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Silicon photonics adoption in UK industry -
impact by collaboration

Silicon Photonics is a rapidly evolving research field that has attracted considerable interest recently from both academia and the semiconductor industry.

With the assistance of research funding for photonics technologies under the auspices of the Photonics for Future Systems programme and the Future Photonics Hub, considerable progress has been made in design, characterisation, and manufacture of photonic-electronic integrated circuits (PIC).

Many devices and applications could benefit from silicon photonics technology. This conference focusses on recent developments and new opportunities for UK industry. Of importance to attendees at this conference is the adoption of silicon photonics – how can academia assist industry to benefit from silicon photonics in new devices and systems?

This meeting is led by a team from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (University of Southampton) and includes contributions from key research groups around the UK, with the involvement of companies currently adopting silicon photonics technologies.

The meeting comprises a programme of invited speakers and a poster session. The programme will allow time for delegates to network with others and to visit the exhibition.

Speakers (to date)

Practical quantum-dot lasers monolithically grown on silicon for silicon photonics
Prof Huiyun Liu, Professor of Semiconductor Photonics, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL, London, UK
CMOS TIA and driver solutions for 100G+ Silicon Photonics
Christian Rookes, HiLight Semiconductor Ltd, Southampton, UK      
400G and beyond: the role of silicon photonics in high speed optics
Tony Pearson, Senior Director of Business Development, Finisar, Sedgefield
The Cornerstone Project: UK Silicon Photonics Fabrication Capability based on DUV Photolithography
Dr Stevan Stankovic, University of Southampton, UK
Silicon photonics - a gateway to the digitisation of society
Richard Pitwon, Seagate, Havant, UK

The evolution of Photonics Packaging
Bob Musk Entroptix Ltd, Paignton, UK

Prof Diana Huffaker, Director of Institute for Compound Semiconductors, University of Cardiff
Rob Harper, The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), Cardiff
Dr Bill Ring, BB Photonics
John Lincoln, Photonics Leadership Group
Andrew Rickman, Rockley Photonics

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The technical programme will be available nearer the time on the website. The meeting programme will be prepared to allow all delegates sufficient time to visit the exhibition.

The 2017 Conference and Industry Programme, run by Enlighten Meetings with its partners, covers application and technology advances, innovations and emerging technologies.

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Dr Callum Littlejohns (Chair)
Optoelectonics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

Stephen Duffy
Optocap Ltd, Livingston, UK

Prof Michael Lebby, Lightwave
Logic Inc, Colorado, USA

Dr Wyn Meredith
Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), Cardiff, UK

Prof Graham Reed
Silicon Photonics and Group Leader, University of Southampton, UK

Prof Alwyn Seeds
Professor of Opto-electronics,
University College London, UK