Plenary Speakers

The Plenary Speakers below will share their innovative technical contributions and applications throughout the conference, addressing some of the most complex technologies in the photonics field.

Dr. John Bowers
Director, Institute for Energy Efficiency, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Talk Title:
Integrated Silicon Photonic Circuits

Tremendous progress is being made worldwide in silicon photonics.  Integration with nonlinear materials enables efficient frequency combs and quantum computing and communication.  3D integration enables low noise, narrow linewidth lasers and integration with modulators, photodetector and passive elements. Optical interconnects for data centers require high capacity, high density, lower power and low cost and demonstrations from 1.6 to 60 Tbps.  We review these advances and provide a roadmap for the future.

Dr. John Bowers Bio:

John Bowers holds the Fred Kavli Chair, and is the Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency and a Distinguished Professor in the ECE and Materials Departments at UCSB. Dr. Bowers is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is an AAAS, OSA, IEEE and APS fellow. He is a recipient of the IEEE Nishizawa Medal, IEEE Photonics, OSA/IEEE Tyndall, OSA Holonyak and IEEE William Streifer Awards.

Prof. Chennupati Jagadish
Australian National University, Australia

Talk Title:
Semiconductor Nanostructures for Optoelectronics Applications

In this talk, I will discuss about growth of semiconductor nanowires, nanomembranes and microrings and present their optical properties.  Results on nanowire lasers, vector beam lasers, micro-ring lasers, single photon sources, THz detectors, nanowire solar cells, nanowire sensors and neuron growth on nanowires will be presented.

Prof. Chennupati Jagadish Bio:

Prof. Jagadish is a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University and President of the Australian Academy of Science. He has served as President of the IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He has published 750+ journal papers. He is a Fellow/Member of 14 Science and Engineering Academies of Australia, US, UK, Europe, China, India.