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L3MATRIX second newsletter released

Our Second L3MATRIX-Newsletter is now ready for download. We dedicated this newsletter as a special edition to the The European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Gothenborg, Sweden this year. ECOC Exhibition, the largest European optical communications event, is a key meeting place for those within the fibre optic communication technology industry.

L3MATRIX will be among the exhibitors at the conference and we will present the 5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres on Tuesday the 19th of September 2017.

The document is available to download here

Project first Newsletter released

The first L3matrix newsletter has been released in March 2017 and circulated to the attendees to the OFC 2017 conference which took place between the 19th and 23rd of March 2017 in Los Angeles, USA.

The document is available for download here: l3matrix first newsletter

5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres

5th International Symposium for Optical Interconnect in Data Centres

Co-Located with 43rd European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2017)

Date: Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Location: Meeting Room J2, ECOC Exhibition 2017

Svenska Mässan – Entrance number 2, Mässans gata 24, Gothenburg, Sweden

More info on the venue here.

The symposium is focused on high-performance, low-energy and cost and small-size optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data center. We intend to draw out and discuss the key technology enablers and inhibitors to widespread commercial proliferation of photonic interconnect in “mega” data centre environments and how the optical interconnect community can collectively help to address these.

The topics addressed will centre on passive and active embedded photonic interconnect technologies including optical circuit boards, polymer and glass waveguides, III-Vs, silicon photonics, photonic crystals and plasmonics in data centers.

 

The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration includes admission to symposium sessions, coffee breaks, lunch.

REGISTER HERE

 

PROGRAMME

08:30 Registration

 

08:40 Welcome by Tolga Tekin (H2020 – L3MATRIX, Fraunhofer IZM)

 

Session 1: Enabling the data centre

09:00 Katharine Schmidtke (Facebook) Increasing datacenter bandwidth: A network or a technology issue?

09:20 Richard Pitwon (Seagate) The inevitable truth: Photonics and the digitisation of society

09:40 Robert Blum (Intel) Silicon Photonics and the future of optical connectivity in the data center

10:00 Salah Ibrahim (NTT) Enabling a highly scalable OPS/OCS DC network with hybrid optoelectronic routers

10:20 Elad Mentovich (Mellanox) & Chris Cole (Finisar): 1300nm vs. 1550nm

 

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

 

Session 2: Integrated photonics in the market place

11:20 Bert Offrein (IBM) Chip and system-level integration technologies for silicon photonics (pdf)

11:40 Kazuhiko Kurata (PETRA) Multimode commercial PIC transceivers

12:00 Tom Marrapode (AIM Photonics) Overview of iNEMI-IPSR Board-Level Optical Interconnect Project

12:20 Jeroen Duis (SmartPhotonics) The Integrated Photonics Revolution (pdf)

12:40 Peter De Dobbelaere (Luxtera) & James Regan (EFFECT Photonics): Si vs. InP

(pdf)

 

13:20 – 14:20 Lunch

 

Session 3: Advances in Integrated Photonics

14:20 Lars Brusberg (Corning) Glass Waveguides for Board-level Optical Interconnects (pdf)

14:40 Hideyuki Nawata (Nissan Chemicals) Polymer optical waveguide on package substrate

15:00 Blanca Ruiz (Reichle & De-Massari ) Embedded Polymer Waveguide to Optical Fiber Interconnects, creating the optimal link (pdf)

15:20 Timo Aalto (VTT) Silicon photonics on 3 and 12 µm thick SOI for optical interconnects (pdf)

15:40 Takaaki Ishigure (Keio University) Polymer optical waveguide circuit for high bandwidth density on-board interconnects

16:00 Round table discussion

 

16:20 – 16:40 Coffee break

 

Session 4: Where do we go next? Disruptive innovations

16:40 George Papen (UCSD) Parallel Optical Datacenter Networks

17:00 George Kanellos (H2020 – STREAMS, University of Bristol) ICT-STREAMS – WDM concepts for on-board optical interconnects

17:20 Manos Varvarigos (H2020 – NEPHELE, NTUA) NEPHELE project – Dynamic bandwidth assignment in slotted optical datacenter networks

17:40 Joni Mellin (H2020 – L3MATRIX, ams) ams Silicon Photonics: 3D Photonic interposer platform

18:00 Marco Romagnoli (H2020 – TERABOARD, CNIT) tbd

18:20 Segolene Olivier (H2020 – COSMICC, CEA-LETI) H2020 COSMICC : Silicon photonics for mid-board integrated transceivers targeting aggregated data rate beyond 1 Tb/s

 

18:40 End of Symposium

The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration includes admission to symposium sessions, coffee breaks, lunch.
REGISTER HERE

Chairs:
Tolga Tekin (Fraunhofer IZM, Germany)
Richard Pitwon (Seagate, United Kingdom)
Nikos Pleros (AUTH, Greece)
Paraskevas Bakopoulos (Mellanox, Israel)

 

 

Previous Symposia:

4rd Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium, ECOC 2016, Düsseldorf
3rd Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium, ECOC 2015, Valencia
2nd Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium, ECOC 2014, Cannes
1st Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium, Laser Optics Berlin 2014

PhoxTroT’s 2nd Summer School on Optical Interconnects

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PhoxTroT’s 2nd Summer School on Optical Interconnects

L3MATRIX supports PhoxTroT’s 2nd Summer School on Optical Interconnects at University of St. Andrews.

1st-4th of August 2016.

Co-organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (Fraunhofer IZM) and Seagate Technology in the frame of European ICT Project PhoxTroT, the summer school focuses on high-performance, low-energy and low-cost optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data center and high-performance computing systems. There will be a wide range of participants from leading industries and universities around the globe, as well as lectures about striking topics. The lectures will focus on several subjects, all related to the newest important questions about optical interconnects. You will find themes such as Applications, On-board interconnects, On-chip Interconnects and CMPs, On-chip interconnects and Photonic Integration Technologies and also lectures coming from the Industrial perspective.

http://www.phoxtrot.eu/news/summerschool/

 

L3MATRIX Kick-Off in Berlin

The project L3MATRIX  “Large Scale Silicon Photonics Matrix for Low Power and Low Cost Data Centers” started on December 1, 2015.

The kick-off meeting was held on February 22-23, 2016 at Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin.