Specialty Optical Fibers & Applications (SOF)



Specialty Optical Fibers & Applications (SOF)

27 - 31 July 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The 2014 OSA Specialty Optical Fibers & Applications (SOF) meeting took place 27 - 31 July. To ensure you hear about future SOF meetings, email info@osa.org. 
Optical fibers, long an enabling technology for telecommunications, are proving to play a central role in a growing number of modern technologies including applications in defense and security, sensing, automotive, and biomedicine. The purpose of this conference is to bring together global leaders from academia, industry, and the public/government sector to survey the present state of the art and project future trends in specialty optical fiber materials, designs and applications.

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Ishwar Aggarwal
Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States

Chair
John Ballato
Clemson University
United States

Chair
Liang Dong
Clemson University
United States

Program Chair
Bryce Samson

United States

Program Chair

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Schedule at a glance
Fetah Benabid, Xlim Research Insititute, United Kingdom, Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fibers: Guidances and Applications , Tutorial

Gilles Renversez, Aix-Marseille Université, France, Foundations of Photonics Crystal Fibres , Tutorial

Timothy Birks, University of Bath, United Kingdom, Fiber Based Mode Multiplexer, Invited

Pascal Dupriez, Alphanov, France, Termination of Special Optical Fibers for Their Integration in High Performance Laser Systems, Invited

Christopher Emslie, Fibercore Limited, United Kingdom, The Development of Bend-insensitive, Highly-birefringent and Spun, Circularly Birefringent Fibers for "Real World," Commercial Sensors, Invited

Michael Fokine, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Sweden, Chemical Composition Fiber Gratings, Invited

Fabio Ghiringhelli, SPI Lasers UK, United Kingdom, Challenges in Designing Fibres and Operating High Power CW and Pulsed Fibre Lasers; , Invited

Miguel Gonzalez Herraez, universidad de alcala, Spain, Fiber Sensors for the High Speed Railway Environment , Invited

Alexander Hemming, Defence Science Technology Organisation, Australia, Holmium fibre lasers for high power laser applications, Invited

Ammar Hideur, CNRS - Université de Rouen, France, High-energy Ultrafast Fiber Lasers , Invited

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Congress Special Events

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 28 July
For more information, visit the Plenary speakers page.

Congress Reception and Exhibit
Tuesday, 29 July
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
 
Joint Poster Sessions
Monday, 28 July and Tuesday, 29 July
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Symposium on Surface Functionalization of Optical Fiber and Waveguide Based Bio- and Chemical-Sensors (Joint BGPP and Sensors)

Tuesday, 29 July
The aim of this Symposium is to bring together chemists, biochemists, and photonic device designers to explore together how best to functionalize optical fiber devices to detect biochemical substances and chemicals with high sensitivity, selectivity, and robustness, while lowering the limit of detection to levels that will allow real applications to be developed.  For more information visit the Symposium page.



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