Invited Speakers

'Photonic Black-box Modules for Machine Intelligence'


Volker Sorger, Associate Professor, George Washington University (USA)
He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Devices & Intelligent Systems Laboratory at The George Washington University. His research areas include devices & optoelectronics, AI/ML accelerators, mixed-signal ASICs, quantum matter & quantum processors, and cryptography. Read more

'History and perspectives of an InP-based generic foundry approach'


Meint Smit, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Meint Smit is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he leads the Photonic Integration group at the COBRA Research Institute. Currently, his research focuses on Generic Integration Technology. Smit pioneered the use of the microelectronics methodology in photonics, and contributed to the launch of open-access integration technology platforms for InP and Silicon Photonics. Read more

'Integrated THz-photonics transceivers by all-dielectric phonon-polariton nonlinear nanoantennas'


Costantino De Angelis, Professor, University of Brescia, Italy
I received the Master degree (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering and the Ph. D. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Padova in 1989 and 1993, respectively. In 1998 I have been appointed Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Brescia. Read more

'Waveguide Fourier Transform Spectrometers for Remote Sensing and Raman Spectroscopy'


Hugh D. Podmore, Senior Optical Systems Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, Canada
Senior optical systems engineer and PhD physicist with over 8 years experience in integrated optics and free-space optical systems development for space applications. Currently leading the optical payload team for the Quantum EncrYption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat), I aspire to continue to lead mission payload teams for deep space and planetary exploration.

'Quantum photonics based on nonlinear integrated optics'


Christine Silberhorn, Professor, Paderborn University, Germany
The IQO group develops novel optical devices and methods for possible future applications in quantum information processing, quantum communication and for fundamental quantum experiments. Exploiting the potential of integrated optical devices enables on the one hand the realization of compact, miniaturized and rugged quantum lights sources and converters. Read more

'Tips and tricks to publish on OPTICA'


Thomas Krauss, Professor of Photonics, University of York

The aim of my research is to understand and control the light-matter interaction in photonic nanostructures, and to build functional devices that make use of this understanding. Photonic crystals provide an excellent platform for controlling enhanced light-matter interaction, and I am interested in developing them both technologically and conceptually. Read more

'Does the world need general-purpose programmable photonics?'


Wim Bogaerts, Professor in Silicon Photonics, Ghent University-IMEC / Founder, Luceda Photonics, Belgium

In 2010, Wim became Professor at Ghent University, specializing in advanced design methodologies for integrated photonics, tackling the challenges that form the design gap for silicon photonics. With the growing industrial interest in silicon photonics, this know-how became ever more relevant for a larger community. Read more

'Recent advances in silicon integrated photonics for high-bandwidth and energy-efficient optical interconnects'


Haisheng Rong, Sr. Principal Engineer, R&D Manager, Intel
Haisheng Rong (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. He is currently a Senior Principal Engineer with Intel Labs. He has made numerous contributions to the development and commercialization of silicon photonics technology with Intel. Read more

'Integrated optical interfacing using a freeform 3-D coupling platform'


Tian Gu, Research Scientist, Juejun Hu Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Tian Gu is a research scientist at the Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, where he is the co-investigator of the Photonic Materials Research Group. His research interests involve nano-/micro-optics, integrated photonics, and photonic materials, focusing on the areas of metasurface flat optics Read more

'Silicon photonics neural networks in optical communications'


Lorenzo Pavesi, Full professor, Department of Physics, Università di Trento, Italy
Lorenzo Pavesi is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento (Italy). Born the 21st of November 1961, he received his PhD in Physics in 1990 at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne (Switzerland). In 1990 he became Assistant Professor, an Associate Professor in 1999 and Full Professor in 2002 at the University of Trento. Read more

'Towards passive hybridization of high-power and high-speed InP transmitters'


Helene Debregeas, Director R&D, Almae Technologies, France
With a PhD in semiconductor physics, and aggregation of Mathematics), I have been an R&D engineer for many years in semiconductor optoelectronic components on InP: many years at alcatel's research center in the III-V Lab laboratory, two years at the Bell Labs in Murray Hill in the USA, and for several years in charge of innovation at Almae Technologies, a spin-off of III-V Lab. Read more

'Monolithic III-V-on-SOI integrated photonics by selective MOCVD'


Kei May Lau, Chair Professor, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Lau is a professor of electronic and computer engineering and founding director of the Photonics Technology Center at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She established the Photonics Technology Center for R&D efforts in wide-gap semiconductor materials and devices. She became a Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST in July 2005. Read more

'Quantum Communications protocols enhanced by Integrated Optics'


Paolo Villoresi, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Born in Treviso, Italy, in 1962, he studied Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Padova.
He is a Full Professor of Physics (Professore Ordinario) at the University of Padova, where he currently teaches Quantum Optics and related subjects. Read more

'Prospects and Applications of photonic neural networks'


Paul Prucnal, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associated Faculty in the Princeton Institute of Materials (PRISM), Princeton University, USA
Research in my group, the Lightwave Communications Laboratory, is focused on investigating ultrafast optical techniques with application to communication networks and signal processing. My graduate students and I are working on several exciting and innovative research projects. Read more

'High-Performance CMOS Photonic Interfaces: From AI to IoT and Everywhere Between'


Rajeev J. Ram, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA
Rajeev Ram is Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on the development of novel photonics & electronics for communications, energy, and sensing. Read more

'Advances and trends of Si photonics'


Laurent Vivien, CNRC / University Paris Saclay, France
Dr Vivien is CNRS Director of Research at the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), a joint Laboratory of CNRS, University of Paris Sud and University of Paris Saclay, France. Since 2016, he has also served as Deputy Director of C2N and Director of the Photonics Department. Read more

'Brillouin Scattering in Silicon Nitride Photonic Circuits'


David Marpaung, Professor, Twente University, The Netherlands
David Marpaung is the head of the Nonlinear Nanophotonics group and the co-chairholder of the Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics chair. David received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Twente, working on microwave photonic system integration for optical beamforming. Read more

'Photonic integration for microwave photonics systems'


Antonella Bogoni, SSSA and Inphotec, Pisa, Italy
Antonella Bogoni, Professor at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, is one of the pioneers of the Integrated Research Center for Photonic Networks and Technologies created in Pisa in 2001 by Sant’Anna School and CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), where currently she is director of the CNIT National Laboratory on Photonic Networks and Technologies-PNTLab. Read more

'On-chip frequency comb interferometry'


Nathalie Picqué, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
2011-present: Leader of a research group at the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, and the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
2008-2011: Part-time visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Laser Spectroscopy Division of Professor T.W. Hänsch, Germany Read more

'Rethinking Sensing – Developing Next Generation Camera Technology'


Peter Banzer, University of Graz, Austria
Peter Banzer is an experimental physicist by training and heads the group ‘Optics of Nano and Quantum Materials’ at the University of Graz. Together with his team he is studying the interactions of structured light and structured matter at nanoscale dimensions. Engineered light fields are an intriguing playground paving the way for the exploration of novel fundamental effects and phenomena as well as versatile applications in the field of nanometrology, sensing, imaging and beyond. Read more

'High performance photonic devices based on photonic crystal bimodal interferometers'


Jaime Garcia Rupérez, Nanophotonics Technology Center UPV, Spain
Photonic technology is recognized as one of the main candidates for the development of next generation high performance biosensing devices due to the several advantages that it presents when compared to other technologies, such as high sensitivity, compactness and high integration level, shorter time to result, label-free detection, use of very low sample and reagents volumes. Read more

'Beyond Interconnects Applications using a 300mm Silicon Photonics Technology'


Frédéric Boeuf, Technical Director Photonics Innovations, STMicroelectronics
Process Integration and Device expert in the field of Advanced CMOS devices and Silicon Photonics. I am in charge of Innovative Initiatives and Solution team within the Technology and Design Platform unit of STMicroelectronics. I Provide studies on advanced options, deliver early device & platform evaluation and technological roadmaps to the Management team. Read more