Sunday, October 10, 2021
Time in CET – Central European Time (UTC +1)

13:00-15:00

Workshop SuP1: Current and future of photo detection technology (Presider: Nobu Nishiyama)

13:00-13:15

Current and perspective on "classic" photodiodes for telecommunications applications
Masahiro Nada | NTT research lab, Japan

13:15-13:30

Highly efficient InP-based waveguide photodetectors for optical communication systems
Hideki Yagi | Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan

13:30-13:45

High performance Ge photodetector with Franz-Keldysh effect on Si-photonics platform for data communication
Junichi Fujikata | Tokushima University, Japan

13:45-14:00

Miniaturizing atomic systems for timing and sensing applications
Markus Krutzik | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

14:00-14:15

CMOS-based SWIR 2D/3D sensing with GeSi technology
Erik Chen | CEO Artilux Inc, Taiwan

14:15-14:30

On-chip spectroscopy with a single tunable photodetector
Fengnian Xia | Yale University, USA

14:30-15:00Panel discussions
15:00-15:30Coffee break
15:30-17:45

Workshop SuP2: Automotive LiDAR: status and technology demands (Presider: David Schleuning)

15:30-15:45

FMCW LiDAR for high speed autonomous vehicles
Stefan Heinemann | Aurora Innovations Inc., USA

15:45-16:00

Laser light sources for LiDAR
Martin Behringer | OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Germany

16:00-16:15

Addressable high-performance multi-junction VCSEL arrays for automotive and mobile LiDAR
Eric Hegblom | Lumentum, USA

16:15-16:30

Semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers for LiDAR photonic integrated circuits
Ergun Canoglu | NeoPhotonics, USA

16:30-16:45

Development of on-chip LiDAR based on slow light
Toshihiko Baba | Yokohama National University, Japan

16:45-17:00

Diode lasers with internal wavelength stabilization for LiDAR applications
Andrea Knigge | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

17:15-17:45Panel discussions
18:30-20:30Welcome reception

Monday, October 11, 2021

08:30-10:30

Session MA1: VCSEL (Presiders: Anders Larsson)

08:30-08:45

Ultra-compact VCSEL beam scanner with large field of view and its 2D beam scanning function
Ruixiao Li| Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

08:45-09:00

Low power consumption 1060 nm single-mode intracavity metal aperture VCSEL with transverse resonance
Hameeda R Ibrahim| Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

09:00-09:15

Novel multi-aperture VCSELs for optical wireless and multimode fiber communication
Nikolay Ledentsov Jr.| VI Systems GmbH, Germany

09:15-09:30

Bidirectional electrostatic MEMS tunable VCSELs
Arnhold Simonsen| Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

09:30-09:45

Multiple wavelength VCSEL array with intra-cavity grating
Antoine Pissis| II-VI Laser Enterprise, Switzerland

09:45-10:00

Quantification of coherent-coupling in photonic crystal vertical cavity laser arrays
Nusrat Jahan| University of Illinois, USA

10:00-10:30

Invited Talk:
Optical mode engineering in VCSELs
Kent D. Choquette | University of Illinois, USA

10:30-11:00Coffee break 
11:00-13:00

Session MA2: Amplifiers & GaN (Presiders: Boon S. Ooi and Johann Peter Reithmaier)

11:00-11:15

Progress on pure AlGaN based UVB LEDs and our approach toward deep-ultraviolet (DUV) LDs
M. Ajmal Khan | RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR), Japan

11:15-11:30

Narrow emission of blue GaN-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with a curved mirror
Kentaro Hayashi | Sony Group Corporation, Japan

11:30-11:45

Compact semiconductor optical amplifier with U-turn shape deep-ridge passive waveguide for Si photonic circuits
Masahiro Yoshida | Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd., Japan

11:45-12:00

AlGaN-based UV-B laser diode fabricated on AlN with 1 μm periodic concave and convex patterns
Ayumu Yabutani | Meijo University, Japan

12:00-12:15

1.3 μm InGaAsP/InP semiconductor optical amplifier compatible with an active/passive integration technology
Joel Hazan | Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

12:15-12:30

Quantum coherent revival in a room-temperature quantum-dot optical amplifier: a route towards practical quantum information processing
Igor Khanonkin | Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Israel

12:30-13:00

Invited Talk:
Progress in GaN-based VCSEL
Tatsuya Takeuchi | Meijo University, Japan

13:00-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:15

Session MP1: Plenary 1 (Presiders: Paul Crump and Akihiko Kasukawa)

14:00-14:30

Legend Talk:
VCSEL Photonics: Current state of the art and future prospects
Fumio Koyama | Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

14:30-15:15

Plenary Talk:
Ultrawide bandgap semiconductors lasers: materials, devices, and AI innovations
Nelson Tansu | The University of Adelaide, Australia

15:15-15:45Coffee break 
15:45-18:00

Session MP2: InP/Si (Presider: Yuqing Jiao)

15:45-16:00

III-V gain region/Si external cavity hybrid tunable lasers with InP-based two-storied ridge structure
Takuo Hiratani | Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., Japan

16:00-16:15

In-situ light measurement in heterogeneous gain media
Sudharsanan Srinivasan | Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA

16:15-16:30

Lateral optical confinement enhanced GaInAsP membrane laser on Si for on-chip optical interconnection
Naoki Takahashi | Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

16:30-16:45

Lasers on an InP/SOI platform with dislocation-free in-plane InP sub-micron bars and membranes
Zhao Yan | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

16:45-17:00

Epitaxially-grown InP micro-ring lasers
Wei Wen Wong | The Australian National University, Australia

17:00-17:15

Dynamics and tolerance to external optical feedback of III-V/Si hybrid lasers with dispersive narrowband mirror
Mariangela Gioannini | Politecnico di Torino, Italy

17:15-17:30

Optically-pumped InP quantum dot lasers grown on (001) silicon
Wei Luo | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

17:30-18:00

Invited Talk:
100-GHz-class directly modulated membrane lasers on SiC substrate
Suguru Yamaoka | NTT Corporation, Japan

18:00-18:30Coffee break
18:30-19:45

Session MP3: Plenary 2 (Presiders: Paul Crump and Akihiko Kasukawa)

18:30-19:00

Legend Talk:
40 years of progress in high-coherent-power lasers: from antiguided to high-index-contrast photonic-crystal lasers
Dan Botez | University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

19:00-19:45

Plenary Talk:
Enabling progress in quantum technology: current and future demands on semiconductor light sources
Kai Bongs | University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

19:45-21:15Dinner (on own)
21:15-23:00

Rump session (Presider: Paul O. Leisher, Material limits for lasers)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

08:30-10:15

Session TuA1: PCSEL & Functional (Presider: Richard Hogg)

08:30-08:45

Low-threshold single-mode lasing from InP-based double-lattice photonic crystal surface emitting lasers with high-aspect-ratio air holes
Yuhki Itoh | Sumitomo Electirc Industries Ltd., Japan

08:45-09:00

Neural network computing using a large-area VCSEL
Xavier Porte | Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France

09:00-09:15

Mid-IR surface-emitting quantum cascade laser with photonic crystal
Kei Kaneko | Toshiba Corporation, Japan

09:15-09:30

Broad-area semiconductor laser for ultrafast parallel random number generation
Stefan Bittner | CentraleSupélec and Université de Lorraine, France

09:30-09:45

Band structure of holographically modulated photonic crystal lasers
Kazuyoshi Hirose | Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan

09:45-10:00

Circular beam oxide-confined high-index-contrast ridge waveguide edge-emitting lasers
Jinyang Li | University of Notre Dame, USA

10:00-10:15

Linewidth reduction of a semiconductor laser nodule to 6 Hz by locking to a fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer
Artiom Sydnev | Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Israel

10:15-10:45Coffee break 
10:45-12:45

Session TuA2: THz/QCL (Presider: Mathieu Bertrand)

10:45-11:00

Monolithic integration of quantum cascade lasers, detectors and waveguides
Sara Kacmoli | Princeton University, USA

11:00-11:15

Femtosecond pulses from a mid-infrared quantum cascade laser
Philipp Täschler | ETH Zurich, Switzerland

11:15-11:30

Reverse-taper mid-IR quantum cascade lasers for coherent power scaling
Jae Ha Ryu | University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

11:30-11:45

Over 1 Watt THz QCLs with high doping concentration and variable Al composition in active structure
Tsung-Tse Lin | RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics (RAP), Japan

11:45-12:00

Lateral far-field characteristics of interband cascade laser frequency combs
Lukasz A. Sterczewski | California Institute of Technology, USA

12:00-12:15

Design, fabrication and characterisation of monolithic, optically-coupled, multi-section mid-IR quantum cascade lasers
Kamil Pierściński | Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, Poland

12:15-12:45

Invited Talk:
Frequency comb generation with inter-band cascade lasers
Benedikt Schwarz | TU Wien, Austria

12:45-13:45Lunch break
13:45-15:00

Session TuP1: Plenary 3 (Presiders: Paul Crump and Akihiko Kasukawa)

13:45-14:15

Legend Talk:
30 years of breakthroughs in the applications of III-V light sources
Günther Tränkle | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

14:15-15:00

Plenary Talk:
Micro- and nano-scale semiconductor lasers
Toshihiko Baba | Yokohama National University, Japan

15:00-15:30Coffee break 
15:30-17:45

Session TuP2: High Power 1 (Presider: Berthold Schmidt)

15:30-15:45

Highly asymmetric epitaxial designs for increased power and efficiency in kW-class GaAs-based diode laser bars
Md. Jarez Miah | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

15:45-16:00

Origin of the longitudinal current crowding effectin high power diode lasers
Paul O. Leisher | Freedom Photonics LCC, USA

16:00-16:15

Efficiency optimization of high-power GaAs lasers by balancing confinement and threshold
Anisuzzaman Boni | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

16:15-16:30

Investigations on operational reliability of 808 nm QCW laser diode half-bars for space-borne applications
Karl Häusler | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

16:30-16:45

The impact of longitudinal spatial hole burning on the carrier density profile in high-power lasers
Seval Arslan | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

16:45-17:00

Narrow lateral far field divergence obtained with spatially modulated broad-area lasers
Anissa Zeghuzi | Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Germany

17:00-17:15

Demonstration of high brightness and reliability at 20 W from a 976 nm, 150 µm emitter width laser diode
Xi Liu | TRUMPF Photonics Inc, USA

17:15-17:45

Invited Talk:
Coherent beam combining architectures for high-power laser semiconductor sources
Gaëlle Lucas-Leclin | Universite Paris-Saclay, France

17:45-19:00

Session TuP3: Poster presentations (in person) (Presider: Erwin Bente)

19:30-21:00

Conference Banquet, including award presentation and hand-over to ISLC 2022
Mövenpick Restaurant, zur Historischen Mühle Sanssouci

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

08:30-09:45

Session WA1: Communication Lasers (Presiders: Milan Mashanovitch and Nobu Nishiyama)

08:30-08:45

38-fJ/bit direct modulation of a 5-µm-long active region membrane DBR laser on SiO2/Si substrate
Erina Kanno | NTT Corporation, Japan

08:45-09:00

106-Gb/s PAM4 uncooled operation (25–85 ºC) of directly modulated DFB lasers in the CWDM range
Masaru Onga | Lumentum Japan, Inc., Japan

09:00-09:15

Low-phase-noise optical negative feedback laser for long-distance ranging with high signal-to-noise ratio
Nobuhide Yokota | Tohoku University, Japan

09:15-09:30

Analysis of the relative intensity noise in a Fabry-Perot interband cascade laser revealing relaxation oscillations
Pierre Didier | Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France

09:30-09:45

Type-II GaAs1-xBix/GaNyAs1-y “W” quantum wells for strain-compensated GaAs-based telecom lasers
Zoe C. M. Davidson | University of Bristol, United Kingdom

09:45-10:15Coffee break 
10:15-12:30

Session WA2: PICs & Tunable (Presiders: Ute Troppenz and Eugene Avrutin)

10:15-10:30

2-μm wavelength superstructure grating active DBR laser with < 2.5-dB fluctuation of light intensity across whole tuning range of over 50 nm
Takahiko Shindo | NTT Corporation, Japan

10:30-10:45

SGDBR tunable laser on gallium arsenide for 1030 nm lidar applications
Paul Verrinder | University of California, USA

10:45-11:00

10-Hz-intrinsic-linewidth hybridly-integrated semiconductor ring laser using generic foundry platforms
Daniel N. Duplat | Aarhus University, Denmark

11:00-11:15

Data-driven model to extend tuning range: from 1474 nm to 1568 nm in a monolithic laser
Rastko Pajković | Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands

11:15-11:30

C-band tunable dual-wavelength laser with a quantum Dot SOA
Wataru Masuda | Waseda University, Japan

11:30-11:45

33 nm wavelength tuning of a 1550 nm VCSEL in CW operation based on the liquid crystal micro-cells technology
Cyril Paranthoen | Univ Rennes, France

11:45-12:00

A six-section photonic integrated transmitter with chirp control for transmission reach extension
Ankit Sharma | Dublin City University, Ireland

12:00-12:30

Invited talk:
Integrated phase-locked lasers and photonic integrated circuits for remote gas sensing
Jonathan Klamkin | University of California Santa Barbara, USA

12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:45

Session WP1: Poster presentations (virtual) & International networking session (Presider: Erwin Bente)

14:45-15:15Coffee break
15:15-17:15

Session WP2: High power 2 (Presiders: Martin Behringer)

15:15-15:30

29-W continuous-wave operation of photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL)
Shumpei Katsuno | Kyoto University, Japan

15:30-15:45

Surface grating loaded VCSEL-integrated amplifier/beam scanner with quasi-single mode output power of over 4W and scan resolution of over 200
Shanting Hu | Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

15:45-16:00

High-power VCSEL-array with integrated backside optics
Stephan Gronenborn | TRUMPF Photonic Components GmbH, Germany

16:00-16:15

2.7 W continuous wave nearly-diffraction-limited output 1550 nm tapered laser diode amplifier
Jenna Campbell | Freedom Photonics LCC, USA

16:15-16:30

940 nm high power single transverse mode coherent VCSEL array with tunnel junction lithographic aperture
Antoine Pissis | II-VI Laser Enterprise, Switzerland

16:30-16:45

Watt-class, COMD-free ridge waveguide lasers at 885 nm
Jenna Campbell | Freedom Photonics, USA

16:45-17:00

High-power single-mode VCSEL-array
Sven Bader | TRUMPF Photonic Components GmbH, Germany

17:00-17:15

Injection- and temperature-dependence of type-II 1.2-1.3 μm (GaIn)As/Ga(AsSb) “W”-lasers
Dominic A. Duffy | University of Surrey, United Kingdom

17:15-17:45Coffee break
17:45-19:15Session WP3: Memorial Talks (PDPs + poster prize award + closing remarks) (Presider: Paul Crump and Akihiko Kasukawa)
17:45-18:00     

A tribute to Markus-Christian Amann
Ralf Meyer | Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universität München, Germany
Jens Buus | Retired, Gayton Photonics Ltd. UK

18:00-18:15    

A tribute to the active regions of Peter Zory
Kent D. Choquette | University of Illinois, USA

18:15-19:00

Post-deadline papers

19:00-19:15

Poster prize announcement & brief closing remarks

Thursday, October 14, 2021

13:00-16:00

Guided bus tour through the historical center of Potsdam
If you are interested, please let us know by October 1 that you would like to participate in the bus tour by sending an email to islc(at)fbh-berlin.de.