12th International Conference on Group IV Photonics

26 - 28 August 2015

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Welcome to Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to the 12th International Conference on Group IV Photonics

26 - 28 August 2015

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver British Columbia


On behalf of the conference Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 12th International Conference on Group IV Photonics in Vancouver. The conference will feature an exciting program with presentations organized in three topical sessions covering the breadth of Group-IV photonic research and spanning the range from scientific curiosity and fundamental discovery to advanced applications and commercialization. A special industry forum session is also planned with solicited presentations from key industry players in the field. Plenary presentations by leading authorities of the international photonics community will provide an insightful update on the state of the world photonics R&D and market, and address hot topics in the field. We are confident that you will find the technical program stimulating and inspiring. It is our hope that the conference will serve as a fertile ground to present and discuss your research advances, to learn about new discoveries and current trends and to network with your colleagues, peer community and clients. We wish you have an enjoyable and productive conference week in our city of Vancouver.


Dr. Pavel Cheben, National Research Council Canada  

Prof. Andy Knights, McMaster University

Co-Chairs, 12th Group IV Photonics 2015 Conference



Pavel Cheben

National Research Council, Canada

Andy Knights

McMaster University, Canada
Local Secretary

Lukas Chrostowski

University of British Columbia, Canada
Conference Secretary

Jens Schmid

National Research Council, Canada

Plenary Speaker

Tymon Barwicz

IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center, USA


Invited Speakers

Danae Delbeke

Ghent University - IMEC, Photonics Research Group, Center of Nano-and Biophotonics, Belgium

Silicon Photonics for Spectroscopic Sensing

Po Dong

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Silicon Photonic Devices for Complex Modulation Formats and Coherent Communications

Detlev Gruetzmacher

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany

The GeSn Laser: Enabler for Monolithic Integration of Photonics on SiGeSn Laser on Si

Tsuyoshi Horikawa

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) & Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association(PETRA), Japan

Ultra-Fine Si Photonics Fabrication Technology Based on 40-nm-Node CMOS Process

Siegfried Janz

NRC-Institue for Microstructural Sciences, Canada

Novel Subwavelength Grating Structures for Photonics Interconnect, Sensors and Polarization Rotators

Delphine Marris-Morini

University of Paris Sud, France

Ge Quantum Well Modulators

Shinji Matsuo

NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan

On-Silicon Integration of Compact & Energy-Efficient InP Lasers with 40 Gbps Direct Modulation

Milos Popovic

University of Colorado at Boulder, USA


Clint Schow

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA.


Richard Soref

University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA

Phase-Change Materials for Group-IV Electro-Optical Switching and Modulation

Ali Hajimiri

Caltech, USA


Special Industry Forum Speaker

Christopher Doerr

Acacia Communications Inc., USA

Silicon Photonic Coherent Transceivers

Special Industry Forum Speaker

Patrick Dumais

Huawei Canada, Canada

Scaling up Silicon Photonic Switch Fabrics

Special Industry Forum Speaker

Dazeng Feng

Kotura, USA


Special Industry Forum Speaker

Eric Hall

Aurrion, Inc., USA

High-Bandwidth WDM Silicon Photonics Tranceivers

Special Industry Forum Speaker

Wilfried Kaiser

Ranovus Inc., Canada

Enabling Cost Effective Terabits Connectivity for Intra-Data Center Optical Links using with Quantum Dot Laser and Silicon Photonics Technologies

Special Industry Forum Speaker

Ashok Krishnamoorthy

Oracle, USA


Special Industry Forum Speaker

Hai-Feng Liu

Intel Corporation, USA


Special Industry Forum Speaker

Thierry Pinguet

Luxtera, Inc., USA


Special Industry Forum Speaker

James Pond

Lumerical Solutions Inc., Canada

A Simulation Tool Development Roadmap to Support a Scalable Silicon Photonics Design Ecosystem

Special Industry Forum Speaker

Michel Poulin

TeraXion, Canada

Development of Silicon Photonic Products for Telecom and Datacom

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Industry Forum

26 August 2015

Industry Forum




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