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    Past Event Overview

    The Asia Optical Fiber Communication & Optoelectronic Exposition & Conference (AOE) and Asia-Pacific Optical Communications (APOC) have merged their conferences and tradeshow under a new name: Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP).

    View ACP 2009 website 

    APOC 2008 Summary

    View APOC 2008 Final Program (PDF)

    The symposium encompassed:
    Over 625 invited and contributed papers, Plenary Session, Industry Forum, workshops, courses, Welcome Reception, and Banquet + Tour.
    Presentation topics include:

    • Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices

    • Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

    • Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems

    • Network Architectures, Management, and Applications

    APOC — Asia Pacific Optical Communications conference 2008 has concluded. The 5-day event, which included a full day of workshops and courses on Sunday, an all-day Industry Forum, and 4 conferences in 8 parallel sessions, plus a small exhibition was a great success.

    The conference opened on Monday with the morning Plenary session, chaired by Symposium Chairs Lars Thylen of the Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, and Prof Wei Yang of our local host, Zhejiang University.

    The Wednesday evening APOC Banquet was the highlight. The Banquet included both traditional and modern entertainment arranged by our local hosts. The banquet also included presentations from the symposium chairs and the four sponsored Best Student Paper Awards.

    The event was very positive, with Prof. Tingye Li summarizing, “this was by far the best APOC ever”.

    Starting next year SPIE will team up with the OSA and IEEE/LEOS to co-manage APOC merged with a much younger conference, AOE. The new joint venture will allow APOC/AOE to anchor with the growing AOE Exposition and thus potentially draw a much bigger audience to this telecom-centric event.

    View official APOC Chinese website

    SPIE APOC Plenary Session
    Monday 27 October, 8:30 to 11:45 am

    Opening Ceremony
    8:30 to 9:15 am

    Challenges of Optical Broadband Network
    9:15 to 9:45 am

    Wu Hequan
    Vice-Director of Advisory Committee for State Informatization of China (China)
    Hequan Wu is also Vice-Director of an Executive Council of China Institute of Communications (CIC) and Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), respectively. He also takes on Director of Experts Committee of China’s Next Generation Internet (CNGI) project. He was a senior member of IEEE.

    Nanophotonic Devices
    9:45 to 10:15 am


    Dieter Bimberg
    Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
    Dieter Bimberg research interests include the growth and physics of nanostructures and nanophotonic devices, ultrahigh speed photonic devices for the future Terabus, single photon emitters for quantum cryptography and ultimate nanomemories based on quantum dots.

    Photonic Challenges Toward Future Broad Band Society
    10:45 to 11:15 am

    Yoshio Itaya
    NTT Communications (Japan)
    Yoshio Itaya is Executive Director of the NTT Science and Core Technology Laboratory Group, and is responsible for directing NTT’s leading edge technology and advanced research.

    Technologies for a Renaissance in Long-Distance Optical Communications
    11:15 to 11:45 am

    Robert W. Tkach
    Bell Labs., Alcatel-Lucent, Crawford Hill (USA)
    Robert W. Tkach is Director of the Transmission Systems Research department at Bell Laboratories. His research has involved dispersion management, optical amplification, optical networking, and high-speed DWDM transmission systems.

    Thank you for your participation in APOC 2008

    Symposium Chairs:

    Lars Thylén
    Joint Research Ctr. of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang University (China)

    Wei Yang
    Zhejiang University

    Bingkun Zhou
    Tsinghua University

    General Technical Chairs

    Kwok-Wai Cheung, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

    Dominique Chiaroni, Alcatel-Lucent (France)

    Chinlon Lin,  Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore) 

    Local Organizing Committee

    Jian-Jun He, Zhejiang Univ. (China)­­­­-Chair

    Lars Thylén, Joint Research Ctr. of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Sailing He, Joint Research Ctr. of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Xinkun Wu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Erik Forsberg, Joint Research Ctr. of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Gabriel Somesfalean, Joint Research Ctr. of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Jun Hu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Steering Committee

    Chung-en Zah, Corning Inc. (USA)-Chair

    Yasuhiko Arakawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

    Connie Chang-Hasnain, Univ. of California, Berkeley (USA)

    Yixin Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

    Yun C. Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)

    Chongcheng Fan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

    Jim Hsieh, Sheaumann Inc. (USA)

    Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.(China)

    Peter Kaiser, Santec Corp. (USA)

    Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

    Tien P. Lee, Consultant, Bell Communications Research (retired) (USA)

    Tingye Li, AT&T Labs.(retired) (USA)

    Shoa-kai Liu, Rustic Canyon Partners (USA)

    Yi Luo,Tsinghua Univ. (China)

    Qian Mao, Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (China) and China Institute of Communications (China)

    Xiaomin Ren, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)

    Jinxue Wang, Raytheon (USA)

    Jiaying Wang, ZTE Corp. (China)

    Shizhong Xie, Tsinghua Univ.(China)

    Anshi Xu,PekingUniv. (China)

    Herwig Zech, Siemens Shanghai (China)

    Bingkun Zhou, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

    Ex-officio Members of the Steering Committee

    Lars Thylén, Joint Research Ctr. of Photonics of the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Zhejiang Univ. (China)

    Kwok-Wai Cheung, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

    International Advisory Committee

    Rodney C. Alferness, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (USA)

    Joseph Berthold, Ciena Corp. (USA)

    Lianghui Chen, Institute of Semiconductors (China)

    Alan Dowdell, Corning China Ltd. (China)

    Shuping He, Fiberhome Communications Co., Ltd. (China)

    Ivan P. Kaminow, Univ. of California, Berkeley (USA)

    Charles K. Kao, ITX Services Ltd. (Hong Kong, China)

    Jingtong Lin, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)

    Yung-Sheng Liu, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)

    Yukou Mochida, France Telecom Group (Japan)

    Kangnan Qi, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

    Ken-Ichi Sato, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

    Ping Shum, Nanyany Technological Univ. (Singapore)

    Kristian E. Stubkjaer, Technical Univ. Denmark (Denmark)

    Daikou Tei, Santec Corp. (Japan)

    Yoshihiro Uda, NEC Corp. (Japan)

    Hequan Wu, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (China)

    Hisaharu Yanagawa, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)

    Fei Yuan, ZTE Corp.(China)

    Cooperating Organizations