Two days, five themes, over 30 inspiring presentations

Presentations are grouped into five key themes which collectively provide complete coverage of the integrated photonics industry.

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The organisers of the PIC International Conference, in association with IQE plc, invite you to a networking drinks reception, held from 19:00 until 22:00.
This will be held at Satellite 6 and 7 at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel.

Day 1 - Tuesday 7th March 2017
Start Finish Speaker Presentation Title
08:00 08:50 REGISTRATION - Including tea/coffee
08:50 09:00 HOUSEKEEPING - Michael Lebby, Conference Chair

Supporting data centre growth

09:00 09:25 Richard Pitwon, Seagate Technology
Opportunities for data centre optical interconnects
09:25 09:45 Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Scalable integration concepts to drive down the cost of data centre photonics
09:45 10:05 Robert Blum, Intel Corporation Silicon photonics and the future of optical connectivity in the data centre
10:05 10:25 James Regan, EFFECT Photonics InP as a platform for photonic integration
10:25 10:45 Henk Bulthuis, Kaiam Corporation Perspectives on hybrid integration as a rapid and flexible route to upgrading today's datacentres
10:45 11:05 Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking Silicon photonics for inter-data centre interconnects
11:05 11:35 COFFEE BREAK

New markets: sensing, medical

11:35 12:00 Liesbet Lagae, imec
SiN biophotonic IC’s for life sciences - a trillion dollar opportunity?
12:00 12:20 Pim Kat, Technobis group Extreme fibre sensing: PIC opportunities beyond datacoms and telecoms
12:20 12:40 Iain McKenzie, European Space Agency PICs: The Final Frontier
12:40 13:00 Ewit Roos, PhotonDelta Why European Photonics is undervalued and a fast-track plan of how to change it
13:00 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

Optimising PIC design, manufacturing and packaging  - Sponsored By

14:00 14:25 Peter O'Brien, Tyndall National Institute Overcoming packaging hurdles for PIC devices
14:25 14:45 Pieter Dumon, Luceda Photonics Lean PIC design for innovators: a reality check
14:45 15:05 Ignazio Piacentini, ficonTEC Service GmbH Testing as part of the manufacturing chain: photonics wafers, singulated dies, and fully packaged devices
15:05 15:25 Ronald Broeke, BRIGHT Photonics Open source PIC design
15:25 15:45 Scott Jordan, Physik Instrumente Recent advances in industrial photonic alignment automation: An emerging enabler for test and packaging economics
15:45 16:05 AFTERNOON TEA
16:05 16:25 William Ring, POET Technologies Realizing gains in energy efficiency, component cost and size-reduction through photonic integrated solutions
16:25 16:45 André Richter, VPIphotonics Advances in layout-aware schematic-driven design automation for integrated photonics and optoelectronics
16:45 17:05 Ian Dennison, Cadence Design Systems Providing mainstream design flow for PICs
17:05 17:25 Twan Korthorst, PhoeniX Software Research-centric to Product-centric
17:25 17:45 Peter de Dobbelaere, Luxtera The design and processing of advanced transceiver integrated circuits
17:45 17:55 CLOSING REMARKS - Michael Lebby, Conference Chair
17:55 18:15 PIC AWARDS

Day 2 - Wednesday 8th March 2017
Start Finish Speaker Presentation Title
08:00 08:50 REGISTRATION - Including tea/coffee
08:50 09:00 HOUSEKEEPING - Michael Lebby, Conference Chair

PIC Platforms

09:00 09:25 Graham Reed, University of Southampton
Ion implantation of Ge into silicon to form photonics devices
09:25 09:45 Ruth Houbertz, Multiphoton Optics Closing the gap – High-precision 3D printing speeds up
09:45 10:05 Zhihong Huang, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Silicon photonics as a pic platform for next generation datacentre architectures
10:05 10:25 Roel Baets, Ghent University Silicon photonics beyond transceivers
10:25 10:55 COFFEE BREAK
10:55 11:15 Timo Aalto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Thick-SOI for PICs and I/O coupling
11:15 11:35 Dimitris Tsiokos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki CMOS compatible plasmo-photonics for mass-manufactured, powerful PICs
11:35 11:55 Michael Geiselmann, LIGENTEC Applications for thick film silicon nitride integrated circuits
11:55 12:15 Arne Leinse, LioniX International TriPleX™: The low loss industrial silicon nitride waveguide platform. Applications from VIS to IR.
12:15 12:35 Martin Schell, Fraunhofer HHI Is Plastic Fantastic? Learnings from Polymer Hybrid and InP monolithic Integration
12:35 13:35 LUNCH BREAK

Leveraging PICs in long-haul and metro networks

13:35 14:00 Eric Loos, Belgacom ICS and Geoff Bennett, Infinera
An in-depth look at the deployment of PIC technology in long haul networks and a perspective on future applications
14:00 14:20 Vladimir G. Kozlov, LightCounting Market Research
The impact of integrated photonics on the optical communications market
14:20 14:40 Mehrdad Ziari, Infinera Large scale coherent PICs in optical networks
14:40 15:00 Martin Guy, Ciena Corporation Strategies for photonic integration for metro and long-haul networks
15:00 15:20 Tom Williams, Acacia Communications Putting silicon photonics to work on metro and long haul applications
15:20 15:40 Michael Wale, Oclaro PIC-enabled telecommunications and data centre interconnects: state of the art and future prospects
15:40 15:50 CLOSING REMARKS - Michael Lebby, Conference Chair

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