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 S05: Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics: Devices
Friday, 17/Sept/2021:
8:15 - 9:45

Session Chair: Milan Milosevic, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Location: Aula 5

Session Abstract

8:15 - 8:45
ID: 542 / TOM1 S05: 1
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Silicon photonics for consumer healthcare monitoring

Aaron Zilkie

Rockley Photonics, United States of America

In this presentation I will describe how silicon photonics platform can be applied to imaging and consumer healthcare sensing. I will describe the platform building blocks and capabilities needed from the silicon photonics platform to provide the range of solutions needed for these applications, as well as what are the specific applications that are driving large volume products in this space.

8:45 - 9:30
Special Invited
ID: 543 / TOM1 S05: 2
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Micro frequency combs for quantum applications

Roberto Morandotti

INRS Montreal, Canada

The development of accessible next-generation

technologies for quantum information science necessitates the

realization and precise manipulation of complex entangled photon

states on practical and scalable platforms. Furthermore, adapting

these quantum photonic platforms to off-the-shelf optical

telecommunications represents an important, yet challenging,

milestone. Quantum frequency combs (QFCs) are a powerful tool

towards this goal, since they enable the generation of complex

photon states in just a single spatial mode as well as their control

through the use of readily available fiber-based telecom


9:30 - 9:45
ID: 163 / TOM1 S05: 3
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Low-loss curved waveguide grating wavelength demultiplexer

Abdelfettah Hadij-ElHouati1,2, Alejandro Ortega-Moñux1,2, J. Gonzalo Wangüemert-Pérez1,2, Robert Halir1,2, Shurui Wang3, Jens H. Schmid3, Pavel Cheben3, Iñigo Molina-Fenández1,2

1Dept. de Ingeniería de Comunicaciones, ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Málaga, Spain; 2Instituto de Telecomunicación (TELMA), Universidad de Málaga, CEI Andalucía TECH, E.T.S. Ingeniería de Telecomunicación, Bulevar Louis Pasteur 35, 29010 Málaga, Spain; 3National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6, Canada

We demonstrate a compact wavelength demultiplexer for the silicon on insulator platform based on the curved waveguide grating (CWG) architecture. We mitigate off-chip radiation loss by enforcing the single beam condition by using metamaterial index engineering. The fabricated device exhibits insertion loss as low as 1dB and crosstalk lower than -25 dB.

9:45 - 10:00
ID: 151 / TOM1 S05: 4
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Customized spectral filters using cladding-modulated Bragg gratings in silicon waveguides

Daniel Pereira-Martín1, Alejandro Ortega-Moñux1, José Manuel Luque-González1, Abdelfettah Hadij-ElHouati1, Alejandro Sánchez-Postigo1, Íñigo Molina-Fernández1, Pavel Cheben2, Jens H. Schmid2, Shurui Wang2, Winnie N. Ye3, Jiří Čtyroký4, J. Gonzalo Wangüemert-Pérez1

1Universidad de Málaga, Dpto. Ingeniería de Comunicaciones, ETSI Telecomunicación, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071, Málaga, Spain; 2National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Bldg. M50, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada; 3Carleton University, Department of Electronics, 1125 Colonel by Dr., Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada; 4Institute of Photonics and Electronics, CAS, Chaberská 57, 182 51 Prague, Czech Republic

We present our latest progress in implementing Bragg filters with a customized spectral response in the silicon-on-insulator platform. Our filter comprises a silicon waveguide with an array of Bragg segments placed aside. The waveguide core is designed to have a reduced mode confinement, which enables an accurate control of the grating strength via modulation of the Bragg segment separation distance and allows for minimum feature sizes compatible with deep-UV lithography. Our design strategy is experimentally validated by demonstrating a filter with 20 non-uniformly spaced notches in the transmittance spectrum.