The scope of this conference is to highlight the continuous growth and advancement of the field of integrated optics, its applications, devices, materials, and technologies by soliciting papers that report progress in all branches of waveguide-based integrated optics (IO). Recent advances in fabrication technologies, including novel and advanced material deposition methods of optical materials and high-resolution lithographic and replication techniques, have made possible unprecedented control of the properties and geometry of waveguide (WG) structures and IO elements down to the level of nanoscale. This has enabled a broad range of new functionalities in light generation and amplification, frequency conversion, spectral filtering and analysis, routing, splitting, multiplexing, optical interconnects, laser locking as well as advanced integration techniques for diverse applications. Continuing innovations in waveguide optics provide supporting platforms for integrated sensors, bio-applications, signal processing, optical communications, microwave photonics, deep learning, artificial intelligence, quantum technology, and optofluidics, to name a few.

This conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary update in this fast evolving field and encourage exchange of ideas in diverse topics ranging from waveguide materials down to the nanoscale structures, to active and passive devices and applications, manufacturing technologies and theoretical and experimental supporting tools. The topics include, but are not limited to: The authors are kindly requested to select one of the following categories at the time they submit their abstracts: ;
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Conference OE201

Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXVII

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 20 July 2022
Author Notification: 10 October 2022
Manuscript Due: 11 January 2023
The scope of this conference is to highlight the continuous growth and advancement of the field of integrated optics, its applications, devices, materials, and technologies by soliciting papers that report progress in all branches of waveguide-based integrated optics (IO). Recent advances in fabrication technologies, including novel and advanced material deposition methods of optical materials and high-resolution lithographic and replication techniques, have made possible unprecedented control of the properties and geometry of waveguide (WG) structures and IO elements down to the level of nanoscale. This has enabled a broad range of new functionalities in light generation and amplification, frequency conversion, spectral filtering and analysis, routing, splitting, multiplexing, optical interconnects, laser locking as well as advanced integration techniques for diverse applications. Continuing innovations in waveguide optics provide supporting platforms for integrated sensors, bio-applications, signal processing, optical communications, microwave photonics, deep learning, artificial intelligence, quantum technology, and optofluidics, to name a few.

This conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary update in this fast evolving field and encourage exchange of ideas in diverse topics ranging from waveguide materials down to the nanoscale structures, to active and passive devices and applications, manufacturing technologies and theoretical and experimental supporting tools. The topics include, but are not limited to:
  • WG optics of conventional and novel materials (polymers, hybrid sol-gel materials, semiconductors, dielectrics, ceramics, glasses, ferroelectrics, hybrid and photorefractive materials, chalcogenides, and subwavelength-engineered metamaterials)
  • nonlinear (NL) WG optics (parametric conversion in WG devices, periodically-poled materials and poling techniques, NL materials for waveguide optics, applications of three- and four-wave mixing, stimulated scattering, self- and cross-phase modulation in WG devices, supercontinuum generation and applications involving propagation instabilities, filamentation and optical solitons in WG devices)
  • integrated planar waveguide circuits for fiber optics, signal processing, microwave photonics, optical interconnects, datacom, and telecom applications
  • complex photonics in WG, photonic crystals, waveguide arrays, integrated resonators, PT, and other synthetic structures or devices
  • integrated optical circuits based on hybrid/heterogenous integration approaches, including III-V silicon, wafer and chip bonding, and co-packaging
  • light-sound integrated circuits (forward and backward Brillouin scattering, waveguide structures for light and sound, applications of acousto-optic integrated devices, acoustic bandgap devices, coupling of light and sound in silicon, chalcogenides and other material platforms, surface acoustic wave devices, analysis and simulations of acousto-optic integrated devices)
  • integrated devices for quantum information processing and communications, for entanglement, squeezed states and other non-classical states of light, quantum metrology, integrated devices for quantum sources and single photons emitters and detectors
  • integrated magneto-optics and integration of magneto-optical materials on platforms (non-reciprocal devices, modulators, sensors)
  • integrated devices for deep learning and artificial intelligence
  • biophotonics and waveguide sensors (evanescent-field based devices, grating and microring resonators, WG spectrometers, bio-applications, lab-on-a-chip)
  • rare-earth-doped integrated devices (optical amplifiers, CW and pulsed lasers, use of nano crystals as rare-earth sensitizers) for telecom, sensing, and other applications
  • on-chip amplifiers and lasers (high gain, high efficiency, low threshold, narrow-linewidth, tunable, different wavelength ranges, short pulses, novel laser performance)
  • optofluidics (co-integration of microfluidic and IO), light guiding into fluids, integrated optical tweezers, and other applications
  • integrated subwavelength grating metamaterial and diffractive photonics (advances in submicron and nanoscale fabrication technologies and WG/IO-applications based thereupon: active, passive, reconfigurable diffractive and holographic processing devices, arrayed-waveguide gratings, WG echelle grating, resonant guided-mode gratings, grating couplers, Bragg gratings, integrated holographics)
  • enabling photonics integration technologies (dense and large scale component integration; hybrid and monolithic integration of light sources, SOAs, modulators, (de)multiplexers, optical isolators, mode converters, feedback resistant lasers, etc.)
  • IO circuits based on the physics and technologies of guided-wave nano-optics (gap and index guidance in photonic crystal structures, new guidance concepts, metamaterials, slowlight waveguides, photonic wires, nanopatterning and nanoreplication, nanostructural integration)
  • low-power-consumption integrated photonics for data-center applications
  • surface plasmon waveguides and devices (plasmonic transmission lines, nanoparticle waveguides, hybrid dielectric-plasmonic structures, plasmonic WG sensors)
  • testing and metrology of IO devices: surface analysis and structural characterization, spectroscopic and optical testing methods, reliability and life-testing
  • theory and modeling supporting the above-mentioned areas (numerical modeling methods and design tools, propagation phenomena in special WG structures, optical guided-wave circuit design, thermal and mechanical modeling of IO systems).
The authors are kindly requested to select one of the following categories at the time they submit their abstracts:
  • integrated sensors
  • nonlinear photonics
  • subwavelength metamaterial photonics
  • novel waveguides
  • photonic integration
  • novel materials
  • plasmonics
  • planar waveguide circuits
  • integrated quantum optics
  • integrated microwave photonics
  • sources, modulators, and detectors
  • deep-learning and artificial intelligence.
Conference Chair
Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Conference Chair
National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Program Committee
Carlos A. Alonso-Ramos
Ctr. de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (France)
Program Committee
Univ. of Žilina (Slovakia)
Program Committee
Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Program Committee
Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell'Ambiente (Italy)
Program Committee
Nokia Bell Labs (United States)
Program Committee
Purdue Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. Grenoble Alpes (France)
Program Committee
Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme IPMS (Germany)
Program Committee
Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. de Málaga (Spain)
Program Committee
Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)
Program Committee
Alessia Pasquazi
Univ. of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Program Committee
Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
Program Committee
Jens H. Schmid
National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Program Committee
Quarles & Brady LLP (United States)
Program Committee
Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Program Committee
Avinoam Zadok
Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
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