Sunday Program

Sunday Program

13 November• 8:30am-8:30pm PST
Canadian Photonics Research, Past, Present, and Future

To kick-off the conference week, the IEEE Photonics Society has year-over-year put together an innovative and comprehensive Sunday Program to introduce new forums and panels to the IEEE Photonics Conference. Below is the list of this year’s program, which focuses on Canadian Photonics Research.

Perspectives on Photonic Research

8:30 am-10:00 am

Robert Boyd
, University of Ottawa
Pavel Cheben, National Research Council
Joyce Poon, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and University of Toronto

10:00am-10:30am: Break

Centers of Photonics Research

10:30 am-12:30 pm

Leslie Rusch, COPL – Laval University
Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia
David Plant, McGill University
Jacques Albert, Carleton University

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch (on your own)

Quantum Research

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Roberto Morandotti, Institut National De Recherche Scientifique
Paul Barclay, University Calgary
Michael Reimer, University of Waterloo, Institute for Quantum Computing

Inverse Design

3:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Jens Niegemann and Dylan McGuire, Ansys Lumerical,

Mohamed Bakr, McMaster University
Yuri Grinberg, National Research Council, Canada

Title: Live Workshop: Create Optimized Components with Photonic Inverse Design

Abstract: Join us for a hands-on workshop focused on photonic inverse design (PID) – a design process where, given desired target performance, computational methods are employed to automatically find the optimal device geometry. Learn about the adjoint method and how it can be used to accelerate the optimization of shape-based and topology-based design problems. Gain valuable experience using PID tools to optimize for variable manufacturing and operating conditions in typical structures encountered by components engineered for integrated photonics. 

6:30pm-8:30pm: Sunday Evening Social