2018 Invited Speakers

TOPICS

IMIP

 Integrated Mid-Infrared Photonics

MLSDN

 Machine Learning-Assisted Software-Defined Optical Network

NTP

 Non-Hermitian, Topological, and Active Photonics

QN

 Quantum Networks

QOPO

 Quantum Optical Phenomena in Optoelectronics

SDMB

 SDM and Beyond

Invited Speakers

IMIP

Jeremy Witzens, RWTH Aachen, Germany, “Design and Modeling of SiGeSn Lasers: From Modeling Experiments to Future Device Concepts”

IMIP

Douglas Paul, Glasgow Univ., UK, “Components for Integrated Ge on Si Mid-infrared Photonic Sensors”

IMIP

Moustafa El Kurdi, IEF, France, “Tensile Strained Direct Band Gap Ge Micro-laser”

IMIP

Alexei Chelnokov, CEA Leti, France, “Mid-IR GeSn/SiGeSn Lasers and Photodiodes”

IMIP

Wei Du, Wilkes Univ., USA

IMIP

Shigeaki Zaima, Nagoya Univ., Japan

IMIP

Hans Sigg, PSI, Switzerland, “Gain/loss Spectroscopy of Direct Band Gap Germanium from Strained Micro Bridges”

IMIP

Donguk Nam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, “Highly strained germanium nanowire lasers under optical pumping”

IMIP

Yoshitomo Okawachi, Columbia University, USA, “Silicon-Microresonator-based Mid-infrared Comb Spectroscopy”

IMIP

Moritz Brehm, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

IMIP

Caterina Clausen, University of Stuttgart, Germany, “Tunnel Injection into Group IV Semiconductors, and its Application to Light-emitting Devices”

IMIP

Graham Reed, University of Southampton, UK, “Silicon and Germanium Mid-infrared Optical Modulators”

IMIP

Dan Buca, FZ Jülich,Germany

IMIP

Buweng Cheng, State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, China, “GeSn Short-Wave Infrared Photodetectors by MBE”

IMIP

Oussama Moutanabbir, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada, “CMOS-Compatible MIR and SWIR Imagers and Detectors: A Materials Perspective”

IMIP

Mitsuru Takenaka, Tokyo Univ., Japan, “Ge-on-insulator Platform for Mid-infrared Integrated Photonics”

IMIP

Mathieu Carras, MirSense, France, “Quantum Cascade Laser Integration on Silicon for Gas Sensing”

IMIP

Giovanni Capellini, IHPMicroelectronics, Germany, “Thermal Stability of GeSn and SiGeSn Layers”

IMIP

Brice “Chip” Claflin, Air Force Res. Lab., USA, “Developing Sn-Containing Group-IV Alloys for Mid-Infrared Sensing”

IMIP

Osamu Nakatsuka, Nagoya Univ., Japan, “Optoelectronic Properties of High-Sn-content GeSn, SiGeSn, and SiSn”

IMIP

Xiao Gong, NUS, Singapore, “GeSn-Based Electronic and Photonic Devices”

IMIP

Takashi Asano, Kyot University, Japan, “Selective Thermal Emitters based on Photonic Crystals”

IMIP

Sergio Nicoletti, CEA Leti, France

IMIP

Goran Mashanovich, University of Southampton, UK, “Silicon and Germanium Suspended Waveguides for the Mid-infrared”

MLSDN

Keren Bergman, Columbia University, USA, “Machine Learning Techniques for Workload-Performance Optimized Networking”

MLSDN

Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China, “AI-assisted Knowledge-defined Multilayer Optical Networks”

MLSDN

Danshi Wang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, “Intelligent Optical Spectrum Analyzer using Support Vector Machine”

MLSDN

Javier Mata, Universidad de Valladolid, ETSI de Telecomunicación, Spain, “Applications of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Optical Networks”

MLSDN

Takahito Tanimura, Fujitsu, Japan, “Machine Learning Techniques in Optical Physical Layer Monitoring”

MLSDN

Joseph Kahn, Stanford University, USA, “Maximizing Capacity via Channel Power Optimization under Energy Constraints”

MLSDN

Seb Savory, Cambridge Univeristy, UK

MLSDN

Raül Muñoz, CTTC, Spain, “SDN Control and Monitoring of SDM/WDM and Packet Transport Networks for 5G Fronthaul/backhaul”

MLSDN

Michiaki Hayashi, KDDI Research, Japan, “Roles of Machine Learning in Network Management Evolutions”

MLSDN

Ben Yoo, University of California-Davis, USA “Cognitive Heterogeneous Multi-Domain Networks with Hierarchical Learning”

MLSDN

Reza Nejabati, Bristol. UK, “Deeply Programmable and Machine-Learning Assisted Optical Network”

MLSDN

Paolo Monti, KTH, Sweden, “Machine Learning Aided Orchestration in Multi-tenant Networks”

MLSDN

Marco Ruffini, TCD, Ireland, “From Central Office Cloudification to Optical Network Disaggregation”

MLSDN

Vinayak Dangui, Facebook, USA

MLSDN

Bo Zhang, McGill University, Canada, “Applications of Intelligent Coherent Transceivers in Software-defined Elastic Optical Networks”

MLSDN

Faisal Khan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, “Machine Learning-Assisted Optical Performance Monitoring in Fiber-Optic Networks”

MLSDN

Christine Tremblay, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada “Machine Learning Techniques for Estimating the Quality of Transmission of Lightpaths”

MLSDN

Guoxiu Huang, Fujitsu, Japan, “Polarization Dependent Loss Compensation with Mueller Matrix Monitor in Coherent Transmission System”

MLSDN

Abishek Gopalan, Facebook, USA, ” Cross Layer, Spectrum Aware Planning at Scale”

MLSDN

Omer Faruk Yilmaz, Infinera, USA, “Management and Control of Multi-Vendor Transport Networks Supporting Machine Learning Applications”

MLSDN

Rodolfo Alvizu, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, “Machine-Learning-Based Prediction and Optimization of Mobile Metro-Core Networks”

NTP

Jan Wiersig, Otto-von-Guericke-University Mageburg, Germany, “Exceptional Points in Whispering-gallery Microcavities”

NTP

Bo Zhen, UPenn, USA, “Topological Photonics in Open Systems”

NTP

Steven Anlage, University of Maryland, USA, “Demonstration of a Bi-Anisotropic Meta-Waveguide Quantum Hall Analog”

NTP

Daniel Leykam, Institute for Basic Science, “Manipulating Edge modes and Flat Bands using Non-Hermitian Coupling”

NTP

Sunil Mittal, University of Maryland, USA, “Topological Source of Quantum Light”

NTP

Andrea Blanco-Redondo, The University of Sydney, Australia, “Entangled States of Topological Modes in Nanophotonics”

NTP

Ling Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, “Progress in Three-dimensional Topological Photonics”

NTP

Vassilos Kovanis, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, “Non-Hermitian Photonics via an Optical Meta-Molecule”

NTP

Konstantinos Makris, Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotech., Physics Dept., University of Crete, Greece, “Non-Hermitian Wave Control in Scattering Disordered Media”

NTP

Franco Nori, Riken, Japan, “Extraordinary Momentum and Spin in Evanescent Waves, Photonic Analog of Topological Insulators, and the Quantum Spin Hall Effect of Light”

NTP

Sahin Kaya Ozdemir, Penn State University, USA, “Exceptional Points in Optical and Optomechanical Systems”

NTP

Tsampikos Kottos, Wesleyan University, USA, “Non-Hermitian Wave Transport with Applications to Photonic Optical Limiters”

NTP

Douglas Stone, Yale University, USA

NTP

Kent Choquette, UIUC, USA, “Non-Hermitian Modes of Phased Microcavity Arrays”

NTP

Yeshaiahu Fainman, UCSD, USA, “Dynamics of Nanoscale Light Emitters”

NTP

Boubacar Kante, UCSD, USA

NTP

Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia

NTP

Lan Yang, Washington University, USA, “Explore Exceptional Points in Whispering-gallery-mode Optical Resonators”

NTP

Volker Sorger, George Washington University, USA, “Electrooptic Activation Function for MAC-per-attojoule Photonic Neuromorphic Computing”

NTP

Netanel Lindner, Technion, Israel

NTP

Florian Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany, Germany

NTP

Zheng Wang, University of Texas- Austin, USA, “Topologically-Protected Optomechanics”

NTP

Wei Guo, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, “Non-Hermitian Coupled Waveguide Lasers”

NTP

Henning Schomerus, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, “Topological Lasers and Condensates”

NTP

Jack Harris, Yale University, USA

NTP

Miguel Bandres, Technion, Israel, “Embedded Photonic Topological Insulators”

NTP

Mikael Rechtsman, Penn State University, USA

NTP

Zhigang Chen, San Francisco State University, USA, “Pseudospin/Valley-mediated Phenomena in Staggered Photonic Lattices”

NTP

Alexander Khanikaev, CUNY, USA

NTP

Philippe St-Jean, CNRS – Université Paris-Saclay, France, “Topological Lasing with Polaritons”

NTP

Mark Stockman, Georgia State University, USA

NTP

Ziad Musslimani, Florida State University, USA

NTP

Mohammad Ali Miri, UT- Austin, USA, “Non-Hermitian Physics of Optomechanical Caviti”

NTP

Xiao Hu, Nat’l Inst. for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

NTP

Gaurav Bahl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Chiral and Nonreciprocal Photonics in Optomechanical Resonator Systems”

NTP

Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, “Photonic Crystal Membrane Lasers for Energy Efficient 3D Integrated Photonics”

NTP

Ganapathi S. Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories, USA, “Photonic Topological Structures at Optical Frequencies”

NTP

Zubin Jacob, Purdue University, USA, “Photon Spin in New Phases of Matter”

NTP

Yidong Chong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, “Magnetic Dirac Cones”

QN

John Howell, Hebrew Universtiy, Israel, “Compressive Quantum Sensing”

QN

Xiongfeng Ma, Tsinghua University, China, “Field test of a 46-node metropolitan-area quantum key distribution network”

QN

Wolfgang Schleich, University of Ulm, Germany, “Quantum sensing with cold atoms”

QN

Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo, Canada, “Towards Quantum Communications with Satellites”

QN

Marco Bellini, Nazionale di Ottica, Italy, “Quantum light state engineering and entanglement generation by multimode photon addition”

QN

Paul Kwiat, UIUC, USA, “Temporal Multiplexing: The tool of our time”

QN

Michael Fanto, AFRL, USA, “Wide-bandgap Integrated Photonic Circuits for Nonlinear Interactions and Interfacing with Quantum Memories”

QN

Hiroki Takesue, NTT, Japan, “Long-distance quantum teleportation and high-dimensional entanglement distribution over optical fiber”

QN

Mark Gruneisen, AFRL, USA, “Satellite-Earth Quantum Communication: Modeling Daytime Free-space Atmospheric Channels and Interfaces”

QN

Andrew Weiner, Purdue University ,USA, “Experiments with frequency entangled and frequency encoded photons”

QN

Alan Migdall, NIST. USA. “Multiplexing of Single Photon Sources: Making the Probabilistic Deterministic”

QN

Gregory Kanter, NuCrypt, USA, “”Low-Loss High-Speed Fiber-Optic Switch for Quantum State Manipulation”

QN

Barry Sanders,  University of Calgary, Canada, “Reinforcement Learning for Quantum Metrology via Quantum Control”

QN

Nicholas Peters, ORNL, USA, “Hong-Ou-Mandel interference and deterministic control of two-qubit correlations for spectral qubits”

QN

Jacob Taylor, NIST/UMD, USA, “Uses of a Quantum Internet: from Distributed Computations to Blind Computation”

QN

Michael Brodsky, US Army Research Lab, USA, “Entanglement Recovery by Manipulating Photonic Quantum States in Optical Fibers”

QN

Vladimir Malinovsky, US Army Research Lab, USA, “Optimizing Entanglement Distribution Rates for Quantum Networks”

QN

Alexey Gorshkov, NIST/UMD, USA, “Quantum Sensor Networks” 

QN

Simeon Bogdanov, Purdue University, USA, “Room-temperature high-speed quantum emitters using metamaterials and plasmonics”

QN

Nikolai Lauk, University of Calgary, Canada, “Towards a global quantum network” 

QN

Akio Tajima, NEC, Japan, “Quantum Key Distribution Network and its Applications”

QN

Jian-Wei Pan, USTC, China, “Scalable Quantum Information Processing with Photons and Atoms” 

QN

Kae Nemoto, NII, Japan, “Universal Optical Modules for Quantum Network Universal Optical Modules for Quantum Network”

QN

William Munro, NTT, Japan, “Quantum Multiplexing as a Resource Saver in Quantum Networks”

QN

Christine Muschik, University of Waterloo, Canada, “Two-dimensional Quantum Repeaters” 

QN

Peter Reynolds, ARO, USA Army, “Extramural Investments in Quantum Information Related Programs”

QN

Rodney Van Meter. Keio University, Japan, “Quantum Connections” 

QN

Barry Garraway, University of Sussex, UK, “Implications of Quantum Darwinism for Quantum Networks”

QN

Tracy Northup, University of Innsbruck, Austria, “Quantum Interfaces with Trapped Ions: Routes to Scalability”

QN

Norbert Lutkenhaus, University of Waterloo, Canada, “Cryptographic and Non-cryptographic Network Applications and their Optical Implementations”

QN

Janos Bergou, Hunter College, USA, “Operational Wave-particle Duality in Multi-path Interferometers

QN

Mark Saffman, University of Wisconsin, USA, “Development of a Functional Quantum Repeater Node with Two Species of Alkali Atoms”

QN

James Schneeloch, US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA, “Quantitatively Witnessing Exceptionally Large High-dimensional Entanglement in Photon Pairs”

QN

Magdalena Stobinska, University of Warsaw, Poland, “Quantum Interference Enables Constant-time Information Processing”

QOPO

Yong-Hee Lee, KAIST, Korea, Towards the Smallest Possible Resonator

QOPO

Murray Holland, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, “Theory of Steady State Superradiance: Collective Forces, Quantum Limited Metrology, and Ultra-stable Light”

QOPO

Gregor Weihs,  University of Innsbruck, Austria, “Multiphoton quantum states from semiconductor sources”

QOPO

Johann-Peter Reithmaier, University of Kassel, Germany, “Telecom wavelength nanophotonic elements for quantum communication”

QOPO

Jesper Mørk, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark, “Quantum noise in nanolasers with few emitters”

QOPO

Wolfgang Schleich, University of Ulm, Germany, “Quantum noise quenching”

QOPO

Jian-Wei Pan, USTC, China

QOPO

Jim Coleman, University of Illinois, USA, “Single-layer coupled quantum dot lattices”

QOPO

Ann Catrina Coleman, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA, “Photonic Integration and Quantum Coherence Phenomena”

QOPO

Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Stanford University, USA, “Coherent Ising machines for combinatorial optimization”

QOPO

Frank Jahnke, University of Bremen, Germany, “Optical Properties of Atomically Thin Semiconductors based on Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Applications in Nanophotonics”

QOPO

Edo Waks, University of Maryland, USA, “Scalable Quantum Photonics using Quantum Dots”

QOPO

Kerry Vahala, Caltech, USA, “Soliton Microcomb Physics and Applications”

QOPO

Mackillo Kira, Univeristy of Michigan, USA, “Lightwave-driven Quasiparticles and Qubit Valleytronics”

QOPO

Kyungwon An, Seoul National University, Korea, “Thresholdless lasing in single-atom superradiance”

QOPO

Gadi Eisenstein, Technion, Israel, “Quantum Coherent Effects in Room Temperature InAs/InP Quantum Dot Optical Amplifiers”

QOPO

Wenjamin Rosenfeld, LMU Munich, Germany

QOPO

Yasuhiko Arakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan, “Advances in UV Single Photon Sources”

SDMB

Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, USA, “Intermodal Nonlinear Optics in Step-index Fibers”

SDMB

Arash Mafi, University of New Mexico, USA, “Image transport through Anderson localization”

SDMB

Itsuro Morita, KDDI, Japan, “10 Pbit/s transmission using space-division-multiplexing”

SDMB

Yoshinari Awaji, NICT, Japan, “SDM research activities within the EXAT initiative”

SDMB

Pepijn Pinkse, University of Twente, Netherlands, “Multimode Fibers for Quantum Secure Communication”

SDMB

Sebastien Popoff, Institute Langevin, CNRS, France, “Multimode Fibers as Large Matrices for Compuation”

SDMB

Arni Alfredson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, “Joint Phase Tracking for Multicore Transmission with Correlated Phase Noise”

SDMB

Tetsuya Hayashi, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan, “Design of multi-core and coupled-core fibers”

SDMB

Ryuichi Sugizaki, Furukawa Electric, Japan, “Recent technologies on Multicore EDFA”

SDMB

Ruben Luis, NICT, Japan, “An overview on recent advancement with joint packet and circuit switched networks using homogeneous multicore fibers”

SDMB

Roland Ryf, Nokia Bell Labs, USA, “Coupled-core and Multi-mode Fiber Transmission”

SDMB

Taiji Sakamoto, NTT, Japan, “Few-mode multi-core fiber technologies for repeated dense SDM transmission”

SDMB

Nikolaos Diamantopoulos, NTT Device Technology Labs, Japan, “Seamless Wireless/Optical MIMO Transmission via Radio-over-FMF”

SDMB

Tomas Cizmar, University of Dundee/Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, UK, “Microscopy and Optical Manipulation Through Multimode Fibres”

SDMB

Kyu Young Han, CREOL, U. of Florida, USA

SDMB

Alfred U’Ren Cortés, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, “Control over the transverse structure of light at the single-photon level”

SDMB

Barnaby Norris, University of Sydney, Australia

SDMB

Olivier Guyon, University of Arizona/Subaru, USA, “Adaptive Optics and the Search for Life on Exoplanets”

SDMB

Ana Rocha, University of Aveiro, Portugal, “Components for Multi-Core Fiber Transmission based in Long Period Gratings”

SDMB

Aku Antikainen, University of Rochester, USA, “Recent Developments in Modal Analysis of Elliptical Waveguides”

SDMB

Jens Limpert, University of Jena, Germany, “Toward multi-kW femtosecond fiber lasers based on mutlicore fibers”

SDMB

Christian Antonelli, University L’Aquila, Italy, “Propagation effects in fibers for space-division multiplexing”

SDMB

Joseph Kahn, Stanford University, USA, “Models for Mode Coupling Dynamics for Mode-Division Multiplexing”

SDMB

Demetrios Christodoulides, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA, “Thermodynamics of Nonlinear Multimode Fibers”

SDMB

Jose Enrique Antonio Lopez, CREOL, U. of Florida, USA

SDMB

Joel Carpenter, University of Queensland, Australia

SDMB

Haoshuo Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA, “Remote Mode-Forming over Multimode Fiber for Endoscopic Imaging
and Beam Steering”