Dr. Daniel Pérez López

Daniel holds a BSc, MSc and PhD degrees In Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de València and he is full-time working in the Photonics Research Labs. His research embraces integrated photonics, pionering programmable photonic ICs. On this topic, he has been involved in several research projects and published around 40 contributions in international referred peer-reviewed journals and conferences.During his Ph.D, he was a short-term student visitor at the Optoelectronics Research Centre of the University of Southampton (UK).

In 2015 and 2018 he received the “Best National Final Project / PhD. Thesis in Fundamentals and Information Technologies, Communications and its Applications”, from COIT-AEIT. In 2017 he was awarded the IEEE Best Student Graduate Fellowship Award 2017 (IPS).

Website – http://www.iteam.upv.es/author/dapelo2/

Talk Title 

Optimization and configuration of Programmable Photonics ICs


Programmable Integrated Photonics is a recent area of research that aims to integrate a very-large scale of reconfigurable photonic resources to enable flexible and versatile photonic integrated circuits. In this paper we review the state of the art of general-purpose waveguide mesh arrangements with a special focus on those that allow the synthesis of optical feedback loops. In particular, we describe the necessary control schemes and propose a software framework and algorithms that allow the reconfiguration and optimization of software-defined photonic integrated circuits. After the description of the algorithms, we apply them to configure a set of optical signal processing applications in the same photonic hardware structure. Particularly, we demonstrate their use for optical beamforming networks, delay lines, optical filters and an additional set of microwave photonic applications.