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

presented by invited speaker 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.

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Waveguide Fourier Transform Spectrometers for Remote Sensing and Raman Spectroscopy

Presented by invited speaker Hugh D. Podmore, Senior Optical Systems Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, Canada. He is 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.

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

A presentation by invited speaker Costantino De Angelis, Professor at University of Brescia, Italy. He 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 he has been appointed Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Brescia.

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Quantum photonics based on nonlinear integrated optics

is the title of the presentation by invited speaker 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.

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

A presentation by Invited speaker 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.

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Does the world need general-purpose programmable photonics?

A presentation by invited speaker Wim Bogaerts, Professor in Silicon Photonics, Ghent University-IMEC / Founder, Luceda Photonics. HE graduated in engineering (applied physics) at Ghent University in June 1998. He joined the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University-IMEC for a PhD, building the design and technology foundations for IMEC’s first silicon photonics technology platform on 200mm CMOS tools. This led to collaborations with tens of partners, growing into a silicon photonics multi-project-wafer service in IMEC, eventually known as ePIXfab. To enable the design of these photonic chips, the PI and his group developed the software package IPKISS, a parametric design framework for photonic circuits.

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Rethinking Sensing – Developing Next Generation Camera Technology

Is the title of the presentation by invited speaker Peter Banzer, University of Graz, Austria. He 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.

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

Is the title of the presentation by invited speaker Helene Debregeas, Director R&D, Almae Technologies, France. With a PhD in semiconductor physics, and aggregation of Mathematics), she has 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.

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Integrated optical interfacing using a freeform 3-D coupling platform

is the title of invited speaker Tian Gu, Research Scientist, Juejun Hu Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He 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, imaging and sensing, on-chip spectroscopy, optical phase change materials, data communications, photovoltaics, flexible photonics, and 2-D materials integrated photonics.

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Silicon photonics neural networks in optical communications

Is the title of the presentation by invited speaker Lorenzo Pavesi, Full professor, Department of Physics, Università di Trento, Italy. s 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.

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