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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Prospects and Applications of photonic neural networks

Is the title of the presentation by invited speaker Paul Prucnal, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associated Faculty in the Princeton Institute of Materials (PRISM), Princeton University. 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, which benefit from close collaborations with government and industrial research laboratories.

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Photonic integration for microwave photonics systems

An invited speaker presentation by Antonella Bogoni, SSSA and Inphotec, Pisa (Italy). 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.

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