Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP)

Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP)

05 - 08 September 2016
SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia

BGPP addresses all aspects of grating structures, photosensitivity, glass relaxation and poling in optical fiber and waveguides from physical fundamentals, properties and fabrication approaches to applications.

BGPP continues to be a popular meeting for covering the state-of-the-art advances in fiber and waveguide gratings in a relaxed and nonpressured atmosphere. The program is tailored for informal exchanges, forming new partnerships, and reconnecting with colleagues. Attendees come from around the world to participate in this exchange of knowledge.  The meeting topics are divided into three main themes: fundamentals of photosensitivity, glass relaxation and poling, properties of grating structures and techniques used in their fabrication, and applications of gratings, glass relaxation and poled glass.

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Stephen Mihailov
Stephen Mihailov
National Research Council of Canada, Canada
General Chair
John Canning
John Canning
University of Sydney, Australia
Conference Chair
Morten Ibsen
Morten Ibsen
University of Southampton, UK
Conference Chair
Matthieu Lancry
Matthieu Lancry
Universite de Paris Sud, France
Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 12 May 2016 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 12 May 2016
Advanced Registration 8 August 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 8 August 2016
Hotel Reservation 15 August 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 15 August 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 16 August 2016 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 16 August 2016
Schedule at a glance
Alan Kersey, CiDRA Precision Services, United States, 30 Years of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Technology, Plenary

Martynas Beresna, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Laser induced self-organisation: from plasma to nanostructures, Invited

Michel Digonnet, Stanford University, United States, Review of Slow-light propagation in FBGs, Invited

Sylvain Girard, Universite Saint Etienne, Basic Mechanisms of Ionizing Radiation Effects on Silica-Based Optical Fibers, Invited

Alexey Gladyshev, FORC RAS, Russia, Second-order nonlinearity in optical fibers: achievements and perspectives, Invited

Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus, Polymeric Fibre Bragg gratings and their applications, Invited

Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia, Fabrication and application of fiber Bragg gratings in astronomy, Invited

Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering, LLC, United States, Fiber Bragg grating sensors for biomedical applications, Invited

Manfred Rothhardt, IPHT, Germany, Fabrication and applications of Draw Tower Gratings, Invited

Masaaki Sakakura, Kyoto University, Japan, Observation of dynamics inside glasses by parallel writing and application of parallel writing, Invited

Hwa Yaw Tam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Fiber Bragg grating sensors for Smart Railways, Invited

Christian Waltermann, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, fs-written gratings for 3D shape sensing applications, Invited

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Symposium: Fiber Bragg Gratings - From Laboratory to the Real World

As  a part of the 2016 BGPP Topical Meeting,  papers are sought that describe efforts to transition the fiber Bragg grating, FBG, technology from a low technology readiness level to industrial application.  Specifically, papers are being solicited that cover processes of moving the FBG technology from laboratories of academia through small R&D efforts to much broader industrial applications.    
The topics of solicited papers include but are not limited to:
  • Performance of FBG systems in real environments;
  • Miniaturization efforts to make entire FBG systems suitable for on-board, in-flight, and other applications with space and weight limitations;
  • Integration and packaging of the FBGs;
  • Effects of harsh environments (temperature, pressure, etc.) on the performance of FBG systems;
  • Signal processing of data from fiber Bragg gratings and system integration of FBGs with signal processing units;
  • Standardization efforts for different industries and applications;
  • Specialized applications of FBGs in communication, oil and gas industry, aerospace missions, and other areas.
Chair:  Grigory (Greg) Adamovsky, Ph.D, 
NASA Glenn Research Center, United States
Co-Chair: Edgar Mendoza, Ph.D,
Redondo Optics, United States


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