2018 Programme

2018 IEEE BICOP Programme

2018 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics
Day 1: Wednesday, 12th Dec 2018





Session 1: Introduction
Chair: Richard Pitwon

08:45-09:00Richard PitwonWelcomeResolute Photonics
09:00-09:10Carol Monaghan MPConference OpeningUK Parliament
09:10-09:50Maggie Adrin-PocockTripping the Light Fantastic: Understanding the UniverseScience Educator and Broadcaster

Session 2: Optical Communications
Chair: Richard Pitwon (Resolute Photonics)

Session 2A

Keynote Talk: Optical Networks
10:00-10:40Andrew LordFrom quantum physics to 5G - what will optical communications look like in the future?BT
10:40-11:00Coffee break/Posters/Networking

Session 2B

Optics in the Cloud
11:00-11:40Ben ThompsonA view from the Cloud: opportunities and challenges for opticsMicrosoft
11:40-12:00Richard PitwonPhotonics in Data CentresResolute Photonics
12:00-12:20Mark Gubbins Heat assisted Magnetic RecordingSeagate
12:20-12:40Richard TaylorSelected Paper: Development of all-semiconductor photonic crystal surface emitting lasersUniversity of Glasgow
12:40-13:40 Lunch/Posters/Networking

Session 3: Optical Interconnect
Chair: Susannah Heck (Compound Semiconductor Technologies)

Session 3A

Free space and wired optical connections
13:40-14:20Harald HassLiFi: Status and OutlookPureLifi
14:20-14:40Bernard LeeBridging the Gap: A Story of ConnectivitySenko
14:40-15:00Ruth MackeyOptical satellite communicationmBryonics
15:00-15:10Lidia GaldinoSpecial Talk: Women in PhotonicsIEEE - Women in Photonics Initiative
15:10-15:40Coffee break/Posters/Networking

Session 3B

Optical devices
15:40-16:20Bardia PezeshkiMoore's law and photonic integration - how can photonic interconnects keep up with electronic switching?Kaiam
16:20-16:40Theoni AlexoudiMid-board Transceiver and Routing technologies for chip-to-chip optical interconnectionAristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
16:40-1700Lars NielsenSelected Paper: Enhanced extinction ratio in an asymmetric mode-locked laser by modulating two saturable absorbersAarhus University

2018 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics
Day 2: Thursday, 13th Dec 2018





Session 4: Integrated Optics and Photonics
Chair: Liam O’Faolain (Cork Institute of Technology)

08:45-09:00Martin DawsonThe IEEE Photonics Society: A Brief Introduction to its Organisation and MissionVP, Conferences - IEEE Photonics Society

Session 4A

Photonic Integrated Circuits
09:00-09:40Graham ReedFrom wafer scale testing to programmable circuits in Silicon PhotonicsUniversity of Southampton
09:40-10:20Mike WaleAdvances in Indium Phosphide Photonic Integrated CircuitsTechnical University Eindhoven
10:20-11:00Coffee break/Posters/Networking

Session 4B

Optical Computing / Advanced Materials
11:00-11:40Folkert HorstIntegrated Photonics for Acceleration of Neural Network TrainingIBM
11:40-12:20Andre FerrariGraphene and Related Materials for Photonics and OptoelectronicsUniversity of Cambridge
12:20-12:40Sebastian SchulzSelected Paper: Non-linear Metasurfaces based on Epsilon-Near-Zero thin filmsUniversity of St Andrews
12:40-13:40 Lunch/Posters/Networking

Session 5: Integrated Optics and Photonics II
Chair: Mike Wale (Technical University of Eindhoven)

Session 5A

Quantum Communications
13:40-14:20Mark StevensonEntangled light emitters for quantum communication networksToshiba
14:20-14:40Spiros MikroulisPhotonics for 5G. Optical network solutions, novel photonic technologies and the role of photonic devices as a cost-efficiency enablerHuawei
14:40-15:00Richard SharpSelected Paper: SEREEL2 - Making laser single-event effects testing available to the manyCobham RAD Solutions
15:00-15:40 Coffee break/Posters/Networking

Session 5B

Medical Photonics and Sensors
15:40-16:00Tom HarveyRecent developments in Healthcare PhotonicsCPI
16:00-16:20Moshin HajiProgress towards a state-of-the-art miniature caesium clockNPL
16:20-16:40Nabeel RizaThe CAOS Camera - Unleashing the Power of Full Spectrum Extreme Linear Dynamic Range ImagingUniversity College Cork
16:40-17:00Kin Kee ChowSelected Paper: Coarbon nanotubes deposited optical fibers for continuous refractive index sensing applicationsManchester Metropolitan University

2018 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics
Day 3: Friday, 14th Dec 2018





Session 6: Assembly and Manufacture
Chair: Jose Pozo (EPIC)

Session 6A

Chip Level Assembly and Manufacture
08:40-09:20Peter O’BrienPhotonic integrated circuit packagingTyndall Institute
09:20-09:40Wyn Meredith‘CSConnected’- building a Compound Semiconductor technology cluster in South WalesCompound Semiconductor Cluster
09:40-10:00Iwan DaviesCompound Semiconductor Manufacturing: Enabling Pervasive Photonics-based ApplicationsIQE
10:00-10:25Coffee break/Posters/Networking
10:25-10:30Awards - Best Paper, Best Poster, Best Invited Talk

Session 6B

Board and Chip Level Optical Circuits
10:30-11:00Richard PentyPort count scalable InP photonic switches for data centre networksUniversity of Cambridge
11:00-11:20Takaaki IshigureAdvances in 3D optical circuit board waveguide technologiesKeio University (Japan)
11:20-11:40Henning SchröderThin Glass-based Photonic System IntegrationFraunhofer IZM
11:20-11:40John McPhillimyTowards 3D optical integration by microtransfer printing of ultra-thin membrane devicesUniversity of Strathclyde
12:00-12:05Richard PitwonClosing remarksIEEE