4Schott, Germany
5Aixtron, Germany
6Optics Valley, France
7VDI-TZ, Germany
8YOLE Développement, France
9Acreo, Sweden
10EPIC, France
11ASM, The Netherlands
WF2 Gold Grating Coupler for Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguides with 34 % Coupling Efficiency
Stijn Scheerlinck, Frederik Van Laere, Jonathan Schrauwen, Dirk Taillaert, Dries Van Thourhout and Roel Baets

Photonics Research Group, IMEC-Ghent University, Belgium
WF3 Metal nanowires – a new class of plasmonic waveguides
Tiberiu Rosenzveig1, Kristjan Leosson1 and Alexandra Boltasseva2

1Science Institute, University of Iceland, Iceland
2COM•DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Integrated Devices, Resonators II

WG1 Compact Vertically-coupled Microring Laser Array Dual-Wavelength Source for Terahertz Mode Beating
Chyng Wen Tee1, Kevin Williams1, 2, Richard Penty1, Ian White1, Michael Hamacher3, Ute Troppenz3, Helmut Heidrich3, Viorel Dragos4, Marin Alexe5, Dimtris Alexandropoulos6, Spiros Mikroulis6, Hercules Simos6, Dimitris Syvridis6, Mihai Kusko7 and Dana Cristea7

1Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK
2Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
3Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Germany
4EV Group, E. Thallner GmbH, Austria
5Max Planck Institute for Microstructurephysics, Germany
6University of Athens, Faculty of Science, Department of Informatics, Greece
7National Institue for R&D in Microtechnologies, Laboratory of Microphotonics, Romania
WG2 High Q-factor microrings using slightly etched rib waveguides
S. Maine1, D. Marris-Morini1, L. Vivien1, E. Cassan1, D. Pascal1, S. Laval1, B.Han2, R. Orobtchouk2, T. Benyattou2, L. El Melhaoui3 and J-M Fédéli3

1Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, Université Paris-Sud, France
2Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière, INSA de Lyon, France
3Laboratoire d’Electronique de Technologie, de l’Information LETI-Minatec, France
WG3 Low-Loss SiON Ring Resonators on Silicon for 1.55 µm Wavelength
Maxim Fadel and Edgar Voges

High Frequency Institute, University of Dortmund, Germany
WG4 Efficient Second Harmonic Generation in Matched Ti:PPLN Waveguide Resonators
R. Nouroozi, Y. H. Min, W. Grundkötter, V. Quiring, R. Ricken and W. Sohler

Angewandte Physik, Universität Paderborn, Germany
WG5 Second harmonic generation via total internal reflection quasi-phase-matching in a hexagonal nonlinear optical microresonator
Tleyane J. Sono1, Christos Riziotis2, Sakellaris Mailis1 and Robert W. Eason2

1Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
2Department of Telecommunications Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Greece


WH1 Assembly of microsphere chains by counter propagating, guided waves
Katarina Grujic and Olav Gaute

Hellesø University of Tromsø, Norway
WH2 Integrated optic beam combiners for astronomic interferometry: rapid prototyping of hybrid sol-gel devices
A. Ghasempour1,2,4, D. Alexandre1,2,3, C. Brites1,2, P.J. Moreira1,4, P.J.V. Garcia4,5, J. L. Santos1,2, P.V.S. Marques1,2 and A.M.P Leite2

1Unidade de Optoelectrónica e Sistemas Electrónicos ¬ INESC Porto, Portugal
2Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
3Departamento de Física da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
4Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
5Departamento de Engenharia Física da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
WH3 Zero transmission narrow band laser mirror using a waveguide grating under normal incidence
Nikolai Lyndin2, Nathalie Destouches1, Tina Clausnitzer3, Svetlen Tonchev4 and Olivier Parriaux1

1Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Université Jean Monnet, France
2Institute of General Physics, Russia
3Institut für Angewandte Physik, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Germany
4On leave from the Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgaria
WH4 Enhanced Transmission in Dynamically Tuned Optical Microresonator Possessing Highly Dispersive Media
Curtis W. Neff, L. Mauritz Andersson and Min Qiu

Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
WH5 Noise and resolution in IO interferometric sensing
Hugo J.W.M. Hoekstra, Paul V. Lambeck, Ton M. Koster and Henri P. Uranus

IOMS group, MESA Research Institute, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Plenary session

ThPT1 Progress in high index contrast integrated optics (plenary talk)
Roel Baets, Peter Bienstman, Wim Bogaerts, Joost Brouckaert, Peter De Backere, Pieter Dumon, Gunther Roelkens, Stijn Scheerlinck, Meint Smit, Dirk Taillaert, Joris Van Campenhout, Frederik Van Laere and Dries Van Thourhout

Ghent University IMEC, INTEC department, Photonics Research Group, Belgium
ThPT2 How complex can integrated optical circuits become? (plenary talk)
Meint Smit, Martin Hill, Roel Baets, Erwin Bente, Harm Dorren, Fouad Karouta, Paul Koenraad, Ton Koonen, Xaveer Leijtens, Richard Nötzel, Siang Oei, Huug de Waardt, Jos van der Tol and Djan Khoe

COBRA Research Institute, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Integrated Devices

ThA1 Integrated Electro-optic Wavelength Filter With Programmable Spectral Response
H. Herrmann, D. Büchter, R. Ricken and W. Sohler

Angewandte Physik, Universtät Paderborn, Germany
ThA2 Domain engineering in LiNbO3 for tailoring the electro-optic response of waveguide modulators
Davide Janner1, Michele Belmonte2 and Valerio Pruneri1,3

1ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
2Avanex Corporation Sede Secondaria, Italy
3ICREA -Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Spain
ThA3 TriPleX: a new concept in optical waveguiding
A. Melloni1, F. Morichetti1,2, R. Costa2, G. Cusmai2, R.G. Heideman3, R. Mateman3, D. H. Geuzebroek3 and A. Borreman3

1Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2CoreCom, Italy
3LioniX BV, The Netherlands
ThA4 Integrated Optical Waveguide Device for Picosecond Pulse Compression
M.J.R. Heck1, E.A.J.M. Bente1, Y. Barbarin1, H.D. Jung1, Y.S. Oei1, R. Nötzel1, D. Lenstra2 and M.K. Smit1

1COBRA Research Institute, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands
ThA5 Amplifying Waveguide Optical Isolator with Integrated Electro-magnet
Wouter Van Parys1, Dries Van Thourhout1, Roel Baets1, Beatrice Dagens2, Jean Decobert2, Odile Le Gouezigou2, Dalila Make2 and Liesbet Lagae3

1Department of Information Technology, Ghent University – IMEC, Belgium
2Alcatel Thales III-V Lab, France
3Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum, IMEC vzw, Belgium
ThA6 A compact arrayed-waveguide grating with a locally enhanced optical confinement structure using trenches filled with low-refractive index materials
Jiro Ito and Hiroyuki Tsuda

Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, KEIO University, Japan

Fabrication of Semiconductor Integrated Devices

ThB0 Innovation for new-genera-tion optical communications based on photonic device break-through (invited paper)
Kohroh Kobayashi

Precision & Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
ThB1 Amorphous Silicon in Nanophotonic Technology
Lech Wosinski1, Liu Liu2, Matteo Dainese3 and Daoxin Dai4

1Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, Joint Research Center of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang University (China) and Kista Photonics Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
2Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and Joint Re-search Center of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang University (China)
3Replisaurus Technologies AB, Sweden
4Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, Zhejiang University, China
ThB2 GaN, a new material for integrated nonlinear optics
S. Pezzagna1,2, J. Brault1, M. de Micheli1,3, P. Vennéguès1, A. D. Wieck2 and J. Massies1

1Centre de Recherche sur l’Hétéro-Epitaxie et ses Applications (CRHEA-CNRS), Sophia Antipolis, France
2Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Feskörperphysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
3Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
ThB3 Modelocking of a GaInNAs VECSEL using a GaInNAs SESAM for 1.3 µm applications
Paolo Navaretti1, Andreas Rutz1, Valeria Liverini1, Deran J. H. C. Maas1, Benjamin Rudin1, Aude-Reine Bellancourt1, Silke Schön2 and Ursula Keller1

1ETH Zurich, Physics Department, Institute of Quantum Electronics, Switzerland
2ETH Zurich, FIRST Center for Micro- and Nanoscience, Switzerland
ThB4 Focused-ion-beam fabrication of slanted fiber couplers in silicon-on-insulator waveguides
Jonathan Schrauwen, Frederik Van Laere, Dries Van Thourhout and Roel Baets

Photonics Research Group – Department of Information Technology – UGent/IMEC, Belgium

Silicon Based Photonics

ThC0 High speed silicon photonics (invited paper)
Michal Lipson

Cornell University, USA
ThC1 Ultrafast All-Optical Switching by Cross Phase Modulation Induced Wavelength Conversion in Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguides and Ring Resonators
Ronald Dekker1, Jan Niehusmann2, M. Först2 and Alfred Driessen1

1Integrated Optical Micro Systems, Mesa+ Research Institute, University of Twente, The Netherlands
2RWTH Aachen University, Institut für Halbleitertechnik, Germany
ThC2 Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI Delay-Line Interferometer with Low Polarization-Dependent Wavelength Shift
K. Voigt, L. Zimmermann, G. Winzer, M. Schnarrenberger, T. Mitze, J. Bruns and K. Petermann

Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
ThC3 TE-TM coupling of a standard fiber to a Si-wire waveguide
Raffaella Costa1, Giuseppe Cusmai1, Andrea Melloni2 and Mario Martinelli2

1Corecom, Italy
2DEI- Politecnico di Milano, Italy


ThD0 Polymer Waveguide Technologies for Optical Interconnects (invited paper)
A. Neyer, S. Kopetz, E. Rabe and D. Cai

University of Dortmund, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Arbeitsgebiet Mikrostrukturtechnik (AG MST), Germany
ThD1 Bends in Polymeric Multimode Waveguides
Henry Kelderman, Mart B.J. Diemeer, Lucy T.H. Hilderink and Alfred Driessen

University of Twente, Integrated Optical MicroSystems (IOMS), The Netherlands
ThD2 Polymer Optical Motherboard Technology
N. Keil, H. H. Yao, C. Zawadzki, W. Schlaak, M. Möhrle and N. Grote

Fraunhofer-Institute for Telecommunications Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany
ThD3 UV Light Induced Single Mode Waveguides in Polymer for Visible Range Applications
Uwe Hollenbach1, Hans-Jürgen Böhm1, Jürgen Mohr1, Ludwig Ross2 and Dirk Samiec2

1Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Germany
2Ingenieurgesellschaft Optische Technologien GmbH, Germany

Advanced Applications

ThE0 RF over Fibre Systems (invited paper)
Alwyn Seeds University College London, UK
ThE1 Waveguide Quantum Memories (invited paper)
W. Tittel1, M. Afzelius2, P. Baldi3, N. Gisin2, R. Ricken4, S. Hastings-Simon2, V. Scarani2, H. Suche4, W. Sohler4 and M. Staudt2

1Institute for Quantum Information Science, University of Calgary, Canada
2Group of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
3Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis & CNRS, France
4Angewandte Physik, University of Paderborn, Germany
ThE2 Generation of Polarization-Entangled Twin Photons by Type-II QPM Waveguide NLO Device
Toshiaki Suhara, Hiroaki Okabe and Masatoshi Fujimura

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

Materials Integration

ThF0 Silicon photonics (invited paper)
T.L. Koch

Center for Optical Technologies, Lehigh University, USA
ThF1 Frequency Response of Slow and Fast Light in Integrated Semiconductor Waveguide Amplifiers and Absorbers
Filip Öhman and Jesper Mørk COM•DTU Department of Communications, Optics & Materials, NanoDTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
ThF2 Realization of Polarisation based Integration Scheme (POLIS) for Active and Passive Components
U. Khalique1, J.J.G.M. van der Tol1, F. H. Groen1, F. Karouta1, P. J. van Veldhoven1, M.K. Smit1, M. van de Moosdijk2, W. de Laat2 and K. Simon2

1COBRA Research Institute, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2ASML De Run 6501, The Netherlands
ThF3 Comparison of optical passive integrated devices based on three materials for optical clock distribution
B.Han1, R.Orobtchouk1, T.Benyattou1, P.R.A. Binetti2, S. Jeannot3, J. M. Fedeli4 and X.J.M. Leijtens2

1Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France
2COBRA Research Institute, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
3STMicroelectronics, France

Poster Session

ThG01 Evanescent-wave fluorescence excitation in aqueous solutions using symmetric planar waveguides
K. Leosson1,2, M.H. Sørensen3, T. Nikolajsen3, M. Hansen4 and S.I. Bozhevolnyi5

1Science Institute, University of Iceland, Iceland
2Lumiscence A/S, Denmark
3Crystal Fibre A/S, Denmark
4CAPRES A/S, Denmark
5Dept. of Physics and Nanotechnology, University of Aalborg, Denmark
ThG02 Planar photonic crystal waveguide biosensor
Nina Skivesen1, Amélie Têtu1, Martin Kristensen1, Jørgen Kjems2, Lars. H. Frandsen3 and Peter I. Borel3

1Department of Physics and Astronomy and iNANO, University of Aarhus, Denmark
2Department of Molecular Biology and iNANO, University of Aarhus, Denmark
3COM•DTU Department of Communications, Optics & Materials, Nano•DTU Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
ThG03 Waveguide grating spectral phase-shifter for temporal femtosecond pulse splitting
D. Pietroy, A.V. Tishchenko, M. Flury, R. Stoian and O. Parriaux

Laboratoire Hubert Curien, France
ThG04 Low-Loss, High-Uniformity 1×2, 1×4 and 1×8 Polymer Multimode Y-Splitters Enabling Radio-over-Fibre Multicasting Applications
N. Bamiedakis1, J. Beals1, F. Yang1, A. Wonfor1, R. V. Penty1, I. H. White1, J. V. DeGroot Jr.2 and T. V. Clapp2

1Electrical Engineering Division, University of Cambridge, UK
2Dow Corning Corporation, USA
ThG05 Optimized Deep UV hardbake process for metal-free dry-etching of integrated optical devices
Gabriel Sengo, Henk A.G.M. van Wolferen, Kerstin Wörhoff and Alfred Driessen

Integrated Optical Micro Systems, MESA+ Research Institute; University of Twente, The Netherlands
ThG06 Waveguide grating for microchip-laser polarization control
Florent Pigeon1, Marwan Abdou Ahmed2, Olivier Parriaux1, Svetlen Tonchev3, Nicolas Landru4 and Jean-Philippe Fève5

1Laboratoire Hubert Curien, France
2Institut für StrahwerkzeugeIFSW, Stuttgart University, Germany
3on leave from the ISSP, Bulgaria
4Teem Photonics, France
5JDSU Laser Products Group, USA
ThG07 18GHz Fabry-Pérot integrated extended cavity passively modelocked lasers
Y. Barbarin1, E.A.J.M. Bente1, M.J.R. Heck1, J. Pozo2, J.M. Rorison2, Y.S. Oei1, R. Nötzel1 and M.K. Smit1

1COBRA Research Institute, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2University of Bristol, UK
ThG08 Low-loss and stable integrated optical Y-junction on lithium niobate modulators
N. Grossard, J. Hauden and H. Porte

Photline Technologies, France
ThG09 Numerical Analysis of Picosecond Pulse Propagation in a Tensile-Strained Semiconductor Optical Amplifier with Parameter Ex-traction using Frequency Resolved Optical Gating
Michael J. Connelly1, Aisling Clark2 Prince M. Anandarajah2 and Liam P. Barry2

1Optical Communications Research Group, Dept. Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland
2RINCE, School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Ireland
ThG10 Fully Tunable LiNbO3 Ring Resonator Cavity for Frequency Comb Generator (FCG)
A. Kaplan, A. Greenblatt, G. Harston, P. S. Cho, Y. Achiam and I. Shpantzer

CeLight Inc., USA
ThG11 Low-loss coupling technique between SOI waveguides and standard single-mode fibers
J. V. Galán, P. Sanchis and J. Martí Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center, Spain
ThG12 Metallo-Dielectric Multilayer Sensor for Hydrogen Detection in Exhaled Breath
N.Cioffi4, D. de Ceglia1,2, M. De Sario1, A. D’Orazio1, V. Petruzzelli1, F. Prudenzano3, M. Scalora2, S.Trevisi1 and M. A. Vincenti1

1Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
2Charles M. Bowden Research Center, USA
3Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
4Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli studi di Bari, Italy
ThG13 Segmented waveguide tapers for low insertion loss, high performance SPE:LiNbO3 integrated circuits
Davide Castaldini1,2,3, Paolo Bassi1,3, Guillaume Bertocchi2, Sorin Tascu2, Pierre Aschieri2, Marc De Micheli2, Sebastien Tanzilli2 and Pascal Baldi2

1Dipartimento di Elettronica Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Bologna, Italy
2Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, France
3also with MIST.E-R, Laboratory for MIcro and Submicro enabling Technologies of EmiliaRomagna, Italy
ThG14 Er/Yb Waveguide Amplifiers in Novel Silicate Glasses
J. Jágerská1, F. Ondrácek1, L. Salavcová1,2, J. Spirková2, M. Míka3 and J. Ctyroký1

1Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR, Czech Republic
2Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
3Department of Glass and Ceramics, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic
ThG15 Polarization effects in gradient index MMI structures made by K+-Na+ ion exchange in glass
Damian Kasprzak and Marek Blahu

Institute of Physics, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
ThG16 Integrated electro-optic Mach-Zehnder modulators based on Zn-diffused LiNbO3 waveguides
G. Lifante1, P.L. Pernas2, E. Cantelar1, F. Cussó1 and I. Suárez1

1Departamento de Física de Materiales, C-IV. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
2Departamento de Física Aplicada, C-XII. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
ThG17 High performance, single etch step MMI design on SOI
Robert Halir1, Íñigo Molina Fernández1, Alejandro Ortega Moñux1, Juan Gonzalo Wangüemert Pérez1, Dan-Xia Xu2, Pavel Cheben2 and Siegfried Janz2

1Departamento de Ingenería de Comunicaciones, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
2Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council, Canada
ThG18 High-temperature phases with increased refractive index in HxLi1-xTaO3 waveguide layers
A.V. Tsarev, I.E. Kalabin and V.V. Atuchin

Laboratory of Optical Materials and Structures, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Russia
ThG19 Energy deposition and heat diffusion in the process of chalcogenide glass modification by femtosecond laser pulses
Elena Romanova1, Andrey Konyukhov1, Sergey Muraviov2 and Grigory Gelikonov2

1Saratov State University, Russia
2Institute of Applied Physics of RAS, Russia
ThG20 Deep echted DBR gratings in InP for photonic integrated circuits
B. Docter, E.J. Geluk, F. Karouta and M.K. Smit

COBRA Inter-University Research Institute on Communication Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Opto-Electronic Devices Group, The Netherlands
ThG21 Surface Modes in Antiresonant Reflecting Optical Waveguides with Rectangular Hollow Core
Federica Poli, Matteo Foroni, Simone Busanelli, Annamaria Cucinotta and Stefano Selleri

Information Engineering Department, University of Parma, Italy
ThG22 Silicon-on-Insulator Slot Waveguides for Integrated Optical Sensing
Francesco Dell’Olio and Vittorio M. N. Passaro

Politecnico di Bari, Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Italy
ThG23 Peculiarity of multi-reflector filtering technology
Andrei Tsarev

Laboratory of Optical Materials and Structures Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
ThG24 Investigation of Silicon Slot-based Directional Couplers
Francesca Magno1, Vittorio M. N. Passaro1, Francesco Dell’Olio1 and Francesco De Leonardis2

1Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
2Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente e per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
ThG25 An optimal design strategy for MMI splitters
Kehinde Latunde-Dada and Frank Payne

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
ThG26 Numerical Studies on Silica Wire Directional Couplers
Ziyang Zhang, Min Yan and Min Qiu

Laboratory of Optics, Photonics and Quantum Electronics, Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
ThG27 The New Design and Numerical Simulation by 3D BPM of New Compact Polarisation Rotator in Anisotropic LiNbO3 Graded Index Waveguide
Andrei Tsarev

Laboratory of Optical Materials and Structures, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
ThG28 A Semi-Analytical Propagation Equation Model for the Study of Signal Propagation in Kerr Nonlinear Nanophotonic Waveguides
Thomas Kamalakis, Thomas Sphicopoulos and Athanasios Theoharidis

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece
ThG29 Design of photonic crystal directional couplers for electro-optical wavelength switching
Eric Cassan, Damien Bernier, Guillaume Maire, Delphine Marris-Morini and Laurent Vivien

Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, Université Paris Sud, France
ThG30 Photonic crystals in diamond: Cavity Q ¬ Mode volume influence on the design
Igal Bayn and Joseph Salzman

Department of Electrical Engineering and Microelectronics Research Center, Technion Haifa, Israel
ThG31 Excitation of Leaky modes in the System of Coupled Waveguides
Boris Usievich1, Jamil Nurligareev1, Vladimir Sychugov1 and Konstantin Golant2

1General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia
2Fiber Optic Research Center, Moscow, Russia
ThG32 Band Structure and Coupled Surface Plasmons in one dimensional Photonic Crystals
Michael Bergmair and Kurt Hingerl

Christian Doppler Labor für Oberflächenoptische Methoden, Institut für Halbleiter- und Festkörperphysik, Universität Linz, Austria
ThG33 A Semi-analytical Model for Estimation of the Transfer Function of a Coupled Resonator Optical Waveguide Based on Coupled Mode Theory
Nikolaos Avaritsiotis, Thomas Kamalakis, and Thomas Sphicopoulos

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece
ThG34 Light propagation in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber infiltrated with a nematic liquid crystal
K.A. Rutkowska, T.R. Wolinski, P. Lesiak, A. Czapla, S. Ertman and K. Nowecka

Faculty of Physics, Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland
ThG35 Finite-element analysis of -wedge plasmon polariton guide
Min Yan and Min Qiu

Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
ThG36 Whispering Gallery Mode for Second-Harmonic Generation in Microresonators
G. Kozyreff1,2, J.L. Dominguez Juarez1 and Jordi Martorell1,3

1ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain
2ONT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
3Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Plenary session

FPT1 Lab-on-a-chip systems with integrated optics for biochemical applications (plenary talk)
Klaus B. Mogensen, Detlef Snakenborg, Ómar Gústafsson, Pedro S. Nunes and Jörg P. Kutter

MIC ¬ Dept. of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
FPT2 New frontiers in optical biosensing (plenary talk)
Laura M. Lechuga

Biosensors Group, Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (IMM-CNM), CSIC, Spain

Photonic Crystals

FA0 Slow light: perspective and applications (invited paper)
Thomas F. Krauss

SUPA, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, UK
FA1 Focused Ion Beam Milling Strategies of Photonic Crystal Structures in Silicon
Wico C.L. Hopman1, Feridun Ay1, Wenbin Hu1, Vishwas J. Gadgil1, Laurens Kuipers2, Markus Pollnau1 and René M. de Ridder1

1MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands
2FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), The Netherlands
FA2 Efficient coupling to W1 Photonic crystal waveguide on InP membrane through thinly supported access guides
A. Talneau, K.H. Lee, S. Guilet and I. Sagnes

CNRS/ Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, France
FA3 Self-collimated superprism effect using a photonic crystal with parallelogram lattice
Damien Bernier, Eric Cassan, Guillaume Maire, Delphine Marris-Morini and Laurent Vivien

Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, Université Paris-Sud, France
FA4 Mapping the field distribution of a resonator in a photonic crystal slab, using transmission SNOM
René M. de Ridder, Wico C.L. Hopman, R. Stoffer and Kees O. van der Werf

University of Twente, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, The Netherlands

Semiconductor Integrated Optics

FB0 Ultra high-speed photodetectors and photoreceivers for telecom and datacom also aiming at THz applications (invited paper)
Heinz-Günter Bach

Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Germany
FB1 Controlling Modes using VCSEL-Based Photonic Crystal Heterostructures
L. D. A. Lundeberg and E. Kapon

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Laboratory of Physics of Nanostructures, Switzerland
FB2 Detailed investigation of spontaneous emission decay rates of self-assembled InAs quantum dots
Toke Lund-Hansen, Jeppe Johansen, Søren Stobbe, Jørn M. Hvam and Peter Lodahl

COM•DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
FB3 Surface acoustic wave driven light modulation
Mike van der Poel1, Markus Beck2, Maria B. Dühring3, Maurício M. de Lima4, Lars H. Frandsen1, Christophe Peucheret1, Ole Sigmund3, Uwe Jahn2, Jørn M. Hvam1 and Paulo Santos2

1COM•DTU, NanoDTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2Paul-Drude Institut für Festkörperfysik, Germany
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, NanoDTU, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
4Material Science Institute, University of Valencia, Spain
FB4 Different-Guided-Mode-Coupling DBR for WDM Optical Interconnection Board Using Channel Waveguides
Kenji Kintaka1, Junji Nishii1, Satoshi Yamaguchi2, Takayuki Kobayashi2 and Shogo Ura2

1National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
2Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

Joint session with OWTNM

FC4 SOI grating structure for perfectly vertical fiber coupling
Günther Roelkens, Dries Van Thourhout and Roel Baets

Photonics Research Group, Ghent University-IMEC, Belgium
FC5 Spatial and Spectral Distributed Multi Population Rate Equations Model for Quantum Dot Superluminescent Diodes
Mariangela Gioannini and Ivo Montrosset

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
FC6 Full-vectorial time-domain modelling of photonic crystal semiconductor lasers
Wolfram H.P. Pernice1, Dominic F.G. Gallagher2 and Frank P. Payne1

1Oxford University, Department of Engineering Science, UK
2Photon Design, UK

Post-deadline session

FPD1 Direct Experimental Observation of Pulse Temporal Behavior in Integrated-Optical Ring-Resonator with Negative Group Velocity
H.P. Uranus, L. Zhuang,, C.G.H. Roeloffzen and H.J.W.M. Hoekstra

University of Twente, The Netherlands
FPD2 2 bit Continuously Tunable Slow Wave Delay Line at 2.5 Gbit/s
A. Melloni1, F. Morichetti1,2, C. Canavesi2, A. Breda1, C. Ferrari1, R. Costa2 and M. Martinelli1,2

1Politectnico di Milano, Italy
2CoreCom Milano, Italy
FPD3 Probing the local density of optical states in 2D-photonic crystal membranes
B. Julsgaard1, S. Stobbe1, J. Johansen1, T. Solbert-Rohr1, P. Lodalh1, T. Sünner2, M. Kamp2 and A. Forchel2

1COM•DTU, Lyngby, Denmark
2Universität Würzburg, Germany
FPD4 An Optical Interconnect Layer on Silicon
P.R.A. Binetti1, J. Van Campenhout4, X.J.M. Leijtens1, M. Nikoufard1, T. de Vries1, Y.S. Oei1, L. Di Cioccio2, J.-M. Fedeli2, C. Lagahe3, R. Orobtchouk5, X. Letartre5, P. Regreny5, P. Rojo-Romeo5, C. Seassal5, P.J. van Veldhoven1, R. Nötzel1, D. Van Thourhout4, R. Baets4 and M.K. Smit1

1COBRA – TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2CEA-LETI, Minatec, France
3TRACIT Technologies, France
4Ugent, Belgium
5INL, Université de Lyon, France
FPD5 Transition Matrix Methods
David Yevick and Michael Reimer

University of Waterloo, Canada