November 2-5, 2019

Learning Conference

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Tutorial Speakers 2019

Tutorial Speakers

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Yasuhiko Arakawa
University of Tokyo, Japan

Quantum dot lasers and related nanophotonic devices

Yasuhiko Arakawa received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1975, 1977, and 1980, respectively. In 1980, he joined The University of Tokyo as an Assistant Professor and became a Full Professor in 1993. He is currently a Specially-Appointed Professor of the Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, The University of Tokyo, and also Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo. His major research interests include physics, growth, and photonics application of quantum dots.

He received numerous awards including ISCS Quantum Devices Award in 2002, Leo Esaki Award in 2004, IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Award in 2004, the Fujiwara Award in 2007, the Prime Minister Award in 2007, the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2009, IEEE David Sarnoff Award in 2009, the C&C Award in 2010, ISCS Heinrich Welker Award in 2011, OSA Nick Holonyak Jr. Award in 2011, JSAP Isamu Akasaki Award in 2012, Japan Academy Prize in 2017, and IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal in 2019. IN 2017, he was elected as a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and Fellows of OSA, JSAP, and IEICE.

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Ben Eggleton
University of Sydney, Australia

Integrated hybrid photonic platforms for digital and microwave processing

Professor Benjamin Eggleton is the Director of The University of Sydney Nano Institute. He also currently serves as co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN). Eggleton was the founding Director of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) at the University of Sydney and served as Director from 2009-2018. He was previously an ARC Laureate Fellow and an ARC Federation Fellow twice and was founding Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) from 2003-2017.

Eggleton obtained the Bachelor's degree (with honors) in Science in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Sydney in 1996. He then joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies as a Postdoctoral Member of Staff in the Optical Physics Department under the supervision of Dr Richard Slusher. In 1998 Eggleton transferred to the Optical Fiber Research Department as a Member of Technical Staff and was promoted to Technical Manager of the Fiber Gratings Group in 2000. He was then promoted to Research Director within the Specialty Fiber Business Division of Bell Laboratories, where he was engaged in forward-looking research supporting Lucent Technologies business in optical fiber devices.

Eggleton is the author or coauthor of more than 490 journal publications, including Science, Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters and Optica and over 200 invited presentations. His journal papers have been cited 21,000 times according to webofscience with an h-number of 69 (92 in google scholar).

Eggleton is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), the Optical Society of America, IEEE Photonics and SPIE. He is Editor-in-Chief of APL Photonics.

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Juerg Leuthold
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Plasmonics - a solution for highest speed communications?

Juerg Leuthold is the head of the Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland since 2013. His interest are in the field of Photonics, Plasmonics and Microwave with an emphasis on applications in communications and sensing. In the time from 2004 until 2013 he was affiliated with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, where he was the Head of the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) and the Helmholtz Institute of Microtechnology (IMT). From 1999 to 2004, he was affiliated with Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ, USA, where he performed device and system research with III/V semiconductor and silicon optical bench materials for applications in high-speed telecommunications. Juerg Leuthold received the Ph.D. degree in physics from ETH Zurich in Switzerland for work in the field of integrated optics and all-optical communications in 1998.

Juerg Leuthold is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science. He served the community as member of the Helmholtz Association Think Tank, as a member of the board of directors of OSA and in many technical program committees or as the general chair of meetings.

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Xiang Liu
Futurewei Technologies, USA

Optical transport and access technologies for 5G wireless networks

Xiang Liu received the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Cornell University in 2000. He is currently Senior Director  of Optical Access Network Research at Futurewei Technologies, Huawei R&D USA, focusing on next-generation optical access technologies. Prior to this, Dr. Liu had been a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, working on high-speed optical fiber transport technologies such as 100G/400G/1T coherent transmission. He has authored/coauthored more than 330 journal and conference papers, and holds over 80 US patents. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE and the OSA. He is serving as a Deputy Editor of Optics Express, a Co-Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine’s optical communications series, and a General Co-Chair of OFC 2018.

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Jianping Yao
University of Ottawa, Canada

Microwave photonics and applications

Jianping Yao is a Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, a Topical Editor of Optics Letters, an Advisory Editorial Board Member of Optics Communications, and a Steering Committee Member of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. Dr. Yao is currently the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Photonics Technical Committee and an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Photonics Society. Dr. Yao has published over 600 papers including over 350 in refereed journals and over 250 in conference proceedings. He was an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer 2013-2015. Dr. Yao received the 2017-2018 Award for Excellence in Research of the University of Ottawa, and was the recipient of the 2018 R.A. Fessenden Award from IEEE Canada. Dr. Yao is a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

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Connie Chang-Hasnain
University of California, Berkeley, USA

VCSEL Array -  Catalyzing 3D Sensing

Connie Chang-Hasnain is Whinnery Distinguished Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2015, she is the Founding Co-Director of Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, Dr. Chang-Hasnain was a member of the technical staff at Bellcore (1987–1992) and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (1992–1995). She is a fellow of IEEE, OSA and member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Professor Chang-Hasnain’s research interests include semiconductor optoelectronic devices, materials and applications. She pioneered the first planar VCSEL structure using proton implantation for array fabrication with Gbps modulation, first MEMS-VCSEL for wavelegnth tuning, and the first 1000-elecment VCSEL arrays for 3D imaging. Prof. Chang-Hasnain has been honored with many awards including the Okawa Prize (2018), UNESCO Medal For the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies (2015), IEEE David Sarnoff Award (2011), and the OSA Nick Holonyak Jr. Award (2007). Additionally, she has been awarded with a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, a Humboldt Research Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was a member of IEEE LEOS Board of Governors, OSA Board of Directors, and the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs, National Research Council. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Lightwave Technology 2007-2012. Professor Chang-Hasnain is the OSA Vice President in 2019.