Special Session

Featuring Some of the Earliest Pioneers of the Field

Friday, 7 April 2023

As 2023 is the 20th anniversary of what used to be called the IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics, or GFP for short, we have asked some of the pioneers of the field to speak at this special session. We have asked them to tell us about their recollection of the early years of silicon photonics, how their early work influenced their careers and their recent work, and what they see as the future of Silicon Photonics technology.


Richard Soref
University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Graham Reed
University of Southampton, UK

Mario Paniccia
Anello Photonics, USA

John Bowers
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Jurgen Michel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA