2016 Summer Topicals Meeting Series

11 - 13 July 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 Summer Topicals Meeting Series

11 - 13 July 2016

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel
Newport Beach, California USA

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel


Richard Soref
University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA
ETIP Plenary Speaker


Jean-Paul Linnartz

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

OWC Plenary Speaker


Yutaka Miyamoto

NTT Corp., Japan

SDMP Plenary Speaker


We look forward to welcoming you to Newport Beach, California!

The site of the 2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series

The Topical Meetings of the IEEE Photonics Society are the premier conference series for exciting, new areas in photonic science, technology, and applications; creating the opportunity to learn about emerging fields and to interact with the research and technology leaders in an intimate environment. The meetings will be held in Newport Beach, California.

The 2016 Summer Topical Meetings are focused on "Emerging Technologies for Green Photonics". The following five Topical meetings will be held:

1.     Emerging Technology for Integrated Photonics (ETIP)

2.     Space-Division Multiplexing and Multimode Photonics (SDMP)

3.     Nanowire Optoelectronics (NANO)

4.    Photonic Hardware Accelerators and Brain Inspired Computing (PAHAC)

5.    Optical Wireless Communication – Latest Trends in Systems and Techniques (OWC)

A unique aspect of the Topical Meetings is that IEEE Photonics Society member volunteers propose and organize these meetings. Hence, I would like to thank each of the Topical Chairs and the Program Committee Members who have volunteered and invested their time organizing these conferences. I also want to thank the plenary and invited speakers for giving us their perspectives on the exciting new developments and the challenges in these fields. Finally, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the IEEE Photonics Society Conference Staff for their professional organization and arrangements.

The topics to be discussed in this year's Summer Topicals span a broad range in related emerging and hot areas of research, from materials to devices, integrated photonics, and systems. The ETIP topic will cover recent advances in integrated photonics, including novel materials and devices for integrated electronics/optoelectronics and Si-based mid-wave integrated photonics. The SDMP topic will assemble global participants from both industry and academia who are engaged in research related to space-division multiplexing technologies for future high-speed communications. The NANO topic aims to provide an interdisciplinary setting to discuss the state-of-the-art advances of nanowire materials and their emerging applications in optoelectronics, including solid-state lighting, lasers, quantum optics, communications, photovoltaics, and solar energy harvesting. The PAHAC topic will cover photonic and analog hardware accelerators for realizing energy efficient computing that can solve unfamiliar problems by learning from data and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain. The OWC topic will address the latest research in visible light communication, where data communication is piggy-backed on the LED lighting making quick entry into our buildings, as well as in infrared communication with beam-steered connection techniques for dedicated high data rate connections.

In addition to the technical presentations, hallway discussions, and other networking, I hope that you have a chance to experience the beautiful beach and many other wonderful attractions in Newport Beach.

Look forward to seeing you in Newport Beach!

Zetian Mi, 2016 General Chair



Zetian Mi

McGill University, Canada

Plenary Speakers

Richard Soref

University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA

Emerging SiGeSn integrated-photonics technology

Erik Bakkers

TU Eindhoven, Netherlands

New Opportunities with Nanowires

Yasuhiko Arakawa

University of Tokyo, Japan

Progress in nanowire quantum dots for nano-scale light sources

Yutaka Miyamoto

NTT Corp., Japan

Dense Space Division Multiplexing for Optical Transport Network Evolution

Jean-Paul Linnartz

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Wireless Optical Communication in illumination systems: Power and Energy per Bit Considerations

Tutorial Speakers

Martin Ploschner

Macquarie University, Australia

Imaging through MMF

Volker Jungnickel

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut, Berlin, Germany

The Role of Optical Wireless in 5G: From Theory into Practice

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Mark your Calendar

2017 Summer Topicals Meeting Series dates are 10-12 July in San Juan, Puerto Rico

2018 Summer Topicals Meeting Series dates are 9-11 July in Waikoloa, Hawaii USA

2019 Summer Topicals Meeting Series dates are 8-10 July in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Conference Planner

Ingrid L. Donnelly, CMP

Senior Conference Planner

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