Conference Agenda

Topical Meetings and Sessions:

TOM 1 - Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics
TOM 2 - Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics
TOM 3 - Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing
TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics
TOM 5 - Resonant Nanophotonics
TOM 6 - Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules and polymers, syntheses, characterization and devices
TOM 7 - Thermal radiation and energy management
TOM 8 - Nonlinear and Quantum Optics
TOM 9 - Optics at Nanoscale (ONS)
TOM 10 - Optical Microsystems (OMS)
TOM 11 - Waves in Complex Photonic Media
TOM 12 - Optofluidics
TOM 13 - Ultrafast Optical Technologies and Applications
TOM 14 - Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
EU Project Session
Early Stage Researcher Session organised by SIOF
Grand Challenges of Photonics Session

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Session Overview
TOM1 S04: Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics: Applications
Thursday, 16/Sept/2021:
16:00 - 17:30

Session Chair: Alejandro Sánchez-Postigo, University of Málaga, Spain
Location: Aula 5

16:00 - 16:30
ID: 248 / TOM1 S04: 1
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Long-wavelength resonant antennas for enhanced radiation-nanomatter interaction and nonlinear optics

Luca Razzari

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada

Optical antennas are resonators capable of enhancing free-space radiation into confined mode volumes. In this talk, a brief summary of our work on the use of such structures for boosting long-wavelength radiation-matter interactions will be given.

16:30 - 17:00
ID: 188 / TOM1 S04: 2
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

SOI multimode waveguide bend with radially bridged SWGs for broadband (de)multiplexing

Kevan K. MacKay, Winnie N. Ye

Carleton University, Department of Electronics, 1125 Colonel By Dr. Ottawa, Canada

We propose a novel broadband multimode waveguide bend that supports the propagation of multiple TE modes on a silicon-on-insulator platform. The gradient curvature bend utilizes trapezoidal subwavelength grating (SWG) segments, connected by adiabatically tapered radial strips to achieve efficient mode propagation. The bridged design offers an extra degree of design freedom, allowing the realization of a multimode bend with only one single etch. Propagation loss for all modes remains below 2.96 dB, and intermodal crosstalk is better than -19 dB across a broad bandwidth of 100 nm, centred at 1550 nm.

17:00 - 17:15
ID: 280 / TOM1 S04: 3
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Integrated circular optical phased array

Qiankun Liu1, Tom Smy1, Ahmed Atieh2, Pavel Cheben3, Alejandro Sánchez-Postigo1,4, Winnie N. Ye1

1Department of Electronics, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada; 2Optiwave Systems Inc, Ottawa, ON, K2E 8A7, Canada; 3Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Center, National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada; 4Currently at Telecommunication Research Institute (TELMA), Universidad de Málaga, CEI Andalucía TECH, Louis Pasteur 35, 29010 Málaga, Spain

Existing OPAs are typically based on 2D rectangular arrays or 1D linear arrays. Both approaches present a limited field-of-view (FOV) due to the presence of the grating lobes when the element spacing is larger than λ/2. To address the need for an increased steering range, we propose a novel design of an OPA system utilizing a 2D circular phased array, with a substantially increased FOV. We present a circular OPA, with an 820-element array. A steering range ΩSR calculated as a solid angle of 0.51π sr.

17:15 - 17:30
ID: 568 / TOM1 S04: 4
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Spatiotemporal beam shaping with nonlinear multimode optical fibers

Mario Ferraro, Fabio Mangini, Mario Zitelli, Stefan Wabnitz

Sapienza University of Rome

We experimentally study the spatial, temporal and spectral shaping of femtosecond pulse laser beams by using nonlinear multimode optical fibers. Conditions for the generation of walk-off solitons are revealed, and the self-cleaning of multimode Raman solitons is demonstrated. Exotic wave shaping phenomena include the spontaneous generation of rainbow spiral and helical beams carrying orbital angular momentum.