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Recent Advances in Integrated Microwave Photonics 

Jianping Yao

University of Ottawa, Canada

Brief CV:
Jianping Yao is a Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, a former Topical Editor of Optics Letters, an Advisory Editorial Board Member of Optics Communications, and a Steering Committee Member of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. Dr. Yao is currently the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Photonics Technical Committee. He served as a TPC or General Chair for over 20 IEEE conferences, including the TPC Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP2010), General Co-Chair of MWP2011, TPC Co-Chair of MWP2014, General Co-Chair of MWP2015 and MWP2017, and General Chair of MWP2019.
Dr. Yao has published over 570 papers including over 340 in refereed journals and over 230 in conference proceedings. He was an IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for 2013-2015. Dr. Yao received the 2017-2018 Award for Excellence in Research of the University of Ottawa, and was the recipient of the 2018 R.A. Fessenden Award from IEEE Canada. Dr. Yao is a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Programmable Photonics for RF Applications

Jose Capmany

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Brief CV:
José Capmany was born in Madrid, Spain, he received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicacion degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1987 and the Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from UPM (1991) and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the Universidad de Vigo.
Since 1991 he is with the Departamento de Comunicaciones, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), where he started the activities on optical communications and photonics, founding the Photonics Research Labs Group ( Since 1996 he is a Full Professor in Photonics and Optical Communications. From 2005 to 2016, he was the Director of the Research Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia (iTEAM) at UPV (
His research activities and interests cover a wide range of subjects related to optical communications including microwave photonics (MWP), integrated optics, optical signal processing, and more recently quantum cryptography and quantum-photonic information processing. He has published over 550 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. He is the author of 15 patents. He was the general chair of the 41st European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) held in Valencia in 2015 and of the IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics in 2009.
He has been a member of the Technical Program Committees of over 50 international conferences in the field of photonics including ECOC, the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), the Integrated Optics and Optical Communications Conference (IOOC), CLEO Europe, and the Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC).
Professor Capmany is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is also a founder and chief innovation officer of the spin-off company VLC Photonics ( dedicated to the design of photonic integrated circuits and EPHOOX ( dedicated to MWP instrumentation
Professor Capmany is the 2012 King James I Prize Laureate on novel technologies, the highest scientific distinction in Spain, for his outstanding contributions to the field of microwave photonics and in 2016 he was awarded an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.
He was a member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors (2008-10) and a distinguished lecturer for the 2013-14 term, an associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (2010-2016) and the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology (2016-2018). He is the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.

Photonics for New Generation Radar Systems

Giovanni Serafino, Antonella Bogoni

CNIT, Italy

Brief CV:
Antonella Bogoni, Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’anna, former head of research area of CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), is one of the pioneers of the Integrated Research Center for Photonic Networks and Technologies created in Pisa in 2001 as a part of a broad agreement among four partners, CNIT, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Marconi Communications S.p.A. (now Ericsson) and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), aiming to create in Pisa a world-class Center of Excellence, where currently she is leader of the “digital & microwave photonics” area.
Antonella Bogoni dedicated her research activity to photonics technologies for optical fiber networks especially for ultra-fast all optical signal processing, and to microwave systems especially for 5G, and radars. Recently her interests are especially in communication and sensing for Security, Space and Automotive. Moreover she is leading projects for the development of photonics-based sensors (lidar and radar) and communication subsystems on chip.
She collaborated with the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles where she worked in 2008 and from 2009 to 2010 as winner of a “Fulbright” scholarship.
In 2009 she obtained an ERC starting grant for developing a photonic-based fully digital radar systems, and in 2012 and 2014 she got two additional ERC grants within the “proof of concept”program in order to convert her research results into a pre-industrial product for airport security and environment monitoring. She presented on NATURE the first photonic-based radar. In 2015 she is coordinator of the H2020 project: “ROAM: Revolutionising optical fiber transmission and networking using the Orbital Angular Momentum of light”. In 2017 and 2018 she is the coordinator of three projects on photonics integration for Space funded by the European and Italian Space agencies.
Up to now Antonella Bogoni got more than 30 national and international project grants and 9 Best Paper awards. She is co/author of 55 patents, 8 books and chapters and more than 160 papers on the main scientific international journals (22 invited contributions). Moreover she presented more than 350 contributions in the main photonics and radar international conferences (more than 60 invited contributions). She is Topical Editor for Optics Letters, she is also in the Board of reviewers of, Wiley Editor, Nature Photonics, IEEE/OSA Journals. She is chair of international conferences and workshops, including program co-chair of ECOC 2018, Sub-committee Chair of ECOC 2015, and General chair of Photonics in Switching 2014.

Integrated Microwave Photonics for 5G and Beyond

Andreas Stöhr

University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Brief CV:
Andreas Stöhr received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Gerhard-Mercator-University, Germany, in 1991 and 1997, respectively. From 1987 until 1996 he was CEO of MS Steuerungsanlagen GmbH in Kerpen-Horrem, Germany. From 1996 until 2013 he was a research scientist at University Duisburg. In 1998 and 1999 he joined the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) in Tokyo, Japan where he worked on 60 GHz wireless systems employing radio over fiber techniques. He also worked with France Telecom Orange Labs in Lannion, France in 2009 on complex IQ modulated 60 GHz radio over fiber system. He habilitated at the University Duisburg-Essen where he is head of the Optoelectronics department since 2011. In 2015 he has been with Corning Inc., NY, USA where he worked on extremely spectral efficient millimeter-wave and THz RoF systems.
His current research interests include III/V integrated microwave photonic device technology as well as RF and photonic integration technologies for millimeter-wave and THz communications, imaging and sensing applications. Prof. Stöhr has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member in IEEE Photonics and MTT societies and a committee member and chair of a number of international conferences.

Microwave Photonics Modules based on TriPleX Technology

Chris Roeloffzen

LioniX International, the Netherlands

Brief CV:
Chris G. H. Roeloffzen received the M.Sc. degree in applied physics from the University of Twente , Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2002. He became an Assistant Professor with the Telecommunication Engineering Group, University of Twente, in 2002, where he was involved with research and education on integrated microwave photonic systems. He founded the company SATRAX, a spin-off of the University of Twente in 2009, where he was CTO. SATRAX, LioniX, and XiO Photonics merged into LioniX International in 2017. He is now a Chief Scientific Officer of LioniX International. He has authored or co-authored 40 refereed journal publications and more than 100 conference papers, and delivered 13 invited talks in various international conferences. He is the Technical Program Committee co-chair of IEEE Topical Meeting of Microwave Photonics. He is a MC member of the EU COST 16220: European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics.        

Study on the Carrier Transport Mechanism for Wideband and High Saturation Power Photodetector

Yi Luo

Tsinghua University, China

Brief CV:
Luo Yi is a professor of electronic engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. In 1983, he graduated from the Department of Radio Electronics of Tsinghua University. In 1987, he obtained a master's degree in engineering from the Department of Electronics Engineering of The University of Tokyo, Japan. In 1990, he received his Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from The University of Tokyo, Japan. From April 1990 to March 1992, he was a researcher at Optical Measurement Technology Development Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. He returned to China in April 1992. In the same year, he was promoted to a professor of electronic engineering at Tsinghua University due to his outstanding academic achievements.

Professor Luo is mainly engaged in the research of compound semiconductor optoelectronic devices and their applications, and has made pioneering contributions and outstanding achievements in high-speed optoelectronic devices including dynamic single-mode semiconductor lasers, as well as high efficiency solid-state lighting technologies including GaN-based LEDs and three-dimensional (3D) free-form optical surface lenses. He has realized the world's first gain-coupled distributed feedback semiconductor laser, and the first 3D free-form optical surface lens for general LED-based lighting. Dr. Luo has published more than 530 academic papers (including 339 journal papers and 41 invited reports at CLEO, LEOS and etc.), with 2888 times cited by others, and has been authorized 60 items of Japanese, American, European and Chinese invention patents.

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