Optical Interconnects Conference 2015

20 - 22 April 2015

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Welcome to the Optical Interconnects Conference 2015

20 - 22 April 2015

Wyndham San Diego Bayside,
San Diego, California USA

Wyndham San Diego Bayside


San Diego, California


Welcome to the Optical Interconnects Conference at Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, California!

The IEEE Photonics Society Optical Interconnects Conference seeks to facilitate collaboration required to drive new interconnect architectures and technologies from concepts in research labs to commercial realities. To this end, the conference covers the complete spectrum of high performance interconnect challenges in network systems, architectures, applications, subsystems, and devices. In addition, the crucial role that any interconnect strategy plays can only be fully realized when optimized at the system level. This is particularly so in large future peta- and exa-scale platforms in datacenters and supercomputers. So we look forward to the participation of system architects, programmers and everyone researching the interconnect role in a more self-aware next generation platform.

The conference provides a mix of high caliber invited talks in addition to refereed oral and poster papers, each providing a unique opportunity to learn and exchange ideas with the authors. In addition, this year the conference includes an evening panel discussion entitled “Optical Interconnects Supply Chain in 2020: Who Owns the Interface?”.  The panelists who are recognized experts in the industry and academia will bring different views to create thought provoking exchanges.  All attendees will have a chance to ask questions and participate in exciting technical discussions.  The panel will enable all participants to more richly engage in the conference. This year the panel will be held on Tuesday evening, April 21. We urge you all to attend the panel and learn what the panelists and other attendees envision for the future of optical interconnects.

We extend our personal thanks to each of the Program Chairs and the Program Committee Members who have volunteered and invested their time realizing this conference. We also thank our invited speakers for sharing their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for new and emerging interconnect technologies and architectures. We believe that the combined efforts of the organizers and speakers will continue the great tradition this conference series has achieved its esteemed reputation. Finally, we want to express our sincere appreciation to the Photonics Society staff for their professional organization and arrangements for this conference.

We look forward to seeing all of you at this year’s Optical Interconnects Conference!


Azita Emami and Xuezhe Zheng

Optical Interconnects Conference General Co-Chairs


General Co-Chair

Azita Emami

California Institute of Technology, USA
General Co-Chair

Xuezhe Zheng

Oracle, USA
Program Co-Chair

Lukas Chrostowski

University of British Columbia, Canada
Program Co-Chair

Dominic Goodwill

Huawei Technologies, Canada
Program Co-Chair

Samuel Palermo

Texas A & M, USA

Program Committee

Neal Bambha

US Army Research, USA

Shekhar Borkar

Intel Corporation, USA

John Cunningham

Oracle, USA

Marco Fiorentino

HP Labs, USA

Keith Goossen

University of Delaware, USA

Rich Grzybowski


Tian Gu

University of Delaware, USA

Qinfen Hao

Huawei, China

Werner Hofmann

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Rena Huang

Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Satoshi Ide

Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan

Wei Jiang

Rutgers University, USA

Ben Lee


Anthony Lentine

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Yunchu Li


Frederick (Rick) McCormick

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Joyce K. S. Poon

University of Toronto, Canada

Sudip Shekhar

University of British Columbia, Canada

Vladimir Stojanovic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. USA

Harris Turk

US Department of Defense, USA

Ryohei Urata

Google, USA

Peter Van Daele

Ghent University, Belgium

S.J. Ben Yoo

University of California-Davis, USA

Plenary Speakers

Andrew Alduino

Intel Corporation, USA


Markus Amann

Technische Universität München, Germany

High-Speed and Energy-Efficient Long-Wavelength VCSELs

J. Thomas Pawlowski

Micron Technology, Inc., USA

Memory Connectivity Architecture in High Throughput Systems

Invited Speakers

Timo Aalto

VTT, Finland

Silicon Photonics for Optical Connectivity: Small Footprint with Large Dimensions

James Buckwalter

University of California-San Diego, USA

Outlooks for Energy Efficiency of Optoelectronic Interfaces in Scaled FinFET and SOI CMOS Technologies

Chin-Hui Chen

HP Labs, USA

DWDM Silicon Photonic Transceivers for Optical Interconnect

Xiangfei Chen

Nanjing University, China

High Channel Count DFB Laser Array with Precise Channel Spacing for Future PICs Based on REC Technique

Chris Cole

Finisar, USA

100GbE, 400GbE, VCSELs VS. Si Photonics

Paul Fortier

IBM, Canada

Packaging Solutions for Optical Interconnects

Ali Hajimiri

Caltech, USA

Hybrid Electro-Optical Solutions for Sensing and High-Speed Connectivity

Mike Peng Li

Altera, USA

FPGAs with Integrated Photonics

David V. Plant

McGill University, Canada

Silicon Photonic Traveling Wave Modulators for 100G/400G Short Reach Interconnects

Herb Schwetman

Oracle Labs, USA

Efficient Optical Interconnect Architecture for HPC and Data Center Systems

Thomas Toifl

IBM, Switzerland

Limitations and Future Directions for High-Speed Electrical Links

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