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Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) is now the largest conference in the Asia-Pacific region on optical communication, photonics and relevant technologies. ACP has been held annually tracing back to 2001 and jointly sponsored by OSA, SPIE, IEEE Photonics Society.

ACP 2015 together with International conference on information Photonics and Optical Communications(IPOC 2015) will be held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, on November 19-23, 2015. We would like to invite you to participate in this wonderful meeting, to share your most significant advances, and to take the chance of interacting in a mutually profitable relationship. Welcome to ACP 2015/IPOC 2015, Hong Kong!

News & Information

  • Postdeadline papers announced (17 Nov 2015)

  • Special Symposium updated (13 Nov 2015)

  • Detail program of Workshop 2 updated (13 Nov 2015)

  • Conference program announced (10 Nov 2015)

  • Call For Papers

    Conference Highlights

    Workshops (20 Nov, Free Admission!)

    Go to the detail of workshops

    Workshop 1: Recent Advances in Optical Fibers and Specialty Fibers

    Workshop 2: Recent Advances in Optical Fibre Sensors

    Workshop 3: Closing the Gap to Shannon limit: What is Next for Nonlinearity Compensation in Optical Communication?

    Workshop 4: Short Reach Optical Communication Systems

    Workshop 5: Silicon Photonics – Technology Challenges and Applications

    Workshop 6: Nanophotonics and Related Technologies (NART)

    Workshop 7: What Are the Next Spotlights for Optical and Radio Frequency Orbital Angular Momentum Beams?

    Workshop 8: Recent Advances in Space-Division Multiplexing (SDM) 

    Workshop 9: Emerging Optical Access Networking Technologies (Co-organized with Huawei)

    Paper awards

    IEEE Photonics Society - Best Student Paper Awards
    ACP 2015 is pleased to announce that this year’s Best Student Paper Awards on ACP will be sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society:

    Best Student Paper Awards, 10 recipients, 500 US dollars for each

    To be eligible for the award, a student must be the first author of the paper and declare his/her student candidature during online submission; and the student must give the presentation at the conference by himself/herself. The selection will be made by the subcommittees during the conference. The awards will be granted at the conference banquet in the evening of Monday, 23 November.

    Luster LightTech Corp. - Best Paper Awards
    ACP 2015 is pleased to announce that this year’s Best Paper Awards on ACP will be sponsored by Luster LightTech Corp:

    Best Paper Awards, 3 recipients, 1000 US dollars for each

    The selection will be made by the TPC chairs and subcommittee chairs during the conference. The awards will be granted at the conference banquet in the evening of Monday, 23 November.

    OSA-Best Poster Awards
    ACP 2015 is pleased to announce that this year’s Best Poster Awards on ACP will be sponsored by OSA:

    Best Poster Awards, 2 recipients, 500 US dollars for each

    The selection will be based on the voting of conference delegates. The awards will be granted at the conference banquet in the evening of Monday, 23 November.

    Advance Program

    Please click HERE to download the advance program.

    Registration

    Registration is now open for local registrants and overseas registrants!

    BEWARE OF EXHIBITOR HOUSING SERVICE (EHS)

    We have been informed that delegates were approached by ‘Exhibitor Housing Service (EHS)’ regarding hotel rooms and asking them to provide personal information. Please note ‘Exhibitor Housing Service’ has NOT been appointed by the organizer to arrange hotel booking for delegates and provision of personal information to EHS is at your own risk. Hotel rooms near the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre are reserved for conference delegates and delegates can contact hotels direct to book hotel rooms. Details are available from the hotel page of this website.

    Conference Programme

    Conference programme is now available, please click here for details.

    Plenary Speeches

    Ernst H. K. Stelzer

    Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Topic: Light Sheet-based Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM, SPIM, DSLM) - a paradigm shift in modern light microscopy

    Date: morning session of 21 November 2015

    Professor Vahala

    Jenkins Professor and Professor of Applied Physics at Caltech

    Topic: The technology and science of optical micro-resonators: integrated optical clocks to phonon lasers

    Date: morning session of 21 November 2015

    Dr. Frank J. Effenberger

    Vice President and Fellow,Fixed Access Network Laboratory,Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

    Topic: The Influence of Industrial Trends on Optical Access

    Professor Peter Krüger

    School of Physics and Astronomy,University Park,The University of Nottingham,United Kingdom

    Topic: Harnessing quantum gases with light and magnetic fields: atomic quantum sensors

    Tracks

      Track 1: Optoelectronic Integration, Devices, and Materials
      Track 2: Novel Fibers and Fiber-based Devices
      Track 3: Optical Transmission Systems, Subsystems and Technologies
      Track 4: Network Architectures, Management, and Applications
      Track 5: Biophotonics and Optical Sensors
      Track 6: Optical Signal Processing and Microwave Photonics

    Tutorial Speakers

    Philip Russell
    Director - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany,President OSA
    Topic: Light-Matter Interactions in Photonic Crystal Fibres

    Peter Winzer
    Bell Laboratories, USA
    Topic:Spatial-Division Multiplexing - The next 'WDM'?

    Nicolas Fontaine
    Bell Laboratories, USA
    Topic:Passive and active building blocks for space-division-multiplexed optical networks

    Yunjiang Rao
    University of Electronic Science and Technology(UESTC),China
    Topic:Random Fiber Lasers and Applications

    Stojan Radic
    University of California San Diego,USA
    Topic:Coherent Signal Processing: Fundamentals and Applications

    Andrew M. Wiener and Minghao Qi
    Purdue University, USA
    Topic:Optical signal processing and ultrabroadband microwave photonics using microresonator

    Paolo Monti
    KTH, Sweden
    Topic:Data and Control Plane Solutions for 5G Optical Transport

    Po Dong
    Bell Laboratories, USA
    Topic: Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits

    Ci-Ling Pan
    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
    Topic: Nanostructured Transparent Conducting Oxides: Characteristics and Applications in the THz Frequency Range

    IPOC Special Tutorial Speaker

    Xiaomin Ren
    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Topic:Latest Novel Understandings of Electron States Architectures in Crystalline Materials and Likely of the Whole Physics

    Special Symposium

    Date: November 20, 2015
    Venue: Concord Room, The Renaissance Hotel
    (Just by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 100m away)
    Topic: Optical Networks in 2020

    Special Symposium
    Optical Networks in 2020
    ---------- Agenda -----------
    Organized by Huawei
    Time Event/Topic Speaker Affiliation
    9:00-9:10 Opening address: Are we ready for optical networks in 2020 and beyond? Chao Lu /
    Ning Deng
    Polytechnic Univ. of HK / Huawei
    Morning session: Architecture and technologies for next-generation WDM and "all-optical" network
    9:10-9:30 Recent Progress and Future Challenges on Integrated Optical Switching Technologies for Optical Networks Siyuan Yu Univ. Bristol
    9:30-9:50 Quasi-CWDM optical networks Gangxiang Shen Soochow Univ.
    9:50-10:10 Challenge and Evolution of Optical Networks in 2020 Jinhui Wang Huawei
    10:10-10:40 Coffee break
    10:40-11:00 Evolution of optical transport network to better facilitate emerging services Yiran Ma China Telecom
    11:00-11:20 Elastic RF-Optical Networking (ERON) with seamless 5G-Optical Technologies S.J. Ben Yoo UC Davis
    11:20-11:40 Large-scale optical switch on a chip Ming C. Wu UC Berkeley
    11:40-12:00 Panel discussion
    12:00-13:30 Lunch break
    Afternoon session: Novel optical networks and technologies for emerging 5G and DCI
    13:30-13:50 Metro WDM (G.metro) for Fixed and Mobile Convergence Shikui Shen China Unicom
    13:50-14:10 Bandwidth Extension of DACs Using a Digital Preprocessor and an Analog Multiplexer Hiroshi Yamazaki NTT Labs
    14:10-14:30 Terabit/s Data Center Interconnect Solutions based on IMDD Formats Jinlong Wei ADVA
    14:30-14:50 Cost-effective colorless technologies for emerging 5G network Edward Shu Finisar
    14:50-15:20 Coffee break
    15:20-15:40 Photonics Technologies for the Internet-of-Things Idelfonso Monroy/
    Victor Mehmeri
    DTU
    15:40-16:00 Flexible and energy efficient coherent optical packet switching short-reach network architectures Jose M.D. Mendinueta NICT Japan
    16:00-16:20 Panel discussion
    16:20-17:00 Offline discussion and networking

    Workshop

      Workshop 1: Recent Advances in Optical Fibers and Specialty Fibers

      Time: 9:00-12:00
      Venue: Concord Room II, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel

      Organizers:
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      Liangming Xiong
      the Executive Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory (SKL) of Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacture Technology (OFCMT), Assistant Manager of Strategy Center, YOFC, China.
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      Kin-Seng Chiang
      OSA Fellow, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, and Thousand Talents Program Professor of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.
      Introduction:
      In recent years, much research effort has been devoted to the development of new optical fibers for further enhancing the quality and the capacity of optical transmission, in particular, ultra-low loss fibers, large-effective-area fibers, few-mode fibers, and multicore fibers. Meanwhile, many specialty fibers based on new materials and new structures have been developed for specific applications in a wide range of areas, such as metrology, sensing, lasers, and optical signal processing. This workshop provides an overview of some of these developments by putting together a series of presentations given by experts from industry and academia.
      Speakers:  
      Opening Address:  Prof. Jie Luo, Director of State Key Laboratory of Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacture Technology and the CTO of YOFC.
      Dr. Yiran Ma, Beijing Research Institute, China Telecom Co. Ltd. China
      Topic: Advanced fiber helps optical transmission to go faster and longer
      Dr. Nicolas Fontaine, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
      Topic: Space-division Multiplexing in Multi-Mode Fibers
      Prof. Ming Tang, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics & school of Optical and electronic information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
      Topic: Multicore fiber based SDM technology for transmission, signal processing and sensing applications
      Dr. Ming-Leung Vincent Tse, Photonics Research Center, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
      Topic: Special Structured Optical Fibers for Sensing Applications
      Dr. Erik Schartner, the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), The University of Adelaide, Australia
      Topic: Optical fibers for chemical and medical sensing applications
      Dr. Darren D. Hudson, Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia
      Topic: Mode-locked fiber lasers in the mid-IR
      Dr. Edson Haruhico Sekiya and Prof. Kazuya Saito, Frontier Materials Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute
      Topic: Investigation of NIR emission in Bi, Sb, Pb and Sn doped silica glasses aiming optical fiber amplifier and laser
      Prof. Meisong Liao, R&D Center of High Power Laser Component, Shanghai Institute of optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,china
      Topic: Highly nonlinear photonic crystal fibers for supercontinuum generation in given band
      Dr. Shangran Xie, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
      Topic: Applications of fiber "nanospike" on low-threshold supercontinuum generation and optomechanical self-stabilization

      Workshop 2: Recent Advances in Optical Fibre Sensors

      <<Detailed Workshop Program>>

       

      Time: 13:45 to 17:00
      Venue: Concord Room II, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
      Organizers:
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      Wei Jin
      Depart of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

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      John Canning,
      School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia
      Introduction:
      After nearly four decades of research, optical fibre sensor technologies are gradually becoming mature. Some sensors have successfully moved out from the laboratory to real-world applications while novel concepts and techniques are still been researched for creating new types of sensors and improving the performance of existing sensors. This workshop invites some of the world-leading experts to talk about the state-of-the-art and future trends in some selected areas of research and development, including distributed Brillouin sensors with millimetre spatial resolution, fibre Bragg grating sensors for smart railways, Raman spectroscopy for food fingerprinting, optical fibre OCT probes for biomedical applications, and sensors based on plasmons and micro/nano fibre. The workshop will include presentation and discussion sessions and we welcome people of relevant interest to attend and join the discussions.
      Speakers:
      Kazuo Hotate, University of Tokyo, Japan
      Topic: Distributed Strain and/or Temperature Sensing based on Fiber Brillouin Optical Correlation Domain Techniques - Performances and Applications
      Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
      Topic: Plasmonics and Metasurfaces for Potential Sensor Applications
      Robert McLaughlin, University of Western Australia, Australia
      Topic: A Microscope-in-a-needle: Fibre-optic Probes for Biomedical Applications
      Anna G. Mignani, CNR-IFAC, Sesto F.no (FI), Italy
      Topic: Raman Spectroscopy for Food Fingerprinting
      Hwa-Yaw TAM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      Topic: Smart Railway Monitoring Systems based on Fibre Bragg Grating Sensing Networks
      Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, China
      Topic: Nanofibre Optical Sensors


      Workshop 3: Closing the Gap to Shannon limit: What is Next for Nonlinearity Compensation in Optical Communication?
      Time:9:00 to 12:00
      Venue: Room S227, HKCEC
      Organizers:
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      Sergei Popov
      Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden

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      Darko Zibar,
      DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark

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      Lech Wosinski,
      Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
      Introduction:
      This workshop will focus on the challenges and recent advances in nonlinearity compensation. The focus will also be on the actual benefits, of various compensation schemes, from a transponder manufacturer’s point of view.  Currently, commercially available high-speed optical communication systems are employing advanced modulation formats (e.g. 16QAM), digital coherent detection for impairment compensation, and signal demodulation. Several methods for performing nonlinearity compensation including digital backpropagation, phase conjugation and nonlinear post-equalization have been demonstrated. However, the achievable gain is < 2 dB for multi-channel scenario. In this workshop, we will look into the most recent efforts on nonlinearity mitigation. Furthermore, we consider novel methods for nonlinearity compensation including inverse scattering theory and Bayesian tracking, and discuss how they can be adopted for the nonlinearity mitigation in optical communication.  The idea is to combine ideas concepts different fields such as information theory, machine learning and statistical control theory.
      Speakers:
      Dr. Andre Richter, VPI Photonics, Germany
      Topic: Integrated simulation and design environment for SDM applications
      Prof. Gunnar Jacobsen, Swedish ICT – Acreo, Sweden
      Topic: Impact of Phase Noise in High Capacity Optical Coherent Transmission Systems
      Dr. Marco Secondini, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Italy
      Topic: What is the Shannon Limit in Fiber Optical Communications?
      Dr. Pawel Rosa, Institute of Optics, IO-CSIC, Spain
      Topic: Advanced Raman Architecture for Nonlinear Compensation Using Optical Phase Conjugation
      Prof. Polina Bayvel, University College of London, UK
      Topic: Overcoming fibre nonlinearities to enhance the achievable transmission rates in optical communication systems
      Prof. Alan P. T. Lau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
      Topic: Communications Through Nonlinear Fiber-Optic Channels Using Nonlinear Frequency Division Multiplexing

      Workshop 4: Short Reach Optical Communication Systems
      Time:13:30 to 17:00
      Venue: Room S227, HKCEC
      Organizers:
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      Zhaohui Li, Jinan University, China

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      Kangping Zhong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
      Introduction:
      With the rapidly increasing data traffic in data centers, mobile front-haul/back-haul and high speed optical access networking and other short reach optical applications, current optical interconnect systems is expected to be insufficient in the near future. Some research show that the growing bandwidth demand from optical interconnects will be much more than that from the long-haul optical transmission in the near future. However, compared to long-haul optical transmission systems, optical interconnects are more sensitivity to system cost, components footprint and power consumption. In this workshop, the invited speakers will present the state-of-art and future trends in visible light communications (VLC) and short reach MMF/SMF transmission systems in many aspects including advanced low cost transmitter and receiver, advanced modulation formats, WDM/Polarization multiplexing techniques, digital signal processing (DSP) techniques, coherent detection/direct detection. Challenges in future optical short reach systems will also be discussed. We welcome people of relevant interest to attend and join the workshop.
      Speakers:
      Dr. Zhao Jian, Tyndall National Institute and University College Cork, Ireland
      Topic: Advanced formats and subsystems for short-reach applications
      Prof. Yi Lilin, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
      Topic: Recent research progress on NG-EPON
      Dr. Liu Xiang, Huawei, USA
      Topic: Advanced modulation and detection schemes for next-generation PON
      Dr. Zhong Kangping, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
      Topic: PAM-4 for Short Reach Optical Communication Systems
      Prof. Tang Ming, Huazhong University of Science&Technology, China
      Topic: Coding and modulation technique in DDO-OFDM based short-medium optical interconnect
      Dr. Li Jianping, Jinan University, China
      Topic: Multimode-multiplexing based technology for low-cost short reach optical interconnect
      Dr. Lu Xiaofeng, Technical University of Denmark
      Topic: Optical  Vortices Techniques for Short Range Data Communications
      Prof. Zabih  (Fary) Ghassemlooy, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
      Topic: TVisible light Communications – A green Technology with Multiple Functionalities
      Prof. Chow Chi-Wai, National Chiao Tung University
      Topic: Short-Reach Light Emitting Diode (LED) based Visible Light Communications (VLC)

      Workshop 5: Silicon Photonics – Technology Challenges and Applications
      Time: 9:00 to 13:00
      Venue: Room S228, HKCEC
      Organizers:
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      Hon Ki Tsang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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      Zhiping Zhou,Peking University
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      Lin Yang, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences
      Introduction:
      The rapid development of silicon photonics has been driven by the potential of silicon photonics for energy-efficient, high-speed optical interconnects in computing and by the opportunities of new applications in telecommunications and sensors based on the advantage of low-cost large-volume manufacturing  that is possible from CMOS foundries.  In this workshop we discuss some of the technology challenges and the real applications for silicon photonics that have emerged in the market place.  This workshop is to provide a forum for researchers on silicon photonics to present and discuss their vision, recent progresses, and future challenges and applications.
      Speakers:
      Prof. S.J. Ben Yoo
      University of California at Davis
      Topic: Heterogeneous 2D/3D integration for future microsystems
      Dr. Po DONG
      Alcatel Lucent
      Topic: Silicon photonics for high-capacity advanced modulation formats
      Dr. Laurent Vivien, University of Paris Sud
      Topic: Recent Advances in Pockels Effect in Silicon
      Dr. Yuriy Fedoryshyn, ETH Zurich
      Topic: Dense Integration of Plasmonic Modulators for Compact High-speed Optical Interconnects
      Prof. Lech Wosinski, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
      Topic: Technological Challenges in Si Nanophotonic and Plasmonic Fabrication
      Prof. Pavel Cheben, National Research Council, Canada
      Topic: Subwavelength engineering for silicon photonics
      Prof. Graham Reed, University of Southamption
      Topic: Single Crystal SiGe on Insulator


      Workshop 6: Nanophotonics and Related Technologies (NART)
      Time: 14:30 to 18:30
      Venue: Room S228, HKCEC
      Organizers:
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      Sergei Popov
      Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden

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      Lech Wosinski,
      Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Sweden
      Introduction:
      This workshop will focus on the fundamentals, recent advances and applications of nanophotonics and related technologies. Latest achievements in nanotechnology allow for studying and implementation of new, interesting effects in nano-scale photonics, new ways of controlling the interaction between guided modes and electronic excitations and light-matter interaction in nanostructures. Photonic integrated circuits technology have been given much attention in recent years and the rapid development of the photonic integration technology is showing great promises for the implementation in the next generation devices for optical communication, interconnects and sensing. This workshop aims to provide a forum for international experts to present and discuss the visions and perspectives of these technologies including recent progresses and future prospects and challenges for applications
      Speakers:
      Prof. Darren Bagnall, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
      Topic: Antireflection and light-trapping in photovoltaics
      Prof. Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou,China
      Topic: Graphene-silicon nanophotonic integrated circuits
      Prof. A. W. Poon, HKUST, Hong Kong SAR, China
      Topic: Surface-state absorption induced photocurrent generation in silicon waveguides and microrings in 1300/1550nm wavelengths
      Prof. Hon K. Tsang, CUHK, Hong Kong SAR, China
      Topic: Hybrid Integration of 2-D materials on optical waveguides
      Dr. Pavel Cheben, National Research Council, Canada
      Topic: Subwavelength grating engineered nanostructures for integrated optics
      Prof. JianJun. He, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
      Topic: Single Electrode Controlled Fast Wavelength Channel Switching in Tunable V-Cavity Laser Fabricated with Quantum Well Intermixing Technology
      Prof. A.V. Zayats, King’s College London,UK
      Topic: Nonlinear Hyperbolic Materials

       

    • Workshop 7: What Are the Next Spotlights for Optical and Radio Frequency Orbital Angular Momentum Beams?
      Time: 9:00 to 12:00
      Venue: Room S226, HKCEC
      Organizers:
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      Shanguo Huang
      State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
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      Jian Wang
      Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
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      Siyuan Yu1,2
      1Photonics Group, Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
      2State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies and School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China
      Introduction:
      Orbital angular momentum (OAM) is a physical property of the photon or electromagnetic (EM) wave that has attracted much attention in recent years. Although the simplest OAM beams can be scalar fields, EM waves or photons carrying OAM are often vectorial fields with spatially varying polarization, therefore also carrying spin angular momentum (SAM) and known as cylindrical vectorial vortices (CVVs). For potential applications at both optical and RF frequencies, the generation, manipulation, propagation and detection of various OAM – carrying beams or photons are of fundamental importance. The unbounded OAM mode space has already shown significant promise in information transmission, both in mode multiplexed classical data transmission and in quantum communications. The complex interaction between OAM beams (especially CVVs) and matter could lead to important new applications in areas such as imaging and remote sensing, particulate manipulation, biophotonics, etc. This workshop aims to explore the direction of research in the fundamental aspects of OAM and it applications through invited presentations and panel discussions sessions. The discussions will focus on the state-of-the-art advances and in particular will discuss future research directions in OAM-carrying beams and their applications in various areas. The topics address will include but not limited to:
      • Fundamental principles of OAM beams
      • Schemes and components for generating, manipulating and detecting OAM beams
      • Obstacles and solutions in the propagation of OAM beams
      • Classical data communications using OAM
      • Quantum photonic information applications of high dimensional OAM states
      • Imaging and remote sensing using OAM
      • Manipulation, control and analysis of macro – and microscopic matter using OAM beams
      • Deep space exploration using OAM beams
      • RF and terahertz OAM applications


      Speakers:
      Prof. Juan. P. Torres, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
      Topic: Optical Doppler Shift with Structured Light: A New Tool to Measure Flow Vorticity and Transverse Particle Movement
      Prof. Bosen Shi, University Of Science and Technology of China, China
      Topic: Quantum Storage of Orbital Angular Momentum State
      Prof. Zhiyuan Zhou, University Of Science and Technology of China, China
      Topic: Highly Efficient Frequency Conversion and Splitting of Orbital Angular Momentum Carrying Light
      Prof. Xinlun Cai, Sun Yat-sen University, China
      Topic: Photonic Integrated Circuits for Generation and Manipulation of Light's Orbital Angular Momentum
      Prof. Jian Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
      Topic: Flexible Spatial Light Modulation Using Phase-Only Elements
      Prof. Xiaocong Yuan, Shenzhen University, China
      Topic: Dynamic DOES for OAM Interconnections
      Prof. Zizheng Cao, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherland
      Topic: Photonics Assisted Broadband RF-OAM Generation and Detection: Operation Principle and Integrated Solution
      Prof. Xinlu Gao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
      Topic: The Generation, Detection and Application of the RF-OAM Beams Based on Microwave Photonics Technology
      Prof. Xianming Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
      Topic: Possible Applications of RF Orbital Angular Momentum


    • Workshop 8: Recent Advances in Space-Division Multiplexing (SDM) 
      Time: 14:00 to 17:00
      Venue: Room S226, HKCEC

      Organizers:
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      Jian Wang
      Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

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      Siyuan Yu1,2
      1Photonics Group, Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
      2State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies and School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China

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      Guifang Li1,2
      1CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA
      2College of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronic Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
      Introduction:
      Space-division multiplexing (SDM) is considered to be a promising technique addressing the capacity crunch. SDM allows for continuous increase of aggregate transmission capacity and spectral efficiency of optical communications. Multi-core fiber (MCF) and few-mode fiber (FMF) are two attractive candidates widely used in SDM optical fiber communications. SDM explores the physical dimension of transverse spatial structure which is termed the spatial multiplexing of separated optical fields in a MCF or few linearly polarized (LP) modes in an FMF. In addition to MCF and FMF, the concept of SDM can be further extended with great flexibility as the transverse spatial structure of a light beam can take many different forms. Twisted light beam carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM) which is related to the transverse spatial phase structure has attracted increasing interest in SDM optical communications. The OAM-carrying light beams have a helical phase front which is twisting along the direction of propagation, so-called twisted light beams. Remarkably, one distinct feature of OAM, in principle, is the unlimited and intrinsically orthogonal states, i.e. multiple twisted light beams with different twisting rates or OAM states are inherently orthogonal with each other, which can be used for SDM by OAM multiplexing. Very recently, OAM-based SDM has also seen great success both in fiber and free-space optical communications with improved transmission capacity and spectral efficiency.

      This workshop will focus on the recent advances in SDM. Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

    • Design, modeling, fabrication and characterization of multi-core fiber, few-mode fiber, multi-core few-mode fiber, multi-mode fiber, OAM fiber and other special fibers for SDM.

    • Spatial light modulator (SLM), photonic lantern, and photonic integrated devices for SDM.
      Multi-core and few-mode fiber amplifiers.

    • Efficient multiplexing and demultiplexing techniques for SDM.

    • Analyses on linear and nonlinear impairments in fiber and turbulence in free space.

    • Coding algorithm, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) digital signal processing, and other equalization techniques for SDM.

    • SDM-assisted chip-scale photonic interconnects and data center optical interconnects.

    • System transmission experiments of SDM using multi-core fiber, few-mode fiber, multi-core few-mode fiber, and multi-mode fiber.

    • Fiber-based and free-space system transmission experiments of SDM using OAM multiplexing.

    • SDM networking applications with multi-core fiber, few-mode fiber, multi-core few-mode fiber, multi-mode fiber and OAM fiber.

      This workshop will include invited presentations and panel discussions sessions. We sincerely welcome scientists, students and industry representatives of relevant interest to attend and join the workshop.


      Speakers:
      Prof. Siyuan Yu, 1Photonics Group, Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK 2State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies and School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China
      Topic: A Summary of Research Progress in OAM Communications Funded by the National 973 Program
      Prof. S. J. Ben Yoo, University of California, Davis, USA
      Topic: Space Division Multiplexing by 2D/3D Photonic Integrated Circuits for OAM Mux/Demux/Conversion
      Mr. Yongxiong Ren, Guodong Xie, Asher J. Willner, Nisar Ahmed, Long Li, Zhe Wang, and Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California, USA
      Topic: Challenges and Opportunities in using Orbital Angular Momentum for Communication Links
      Prof. Jian Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
      Topic: Recent Progress in Space-Division Multiplexing using Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) Modes
      Prof. Guifang Li, 1CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA; 2College of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronic Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, ChinaUniversity of California, Davis, USA
      Topic: TBD
      Dr. Akihide Sano, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan
      Topic: Multi-Core Few-Mode Fiber Transmission Technology
      Dr. Nicolas K. Fontaine, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
      Topic: Space-Division Mutiplexing in Multi-Mode Fibers
      Dr. Ezra Ip, NEC Labs America, USA
      Topic: Elliptical Core Few-Mode Fibers for MIMO-Less Intra-Data Center Transmission

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      Workshop 9: Emerging Optical Access Networking Technologies (Co-organized with Huawei)

      Time: 8:45 to 12:00
      Venue: Concord Room III, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel

      Organizers:

      Dr. Frank Effenberger
      Vice President and Fellow,Fixed Access Network Laboratory,Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
      Dr. Xiang Liu
      Director, Optical Access Networks, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
      Introduction:
      The objectives of this workshop include promoting the mutual understanding and exploring new collaboration opportunities between Universities and Huawei in the field of Optical Access Networking (OAN) by inviting the world’s leading experts to share and discuss the challenges and emerging technologies in the field of OAN.
      Speakers:  
      Welcome Presentation: Dr. Frank Effenberger, Vice President and Fellow,Fixed Access Network Laboratory,Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
      Dr. Xiang Liu, Director, Optical Access Networks, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
      Topic: Introduction of Huawei OAN and Cooperation Opportunities
      Prof. Kazuro Kikuchi, Tokyo University
      Topic: Digital Polarization Demultiplexing at Direct-Detection Receivers
      Prof. William Shieh, The University of Melbourne
      Topic: Is There Life for Advanced Modulation Formats in Short-Reach Networks?
      Prof. Werner Rosenkranz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kaiserstr
      Topic: DSP techniques for optical access and short-reach transmission
      Dr. Kangping Zhong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      Topic: DSP for Low-Cost Short-Reach Transmission
      Prof. Biswanath Mukherjee, University of California Davis, CA, USA
      Topic: The Role of Optical Access and Virtualization in 5G Transport

     

     

    Important Dates

    Aug. 3, 2015 Deadline for Paper Submissions

    Oct. 12, 2015 Deadline for early bird registration