Scientific Program 

Invited Papers 

Area 1:  “Fibres, Fibre Devices, and Amplifiers”

  • Vittorio Degiorgio, Università di Pavia
    "Supercontinuum Generation by Higher-Order Mode Excitation in a Photonic Crystal Fibre"

  • Liang Dong, IMRA America Inc.
    "All-Glass Micro-Structured Optical Fibers"

  • Benjamin Eggleton, University of Sydney
    "Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics on a Chalcogenide Chip"

  • Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan
    "Large Mode Area Chirally-Coupled Core Fibers for High Power Fiber Lasers"

  • Robert M. Jopson, Alcatel-Lucent, Holmdel
    "Fiber-Based Nonlinear Processing of Optical Signals"

  • Fabien Sorin, MIT
    "Multimaterial Multifunctional Fiber Devices"


Area 2:  “Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices”

  • Alfredo De Rossi, Thales Res. & Techn.
    "III-V-Based Photonic Crystal Technology for Integrated All-Optical Processing"

  • Gadi Eisenstein, Technion, Haifa
    "Multi wavelength amplification and signal processing in InP based quantum dash semiconductor optical amplifiers"

  • Alfred Forchel, Universitaet Wuerzburg
    "Electrically Driven Single Photon Sources - Status and Challenges"

  • Jürg Leuthold, University of Karlsruhe
    "Silicon Organic Hybrid - A Platform for Ultrafast Optics"

  • Dries Van Thourhout, Ghent University
    "Heterogeneously Integrated SOI/Compound Semiconductor Photonic Circuits”

  • Koji Yamada, NTT Labs
    "Nonlinear Functions and Quantum Entanglement Generation Using Silicon Photonic Wire Waveguides"

  • Michael Mueller, Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Univeristät München
    1.55 μm InP-based Short-Cavity-VCSELs with Enhanced Modulation-Bandwidths of 15 GHz

  • Hiroshi Yamazaki, Takashi Yamada,  Takashi Goh, Yohei Sakamaki, Akimasa Kaneko, NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan
    64QAM Modulator with a Hybrid Configuration of Silica PLCs and LiNbO3 Phase Modulators for 100-Gb/s Applications

  • Seokhwan Jeong; Ken Morito; Fujitsu limited, Japan
    Novel Optical 90-deg Hybrid with Low Wavelength Sensitive Power Balance and Phase Deviation over 94-nm-wide Spectral Range  


Area 3:  “Subsystems and Network Elements for Optical Networks”

  • Trevor Anderson, Monitoring Division Inc.
    "Optical Monitoring for Intelligent Networks"

  • Efstratios Kehayas, National Techn. University of Athens
    "Terabit-on-Chip: Enabling Ultra-high Capacity Photonic Networks"

  • Ken-Ichi Kitayama, Osaka University
    "Ultrafast All-Optical Analog-to-Digital Conversion using Fiber Nonlinearity"

  • Yutaka Miyamoto, NTT Labs
    "Digital Modulation Challenges for High-Capacity Optical Transport Network with 100G Channels and Beyond"

  • Bernhard Spinnler, Nokia Siemens Networks
    "Complexity of Algorithms for Digital Coherent Receivers"

  • Thierry Zami, Alcatel-Lucent, France
    "Transparent Nodes. Yes, but to what Extent?"


Area 4:  “Transmission Systems”

  • Alberto Bononi, Università di Parma
    "Modeling of Signal-Noise Interactions in Nonlinear Fiber Transmission with Different Modulation Formats"

  • Jin-Xing Cai, Tyco Telecommunications
    "Modulation Formats for Ultra-Long-Haul Undersea Transmission"

  • Momtchil Peev, Austrian Research Centers
    "The SECOQC Quantum Key Distribution Network in Vienna"

  • Matthias Seimetz, Fraunhofer-Institute for Telecommunications, HHI
    "High Spectral Efficiency Phase and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation for Optical Fiber Transmission: Configurations, Trends and Reach"

  • Hidenori Takahashi, KDDI R&D Labs
    "Coherent OFDM Transmission with High Spectral Efficiency"

  • Dirk Van den Borne, Nokia Siemens Networks
    "Coherent Detection & Digital Signal Processing: Realizing the Challenge of Long-haul 100G Transmission"


Area 5:  “Backbone and Core Networks”

  • Olivier Audouin, Alcatel-Lucent, France,
    "CARRIOCAS Project: An Experimental High Bit Rate Optical Network for Computing-Intensive Scientific and Industrial Applications"

  • Fabio Neri, Politecnico di Torino
    "Optical Technologies can Improve the Energy Efficiency of Networks"

  • Ann Von Lehmen, Telcordia Technologies
    "Dynamic Resilient IP/Optical Networks: DARPA CORONET Program"

  • Kazushige Yonenaga, NTT Laboratories
    "Demonstration of 100 Tbit/s Scale Multiple Granularity OXC Architecture"

  • Ilia Baldine, Renaissance Computing Institute
    "A Unified Architecture for Cross Layer Design in the Future Optical Internet"

  • Vijay Gill, Google Inc.,
    "Building globally distributed Warehouse Sized Computers"

  • Shuichi Okamoto; Takehiro Tsuritani, Munefumi Tsurusawa, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.; Sota Yoshida; Teruko Fujii, Kazuo Kubo, Shoichiro Seno, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Itaru Nishioka, Masahiro Sakauchi, Soichiro Araki, NEC Corporation, Japan
    Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration of Wavelength Switched Optical Network (WSON) with GMPLS Lambda-Label Extension

  • Bartlomiej Kozicki, Hidehiko Takara, Yukio Tsukishima, Toshihide Yoshimatsu, Takayuki Kobayashi, Kazushige Yonenaga, Masahiko Jinno, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
    1 Tb/s Optical Path Aggregation with Spectrum-Sliced Elastic Optical Path Network SLICE  


Area 6:  “Access Networks and LAN”

  • Andy Carter, Oclaro
    "Evolution of Optical Component Technologies for Access and Metro Networks"

  • Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino
    "High Speed Optical Transmission over Plastic Optical Fibers"

  • Yukio Horiuchi, KDDI R&D Labs
    "Evolution of Optical Access Network Technologies in Radio Systems"

  • John Mitchell,  University College London
    "Radio over Fibre Networks: Advances and Challenges"

  • Bert Offrein, IBM Research, Zurich Res. Labs.
    "Optics in Supercomputers"

  • Xing-Zhi Qiu, Ghent University - IMEC
    "Evolution of Burst Mode Receivers"

  • Harald Rohde, Nokia Siemens Networks
    "Next Generation Optical Access: 1 Gbit/s for Everyone"

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