Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

Title: 
Professor
Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Salutation: 
Prof
Contact Information
Address: 

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building
3480 University Street, Room 633
Montreal, QC     H3A 0E9
Canada

Phone: 
514-398-6901
Email address: 
odile.liboiron-ladouceur [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biography: 

Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Photonic Interconnects and is an internationally recognized experimentalist developing proof-of-concept prototypes of novel integrated photonic devices and subsystems for data communication. She has 44 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 90 peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings. She has been invited ten times to present her work on energy-efficient photonic interconnect, has three granted US patent and three other patent applications, all in the field of photonic interconnects She is a senior member of IEEE, a recipient of the Premio Venezia award for research excellence, and associate editor of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, the technical program conference co-chair of the IEEE Photonics in Switching, and elected member of the IEEE Photonic Society Board of Governors, and the IEEE Photonics Society Montreal Chapter Chair.

Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur established an international collaboration with an European university in Italy, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSUP) in Pisa aiming at the development of energy-efficient optical interconnection networks for modern computing platforms such as data centers and high performance computing. The project, referred as the RODIN project, is supported by a bilateral agreement between Quebec and Italy. She also collaborates with several industry including but not limited to Ciena (Ottawa, ON), Celestica (Toronto, ON) INO (Quebec, Qc), Reflex Photonis (Montreal, Qc), and Huawei (Ottawa, Qc) collaborate with her in the area of packaging for Silicon Photonics (ReMAP), and Intengent (Ottawa, ON)
 
Prior to joining McGill University in 2008, she was an intern at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in 2006 where she participated in a DARPA-funded project on off-chip photonic interconnects. Before completing her her graduate studies at Columbia University (New York City, NY, 2002-2007), she worked in the industry as a test engineer (Texas Instrument, Inc., Dallas, Texas, 2000-2002) and as an applications engineer (Teradyne, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1999-2000).

Unit: 
Photonics System Group
Degree(s): 

PhD (Columbia), M.Sc (Columbia), B.Eng (McGill)

Media guide subjects: 
Component development for data communications, photonics integrated circuits, optical subsystems, high-speed interconnects
Courses: 

ECSE-200, ECSE-221, ECSE-430, ECSE-515, ECSE-586

Position: 
Associate Professor
Research areas: 
Photonic Systems
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Canada Research Chair (2011-), Premio Venezia award

Selected publications: 

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS (over the last five years)

Published refereed contributions

Book Chapter

[B1] O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, P. Castoldi, and P.G. Raponi, “Energy-Efficient Photonic Interconnects for Computing Platforms,” in High-Speed Interconnects, Taylor & Francis Group, Editors L. Chrostowski and K. Iniewski, April 2013, 223 pages.

Invited contributions to scholarly refereed journal publications (career – 4, 3 since 2011)

[IJ4] M.S. Hai, A. Leinse, T. Veenstra, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A thermally tunable 1x4 channel wavelength demultiplexer designed on a low-loss Si3N4 waveguide platform,” MDPI Photonics, 2(4), 1065–1080, November 2015.

[IJ3] O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Breakthroughs in Photonics 2014: Optical Interconnection Networks,” IEEE Photonics Journal, 7(3), 1–4, June 2015.

[IJ2] O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, P.G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, M.S. Hai, and P. Castoldi, “A Scalable Space-Time Multi-Plane Optical Interconnection Network using Energy Efficient Enabling Technologies,” OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 3(8), August 2011. (cited 20 times).

Articles in scholarly refereed journal publications (career – 40 published, 31 since 2011)

2016 (10 papers)

[J40] M. Moayedi Pour Fard, G. Cowan, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Bandwidth and responsivity optimization of a Germanium-on-Silicon photodetector,” OSA Optics Express, (in press)

[J39] M.S. Hai and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Low-Loss Passive Si3N4 Serial-to-WDM Interface for Energy-Efficient Optical Interconnects,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. PP, no.  99, Nov 2016.

[J38] M. Sowailem, Minh Thang Hoang, M. Chagnon, M. Osman, Meng Qiu, C. Paquet, I. Woods, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D.V. Plant, “100G and 200G single carrier transmission over 2880 and 320 km using an InP IQ modulator Stokes vector receiver,” OSA Optics Express, (in press)

[J37] M.S. Hai, M. Moayedi Pour Fard, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Ring-based 25 Gb/s DAC-less PAM-4 Modulator,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 22(6), 1-8, Nov.-Dec. 2016.

[J36] M. Nikdast, G. Nicolescu, J. Trajkovic, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Chip-Scale Silicon Photonic Interconnects: A Formal Study on Fabrication Non-Uniformity,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34(16),3682-3695, Aug.15, 2016.

[J35] T.M. Hoang, M.Y. Sowailem, M. Morsy-Osman, M. Chagnon, D. Patel, S. Paquet, C. Paquet, I. Woods, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D. Plant, “Transmission of 344 Gbps 16-QAM Transmission Using a Simplified Coherent Receiver Based on Single-ended Detection,” IEEE Photonics Journal, 8(3), 1-8, June 2016.

[J34] C. Williams, B. Banan, G. Cowan, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Source-Synchronous Architecture Uisng Mode-Division Multiplexing for Source-Synchronous On-Chip Optical Interconnects,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 22(6), pp.1-9, Nov.-Dec. 2016 (IF: 2.828)

[J33] M.Y. Sowailem, T.M. Hoang, M. Morsy-Osman, M. Chagnon, D. Patel, S. Paquet, C. Paquet, I. Woods, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D.V Plant, “400G Signal Carrier 500km Transmission with an InP Dual Polarization IQ Modulator,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 28(11), 1213–1216, June 1, 2016. (IF: 2.11)

[J32] S. Faralli, F. Gambini, P. Pitus, M. Scaffardi, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Y. Xiong, P. Castoldi, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, “Bidirectional Transmission in an Optical Network on Chip with Bus and Ring Topologies,” IEEE Photonics Journal, 8(2), 1-8, April 2016. (IF: 2.209)

[J31] F. Göhring de Magalhaes, R. Priti, M. Nikdast, F. Hessel, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, G. Nicolescu, “Design and Modelling of a Low-Latency Centralized Controller for Optical Integrated Networks,” IEEE Communications Letters, 20(3), 462–465, March 2016. (IF: 1.268)

2015 (6 papers)

[J30] B. Banan, R. Niall Tait, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and P. Berini, “Fabrication of metal strip waveguides for optical and microwave data transmission,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 33(6), November/December 2015. (IF: 1.464)

[J29] M.S. Hai, M. Ménard, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Integrated optical deserialiser time sampling based SiGe photoreceiver,” OSA Optics Express, 23(25), 31736-54, 15 December 2015. (IF: 3.488)

[J28] M. Moayedi Pour Fard, G. Cowan, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Analysis of Low-Bit Soft-Decision Error Correction in Optical Front Ends,” OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7(9), 885–897, August 2015. (IF: 1.547)

[J27] B. Banan, M.S Hai, P. Berini, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "Simultaneous high-capacity optical and microwave data transmission over metal waveguides," OSA Optics Express, 23(11), 14135-14147, May 20, 2015. (IF: 3.525)

[J26] P. Liao, M. Sakib, F. Lou, J. Park, M. Wlodawski, V.I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "Ultradense Silicon Photonic Interface for Optical Interconnection," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, 27(7), 725–728, April 1, 2015. (#7 download of journal in April 2015)

[J25] M.S. Hai, M.N. Sakib, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "Monolithic 1 × 2 MMI-Based 25-Gb/s SOI DPSK Demodulator Integrated With SiGe Photodetector," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, 27(6), 565–568, March 15, 2015. (IF: 2.176)

2014 (3 papers)

[J24] M.N. Sakib, M.S. Hai, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "A Silicon Photonic Integrated Packaged Coherent Receiver Front-End for Soft-Decision Decoding," IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 32(24), 4753–4758, December 15, 2014. (IF: 3.525)

[J23] P. Liao, C. Zhang, X. Lu, M. Mirshafiei, I. Cerutti, N. Andriolli, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Gain Effect on Scalable Energy-proportional SOA-based Optical Space Switches,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 26(16), 1683–1686, August 15, 2014. (IF: 2.176)

[J22] C. Zhang, P. Liao, B. Burgoyne, Y. Kim, F. Trépanier, A. Villeneuve, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Low-Cost Dispersion-Tune Active Harmonic Mode-Locked Laser with a 3-cm Coherence Length,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 20(5), 1–7, September/October 2014. (IF: 3.465)

2013 (6 papers)

[J21] M.S. Hai, M.N. Sakib, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A 16 GHz Silicon-based Monolithic Balanced Photodetector with On-Chip Capacitors for 25 Gbaud Front-end Receivers,” OSA Optics Express, 21(16), 32680-32689, December 30, 2013. (IF: 3.525)(cited 10 times)

[J20] M.N. Sakib, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Study of Error Correction Codes for PAM Signals in Data Centers Applications,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 25(23), 2274–2277, December 1, 2013. (cited 7 times)

[J19] C. Zhang, P. Liao, B. Burgoyne, Y. Kim, N. Godbout, A. Villeneuve, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Dispersion-Tune Harmonically Mode-Locked Fiber Laser,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 25(19), 1916–1919, October 1, 2013. (IF: 2.176)

[J18] B. Banan, M.S. Hai, E. Lisicka-Skrzek, P. Berini, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Multichannel Transmission Through a Gold Strip Plasmonic Waveguide Embedded in Cytop,” IEEE Photonics Journal, 5(3), 22011811, June 10, 2013. (IF: 2.36)

[J17] P.G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, D. Torres, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, P. Castoldi, “Heterogeneous Optical Space Switches for Scalable and Energy-Efficient Data Centers,” OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 31(11), 1713–1719, June 1, 2013. (IF: 2.862)(cited 8 times)

[J16] I. Cerutti, P.G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, P. Castoldi, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Designing Energy-Efficient Data Center Networks Using Space-Time Optical Interconnection Architectures,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 3700209, 19(2), March/April 2013. (cited 13 times)

2012 (3 papers)

[J15] M.S. Hai, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Design of a 50 Gb/sec SOI-based DPSK demodulator for dense photonic integration,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24(19), 1749–1752, Oct. 1, 2012. (IF: 2.176)(cited 6 times)

[J14] I. Cerutti, N. Andriolli, P.G. Raponi, M. Scaffardi, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, A. Bogoni, and P. Castoldi, “Power and Scalability Analysis of Multi-Plane Optical Interconnection Networks,” IET Optoelectronics Special Issue–Green Photonics, 192–200, 6(4), August 2012. (IF: 0.966)

[J13] M.N. Sakib, M. Moayedi Pour Fard, W. J. Gross, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A 45 Gb/s Low Complexity Optical Front-End for Soft-Decision LDPC Decoders,” OSA Optics Express, 20(16), 18336-18347, July 30, 2012. (IF: 3.525)

2011 (3 papers)

[J12] M.N. Sakib, T. Huang, W.J. Gross, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Low-Density Parity-Check Coding in Ultra Wideband over Fiber Systems,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 23(10), 1493–1495, Oct. 15, 2011. (IF: 2.176)

[J11] M.N. Sakib, V. Mahalingam, W.J. Gross, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Optical Front-End for Soft-Decision LDPC Codes in Optical Communication Systems,” OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 3(6), 533–541, June 2011 (IF: 1.547) (cited 12 times, and top journal download for four consecutive months)

[J10] O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, I. Cerutti, P.G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, and P. Castoldi, “Energy Efficient Design of a Scalable Optical Multi-Plane Interconnection Architecture,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Special Issue on Green Photonics, 17(2), 377–383, April/May 2011. (IF: 3.465) (cited 45 times)

Other refereed contributions

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings (career – 91, 60 since 2011)

2016 (13 conference papers)

[C91] M. Moayedi Pour Fard, G. Cowan, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A 35 Gb/s Silicon Photodetector for 850 nm Wavelength Applications,” IEEE Photonics Conference, PD2, Oct 2-6, 2016

[C90] B. Radi, V. Paul, V. Tolstikin, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Comparative Study of Optoelectronics Receiver Front End Implementation in InP, SiGe, and CMOS,” IEEE Photonics Conference, MH1.2, Oct 2-6, 2016

[C89] R. Priti, Y. Xiong, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Efficiency Improvement of an O-band SOI-MZI Thermo-optic Matrix Switch,” IEEE Photonics Conference, ThG1.1, Oct 2-6, 2016

[C88] S. Faralli, N. Andriolli, I Cerutti, F. Gambini, P. Pintus, G.B. Preve, M. Chiesa, R. Ortuno, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Bidirectional transmissions in a ring-based packaged optical NoC with 12 add-drop microrings,” IEEE Photonics Conference, WG1.5, Oct 2-6, 2016

[C87] R. Priti, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “MZI-based Non-blocking SOI Switches using Integrated Thermo-optic Phase-shifter,” Advanced Photonics Congress, ITu1B.3, July 18-20, 2016

[C86] I. Cerutti, A. M. Behredin, N. Andriolli, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, P. Castoldi, “Ring versus Bus Topology: A Network Performance Comparison of Photonic Integrated NoC,” the 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 10-14, 2016. [invited]

[C85] M.Y.S. Sowailem, M. Morsy-Osman, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D.V. Plant, “A Self-Coherent System for Short Reach Applications,” Photonics North Conference, May 24–26, 2016.

[C84] V.E. Paul, B. Radii, V. Tolstikin, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Technology-Based Comparative Study for the Optoelectronic Integration of Optical Front-Ends,” Photonics North Conference, May 24–26, 2016.

[C83] M. Moayedi Pour Fard, M.S. Hai, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Compact 25 Gb/s Mach-Zehnder Assisted Ring Modulator,” Photonics North Conference, May 24–26, 2016.

[C82] F. Göhring de Magalhaes, Y. Xiong, F. Hessel, G. Nicolescu, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Co-design of an FPGA-based Low-latency Controller for MZI-based SiP Switches,” Photonics North Conference, May 24–26, 2016.

[C81] Y. Xiong, F. Göhring de Magalhaes, B. Radi, G. Nicolescu, F. Hessel, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Towards a Fast Centralized Controller for Integrated Silicon Photonic Multistage MZI-based Switches,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), W1J.2, Anaheim (USA), March 19–23, 2016.

[C80] M. Nikdast, G. Nicolescu, J. Trajkovic, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Photonic Integrated Circuits: a Study on Process Variations,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), W2A.22, Anaheim (USA), March 19–23, 2016.

[C79] M. Nikdast, G. Nicolescu, J. Trajkovic, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Modeling Fabrication Non-Uniformity in Chip-Scale Silicon Photonic Interconnects,” Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, paper 2.7.2, Dresden (Germany), March 14–18, 2016. [Best paper award]

2015 (13 conference papers)

[C78] C. Williams, B. Banan, G. Cowan, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Demonstration of Mode-Division Multiplexing for on-Chip Source-Synchronous Communications, Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, AM1B.1, Hong Kong, November 19–23, 2015 [Best Student Paper Competition]

[C77] M. Nikdast, G. Nicolescu, J. Trajkovic, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits under Process Variations,” Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), ASu2A.12, Hong Kong, November 19–23, 2015 [Won Best Poster Award]

[C76] F. Göhring de Magalhaes, R. Priti, M. Nikdast, F. Hessel, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and G. Nicolescu, “A Low-Latency Centralized Controller for MZI-based Optical Integrated Networks,” International Conference on Photonics in Switching (PS), pp. 118–120, Florence (Italy), September 22–25, 2015.

[C75] S. Faralli, F. Gambini, P. Pintus, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, P. Castoldi, N. Andriolli, and I. Cerutti, “Experimental Demonstration of Bidirectional Transmissions in a Photonic Integrated Network on Chip with Bus Topology,” Photonics in Switching (PS), Italy, September 22–25, 2015.

[C74] M.S. Hai, M. Ménard, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A 20 Gb/s SiGe Photoreceiver Based on Optical Time Sampling,” European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), Tu.1.3.5, Valencia, September 27 to October 1, 2015

[C72] R.B. Priti, F. Lou, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A high extinction ratio broadband 1310 nm MZI switch,” IEEE Group IV Photonics (GFP), pp. 114–115, Vancouver, August 24–26, 2015.

[C71] P. Velha, I. Cerutti, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, N. Andriolli, “A Silicon Photonics Network-on-Chip Architecture based on Mode and Wavelength Switching,” IEEE Group IV Photonics (GFP), pp. pp. 120–121, Vancouver, August 24–26, 2015.

[C70] C. Williams, B. Banan, G.E.R. Cowan, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Source-Synchronous Optical Link Using Mode-Division Multiplexing,” IEEE Group IV Photonics (GFP), pp. 110–111, Vancouver, August 24–26, 2015

[C69] I. Cerutti, N. Andriolli, P. Pintus, S. Faralli, F. Gambini, P. Castoldi, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "Fast Scheduling based on iterative Parallel Wavelength Matching for a Multi-wavelength Ring Network-on-Chip," Conference on Optical Network Design Modeling, pp. 180–185, Pisa (Italy), May 11–14, 2015.

[C68] M.S. Hai, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Low-loss Si3N4 Wavelength-striped Multiplexer,” in Proc. of IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, pp. 92–93, San Diego (USA), April 22–24, 2015.

[C67] F. Lou, M. Moayedi Pour Fard, P. Liao, M.S. Hai, R. Priti, Y. Huangfu, C. Qiu, Q. Hao, Z. Wei, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Towards a Centralized Controller for Silicon Photonic MZI-based Interconnects,”, in IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, pp. 146–147, USA, April 22–24, 2015.

[C66] P. Liao, M.N. Sakib, J. Park, M. Wlodawski, V. I. Kopp, D. Neugroschl, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Ultra-dense Optical I/O Interface for Silicon Photonic Interconnects”, in Proc. of IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, pp. 116–117, San Diego, USA, April 22–24, 2015.

[C65] M. Hai, M. Moayedi, D. An, F. Gambini, S. Faralli, G. Battista Preve, G. W. Roberts, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "Automated Characterization of SiP MZI-Based Switches," in Proc. of IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, pp. 94–95, San Diego, USA, April 22–24, 2015.

2014 (8 conference papers)

[C64] M.S. Hai, P. Liao, M. Mir Shafiei, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, MZI-based non-blocking SOI Switches,” Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), ATh3A.147, November 11–14, 2014.

[C63] L. Chen, R. Ashrafi, J. Wang, M.R. Dizaji, M.S. Hai, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, R. Adams, “Photonic Integrated Circuits for Microwave Photonics Applications,” International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, pp. 32–35, October 22–23, 2014.

[C62] M.S. Hai, M. Moayedi Pour Fard, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Low-voltage PAM-4 SOI Ring-based Modulator,” IEEE Photonics Conference, pp. 92–95, September 12–16, 2014.

[C61] S. Karami, A.G. Kirk, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Efficient method for Long Range Surface Plasmon (LRSPP) wave excitation with Si-based grating couplers,” IEEE Photonics Conference, pp. 554–555, September 12–16, 2014.

[C60] R.B. Priti, C. Zhang, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Mirrored Mesh-Tree Interconnect-on-Chip for Multiprocessor Systems,” SPIE Photonics North, pp. 280, June 28–30, 2014

[C59] C. Zhang and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Optimization of SiP ring-based switches,” the 7th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meeting (POEM), June 18–21, 2014.

[C58] I. Cerutti, N. Andriolli, P.G. Raponi, P. Castoldi, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Optics in Data Center: Improving Scalability and Energy Efficiency,” 23rd European Conference on networks and Communications (EuCNC), June 27–30, 2014.

[C57] P. Liao, C. Zhang, X. Lu, M. Mirshafiei, I. Cerutti, N. Andriolli, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Gain Effect on the Scalability of SOA-based Optical Space Switches,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC), M3E.5, March 9–13, 2014.

2013 (11 papers)

[C56] C. Zhang, N. Godbout, B. Burgoyne, Y. Kim, P. Liao, A. Villeneuve, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Driving Current Induced Spectral Effect in RSOA-based Mode-Locked Fiber Laser,” OSA Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress Technical Digest, JTh2A, October 27th to November 1, 2013.

[C55] M.S. Hai, M.N. Sakib, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, "A Compact Silicon-on-Insulator Optical Hybrid for Low Loss Integration with Balanced Photodetectors," the 39th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), We.2.B.2, September 22–26, 2013.

[C54] P. P. Dash, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, G.E.R. Cowan, "A Variable-Bandwidth, Power-Scalable Optical Receiver Front-End in 65 nm," IEEE 56th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 717–720, August 4–7, 2013.

[C53] C. Williams, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, G.E.R. Cowan, "Power and Noise Configurable Phase-Locked Loop Using Multi-Oscillator Feedback Alignment," IEEE 56th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 1023–1026, August 4–7, 2013.

[C52] O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, X. Lu, C. Zhang, P. Liao, P.G. Raponi, I. Cerutti, and N. Andriolli, “RODIN—Energy-proportional SOA-based Optical Interconnect for Large Computing Platforms,”
IEEE 2nd Optical Interconnects Conference, pp. 74–75, May 5–8, 2013. [2nd Best Poster]

[C51] P.P. Dash, G.E.R Cowan, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Inductorless, Power-Proportional, Optical Receiver Front-End in TSMC 90 nm,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 1127–1130, May 19–23 2013.

[C50] M. Moayedi, G.E.R Cowan, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Investigation of Different System Level Architectures of an Optical Soft-Decision Forward Error Correction (SD-FEC) Receiver,” 81e du Congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), May 6, 2013

[C49] M. Mirshafiei, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Silicon Photonic Switch for Optical Interconnects,” SPIE Photonics North, June 3–5, 2013

[C48] S. Karami, A. Kirk, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Compact Plasmonic Modulator,” OSA 6th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, May 26–31, 2013

[C47] B. Banan, M. Mirshafiei, P. Berini, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, ”Microwave and Optical Transmission on Metal Strip Plasmonic Waveguides,” OSA 6th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, May 26–31, 2013

[C46] M. Sowailem, D. Plant, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Contention Resolution Strategy in Optical Burst Switched Datacenters, “Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC), JW2A.77, March 14–21, 2013.

2012 (6 conference papers)

[C45] M.N. Sakib, M. Moayedi, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A 45 GS/s Optical Soft-Decision Front‑end,” IEEE Photonics Conference, WM4, pp. 532–533, September 23–27, 2012.

[C44] B. Banan, M. Hai, E. Lisicka-Skrzek, P. Berini, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “49 Gb/s Optical Transmission through Long-Range Plasmon Polariton Waveguide,” IEEE Photonics Conference, TuI3, pp. 278–279, October 23–27, 2012.

[C43] P. G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, P. Castoldi, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Heterogeneous Space Switches for Power-Efficient Optical Interconnection Networks,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 10–15, 2012.

[C42] M.N. Sakib, M.S. Hai, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “A Monolithic Optical Front-end for Soft-decision LDPC Decoders,” SPIE Photonics North, June 6–8, 2012.

[C41] O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, M.N. Sakib, M. Sowailem, M.S. Hai, R. Varano, and D. Rolston, “Optical Interconnected High-performance Servers”, SPIE Photonics North, June 6–8, 2012.

[C40] P. G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, P. Castoldi, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Physical Layer Scalability of Energy-Efficient Heterogeneous Optical Space Switches.” IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, TuP, May 20–23, 2012.

2011 (9 conference papers)

[C39] B. Banan, A. Salehiomran, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Investigation of a Flexible On-chip Interconnection using a Plasmonic Strip,” IEEE Photonics Conference, MB4, October 9–13, 2011.

[C38] M.S. Hai and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Thermally Stable 50 Gb/s SOI DPSK Demodulator,” IEEE Photonics Conference, TuR2, October 9–13, 2011.

[C37] M. Sowailem, D.V. Plant, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Implementation of Optical Burst Switching in Data Centers,” IEEE Photonics Conference, WG4, October 9–13, 2011.

[C36] M.N. Sakib and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Ultra-Narrow-Spacing Tb/s Long Haul Transmission using Soft LDPC Decoding with Gaussian Processes,” IEEE Photonics Society Topicals, pp. 121–122, July 18–20, 2011.

[C35] M.N. Sakib, A. Shourky, M. Sowailem, R. Varano, D. Rolston, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Development of Optically Enhanced Interconnectivity for Computing Platforms”, CIPI Annual General Meeting, May 18–20, 2011.

[C34] M.N. Sakib, A. J. Wong, W. J. Gross, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Decoding of Long-Block Soft-Decision LDPC Codes for Optical Communication Systems,” ICO International Conference on Information Photonics, May 18–20, 2011.

[C33] M.S. Hai and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Temperature Compensated 50 Gb/s DPSK Demodulator,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), JTuI76, May 1–6, 2011.

[C32] M.N. Sakib, V. Mahalingam, A.J. Wong, W.J. Gross, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, “Low Complexity Soft Decision Circuit for LDPC Decoders,” Conference Lasers and Electro-Optic (CLEO), JWA18, May 1–6, 2011.

[C31] M.N. Sakib, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and X. Zhang, “Impact of RF Noise on Transmission Performance of Multiband OFDM UWB over Fiber Systems,” Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC/NFOEC), JWA041, March 6–10, 2011.

Patents/Invention Disclosures

US Patent Issued:

[P2] “Method and Devices for Space-Time Multi-Plane Optical Networks,” US 9485048, Nov 1, 2016, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, M.S. Hai, P.G. Raponi, P. Castoldi.

[P2] “Methods and Devices for Photonic M-ary Pulse Amplitude Modulation,” US 9470951, Oct 18, 2016, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Md. Hai, M. Moayedi Pour Fard.

[P1] “Method and Systems for Optical Receivers,” US 9281902, March 8, 2016, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and M.N. Sakib.

US Patent Pending:

[P3] “Time sampled photodetector devices and methods,” 15/248,582, filed on August 26, 2016, M. Ménard, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, M.S. Hai.

[P2] “Methods and systems for board level photonic bridges”, 14/955,142, filed on December 1, 2015, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, C. Zhang, M.S. Hai, M.N. Sakib, M. Moayedi.

[P1] “Optical Interconnection Methods and Systems Exploiting Mode Multiplexing,” 14/686,578, filed on September 29, 2015, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, N. Andriolli, I. Cerutti, P. Velha.

 

Invited Conference presentations

[CI9] “Impact of Silicon Photonics Process Variations in Photonic Interconnects,” PIERS Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Shanghai, August 8–11, 2016.

[CI8] “Electronic enhanced integrated photonics for efficient data communications,” Conference on CMOS Emerging Technologies, Montreal, May 25–27, 2016.

[CI7] “Impact of Photonic Integration on Optical Networks,” MIT Lincoln Lab Workshop, Boston, April 15, 2015.

[CI6] “Photonic interconnects for data communications,” OSA Frontiers in Optics (FiO), Tucson, October 19–20, 2014.

[CI5] “Photonic Data Communications,” IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), San Diego, October 2–6, 2014.

[CI4] “Silicon Photonics,” IEEE Custom Integrated circuit Conference (CICC), San Jose, September  15-17, 2014.

[CI3] “Efficient Photonic I/O for Data Communications,” Photonics in Switching, Kyoto, June 30 to July 4, 2013.

[CI2] “Photonic Technology Development For Efficient Data Communications,” SPIE Photonics North, Montreal, June 6–8, 2012.

[CI1] “Optical Interconnects for Computer Platforms,” 7th Workshop on Fibres and Optical Passive Components (WFOPC), Montreal, July 13–15, 2011.

 

Current research: 

High-speed components development for data communication in modern computing platforms.

Language(s) spoken: 
English
French/français