PIC Workshop OFC 2017

With an increasing momentum for photonic integration and last year’s PIC workshop attracting over 275 attendees, this year will see the fourth workshop on photonic ICs at OFC. The PIC workshop is unique in the sense that it offers a material-independent one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to get started in photonic integration. The workshop is free of charge, but does require advance registration. Food and drinks will be provided and there is plenty of opportunity to network and interact with PIC service providers.

  • 4th Workshop on Photonic Integrated Circuits at OFC
  • Wednesday March 22, 2017 at  5:45pm to 8:30pm (with registration opening at 5:15pm)
  • Room 515A at the Los Angeles Convention Center

The advent of 100Gbps and beyond in both longhaul as well as datacom marked the breakthrough of photonic integration in a broader sense. As a result of this, PICs are now also being used e.g. in sensing, life sciences, and military applications and there is thus a growing group of people that are starting to design and use photonic chips.


However, the PIC value chain can be complex as one needs to make choices for the material system, the foundry and/or broker, the design and layout software, packaging solutions and so on. The aim of the PIC workshop is to bring together all the relevant players independent of material system and to provide an in-depth overview that allows you to make the right trade offs and to get to know the key PIC service providers. There will be a particular focus on multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles together with the accompanying Process Design Kits (PDKs), since these substantially lower the cost of developing a PIC, provide a complete solution, and reduce the PIC development time.

The PIC workshop starts with a detailed overview of everything that you need to know in order to design, fab, and package a photonic chip. Subsequently there is a networking break during which you can interact with the key PIC service providers, who have table tops and provide useful information. During the break, food will be served and there will be drinks. After the break, there are several use case presentations by companies that are using photonic ICs and that are sharing their experiences.

OFC 2017 marks the 4th consecutive PIC workshop at OFC. Each year the PIC workshop attracted a larger audience (over 275 people in 2016) and each year the workshop format has been improved. In 2017, a larger number of design S/W vendors will participate, which thus allows for a thorough overview of critical design tools. In addition, several test & measurement solution providers are joining, so that T&M can be addressed from a PIC perspective. The key note presentation now starts with a market overview and will focus on summarizing the latest trends for photonic integration in several areas.

The workshop will be highly interactive and there is room for additional questions and discussions at the end.

For any questions about the PIC workshop, please contact Isobel Hoevers at isobel@7pennies.com or (917) 833-3589.

The PIC workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 from 5:45pm to 8:30pm, i.e. right after the conference and exhibition finish for that day. The workshop takes place in conjunction with OFC at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Room 515A.


5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Registration, Buffet Opens, Sponsor Tabletops, and Networking

5:45 PM – 5:50 PM: Welcome and Introduction

5:50 PM – 6:55 PM: Key Note Presentation “Latest Trends in Photonic Integration and How to Use the PIC Ecosystem to Develop a PIC Cheaper and Faster”:

  • Market Trends for Photonic Integration: Erik Pennings, GM & Principal, 7 Pennies Consulting
  • InP-Based Integrated Photonics: Meint Smit, Professor, Technical University Eindhoven
  • Dielectrics Based Photonic Integration: Arne Leinse, COO, LioniX International
  • Silicon Photonics: Timo Aalto, Research Team Leader, VTT
  • Design, Simulation, and Layout Tools: Twan Korthorst, CEO, PhoeniX Software
  • Packaging: Dan Neugroschl, CEO, Chiral Photonics
  • Test and Measurement: Pavel Zivny, Domain Expert, Tektronix
  • PIC Design Houses: Pascual Muñoz, Founder, Member of the Board, VLC Photonics

6:55 PM – 7:00 PM: Question and Answer Session

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM: Networking Break with Buffet and Sponsor Tabletops

7:45 PM – 7:55 PM: AIM Photonics Overview: Benjamin Moss, Senior Engineer, Analog Photonics

7:55 PM – 8:25 PM: Use Case Presentations by Companies Sharing Their Experiences Using Photonic ICs

  • Peter De Dobbelaere, VP Engineering, Luxtera
  • Aaron Albores Meija, Principal Photonics Product Engineer, Effect Photonics
  • Dr. Jialin Zhao, Research Engineer, Huawei

8:25 PM – 8:30 PM: Questions and Answers, Wrap-up


The workshop is supported by a wide group of service providers to the PIC industry. It includes foundries for pretty much all the relevant material systems, providers of simulation and layout software, packaging houses, test and measurement, as well as providers of turn-key PIC design solutions. The common denominator for all these companies is that they support multi-project wafer (MPW) runs and process design kits (PDK), which are a great and cost-effective way to develop PICs. For a description of all the sponsors, please see the relevant sections below.


Pioneering photonics design automation already since 1991, today PhoeniX Software has a global presence and is a trusted and well recognized partner for a large number of organizations. We enable easy and cost-effective realization of integrated photonics chips and systems, by means of our internally developed superior products and services. Our customers range from large OEM’s to start-ups and include some of the world’s top universities and research institutes. As the leader in Photonic IC design solutions, we will continue to develop the market by anticipating market demand and customer needs. In combination with our strategic partnerships, this results in offering world class design flows and access to all relevant fabrication technologies for our customers. 


VPIphotonics sets the industry standard for end-to-end photonic design automation comprising design, analysis and optimization of components, systems and networks. We provide professional simulation software supporting requirements of integrated photonics, optoelectronics and fiber optics applications, optical transmission system and network applications, as well as cost-optimized equipment configuration. Our team of experts delivers professional consulting services addressing customer-specific modeling and design requirements. VPIphotonics’ award-winning off-the-shelf and customized solutions are used extensively at hundreds of corporations worldwide; over 160 academic institutions joined our University Program. For further information, please visit us at www.VPIphotonics.com.


Mentor Graphics – Building an EDA Environment for Silicon Photonics: Silicon photonics has a huge potential for signal processing applications ranging from communications to biosensors and opto-MEMS devices. However, the expansion of available photonic components is currently limited by the large amount of engineering effort required to accurately design known reliable components in a system. Mentor Graphics, a leading supplier in the Electronics Design Automation industry, is working to extend the tools and best practices that have enabled the rapid design of high-volume CMOS application-specific integrated circuits to the silicon photonics design community. 


Luceda Photonics wants photonic IC engineers to enjoy the same first-time-right design experience as electronic IC designers. Luceda Photonics’ tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) designers need full control of their design framework to make sure that what they fabricate matches exactly how they designed it. In addition they need to be able to re-use and distribute their design work in a hierarchical framework that saves time and improves reliability. IPKISS.flow is a scripting environment that covers the complete photonic IC design flow up to measurement feedback for true component validation. What you layout is what you calculate. IPKISS.eda inside L-Edit combines these stringent photonic design demands with the ease of use of a professional yet easy to use EDA environment.


CST develops and markets high performance 3D simulation software for electromagnetic, photonic, and multi-physics applications. The success of CST’s main tool, CST STUDIO SUITE, is based on the implementation of leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface. CST’s customers are market leaders in industries as diverse as Telecommunications, Defense, Automotive, Electronics, and Medical Equipment. Today CST employs 300 sales, development, and support personnel, and enjoys a leading position in the high frequency 3D EM simulation market. CST is part of Dassault Systemes, a global leader in the simulation software market and the maker of SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, and Abaqus.


Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group is a leading developer of optical design and analysis tools that model all aspects of light propagation, enabling users to produce accurate virtual prototypes leading to manufacturable optical systems. With the LucidShape® products for automotive lighting, LightTools® illumination design software, CODE V® imaging optics design software, and RSoft™ products for photonic and optical communications system design, Synopsys has a long and successful history of providing innovative solutions to the most complex optical engineering challenges. The RSoft products are leading solutions in photonic design software and serve several industries including optical communication, optoelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing. RSoft products provide a full range of design, optimization and planning tools for optical communications, as well as solutions for optoelectronics components and subsystems. For more information, visit optics.synopsys.com/rsoft.


Lumerical – Since its inception in 2003, Lumerical has pioneered breakthrough simulation technologies that help bring new product concepts to life. Lumerical’s software tools support a broad range of photonic and electromagnetic design and analysis applications. From component level analysis using optical and electrical solvers to photonic integrated circuit and system design and simulation, Lumerical’s products are capable of addressing the most challenging design problems. Lumerical’s photonic design tools are licensed in nearly 50 countries, by more than 800 of the world’s most innovative organizations including 7 of the top 10 companies in the S&P 1200 Global IT Index and 44 of the top 50 research universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings. (www.lumerical.com)


VLC Photonics aims to be a complete but flexible partner in photonic integration, thanks to its deep expertise in the whole integration process, from the preliminary feasibility studies, to fabrication platform selection, optical chip design, foundry and packager brokerage, and chip characterization and test. VLC Photonics has been working for more than 14 years in the field, with experience in all major international fabs (+15) in all main material substrates (silicon photonics, InP, GaAs, PLC, SiN, TriPleX, etc.). Our know-how includes multiple passive and active components like AWGs, MMIs, Echelle gratings, modulators, lasers, switches, filters, etc. Our field of expertise is mostly in optical telecommunications, datacom and optical interconnects, microwave photonics, quantum optics, and sensing systems like fiber sensor interrogators or biophotonics lab-on-a-chip. Check our website for more info and references, and an on-line pricing tool for multi-project wafer runs! (http://vlcphotonics.com)


Avo is the photonics industry’s trusted source for exclusive, private-label design, development, prototyping, and production of optoelectronic components and systems. We produce confidential, client-owned optoelectronic solutions and products for medical, military, industrial, aerospace and communications application. Avo is a U.S.-based company, and our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office houses our corporate headquarters, engineering, testing and a 20,000 square-foot manufacturing facility that features a 16,000 square-foot clean room. Design verification and prototyping are also conducted out of our suburban Toronto, Ontario, office. We were founded and are still guided by laser physicists and engineers who blend these critical, photonics-based disciplines into a single source for the conceptualizing, design, testing and producing of precision, rugged, optoelectronic components and assemblies. We work with market leaders that demand strict confidentiality and advanced technology that address their rapidly evolving photonics needs. Our AvoLight™ Services and our processes enable us to work with companies at nearly any stage of their idea lifecycle. We become vested partners in their projects, delivering on-time and on-budget solutions regardless of their complexity, size or shape. (http://avophotonics.com/)


Chiral Photonics (CPI), a New Jersey, US based company founded in 1999, specializes in optoelectronic packaging of integrated photonics.  CPI offers its pitch reducing optical fiber arrays, PROFAs, which enable the highest density optical I/Os for both edge and face coupling to photonic ICs. Currently, up to 61 I/O channels can be coupled in a single port.  Other services range from single-die optical coupling or optoelectronic package development, including test services, to volume optoelectronic production packaging.Please contact us to obtain our free coupling and packaging design guidelines: designguide@chiralphotonics.com.


Teramount has developed a novel technology for connecting optics to silicon, which is one of the main challenges in silicon photonics today. The technology enables using standard CMOS manufacturing and packaging flows for silicon photonics thus supporting high-volume and low-cost and allowing any fabless semiconductor player to expand to silicon photonics. Teramount’s patented PhotonicsPlug enables passive alignment and large assembly tolerances for connecting any optical element, including single-mode fiber, to silicon. Teramount has working prototypes and is moving now to production. Teramount holds the promise to become the industry standard for connecting light to chip. teramount.com.


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd engages in applied technology research, transforming its research results into practical solutions. VTT Ltd uses its research and knowledge to provide expert services for its domestic and international customers and partners in both the private and public sector. VTT Ltd is Finland’s biggest applied research organisation and the Nordic countries’ leading research and technology company. As one of the first pioneers in the field, VTT has developed it’s silicon photonics technology since 1997. Its micron-scale SOI technology has been offered through MPW runs (ePIXfab) since 2014. Now the 3 µm SOI platform is expanding from passive and thermo-optic circuits to high-speed active components in close collaboration with industrial customers and partners. 


CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives) is a French Governmental Research Organization (15,000 employees). Within the “CEA-TECH” branch devoted to industrial Research & Development, CEA-LETI is one of the major European research centers in applied electronics, optics and sensing. It is located in Grenoble-France where it operates 11,000 m²-State-of-the-Art CMOS clean rooms (200 and 300 mm wafer size), and a MEMS microsystems platform (200 mm wafer size). Nearly 1,600 men and women are serving innovation and the transfer of technology in key domains. Besides, CEA-LETI has sparked the creation of thirty high-technology start-ups, including Soitec, world leader in the development/ production of Silicon on insulator wafers.

As a pioneer in Research & Development in Silicon Photonics (since 2002), CEA-LETI has developed strong expertise and know how in the design, fabrication and test of integrated devices (including Ge-on-Silicon photodetectors and hybrid III/V-on-Silicon lasers) and circuits for telecom and datacom applications. ST microelectronics is one of its main industrial partner in the field.


LioniX International is a leading global provider of customized microsystem solutions, in particular integrated photonics-based, in scalable production volumes. We provide customized solutions for OEM’s and System Integrators, from design to device, by vertical integration in scalable production volumes and maintaining technology leadership secured by strong IP position. As LioniX International we focus on Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) enabled modules based on our proprietary waveguide technology (TriPleX™), in addition to our other core competences micro-fluidics, opto-fluidics and MEMS. As vertically integrated company we deliver a complete solution to our OEM customers: from initial design through volume manufacturing of products.

LioniX International B.V. has been established in April 2016, funded by Panthera Group B.V. and YMK Photonics Co., Ltd. LioniX International B.V. has acquired Satrax B.V. (www.satrax.nl), XiO Photonics B.V. (www.xiophotonics.com), OctroliX B.V. and LioniX B.V. (www.lionixbv.com) which initiated the technology development of photonic integrated circuits for a suite of applications since 2001. Our chips drive your business (www.lionix-international.com)


JePPIX is a broker that helps organizations around the globe to get access to advanced fabrication processes for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). JePPIX aims at low-cost development of application specific PICs using a generic foundry model and rapid prototyping via industrial Multi-Project Wafer runs. The generic approach allows a variety of PICs to be realized using the same standardized processes. JePPIX closely collaborates with Europe’s key players in the field of photonic integration, including manufacturing and packaging partners, photonic CAD software partners, R&D labs and photonic IC design houses. With JePPIX you can get access to the Indium Phosphide (InP)-based monolithic integration platforms of Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich-Hertz-Institute) and SMART Photonics and the low-loss dielectric TriPleX waveguide technology of LioniX. JePPIX is hosted by the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. For more information visit our website: (www.jeppix.eu).


SMART Photonics, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is a Pure Play Foundry offering III-V production services for both discrete- as well as integrated- Indium Phosphide based photonic components. We use our knowledge, experience and the dedicated equipment to create and produce the photonic designs of our customers. We offer the complete production process from Epitaxial growth, processing, re-growth and polishing of wafers up to dicing and coating of the sides of the chips. Next to the production support, in either the proof of concept (POC) phase or the full production phase, we also offer single- or combined- process steps to complete, or back-up, the production processes of our customers. (www.smartphotonics.nl)


Fraunhofer HHI The core competencies of Fraunhofer HHI are in the areas of Photonic Networks and Systems, Mobile Broadband Systems, Photonic Components and Electronic Imaging. Within the Fraunhofer mission “to undertake applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society”, we offer research, development and production services in all our activities to the German and international industry. The activities of the Photonic Components Dept. are focused on the following – mainly InP based- optical components for tele- and datacom, and optical sensing applications. Components such as: Photonic Integrated Circuits, Integrated hybrid InP and Polymer PLC components, THz Components, Discrete devices, DOE and related devices, InP MOVPE; e-beam lithography; process development; & Qualification support. (www.hhi.fraunhofer.de) sponsor-bright-head Yenista is a manufacturer of laboratory type fiber optic test instrumentation, not limited to, but primarily used in telecom type applications. Applications range from PIC design, research and development to manufacturing and production. Yenista’s product portfolio consists of high dynamic range tunable laser sources, automated wavelength dependent passive optical component testers, optical spectrum analyzers, tunable filters, and multipurpose modular test platform OSICS with modules ranging from tunable laser sources to switches, attenuators, DFB sources and more. 
(https://yenista.com) sponsor-imec-headAs electronics become smaller and more capable, they become more complex. Necessary innovation must be met with ever-advancing technical capability. Tektronix designs and manufactures the test, measurement and monitoring solutions that break through the walls of complexity, to accelerate global innovation. Tektronix solutions have supported many of humankind’s greatest advances of the past 65 years. Health. Communication. Mobility. Space. We are committed to the scientists, engineers and technicians around the world who will define the future, and rely on us to embrace the technological challenge, as partners in their innovation. (www.tek.com)

Supporting Organizations



The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture critical global manufacturing leadership in a technology that is both essential to National security and positioned to provide a compelling return-on-investment to the U.S. economy. The Institute’s goal is to emulate the dramatic successes experienced by the electronics industry over the past 40 years and transition key lessons, processes, and approaches to the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) industry. AIM Photonics supports Small and Medium Enterprises, providing practical access and technology on-ramps for U.S. industry, government, and academic communities. We are creating a National PIC manufacturing infrastructure, widely accessible and inherently flexible to meet the challenges of the marketplace with practical, innovative solutions. (www.aimphotonics.com)


With our unparalleled 45-year history, BCC Research provides comprehensive analysis of global market sizing, forecasting and industry intelligence, covering markets where advances in science and technology are improving the quality, standard and sustainability of businesses, economies and lives. Combining our historical knowledge with our deep roster of industry experts creates market research with accurate forecasting, astute analysis and actionable insights. Industry leaders choose BCC Research when they need more than just information, but instead require meaningful insights, spirited commentary, deep analysis by industry experts and accurate forecasts.


OSA/OIDA OSA Industry Development Associates (OIDA) serves and represents the optics and photonics community of more than 260 corporate members. Members include the leading providers of optics and photonics components and systems and leading universities and research institutions. OIDA provides roadmap reports and market data for the industry, serves as the voice of the industry to government and academia, acts as a liaison with other trade associations worldwide and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information within the optics and photonics community. To learn more about a corporate membership with OIDA, visit: OIDA Membership.


EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, coordinates EU funding proposals, advocacy and lobbying, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, pavilions at exhibitions. (www.epic-assoc.com)

Speakers: Key-Note Presentation



Meint K. Smit started research in Integrated Optics in 1981. He invented the Arrayed Waveguide Grating, for which he received a LEOS Technical Achievement award in 1997 and he was closely involved in the introduction of MMI-couplers in semiconductor-based Photonic IC technology. In 2000 he became the leader of the Photonic Integration group at the COBRA Research Institute of TU Eindhoven. His current research interests are in InP-based Photonic Integration and integration of InP circuitry on Silicon. He is the founder of the JePPIX platform, the Joint European Platform for Photonic Integration of Components and Circuits and strongly involved in the development of the InP-based photonic foundry system in Europe. Smit is a LEOS Fellow and he received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2012. (jeppix.eu)


Arne Leinse Ph.D., Chief Commercial Officer at LioniX International, received a M.Sc. degree from the University of Twente in the integrated Optical Microsystems group in 2001. In this same group he started his Ph.D. work on the topic of active micro-ring resonators for various optical applications. His Ph.D. work was carried out in the framework of a European project (IST 2000-28018 “Next generation Active Integrated optic Subsystems”) and his thesis was titled: “Polymeric micro-ring resonator based electro-optic modulator”. In 2005 he joined LioniX B.V. where he was project-/account manager involved in several integrated optical projects and involved in the strategic roadmap of the technology and LioniX B.V.. LioniX B.V. merged into LioniX International B.V. per April 1st 2016. (lionix-international.com)


Dr. Timo Aalto has worked at VTT since 1997 with silicon photonics as his main research topic. He received M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in optoelectronics technology from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1998 and 2004, respectively. Presently he leads VTT’s Photonics Integration team, which operates the two main clean room facilities of VTT Ltd. in Espoo and Oulu. The team is developing silicon and polymer waveguide circuits, hybrid integration of optoelectronics, and photonics packaging. He has >50 journal, conference and workshop publications. His invited contributions include the review of projects, theses and publications, many presentations and writing a book chapter. (www.vtt.fi/siliconphotonics)


Twan Korthorst is since more than 20 years active in the field of chip design and fabrication for non-traditional semiconductor micro and nano technologies. During the final stage of his studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, he co-founded the Microflown Team, developing world’s first particle velocity microphone. In 1996 he started as Product Engineer at Twente Microproducts (TMP). After the acquisition of TMP by Kymata, a Scottish-based communications solutions provider using integrated photonics in 2000, he occupied the post of Director Operations at KymataNetherlands (later Alcatel Optronics Netherlands). Having been a Manager of Operations at DEMCON Advanced Mechatronics, Twan joined PhoeniX Software in August 2007. As CEO of the leading supplier of Photonic IC design solutions, he is instrumental in advocating about photonic integration technologies and bringing parties together to accelerate the development of design flows and manufacturing supply chains. (phoenixbv.com)


Dan Neugroschl received the M.S. degree in materials science from Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. He is currently the President of Chiral Photonics., Pine Brook, NJ, USA, which he cofounded in 1999. (www.chiralphotonics.com)


Pavel Zivny [pronounce Pa-vel (Pa as in Pascal) Zhivny] is a high speed serial data Domain Expert with the High Performance oscilloscopes group of Tektronix. In his past Pavel has worked in the test, design and architecture as well as new product planning of high speed oscilloscopes. Pavel has a number of oscilloscope related patents, papers and articles, and represents Tektronix and T&M on industry panels and program committees. His current interests in the high speed serial data field include Equivalent Time Sampling and Real-Time oscilloscope measurements as well as signal generation with BERTs and Pattern Generators. Pavel represents Tektronix in the IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) standard body, currently focusing on PAM4 50G/100G/200G/400G technology developments in IEEE 802.3bs and 802.3cd. (www.tek.com)


Pascual Munoz was born in Valencia, Spain on February 7th, 1975. He received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicación degree from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) in 1998. In 1999 he served as 1st Lieutenant in the Spanish Airforce, while working as IT consultant for AIME Instituto Tecnológico. He received a Ph.D. degree in photonics from UPV in 2003. He is currently Associate Professor at the Departamento de Comunicaciones, and researcher at the Institute for Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (ITEAM), both at UPV. Dr. Muñoz runs a consolidated research line, started in 2005, on prototyping Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) in a technology agnostic fashion, where PICs are designed in the best suited technology (Silicon-On-Insulator, Indium Phosphide, Silica on Silicon, Silicon Nitride amongst other) for each application. He has been involved in several European Commission funded projects, being coordinator for integration on InP within the NoE IST-EPIXNET. He has published 40 papers in international refereed journals and over 60 conference contributions. He is a member of the Technical Programme Committees of the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) and the European Conference on Integrated Optics (ECIO). Dr. Muñoz received the VPI Speed Up Photonics Award in 2002 for innovative Fourier optics AWG with multimode interference (MMI) couplers modeling, by Virtual Photonics Incorporated and IEEE Communications Magazine. He was also granted the IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship Program in 2002. He received the extraordinary doctorate prize from UPV in 2006. From his research line, he co-founded the UPV spin-off company VLC Photonics in 2011, where the PIC design know-how, expertise and tools have been transferred, and he served as CEO from 2011 to 2013. Since 2011 he is a member of the Board of Directors, where the company strategy is set for the management, and a member of the Joint VLC-UPVLC R&D Commission, where topics for mutual collaborative and/or contractual research are defined and supervised. Dr. Muñoz is a Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of the OSA. (vlcphotonics.com)

Speakers: Use-Case Presentations



Benjamin Moss is heavily involved in the development of the Component Library for AIM Photonics as an engineer at Analog Photonics. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2014 from MIT and joined Professor Michael Watts’ research group as a Postdoctoral Associate; in 2015, he joined Analog Photonics. His interests are focused around energy-efficient integrated microphotonic circuits and systems. (www.aimphotonics.com)


Peter De Dobbelaere received the Ph.D. degree in integrated optics from the University of Gent, Belgium in 1995. From 1991 to 1995 he was employed by IMEC, Belgium working on various projects including short reach optical interconnect, diffractive structures, heterogeneous integration of III-V with Si and polymer waveguides. From 1995 to 1999, he was with Akzo-Nobel N.V., The Netherlands and U.S., where he was engaged in product development and reliability of polymer-based thermo-optic waveguide switch devices. In 1999, he joined OMM Inc., San Diego, CA, where he was responsible for product and technology development of MEMS-based optical switches. In 2004, he joined Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, where he is currently responsible for engineering and technology development for silicon photonics based products. (www.luxtera.com)


Aaron Albores-Mejia earned the PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2011. Soon after, he joined the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Tsukuba). He has performed and led blue-sky and applied R&D to turn photonics concepts into applied photonic integrated solutions for telecoms and datacoms. Currently, Aaron is the Principal Photonics Product Engineer at EFFECT Photonics, where optical communication solutions are delivered based on highly-integrated ‘system-on-chip’ transceivers. (effectphotonics.nl)


Dr. Zhao Jialin is currently a research engineer in transmission technology research department, Huawei technologies, Co., Ltd. Since joining Huawei in 2015, he was involved in the development of hybrid integrated widely tunable laser based on III-V and silicon nitride platform. During his Phd. study in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, he focused on the investigation and characterization of novel III-V monolithically integrated tunable lasers. (huawei.com)

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