Tutorials & Invited talks


Track 1: Optical Fibers and Fiber-based Devices
Track 2: Optical Transmission Systems, Subsystems and Technologies
Track 3: Networks Architectures, Management and Applications
Track 4: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration

Track 5: Microwave Photonics and Optical Signal Processing
Track 6: Ultrafast Photonics and Nonlinear Optics
Track 7: Photonics for Energy
Track 8: Photonics for Biology and Medicine
Track 9: Quantum Photonics and Applications

Track 1: Optical Fibers and Fiber-based Devices

Yasuhiro Koike, Keio University, Japan  
Invention of low-loss polymer fibers for communication devices and sensors 
Ryszard Buczynski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Development of optical fibres with free-form nanostructured cores
Hongqiao Wen, Wuhan University of Technology, China 
An machine learning method for fiber distributed acoustic sensing systems based on Phase-OTDR
Wenjun Zhou, University of California Davis, USA 
Interferometric diffusing-wave spectroscopy for blood flow monitoring of the human brain
Yunjiang Rao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Random Fiber Lasers for Speckle-Free Imaging
Mateusz Smietana, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Nano-coated optical fiber biosensors
John Canning, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
3D Printing Ribs & Fibres & Things
Lei Wei, Nangyang Technological University, Singapore 
Multi-material optoelectronic fibers
Neisei Hayashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan 
Fiber-optic forward Brillouin scattering properties: experimental investigation and sensing application
Kenneth Kin-Yip Wong, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Wavelength-swept source around 2-um window for ultrafast imaging applications

Heeyoung Lee, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Slope-assisted Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry: from fundamentals to applications
Robert Bogdanowicz, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Opto-electrochemical sensing devices based on fiber probes coated with boron-doped diamond films
Xiaobei Zhang, University of Shanghai, China
Hollow inwall coupled whispering gallery mode microresonators
Zuxing Zhang, Nanjing University Of Posts And Telecommunication, China
Cylindrical vector beam Ybterbium-doped fiber laser
Xinyu Fan, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Fast dense hybrid dual-comb interferometer with easily established mutual coherence
Yingying Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China
Towards a perfect hollow core optical fiber
Guansi Qin, Jilin University, China
All-solid fluorotellurite fibers for 10-W-level mid-infrared supercontinuum generation
Guangming Tao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Multifunctional fibers through multimaterial
Jun He, Shenzhen University, China
Optical Fibers and Fiber-based Devices
Shikui Shen, China unicom, China
Beyond 100G WDM technique and G.654.E fibre deployment in China Unicom

Track 2: Optical Transmission Systems, Subsystems and Technologies

Roalnd Ryf, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Space-Division Multiplexing 
Chongjin Xie, Alibaba Group, China
Optics and Photonics for Datacenters 
Fan Zhang, Peking University, China
Faster than Nyquist 16-QAM optical transmission in single/multi-carrier systems
Hoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
High-performance coherent WDM PON using low-cost devices
Yi Cai, Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation, China
DSP and FEC for 400G Transmission.
Benyuan Zhu, Optical Fiber Cable and Connectivity Solutions(OFS), USA
Advanced fiber technologies for long-hual optical transmission
Qiang Zhang, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, China
DSP aided high speed direct dectecion system for DCN and DCI application
Xingwen Yi, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Optimization of the decision boundary for probabilistically shaped PAM/QAM constellations
Georg Rademacher, National Institute of Computer Technology, Japan
High-capacity 3-mode graded-index few-mode fiber transmission
Emanuel DeGabory, NEC Central Research Laboratory, Japan
Advances in power-efficient SDM transmission technologies
René-Jean Essiambre
Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Historical Evolution of High-Capacity Long-Haul Line Systems
Yang Yue, Juniper Networks, USA
Enabling Technologies in Packet Optics
Cristian Antonelli, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Kramers-Kronig Detection
Darko ZibarTechnical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nonlinear Fourier transfiorm-based transmission
Erik Agrell, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Achievable Information Rates for Fiber Transmission Systems
Jiangbing Du, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Improved optical optierconnection with probabilistically shaped signaling and machine learning detection
John Cartledge, Queen's University, Canada
Nonlinearity compensation in coherent optical transmission
Kiyoshi Onohara, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan
Very-small optical coherent tranceivers for short-reach transmissions
Kohki Shibahara, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
Long-haul Dense SDM Transmission Over 12-core x 3-mode Fiber
Mark Shtaif, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

NLIN mitigation using Equalizatioo Methods
Seb Savory, Cambridge University, UK
DSP for coherent optical transmission
Valey Kamalov, Google, USA
Long-term evolution of submarine systems
Wei Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Datacenter networks
Chester Shu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Optical carrier regeneration and its applications in direct detection and coherent detection optical systems

Track 3: Networks Architectures, Management and Applications

Massimo Tornatore, Politechnico di Milano, Italy
Machine Learning applications in optical networks 
Marco Ruffini, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Virtualising the central office from the network functions down to the optical layer 
Jiajia Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Service migration strategies for ultra-low latency services in edge computing
Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California Davis, USA
Control and management of Mixed Fixed/Flex-Grid Optical Networks
Joao Pedro, Coriant, Portugal
Metro Transport Architectures for Reliable and Ubiquitous Service Provisioning
Jie Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China,
Gangxiang (Steven) Shen, Soochow University, China
Consolidating Virtual Data Centers with Negative Load Correlations to Alleviate Performance Degradation Due to Load Burstiness
Elaine Wong, University of Melbourne, Australia
A comparison of Statistical and Machine-Learning based Traffic Prediction in Supporting Low-Latency Applications
Dan Kilper, University of Arizona, USA
Physical Layer Control for Dis-aggregated Optical Systems
Frank Effenberger, Futurewei Technologies, USA
The future of higher speed PONs
Rob Keys, Juniper, Canada
Software defined open and programmable packet optical networking
Martin Maier, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
The Tactile Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?
Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany
Emerging trends in optical networking
A.M. J. (Ton) Koonen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Recent advances in optical technologies for creating ultra-high capacity wireless indoor networks
Rui Lin, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Integrating Quantum key distribution with the spatial division multiplexing enabled high capacity optical networks
Huaxi Gu, Xidian University, China
Dynamic SDN Controller Placement in Elastic Optical Datacenter Networks
Jelena Pesic, Nokia Bell Labs, France
Boosting optical network operation with Machine Learning
Ognjen Dobrijevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
On design of reliable SDN networks with virtualization capabilities

Track 4: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration

David Neilson, Nokia Bell-Labs, USA
Wavelength selective switches and photonic cross-connects for future network switching (Tutorial)
Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, McGill University, Canada
Tutorial on photonic interconnects (Tutorial)
Zhiping Zhou, Peking University, China
Silicon Hybrid Plasmonic Devices for Next Generation Photonic Integrated Circuits
Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton, UK
Going further with CMOS photonics using silicon nitride and SiGe
Yong-Zhen Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Integrated microcavity semiconductor lasers
Koji Yamada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
A 300-mm-wafer silicon photonics technology and its application to energy efficient network systems
James Lott, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers for free-space communication
Laurent Viven, Paris-Sud University/CNRS, France
Second order nonlinearity in silicon waveguides
Lei Zhou, Fudan University, China
High-performance THz devices based on geometric-phase metasurfaces
Cheng-Wei Qiu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interfacial Optics: Manipulating the Light at Interface
Yaocheng Shi, Zhejiang University, China
On-chip silicon devices for mode-division multiplexing
Minhao Pu, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Broadband light sources based on highly-nonlinear AlGaAs-on-insulator waveguide devices
Carlos Alonso-Ramos, Paris-Sud University/CNRS, France
High-performance on-chip Bragg grating filters
Xi Xiao, Wuhan Research Institute of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Solutions and Challenges for 400G Silicon Photonics
Ming Wu, University of California Berkeley, USA
Large-scale silicon photonic switches
Saeed Sharif Azadeh, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Highly efficient in-situ doped silicon modulators with vertical PIN junctions
Di Liang, Hewlett Packard Lab, USA
High-performance heterogeneous quantum dot WDM light sources for datacom applications and beyond
Yuqing Jiao, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
High confinement InP photonic membrane
Lynford Goddard, University of Illinois Urbana, USA
Photonic Coupling Structures for Transistor Laser based Computing Architectures
Qijie Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2D Materials based Mid-infrared Optoelectronics 
Jianguo Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Narrow Linewidth  Laser and High Gain Optical Amplifier for Free  Space Optical Communications

Track 5: Microwave Photonics and Optical Signal Processing

Leif Oxenlowe, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nonlinear optics for advanced signal processing, classical and quantum light sources 
Jose Azana, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada
Talbot-based optical signal processing
Lawerence Chen, McGill University, Canada
On-chip devices for optical signal processing
Shu Namiki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Silicon Photonic switching for high-performance optical networks
Katarzyna Balakier, University College London, UK
Monolithically integrated phase locked semiconductor lasers
Jianji Dong, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Microwave signal processing using an ultra-high-Q silicon microresonator
Jochen Schröder, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Frequency combs for ultra-high capacity communications
Liam Barry, Dublin City University, Ireland
Advancements in hybrid RoF for 5G applications
Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK
Opportunities for Hollow Core Optical Fibres in Microwave Photonics
Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Silicon photonic signal processing
Yang Liu, University of Sydney, Australia
Optimized RF photonic Filter
Yu Yu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Silicon chip-scale signal processing for mode division multiplexed signals
Ming Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jianli Zhang, Nanchang Unversity, China
LED for visible light communication
Hongyan Fu, Xiamen Unviersity, China
Multi-passband microwave photonic filters and their applications
Kazi S. Abedin, Optical Fiber Cable and Connectivity Solutions(OFS), USA
Brillouin suppression through engineering of fiber structure
Cosimo Lacava, University of Southampton, UK
Nonlinearities in multimode integrated waveguides
Antonella Bogoni, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications, Italy
Photonics-based coherent MIMO radar networks
Jonathan Klamkin, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Hybrid Integration of lasers for microwave photonics
Amy C. Foster, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Silicon-based photonic devices for information processing,

Track 6: Ultrafast Photonics and Nonlinear Optics

W. J. Blau, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
D. J. Hagan, University of Central Florida, USA

Mark Pelusi, University of Sydney, Australia
Applications of low noise Brillouin amplifiers for 64QAM coherent communications   
J. Wei, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Multi-Photon Absorption and Sub-band Photo-detection with Two-Dimensional Semiconductors
F. Q. Wang, Nanjing University, China
Tailoring photocarrier dynamics of emerging low-dimensional materials
H. M. Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
Ultrafast Broadband Photoexcitation Dynamics in 2D Graphene Heterostructures
J. Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
X. F. Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Colloidal plasmonic metal oxide nanoparticles for nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulse lasers
L. M. Tong, Zhejiang University, China
Xianfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Single-photon frequency conversion for quantum interface
Yun-Feng Xiao, Peking University, China
Chaos-assisted broadband coupling to a high-Q microresonator
J. F. Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Advance in mid-infrared plused fiber laser
H. Zhang, Shenzhen University, China
Black-phosphorus and its-analogue 2D materials-based nonlinear and bio-photonics devices

Track 7: Photonics for Energy

Junwe LuoInstitute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Theoretical modeling of photovoltaic and LED materials
Jingbi YouInstitute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jia Zhu, Nanjing University, China
David Ginger, University of Washington, USA
Gang LiuInstitute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaodong Pi, Zhejiang University, China
Yang Xu, Zhejiang University, China
Xuegong Yu, Zhejiang University, China
Gang Wu, Zhejiang University, China
C.S. Lee, City university of Hong Kong, China
Jianxin TangSoochow University, China

Track 8: Photonics for Biology and Medicine

Junle Qu, Shenzhen University, China 
TBD (Tutorial)
Linbo Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Keiichi Nakagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Yiqing Lu, Macquarie University, Australia 
Zhen Yuan, University of Macau, China 
Yueqing Gu, China Pharmaceutical University, China 
Baoli Yao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS, China 
Zhihua Ding, Zhejiang University, China 
Liwei Liu, Shenzhen University, China 
Zhuyuan Wang, Southeast University, China


Track 9: Quantum Photonics and Applications

Wei Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Applications of Spontaneous Four Wave Mixing on Quantum Communications
Qiang Zhang, Univeristy of Science and Technology of China, China
Bell Test and Device Independent Quantum Information Processing
Xiaolong Su, Shanxi University, China
Distribution of Gaussian Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering
Guoyong Xiang, Univeristy of science and technology of China, China
Heisenberg-limit control-enhanced sequential scheme for general quantum parameter estimation
Man-Hong Yung, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Shengwang Du, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Heralded Narrowband Single Photons for Differential-Phase Shift Quantum Key Distribution
Eilon Poem, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Fast, noise-free memory for photon synchronization at room temperature
Oscar Dahlsten, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Quantum generalisations of feedforward neural nets: constructions and applications
Raffaele Santagati, University of Bristol, UK
Machine learning for the development of quantum technologies
Leonardo Banchi, Imperial College London, UK
Multiphoton Tomography and Simulation with Linear Optics and Photon Counting
Feng Mei, Shanxi University, China
Second order photonic topological insulators in waveguide lattices
Brian Smith, University of Oregon, USA
Tiefu Li, Tsinghua University, China
Magnon Kerr effect in a cavity QED system 
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