Scope

The 18th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC2013) /
Photonics in Switching 2013 (PS2013)

OP1. Access Network

  • Novel metro/access network architecture
  • Future high capacity PON systems
  • Optical access networks for future mobile backhauls
  • Wired and wireless hybrid networks for broadband ubiquitous services
  • In-building/house networks
  • Reach extension and split number increase technologies for PON
  • Energy-efficient technologies for access networks
  • Advanced signal processing techniques for optical access networks
  • Burst-mode transmission techniques for optical access networks
  • Advanced optical component technologies for access networks
  • Cable and system performance monitoring technologies
  • Operational issues for resilient access networks

OP2. Core Network

  • Optical core network architecture, design, control, and management
  • Optical core network reliability and protection & restoration
  • Flexible grid and elastic optical path networks
  • Energy efficient core networks
  • Data center networking
  • Cloud/grid computing over optical networks
  • Network virtualization for optical networks
  • New services over core networks
  • Multi-granular/multi-layer/multi-domain networks
  • Packet optical converged networks
  • Packet transport networks
  • Core transport networks for mobile backhaul
  • Network architectures and design for optical circuit, flow, burst, and packet switching
  • Network planning and planning tools
  • Optical network modeling and simulation techniques
  • Optical network performance evaluation
  • Field trials and interoperability demonstrations of optical networks

OP3. Transmission Systems and Their Subsystems

  • Large capacity optical transmission, wavelength-division multiplexing
  • High speed optical transmission, optical time-division multiplexing
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing in photonic systems
  • Optical code-division multiplexing
  • Space division multiplexing techniques
  • Advanced modulation formats
  • Dispersion/PMD compensation/management techniques
  • Optical coherent systems
  • Digital signal processing in photonic systems: signal estimation, error correction, electrical equalization
  • techniques for optical transmission impairment
  • Physics of optical fiber transmission, transmission impairments by dispersion and/or nonlinearities
  • Free-space optical communications
  • Novel concepts for photonic systems/subsystems

OP4. Optical Fibers, Cables and Fiber Devices

  • Optical fiber design, fabrication, installations and maintenance
  • Optical fiber characterization and measurement techniques
  • Photonic crystal fibers and related topics
  • Polymer fibers, non-silica fibers
  • Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Single- and/or multi-core/mode optical amplifiers and their design
  • Doped fiber and waveguide amplifiers, single- or multi-core/mode
  • Multi-core/mode fiber devices, passive and active
  • Raman and Brillouin fiber amplifiers
  • Optical parametric fiber amplifiers, phase-sensitive amplification, and their applications
  • Novel nonlinear fiberoptic devices and applications
  • Hybrid fiber and planar optical amplifiers
  • Optical amplifiers with automatic gain control
  • Optical fiber lasers and sources for telecom applications
  • Fibers for switching and non-linear optical processing
  • Fibers for high power applications
  • Fiber/waveguide devices for sensor applications
  • Novel fiber devices

OP5. Optical Switching Systems and Related Technologies

  • Optical reconfiguration in computing systems
  • Optical path switching systems and architecture
  • Optical/Electrical Hybrid node architecture
  • Optical interconnects systems in high performance computer, storages, and data center
  • Optical integrated switching systems for dynamic reconfiguration and protection
  • Optical cross-connects/add-drop multiplexers and switching subsystems
  • Optical packet switching system and architecture
  • Optical burst/Flow switching systems and architecture
  • Optical buffering for optical packet switching systems
  • Algorithm and protocols for optical switching systems
  • Energy efficient technologies for optical path, burst, flow, and packet switching systems

J1. Semiconductor Active Optical Devices

  • Semiconductor active, dynamic, and functional optical devices
  • Semiconductor lasers, amplifiers, LEDs, modulators, switches, photodetectors
  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
  • Quantum dot and quantum structures for optical devices
  • Monolithic integration of semiconductor active optical devices
  • Array devices and array integration
  • High-speed modulation and high output power
  • Wavelength tunable active devices
  • Nonlinear functions
  • Novel and fundamental mechanisms of optical active devices
  • Design, fabrication, and materials of semiconductor active optical devices
  • Reliability, packaging of semiconductor active optical devices

J2. Optical Passive Devices and Modules

  • Optical waveguide integrated devices and planar lightwave circuits (PLC)
  • Photonic and electronic hybrid/heterogeneous integration devices and modules
  • New waveguide materials and fabrication method
  • Optical filters, demultiplexers and demodulators
  • Glass/ferroelectric/polymer optical modulators and switching devices and modules
  • Optical wavelength selective switches (WSS)
  • Optical micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) for photonic networks
  • Liquid crystal devices for photonic networks
  • Micro-optics and related devices
  • Optical polarization control devices, polarizer, rotator, polarization beam splitter (PBS), wavelength plate
  • Optical isolator, circulator
  • Variable optical attenuator (VOA)

J3. Silicon Photonics Platform

  • Passive devices and functions on Si photonic platform
  • Waveguides, external coupling structure, filters, resonators, couplers, polarization manipulation
  • Active devices and functions on Si photonic platform
  • Optical modulators, attenuators, switches, photodetectors, photodiodes
  • Light emitters, optical amplifiers, lasers, III-V monolithic/hybrid integration
  • Rare-earth materials and devices on Si photonic platform
  • Non-reciprocal materials and devices on Si photonic platform, isolators, circulators
  • Nonlinear functions, optical signal processing
  • Photonic integration, photonics-electronics convergence
  • Optical interconnections, telecommunications applications
  • Bio-sensing and other novel applications of Si photonic platform
  • Si and other group-IV photonic devices for THz and far-infrared
  • Fabrication technology, lithography, etching, film deposition, crystal growth

J4. Optical Signal Processing, Display, Storage

  • Linear and nonlinear optics for signal processing
  • Active and passive devices for optical signal processing
  • Modules and techniques for optical signal processing
  • Optical interconnections and signal processing subsystems
  • Free-space and waveguide optical signal processing
  • Optics in computing
  • Optical analog and digital signal processing
  • Photonic analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Microwave, wireless, fiber-optic and satellite communications and signal processing
  • Optical signal processing for non-telecommunications applications.