AIPT Workshop “New Frontiers and Challenges in Optical Communications”


 We invite all interested researchers to attend the workshop
"New Frontiers and Challenges in Optical Communication Systems".

Location: MB161, Aston University
Date: 13th  October, 2017


Sponsored by Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AiPT), and Aston University OSA/SPIE Student Chapter, this workshop will be hosted at MB161, Aston University on 13th October, 2017. The workshop will invite professionals from industry and academy to introduce cutting-edge achievements as well as existed challenges in high-capacity optical links and secure quantum communication systems.

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09:00 – 09:30      Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:40      Introduction (Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn)

09:40 – 10:30      Dr. Charles Laperle (Ciena Corporation, Canada): High Bit Rate Optical Links in                 Commercial Applications, Principles and Challenges for Next Generation Systems beyond  100 Gb/s 

10:30 – 11:20       Dr. Benn Thomsen (Microsoft, Cambridge): Optics in the cloud: opportunities for light.

11:20 – 11:40        Coffee break

11:40 – 12:30        Dr. Zhiliang Yuan (Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Cambridge): Quantum key distribution for fibre networks. 

12:30 – 14:00          Lunch break (G8)

14:00 – 14:35         Dr. Milos Nedeljkovic, (ORC, University of Southampton): Silicon photonics and its             prospects for data communications

14:35 – 15:10         Dr. Son Thai Le (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany): Single side band communication direct           detection for short reach and metro transmissions.

15:10 – 15:45         Dr. Filipe Ferreira (Aston University): On the Feasibility of Mode-Division Multiplexed        Transmission over Few-Mode Fibres

15:45 – 15:50          Closing remarks 

For further information, please contact:

  • Ms. Tingting Zhang, President, SPIE AIPT Chapter, zhangt16(at)
  • Mr. Mohammad Al Khateeb, Vice President, SPIE AIPT Chapter, alkhamaz(at)