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1 - 5 September 2008

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Final Conference Program

1 Sept. 08




Short Course 801
Wurtzite Materials & Devices
Distributed-Feedback Lasers
Poster Session & Welcome Reception
2 Sept. 08



Novel Devices
Photonics & Fiber Optics
High-Brightness Lasers
Short Course 802
Conference Dinner
3 Sept. 08



Photodetectors & Solar Cells
Vertical-Cavity Lasers

Novel Materials & Devices
NEW: Rump Session (slides)
Short Course 804

4 Sept. 08

Quantum-Cascade Lasers & Laser Dynamics
Postdeadline Session
Short Course 803

5 Sept. 08


Crosslight Software Tutorial

Monday, 1 September 2008

Registration Desk opens 8:00

8:30-10:30 Short Course 801

MS Introduction to Optoelectronic Device Simulation [abstract]
Joachim Piprek, NUSOD Institute, USA

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:10 Opening Remarks

11:10-12:50 Wurtzite Materials and Devices (Chair: Bernd Witzigmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

MA1 (Al,In)GaN laser diodes in spectral, spatial, and time domain: near-field measurements and basic simulations; Ulrich T. Schwarz, Regensburg University, Germany [slides]

MA2 Optical properties of strain-compensated hybrid InGaN/InGaN/ZnO quantum well light-emitting diodes; S.-H. Park (1), S.-W. Ryu (1), J.-J. Kim (1), W.-P. Hong (1), H.-M Kim (1), J. Park (2), and Y.-T. Lee (3); (1) Catholic University of Daegu, Korea; (2) Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea; (3) Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea [slides]

MA3 Interplay of screening and band gap renormalization effects in near UV InGaN light emitting diodes; H. Wenzel (1), A. Knauer (1), T. Kolbe (2) and M. Kneissl (2);
(1) Ferdinand–Braun–Institute Berlin, Germany; (2) Technical University Berlin, Germany [slides]

MA4 AlGaN/GaN based electroabsorption modulator operating at fiber-optics telecommunication wavelengths; Asghar Asgari (1,2), N. Tahmasebizad (1)
(1) University of Tabriz, Iran; (2) University of Western Australia, Australia [slides]

MA5 Ab initio and full-zone k*p computations of the electronic structure of wurtzite BeO; Alberto Marnetto (1), Michele Penna (1), Francesco Bertazzi (1,2), Enrico Bellotti (2) and Michele Goano (1); (1) Politecnico di Torino, Italy; (2) Boston University, USA [slides]

12:50 - 13:50 Lunch Break

13:50-15:40 Distributed Feedback Lasers (Chair: Hans Wenzel, FBH Berlin, Germany)

MB1 Perspective on Device Modelling and Simulation in an Optoelectronics Fab (invited)
Stephen K Jones, Andrew J Ward, David J Bazley, and Ian G Knight; Bookham, UK

MB2 Properties of Laterally-Coupled Distributed Feedback Lasers with Higher Order Gratings; Ronald Millett, Henry Schriemer, Trevor Hall, and Karin Hinzer; University of Ottawa, Canada [slides]

MB3 A new Technique for Simulating Semiconductor Laser Resonators; Britta Heubeck and Christoph Pflaum; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany [slides]

MB4 Laterally-corrugated ridge-waveguide distributed feedback lasers for 980 nm; Antti Laakso, Jukka Viheriälä, Mihail Dumitrescu, Juha Tommila, Kimmo Haring, Tomi Leinonen, Sanna Ranta and Markus Pessa; Tampere University of Technology, Finland [slides]

MB5 Dynamic Internal Optical Field Patterns for Self-Pulsating Two-Section DFB Lasers; Jer-Shien Chen (1), Hong-Chang Kung (2), San-Liang Lee (3), and Hen-Wai Tsao (1); (1) National Taiwan University, Taiwan; (2) Tung Nan Institute of Technology, Taiwan; (3) National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan [slides]

15:40-18:00 Poster Session & Welcome Reception

MP2 Near-field Coupling Between Disk- or Ring-shaped Nano Recording Marks in Phase-change Material; K. P. Chiu (1), K. F. Lai (1), Y. S. Chen (1), D. P. Tsai (1,2,3); (1) National Taiwan University, Taiwan; (2) Ademia Sinica, Taiwan; (3) National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

MP3 Performance Analysis of Layered and Blended Organic Light-Emitting Diodes; Jongwoon Park (1), Seounghwan Park (2), Dongchan Shin (3), and Deahee Park (4); (1) Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea; (2)Catholic University of Daegu, Korea; (3) Chosun University, Korea; (4) Wonkwang University, Korea

MP4 Current Self-Distribution Effects in Oxide-Confined VCSELs; J. Mulet (1), S. Balle (1), J. Arias (2), V. Martin-Heriz, I. Esquivias (3); (1) IMEDA, Spain; (2) Univ. Miguel Hernandez, Spain; (3) Politechn. Univ. Madrid, Spain

MP5 The Design of Continuous Curvature Waveguides; R. N. Sheehan (1,2) and F. H. Peters (1,2); (1) University College Cork, Ireland; (2) Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

MP6 Numerical Analysis of Gain-Switched Quantum Dot Lasers; G. A. P. Thé; Politecnico di Torino, Italy

MP7 Dark current simulation of InP/InGaAs/InP p-i-n photodiode; X. D. Wang, W. D. Hu, X. S. Chen, W. Lu, H. J. Tang, T. Li, and H. M. Gong; Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, China

MP8 All-Optical Five-Functional Logic Generator by Using Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers; Kyoung Sun Choi (1,2), Young Min Jhon (1), Seok Lee (1) and Jinwoo Park (2); (1) Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; (2) Korea University, Korea

MP11 Diffraction Limited Beam From an Anti-Phase Mode of a Coherent Array Using a Long Period Grating Coupler; Iulian Petrescu-Prahova, Intense HPD, USA

MP13 Based Simulation of High Gain and Low breakdown voltage InGaAs/InP Avalanche photodiode; W. Lei and F. M. Guo; Normal University, China

MP14 Simulation and design consideration of photoresponse for HgCdTe infrared photodiodes; W. D. Hu, X. S. Chen, Z. J. Quan, Z. F. Li, Q. J. Liao, Z. H. Ye, X. N. Hu, and W. Lu; Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, China

MP16 Influence of lateral growth on the optical properties of GaN epitaxial layers; Zhiyuan Gao, Yue Hao, Jinfeng Zhang, Peixian Li, and Jincheng Zhang; Xidian University, China

MP18 Numerical modeling of high-power self-organizing external cavity lasers; Z. Zhang (1), G. Pauliat (2), J.J. Lim (1), P.J. Bream (1), N. Dubreuil (2), A.J. Kent (1), E.C. Larkins (1), S.Sujecki(1); (1)University of Nottingham, UK; (2) Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique, France (postdeadline poster) [slides]

MP19 Stabilisation of Monolithic Mode-Locked Laser Diodes by Gain Compression Engineering: Physical Approach and Modeling Challenges, E.L. Portnoi (1) and E.A.Avrutin (2); (1) A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia; (2) University of York, UK (postdeadline poster)

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Registration Desk opens 8:00

08:30-10:20 Novel Devices (Chair: Seoung-Hwan Park, Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea)

TuA1 TiberCAD: Towards multiscale simulation of optoelectronic devices (invited)
Matthias Auf der Maur, M. Povolotskyi, F. Sacconi, A. Pecchia, G. Romano, G. Penazzi and A. Di Carlo; University of Rome, Italy [slides]

TuA2 Computations for the Design of an Integrated Surface Acoustic Wave Controlled Semiconductor Optical Source; Q. Meng, F. Causa and J. Sarma; Univ. of Bath, UK [slides]

TuA3 Two Models for Electro-Magnetic Wave Amplifier by Utilizing Traveling Electron Beam; Hesham Fares (1), Minoru Yamada (1), Yuji Kuwamura (1) Masahiro Asada (2);
(1) Kanazawa University, Japan; (2) Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Japan (NUSOD 2008 BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD) [slides]

TuA4 Numerical Investigation of Power Tunability in Two-Section QD Superluminescent Diodes; Mattia Rossetti, Paolo Bardella, Ivo Montrosset; Politecnico di Torino, Italy [slides]

TuA5 Simulation of EM wave propagating in a nanowire-base localized surface plasma resonance sensor; Bing-Hung Chen, Po-Han Chen; National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan [slides]

10:20-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-12:50 Photonics & Fiber-Optics (Chair: Eugene Avrutin, York University, UK)

TuB1 Nonreciprocal Polarization Converter Consisting of Asymmetric Waveguide with Ferrimagnetic Ce:YIG; Tomohiro Amemiya, Takuo Tanemura and Yoshiaki Nakano; Univ. of Tokyo, Japan [slides]

TuB2 A Novel Finite-Element Formulation Applied to Wave Propagation in Optically Large Structures; Martin Loeser andBernd Witzigmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland [slides]

TuB3 Convergence Analysis of Pad´e Interpolation for Extracting Large Quality Factors in Photonic Crystal Double Heterostructure Resonant Cavities [slides]
Adam Mock and John O’Brien, University of Southern California, USA

TuB4 On the compression of ultrashort optical pulses beyond the slowly varying envelope  approximation; Monika Pietrzyk, I. Kanattsikov and Ayhan Demircan; Weierstrass Institute Berlin, Germany [slides]

TuB5 On the Fractional Order Model of EDFAs with ASE; Zoran D. Jeličić (1) and Nebojša Petrovački (2); (1) University of Novi Sad, Serbia; (2) McCrometer-Danaher Corporation, USA [slides]

TuB6 Mueller Matrix based Modeling of Nonlinear Polarization Rotation in a Tensile-Strained Bulk SOA; Michael J. Connelly and Li-Qiang Guo; University of Limerick, Ireland [slides]

12:50-13:50 Lunch Break

13:50-15:40 High-Brightness Lasers (Chair: Eric Larkins, Nottingham Univ., UK)

TuC1 Dynamic simulation of high brightness semiconductor lasers (invited)
Mark Lichtner (1), M. Radziunas (1), U. Bandelow (1), M. Spreemann (2), and H. Wenzel (2); (1) Weierstrass Institute, Germany; (2) Ferdinand Braun Institute, Germany [slides]

TuC2 Design of 1060 nm Tapered Lasers with Separate Contacts; H. Odriozola (1), J. M.G. Tijero (1), I. Esquivias (1), L. Borruel (1), A. Martín-Mínguez (1), N. Michel (2), M. Calligaro (2), M. Lecomte (2), O. Parillaud (2), and M. Krakowski (2); (1) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; (2) Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab, France [slides]

TuC3 Analysis of thermal performance of InGaP/InGaAlP quantum wells for high-power red laser diodes; Bocang Qiu, Stewart McDougall, Dan Yanson; Intense Ltd., UK

TuC4 A Generalised Rate Equation Model for Moderately Broad Area Laser Diodes and its Application to High-Power Lasers with Selective Quantum-Well Intermixing For Improved Beam Quality; E.A.Avrutin (1), B.M. Russell (1), D. Yanson (2); (1) University of York, UK; (2) Intense Ltd., UK

TuC5 Self-Consistent Modeling of Edge-Emitting GaInP/AlGaInP Red Lasers; J. M.G. Tijero (1), H. Odriozola (1), I. Esquivias (1), A. Martín-Mínguez (1), P. Brick (2), M. Reufer (2), M. Bou Sanayeh (2), A. Gomez-Iglesias (2), and N. Linder (2); (1) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; (2) Osram Opto Semiconductor, Germany [slides]

15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-18:00 Short Course 802

TuS Intersubband Semiconductor Optics [abstract]
Mauro Pereira, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

18:30-20:30 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Registration Desk opens 8:00

08:30-10:20 Photodetectors and Solar Cells (Chair: Stephen Jones, Bookham, UK)

WA1 Accurate modelling of Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors by FDTD (invited)
G. Bellanca (1), S. Trillo (1), L. Stabellini (2), W. Lu (2), A. De Rossi (2), T. Antoni (3), M. Carras (3); (1) University of Ferrara, Italy; (2) Thales Research and Technology, France; (3) Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab, France [slides]

WA2 Optical absorption and quantum efficiency in the resonant-cavity detector with anomalous dispersion layer; S. V. Gryshchenko (1), A. A. Dyomin (1), V. V. Lysak (2), I. A. Sukhoivanov (3); (1) Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine; (2) Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; (3) University Guanohuato, Mexico [slides]

WA3 Effects of Carrier Escape and Capture Processes on Quantum Well Solar Cells;
Chin-Yi Tsai (1) and Chin-Yao Tsai (2); (1) National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan; (2) E-Ton Solar Technology, Taiwan [slides]

WA4 2D Simulation of Planar InP/InGaAs Avalanche Photodiode with No Guard Rings; S. A. Malyshev, A. L. Chizh, and Y. G. Vasileuski; Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus [slides]

WA5 Theoretical Study of Separate Absorption, Grading, Charge, and Multiplication InGaAs/InP Single Photon Avalanche Diode; L. Lin, W. J. Wang, N. Li and W. Lu; Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, China [slides]

10:20-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-12:50 Vertical-Cavity Lasers (Chair: Wei-Choon Ng, Synopsys, USA)

WB1 Effect of vertical cavity mode order on surface normal coupling efficiency; S. Mahnkopf, D.A. Louderback, D. Kumar, and P.S. Guilfoyle; Opticomp Corporation, USA

WB2 Transverse Optical Mode Analysis of Long-wavelength VCSELs for High Single-Mode Power Operation; Alexandra Baecker (1), Stefan Odermatt (2), Rafael Santschi (2), Friedhard Roemer (1), Bernd Witzigmann (1), Paul Royo (3), Vladimir Iakovlev (3), Andrei Caliman (3), Alexandru Mereuta (3), Alexei Syrbu (3), and Eli Kapon (3,4); (1) ETH Zurich, Switzerland; (2) Synopsys Switzerland LLC, Switzerland; (3) BeamExpress SA, Switzerland; (4) EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

WB3 High Speed VCSELs With Separated Quantum Wells; V. V. Lysak (1,2), I. M. Safonov (2), Y.M. Song (1), I. A. Sukhoivanov (2,3), and Yong Tak Lee (1); (1) Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; (2) Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine; (3) Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico [slides]

WB4 Numerical Model of a Vertical-External-Cavity Surface-Emitting Semiconductor Lasers Mode-locked by the Optical Stark effect; Z. Mihoubi, G. J. Daniell, K.G. Wilcox and A. C. Tropper; University of Southampton, UK [slides]

WB5 Numerical Optimization of Single-Mode Photonic Crystal VCSELs; Peter Nyakas (1), Tomofumi Kise (2), Tamas Karpati (1), and Noriyuki Yokouchi (2); (1) Furukawa Electric Institute of Technology, Hungary; (2) Furukawa Electric Corporation, Japan [slides]

WB6 Static and Dynamic Properties of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers with Internal Photonic Crystal Waveguides; P. Ivanov, N. Vogiatzis, and J. Rorison; University of Bristol, UK

12:50-13:50 Lunch Break

13:50-15:20 Novel Materials & Devices (Chair: Rafal Kotynski, University of Warsaw, Poland)

WC1 Slow and Stopped Light in Metamaterials (invited)
Ortwin Hess and Kosmas Tsakmakidis, University of Surrey, UK

WC2 On the Non-locality of the Electron-Photon Self-Energy: Application to Carbon Nanotube Photo-Detectors; M. Pourfath, O. Baumgartner, and H. Kosina; Technical University Vienna, Austria

WC3 Multi-Population Rate Equation Simulation of Quantum Dot Semiconductor Lasers with Feedback; Mariangela Gioannini, George A. P. The, Ivo Montrosset; Politecnico di Torino, Italy [slides]

WC4 Quasi-Supercontinuum Interband Lasing Characteristics of Quantum Dot Nanostructures; C. L. Tan, Y. Wang, H. S. Djie,* B. S. Ooi; Lehigh University, USA;
*presently with JDS Uniphase Corporation, USA [slides]

15:20 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-18:00 Rump Session

WR Discussion of Unsolved Problems (Chair: Eric Larkins, Universiy of Nottingham, UK) (slides)

16:00-18:00 Short Course 804

Plasmonics - Fundamentals and Applications [abstract]
Stefan Maier, Imperial College London, UK

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Registration Desk opens 8:00

08:30-10:20 Nanostructures (Chair: Mauro Pereira, Sheffield Hallam Univ., UK)

ThA1 Light transformations in metallo-dielectric nanolayers (invited)
Rafal Kotynski, University of Warsaw, Poland

ThA2 Ellipticity and Spurious Solutions in k·p Calculations of III-Nitride Nanostructures
Ratko G. Veprek, Sebastian Steiger and Bernd Witzigmann; ETH Zurich, Switzerland [slides]

ThA3 Strain dependence of piezoelectric cofficients for pseudomorphically grown semiconductors; R.Garg (1), M.A Migliorato (1), V.Haxha (1), A.Hue (2), G.P Srivastava (2) and T. Hammerschmidt (3); (1) University of Manchester, UK; (2) University of Exeter,UK; (3) University of Oxford, UK [slides]

ThA4 The use of Abel-Tersoff potentials in atomistic simulations of InGaAsSb/GaAs
V. Haxha (1), R. Garg (1), M.A. Migliorato (1), I.W. Drouzas (2), J. M. Ulloa (3), P. M. Koenraad (3), M. J. Steer (2), H. Y. Liu (2), M. Hopkinson (2), D. J. Mowbray (2); (1) University of Manchester, UK; (2) University of Sheffield, UK; (3) Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands

ThA5 Successful Application of the 8-band k•p Framework to Optical Properties of Highly Strained In(Ga)As/InGaAs Quantum Wells with Strong Conduction-Valence Band Coupling; T. Fujisawa, T. Sato, M. Mitsuhara, T. Kakitsuka, T. Yamanaka, Y. Kondo, and F. Kano; NTT Photonics Laboratories, Japan [slides]

10:20-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-12:40 Quantum-Cascade Lasers and Laser Dynamics (Chair: Uwe Bandelow, WIAS Berlin, Germany)

ThB1 Nonequilibrium Green's Function Simulation of Quantum Cascade Lasers (invited)
Tim Schmielau, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

ThB2 The alpha factor of a quantum cascade laser; M.F. Pereira (1), R. Nelander (2) and A.Wacker (2); (1) Sheffield Hallam University, UK; (2) Lund University, Sweden

ThB3 Intersubband Lasing without Inversion; M.F. Pereira, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

ThB4 Static and dynamic performance optimisation of a 1.3 mm GaInNAs ridge waveguide laser; J.J. Lim (1), R. MacKenzie (1), S. Sujecki (1), M. Dumitrescu (2), S.M. Wang (3), M. Sadeghi (3), G. Adolfsson (3), J. Gustavsson (3), A. Larsson (3) and E.C. Larkins (1); (1) University of Nottingham, U.K.; (2) Tampere University of Technology, Finland; (3) Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden [slides]

ThB5 Travelling-wave Modelling of Optical Feedback Effect on Mode-Locked Laser Diodes and its Reduction by Amplifier-Absorber Modules; E. A. Avrutin, X. Song, and B. M. Russell; University of York, UK

12:40-13:50 Lunch Break

13:50-15:35 Postdeadline Session (Chair: Joachim Piprek, NUSOD Institute, USA)

ThPD1 Columnar quantum dots (QD) in polarization insensitive SOA and non-radiative Auger processes in QD: a theoretical study; J. Even, L. Pedesseau, F. Dore and S. Boyer-Richard, INSA de Rennes, France [slides]

ThPD2 Trends in cavity designs for vertical cavity lasers – and simulation of their consequences; Jörgen Bengtsson, Johan Gustavsson, Åsa Haglund, and Anders Larsson; Chalmers University, Sweden [slides]

ThPD3 Design of InGaAs/InP 1.55μm VCSELs; J.-M. Lamy, C. Paranthoën, C. Levallois, S. Richard, H. Folliot, N. Chevalier, A. Le Corre, S. Loualiche, INSA de Rennes, France [slides]

ThPD4 Simulation of Phase Dynamics in Active Multimode Interferometers; S. Ibrahim, T. Tanemura, M. Sugiyama and Y. Nakano, University of Tokyo, Japan [slides]

ThPD5 Physical Layer Modelling of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Based Terabit/second Switch Fabrics; K.A. Williams (1), E.T. Aw (2), H. Wang (2), R.V. Penty (2), and I.H. White (2), (1) Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands; (2) University of Cambridge, UK [slides]

ThPD6 FDTD simulations of far-infrared effective magnetic activity in microstructured TiO2; C. Kusko and M. Kusko; IMT-Bucharest, Romania [slides]

ThPD7 Improvement of the beam quality of a broad-area diode laser; L. Lang, J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, and E. C. Larkins; University of Nottingham, UK [slides]

15:35-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-18:00 Short Course 803

Computational Electromagnetics for Photonics [abstract]
Trevor Benson, Phil Sewell, and Ana Vukovic, University of Nottingham, UK

Friday, 5 September 2008

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