Sunday afternoon 21 September 14:00 to 17:30
Coffee break 15:30 - 16:00
WS1 - Which laser sources for silicon photonics?
ROOM : SALLE DE PRESSE
Silicon photonics is clearly becoming an enabling technology for the realization of integrated optical transceivers for optical interconnect applications. The key component that is difficult to realize in this technology however is the laser source. Today there are several approaches for the laser source for silicon photonics:
i) External laser source: classical III-V laser source is used and the emitted power is distributed to the silicon chip via an optical fiber. The III-V Laser can be flip chipped into the silicon chip.
ii) Germanium epitaxially grown on silicon substrate: first electrically pumped Germanium on Si lasers have been demonstrated using highly strained and heavily doped Ge materials.
iii) III-V on Si hetero-epitaxy: again first III-V on silicon lasers have been demonstrated using Sb-based buffer.
iv) Bonding of III-V dies/wafers: Dies or full epitaxially grown III-V wafers are bonded to a processed Si wafer, and collectively processed.
This Workshop intends to give an update on the state of the art on each approach, and to debate on the application fields of each approach. It is organized in the framework of the EU project SEQUOIA “Energy efficient Silicon Emitter using heterogeneous integration of III-V QUantum dOt and quantum dash materials”.
Session 1:External source and Ge on silicon approaches
Chair: Guang-Hua Duan,III-V Lab, France
Guang-Hua Duan,III-V Lab, France
14:10 Requirements on Lasers for Silicon Photonics in Data Communications
Guido Chiaretti, ST Microelectronics, Italy
14:20 External source approach for silicon photonics transceivers
Peter De Dobbelaere, Luxtera, USA
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14:30 Hybrid Integration of Laser Diodes with Alignment Tolerant Couplers
Jeremy Witzens Univ. Achen, Germany
14:40 Flip-chip-bonded III-V/Si hybrid lasers and DFB lasers for WDM light sources
Ken Morito, PETRA/Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan
14:50 Strained Ge laser system on silicon
Hans Sigg, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzland
15:00 First Panel discussion : External source approach anf Ge on silicon approach: which applications fields and which time line?
15:30 Coffee Break
Session 2: Hybrid III-V on silicon approaches (direct growth and wafer bonding)
Chair: Johann Peter Reithmaier, Univ. of Kassel
16:00 Quantum dot lasers for silicon optical inteposers
Yasuhiko Arakawa, Tokyo Univ., Japan
16:10 III-V quantum-dot lasers monolithically grown on silicon substrates
Huiyun Liu, UCL, UK
16:20 Direct growth of III-V quantum dot materials on silicon
John Bowers, UCSB, USA
16:30 Developments of hybrid III-V/Si using wafer bonding technique
Badhise Ben Bakir, CEA, France
16:40 Hybrid III-V/Si lasers for data communications
Di Liang, HP Lab, USA
16:50 Uncooled WDM silicon photonic systems enabled by heterogeneous integration
Eric Hall, Aurrion, USA
17:00 Secons panel discussion: Hybrid III-V on silicon approaches: which applications fields and which time line?
The audience will be the academics and industrials interested in silicon photonics and their applications.
WS2 - What is the role of optical signal processing in the age of DSP?
room : SALLE ESTEREL
The face of optical communications has changed drastically over the last few years. This is due to important breakthroughs that have been achieved both in optical, but also, and perhaps even more crucially, in electronic technologies. Optical technologies and optical domain processing subsystems mature continually and address ever more sophisticated problems. However, with the widespread adoption of digital signal processing (DSP), electronic components have played an ever increasing role in optical networks. Today the vast majority of signal processing in communication systems takes place after the optical signal has been detected. Even functionalities, such as chromatic dispersion compensation, which have traditionally been considered to be better tackled in the optical domain, are now left to the realm of electronic processing.
This workshop aims to assess the state-of-the-art in the processing of optical signals using either optical and/or digital techniques. It will discuss the extent to which signal processing is beneficially performed based purely on DSP and will explore those application areas where optical domain processing can play an important role. Ultimately, the workshop will try to identify those areas where optical domain processing could either co-exist with, or augment, DSP based systems. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:
- Is the processing of advanced modulation formats better left to DSP?
- Techniques for simultaneous multi-wavelength processing of optical signals
- Optical signal processing techniques that are insensitive to the state-of-polarisation and/or chromatic dispersion
- Optical vs electronic vs hybrid filtering and pulse shaping
- What is the impact on end-to-end energy consumption of hybrid versus purely DSP based?
- What is the optimum balance between MIMO processing and optical techniques for mitigating modal cross-talk in spatial division multiplexed systems?
- Could photonic digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital conversion become an enabling technology for future DSP based systems?
Speakers include: (order will vary according to the ensuing discussion)
Optical processing using spatial light modulators
Joel Carpenter, University of Sydney, Australia
Is the processing of advanced modulation formats better left to DSP?
Chris Fludger, Cisco, Germany
Multi-channel optical signal processing
Dan Marom, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Opportunities and challenges of optical parametric processing
Shu Namiki, AIST Opportunities and challenges of optical parametric processing, Japan
Will optical signal processing ever be able to bridge the gap from research proof-of-concept to economically-feasible implementation?
Simon Poole, Finisar, Australia
Photonic Analogue-to-Digital Conversion
Stojan Radic, University of California San Diego, USA
Optical techniques in support of MIMO digital signal processing in SDM transmission
Roland Ryf, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Only optical signal processing can enable ultra-high bitrate data transmission
Thomas Schneider, University of Braunschweig, Germany
Does nonlinear transmission need nonlinear optical signal processing?
Benn Thomsen, University College London, UK
Optical and Electronic Signal Processing of Temporal, Spectral, Spatial Domain Information in Future Petascale Networking Systems
Ben Yoo, University of California Davis, USA
The ultimate aim of the workshop is to facilitate a discussion and so we would also welcome contributions on the day from attendees to the workshop. Contibutions should not exceed 3 slides which address high level issues or personal opinions rather than specific implementations.
WS3 - Can we still trust our simulations and experiments?
room : AUDITORIUM K
Numerical simulations as well as experiments play a vital role in proving the transmission concepts and related technologies. Thus the test protocols and methods have to be up to the task and be carefully designed to avoid misleading or too optimistic results.
The essential question that needs to be addressed: are the numerical simulation protocols and the experimental techniques adequate to emulate what will happen in real life (real environment)? The goal of this workshop is too examine the existing test protocols and methods in the areas of WDM simulations, laboratory and field transmission experiments, system and sub-system characterization. Numerical simulations and experiments using novel techniques that include complex modulation formats, soft decision forward error correction, real time and off-line DSP, space division multiplexing will be reviewed. The simulation/experimental specifics like for example pattern sizes, or questions like what represents the proper performance metric, Q factor or mutual information all fall in the scope of the discussion on the test protocols….
The benefits of integrating numerical simulations and experiments
Andre Richter (VPIphotonics, Germany, email@example.com)
We highlight important requirements of numerical simulation methods for characterizing equipment and assessing performance limitations for modern coherent transmission systems. We show that the integration of simulations with experimental data (either being prerecorded or measured live during the simulation) could deliver significant benefits for the process of proving new transmission concepts and testing related technologies.
On the data sequences used to assess the performance of optical transmission systems
Petros Ramantanis (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Measurement Techniques for Coherent WDM Experiments
Jin-Xin Cai (TE Subcom, USA, email@example.com)
The use of correct measurement techniques for coherent WDM experiments ensures that lab-results accurately reflect the real system performance. This talk will review the differences in conducting experiments using incoherent and coherent equipment, different testing conditions (circulating loop, straight line testbed, and field trial) with the emphasis on experimental techniques specific to loop experiments. We will summarize experimental best practices and review potential dangers of improper testing techniques.
Transmission and DSP factors to consider for fruitful evaluations of WDM and SDM system performance
Emmanuel Le Taillandier de Gabory and Kiyoshi Fukuchi (NEC, Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will review evaluation protocols and results, including experiments and simulations, from the point of view of reality with respect to real life system. For that, we shall first emphasize on real-time evaluation of DSP algorithms and on implementable algorithms for compensation of impairments for coherent WDM systems. We shall then extend the talk to space division multiplexed systems based on multicore fibers, considering MIMO DSP and related fiber parameters, as well as how multicore fibers properties would evolve on the field considering fiber repair.
Forward error correction and DSP design-how to ensure the design performance
Takashi Sugihara (Mitsubishi Electric, Japan, Sugihara.Takashi@ak.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp)
Optical measurements in 100 and 400 Gb/s networks: Will coherent receivers take over?
Fred Heismann (JDSU, USA, Fred.Heismann@jdsu.com)
Coherent receivers with high-speed digital signal processing are capable of advanced signal analysis (e.g. EVM and OSNR) and even allow measurements of optical link properties (such as CD, PMD and PDL). Will they make conventional fiberoptic test instruments obsolete? And can coherent detection be adopted for other optical measurement tasks, too?
Adapting Test Protocols for Automated Undersea Capacity Upgrades
Jamie Gaudette (Ciena, Canada, email@example.com)
The undersea industry continues to look for opportunities to reduce the cost and time associated with performance prediction and verification. We examine software-driven coherent hardware with intelligent photonics, and how new protocols could be leveraged to support automatic link budgeting with ‘plug-and-play’ upgrades on even the most challenging routes.
Link characterization and margin analysis in a coherent world with decoupled line systems and terminal optics
Vijay Vusirikala, Valey Kamalov, Vinayak Dangui, Bikash Koley (Google, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org)
A decoupled line system and terminal optics model provides tremendous benefits to network operators in terrestrial and subsea networks. In this new paradigm and in an all-coherent era, the traditional methods for link characterization and margin analysis of a closed system are not optimal. We outline some of the limitations of the conventional methods and propose new models for link analysis and establishing operational margin.
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From experimental tests to system margins and link engineering: an operator perspective
Jean-Luc Auge (Orange, France, email@example.com)
We will review the motivations for an operator to perform long distance transmission tests before any deployment. Test protocols and results exploitation means for coherent transponders will be discussed with an emphasis on novel non linear interference (NLI) analytical models for link margins definition and engineering.
WS4 - NFV/SDN - What it means for Optical Networking
ROOM : AUDITORIUM A
Emerging high speed data centre applications require dynamic, programmable and application aware networking. SDN (Software Defined Networking), which involves separation of transport and its control plane and use of standardized protocol between them, has potential to meet such requirements. SDN with Optical transport enables automation of overall data centre and cloud networking.
This workshop brings together leading experts from industry and user community to share their views on SDN technology and deployment to meet growing data applications and advantages of open network architecture.
• What will be typical use cases and network interfaces and protocols that industry needs to define?
• What are the technologies foreseen as key for Optical/Transport-SDN concept and architectures?
• How will the optical physical layer parameters be incorporated in overall SDN design?
• How SDN facilitates implementation NFV and what is the industry status?
Finally, this workshop will also focus on results of various SDN related industry trials, pilots and demonstrators.
Chairs : Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, USA
Hans-Martin Foisel, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Thierry Marcot, Orange, France
14:00 Opening Talk
Vishnu Shukla, Verizon, USA
14:15 SDN and NFV in Standardization ITU-T, IETF, OIF, ONF, ETSI
Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, USA
14:40 Optical Transport for SDN – Architecture and Requirements
Lyndon Ong, Ciena, USA
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15:05 Embracing Transport SDN for Open Networking Architectures
Yabin Ye, Huawei, China
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15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Flexible/Programmable Optics in SDN Architectures
Dan Blumenthal, Packet Photonics Inc/UCSB, USA
16:25 Multi-Vendor Interoperable Transport Solutions from a Carrier Perspective
Arnold Mattheus, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
16:50 SDN Prototype Implementations in UNIFY
Hagen Woesner, BISDN, Germany
Hans-Martin Foisel, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
WS5 - Is NG-PON2 an ultimate access solution? Is there anything coming afterwards?
ROOM: REDACTION 1
Next-generation optical access (NGOA) solutions are mandatory to keep pace with the steady traffic growth in residential, business and backhaul markets. The pervasiveness of high-quality multi-media applications paired with a shift from broadcast to unicast services calls for future-proof solutions which are scalable to per-user data rates in the (multi) gigabit region for residential users. At the same time backhauling and business applications require even higher data rates of 10 Gb/s and beyond. A single platform for residential, business and backhaul applications, the consolidation of local exchange offices, and the minimization of active field equipment are further NGOA drivers. They result not only in simplified network planning and more integration but also in reduced energy costs.
Due to the high transmission capacity offered by optical fiber (especially as PON standards evolve towards multi-wavelength solutions) PONs can provide high speed access at lower cost compared to bespoke point-to-point architectures, making it a potentially attractive solution also for high-end business applications (e.g. mobile back-haul, logical high-capacity links for small SPs, or any institution that used to be served by point-to-point leased lines). However, designing a PON access architecture that is able to satisfy the heterogeneous requirements of different services and applications, while maintaining low cost and energy consumption, is a challenging problem.
The aim of this workshop is bringing together speakers from system vendors, carriers and academia to create an open discussion. Latest results from research projects will be presented as well as current standardization efforts.
A tentative list of topics and contributors is given below. This list may be later updated on the web site until the workshop actually takes place.
What is NG-PON2 and what will be the opportunities for operators?
A system vendor’s perspective
Frank Effenberger, Futurewei Technologies, USA
An operator’s perspective
Martin Carroll, Verizon, USA
Multi wavelengths and the challenge to control and manage the wavelength resources
Using protocols or embedded-communication channels PLOAM/OMCI messages
Dora van Veen, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
WDM-PON using pilot-tones
Michael Eiselt, ADVA Optical Networking, Germany
Using a physical layer implementation
Colorless seeded WDM-PON
Ola Wikström, Transmode, Sweden
Paola Parolari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Is frequency-division multiplexing the next degree of freedom to improve access performance?
Physical layer & component perspective
Philipp Schindler, KIT, Germany
An operator’s perspective
Benoît Charbonnier, Orange, France
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Are access networks affordable for mobile front-haul?
Existing solutions for front-haul transport
Peter Kwangho Cho, HFR, South Korea
/uploads/Workshops/WS5/ECOC2014 WG5 C-RAN Architectures toward next generation .pdf
Front-Haul challenges for future access systems
Shigeru Kuwano, NTT Corporation, Japan
How much node consolidation are we likely to see and what are the associated challenges?
Network architecture view
David Payne, CTVR, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
An operator’s perspective
Dirk Breuer, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
Will SDN find its way in the access and what are the control plane challenges in multi-service consolidated access nodes?
SDN in converged access-metro scenarios
Neda Cvijetic, NEC Labs, USA
Architecturing SDN for optical access networks
Daniel King, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
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WS6 - Global Opportunities to Finance Research and Innovation
ROOM : REDACTION 2
Carlos Lee, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium, Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org
For companies to remain competitive, they need to remain at the leading edge of technology and continuously invest in research and innovation. Typically 10%-20% of the company's turnover is reinvested in technology innovation. There are many options for engaging public/private support for this. The workshop will review various funding models around the world, with an emphasis on public funding but also private industry-driven models, and - as is becoming ever more important - blended public and private funding. Companies will benefit by learning of best practices, what works and what doesn't, and what models they may want to incorporate in their future innovation strategy.
European Overview: “H2020 SME-I COSME EIF RSFF RSI: Finance spaghetti alphabet” A dummies guide to finance acronym land in Europe and how to get it to work for you.
James Cogan, Senior Consultant, PNO
/uploads/Workshops/WS6/ECOC 2014_WS6_EUROPE - Guide to EU Finance Acronym Spaghetti.pdf
United Kingdom: “Incentives and Support for Innovation in the UK”
Anke Lohman, Head of Photonics, Knowledge Transfer Network
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France: “A Mainstay for the Development of Photonics SMEs in Southern France”
Katia Mirochnitchenko, Director, Optitec
/uploads/Workshops/WS6/ECOC 2014_WS6_FRANCE - Optitec A Mainstay for SME Development.pdf
Japan: “Industry-Academia Collaborative R&D Programs in Japan”
Takatomo Enoki, Senior VP Broadband System & Device Business Group, NTT Electronics
/uploads/Workshops/WS6/ECOC 2014_WS6_JAPAN - Industry-Academia Collaborative RD Programs.pdf
USA: “Modern vs. Classic Innovation Models in Photonics”
Tom Hausken, Senior Engineering & Applications Advisor, OIDA (Optoelectronics Industry Development Association)
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Switzerland: “Innovation: The Swiss Democratic System”
Christoph Harder, President, SWISSPHOTONICS
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NEXPRESSO model "Network for EXchange and PRototype Evaluation of photonicS componentS and Optical systems"
Carlos Lee, Director General, EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium)
- Iñigo Artundo, CEO, VLC Photonics (Spain)
- Jean-François Morizur, CEO, CAILabs (France)
- Martin Schell, Director, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (Germany)
- Michael Lebby, CEO, OneChip (Canada)
- Mike Wale, Director, Oclaro (United Kingdom)
- Ronald Broeke, CEO, Bright Photonics (The Netherlands)
IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUTHORS:
Deadline for postdeadline papers submission
Monday 8 September, 2014 at 23:59 CEST (time of Cannes)
Monday 22 September, 2014: Author notification of acceptance/reject
ECOC 2014 CONFERENCE
21 - 25 September 2014
ECOC 2014 EXHIBITION
22 - 24 September 2014
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
PRYSMIAN GROUP - DRAKA
THALES ALENIA SPACE
CNOP - COMITE NATIONALE D'OPTIQUE ET DE PHOTONIQUE
IEEE PHOTONICS SOCIETY
OPTITEC - POLE PHOTONIQUE & IMAGERIE
SEE - SOCIETE DE L'ELECTRONIQUE DE L'ELECTRICITE ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION
SFO - SOCIETE FRANCAISE D'OPTIQUE
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS