European Cluster in Optical Interconnects Workshop

Berlin, August 2013 –

PhoxTroT is hosting the first workshop for the European Cluster in Optical Interconnects in September 2013 during the ECOC in London.

This workshop aims to highlight the latest achievements across the entire spectrum of system embedded optical interconnects including electro-optical PCB, optical waveguide fabrication, connectors, components, devices and systems that are placing photonics among the key enabling technologies of datacom and computercom evolution. Moreover, this Workshop aims to focus on the practical application perspectives of this technology as well as the remaining challenges to be tackled on the way to full deployment within future datacom systems.



Agenda and presentations:

12:00 – 12:30

Introduction to European Cluster for Optical Interconnects

Dimitris Apostolopoulos, National Technical University of Athens (Greece)


12:30 – 13:00

Overview and Roadmap for European projects in Optical Interconnects

Nikos Pleros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Center for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)


13:00 – 13:30

40 Gb/s Regenerative Optical Bus based on Multimode Polymeric Board Level Interconnects

Richard Penty, University of Cambridge (UK)



13:30 – 14:00

Optoelectronics Packaging for Efficient Chip-to-Waveguide Coupling

Geert van Steenberge, University of Ghent (Belgium)



14:30 – 15:00

System Embedded Photonic Interconnect Technologies for Data Centre Applications

Richard Pitwon, Xyratex Technology Ltd (UK)



15:00 – 15:30

Graded-index Core Polymer Optical Waveguides for High-bandwidth-density On-board Interconnect

Takaaki Ishigure, Keio University (Japan)



15:30 – 16:00

Parallel Optics as an Enabler for >1Tb/s Optical Interconnects

Kobi Hasharoni, Compass EOS (Israel)



16:00 – 16:30

High Speed Practical Polymer Optical Waveguides Demonstrated in 24 ch x 16 Gbps Optical Interconnection Module for Computercom System

Makoto Fujiwara, Sumitomo Bakelite (Japan)



16:30 – 16:40

Industry Associations’ Role in Accelerating Technology Development

Carlos Lee, European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)