Aaron Albores-Mejia

Cost-effective High-Speed Optical Transceivers for Short Reach IMDD and/or Coherent Applications: Sub-system Integration Challenges and Efforts


DWDM technology can be the answer at the edges of the network if cost, size, and power could be drastically reduced. Today, photonic integration circuit (PIC) technology, as a key enabler, has rapidly progressed and narrowed the gap between those advanced long reach telecom technologies and the end-user. We will review technology aspects, challenges, and trade-offs in the exploitation of InP-based PICs, for the short-reach direct detect- and coherent-based cost-sensitive applications.


Aaron Albores-Mejia earned the PhD degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2011. Soon after, he joined the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Tsukuba). He has performed and led blue-sky and applied R&D projects to turn photonics concepts into applied photonic integrated solutions for telecom’s and Datacom’s. Currently, Aaron is the Principal Photonics Product Engineer at EFFECT Photonics, architecting the next generation direct detection-based, high-speed optical communication solutions.