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Silicon photonics adoption in UK industry -
impact by collaboration

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Silicon photonics is a rapidly evolving research field that has recently attracted a lot of interest from both academia and semiconductor industry. Utilising silicon-based material platforms and combining mature silicon processing technologies and tools from semiconductor industry, Silicon Photonics offers the most promising solutions for industrial-scale fabrication of hybrid devices in which optical and electronic components are integrated onto a single chip....


10.30 Introduction and welcome: Prof Graham Reed  
SESSION 1: Chair: Dr Callum Littlejohns  
How Rockley Photonics works with academia, and why it works for us
Dr Andrew Rickman, CEO Rockley Photonics, UK
11.10 The Cornerstone Project: UK silicon photonics fabrication capability based on DUV Photolithography
Dr Stevan Stankovic, University of Southampton, UK
11.30 Dielectric photonics as a technology for next generation LAN-WDM
Dr Bill Ring, BB Photonics, UK
11.50 Silicon Photonics and UK industry strategy
Dr John Lincoln, CEO Photonics Leadership Group, UK
12.10 400G and beyond: the role of silicon photonics in high speed optics
Tony Pearson, Finisar Corporation, USA
12.30 Conclusion and close of morning session.  
12.40 POSTER SESSION | Lunchtime Break
Two poster prizes will be awarded for the best poster - technical committee choice and attendee choice.
SESSION 2: Chair: Dr Callum Littlejohns  
Nanoscale epitaxy: enabling III-Von Silicon
Prof Diana Huffaker, Director of the Institute for Compound Semiconductors, UK
14.20 Silicon photonics - a gateway to the digitisation of society
Richard Pitwon, Seagate Systems (UK) Ltd
14.40 Practical quantum-dot lasers monolithically grown on silicon for silicon photonics
Professor Huiyun Liu, University College London, UK
15.00 Don’t forget the electronics – considerations for highly integrated silicon photonics devices
Christian Rookes, HiLight Semiconductor Ltd, UK
15.20 The evolution of photonics packaging
Bob Musk, Entroptix Ltd, UK
15.40 Concluding comments and poster awards by Professor Sir David Payne  
15:50 End of meeting.  


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



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