Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems


Program details can be downloaded from here including talk abstracts and speaker bios.

Please register OPTICS 2021 for free at here by April 12, 2021 (midnight, Pacific Daylight Time). We will send a Zoom link to the registered attendees by April 13, 2021.

Session #1 Silicon Photonic Device & System Characterization and Optimization
April 14, Pacific Daylight Time

Chair: Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State University

7:00am OPTICS Opening
Ulf Schlichtmann, Luca Ramini, Mahdi Nikdast

7:10am Towards Error-Free Photonic Interconnects
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

7:30am Towards Yield Analysis for Real-Life Photonic Integrated Circuits
Ahsan Alam, ANSYS

7:50am DWDM Silicon Photonics: From PDK (Process Design Kit) to 3D-Integrated SiPh Receiver Design
Jinsung Youn, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE Labs)

8:10am On-chip Wireless Optical Interconnects: Results and Perspectives
Gaetano Bellanca, University of Ferrara

8:30am Break

Session #2 Advances on Silicon Photonic Technology and System Integration
April 14, Pacific Daylight Time

Chair: Luca Ramini, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

8:45am Monolithic Quantum Dot Laser for Silicon Photonics
Siming Chen, University College London

9:05am Silicon Photonic Optical Interfaces for Free-Space Transmissions
Antonio Fincato, ST Microelectronics

9:25am Silicon photonics with 4dB/m loss and 40 GHz photodetectors
Timo Aalto, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

9:45am Optical I/O Chiplets for Heterogeneous Computing
Mark Wade, Ayar Labs

Special Session: Photonics Manufacturing and Design Services
April 14, Pacific Daylight Time

10:15am Si, SiN, and Glass Photonics Prototyping Services at CMP
Kholdoun Torki, CMP

Session #3 Silicon Photonic Design Automation & Methodologies
April 15, Pacific Daylight Time

Chair: Ulf Schlichtmann, Technical University of Munich

7:00am OPTICS Opening
Ulf Schlichtmann, Luca Ramini, Mahdi Nikdast

7:10am Efficiency-Oriented Design Automation for Wavelength-Routed Optical Network-on-Chip
Tsun-Ming Tseng, Technical University of Munich

7:30am Enabling an Automated Photonic VLSI Design Experience
Ashkan Seyedi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE Labs)

7:50am Light for AI: Hardware-Software Codesign in Optical Neural Networks
David Z. Pan, UT Austin

8:10am Break

Session #4 Novel Programmable Computing Paradigms using Silicon Photonics
April 15, Pacific Daylight Time

Chair: Thomas Van Vaerenbergh, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE Labs)

8:30am Neuromorphic Silicon Photonics and Applications
Bhavin Shastri, Queen’s University

8:50am Photonic analog signal processing for neuromorphic computing
Bert Jan Offrein, IBM Research Institute

9:10am Cross-Layer Design of Deep Learning Accelerators with Silicon Photonics
Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State University

9:30am Countering variations and thermal effects for accurate optical neural networks
Grace Li Zhang, Technical University of Munich