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

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

27 - 31 July 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The 2014 OSA Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP) meeting took place 27 - 31 July. To ensure you hear about future BGPP meetings, email 

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.

View the full scope and Topic Categories and the special symposium on Surface Functionalization of Optical Fiber and Waveguide Based Bio- and Chemical-Sensors.


Stephen Mihailov
National Research Council of Canada, Canada
General Chair
Paul Westbrook
OFS Laboratories, USA
General Chair
John Canning
University of Sydney, Australia
Program Chair
Morten Ibsen
University of Southampton, UK
Program Chair

Yves Bellouard, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, Femtosecond Laser Induced Material Modifications to Control Stress-state in Glass, Invited

Arthur Braga, Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Optical Fiber Sensors for the Oil and Gas Industry, Invited

Tino Elsmann, Inst fur Photonische Technol eV Jena, Germany, High Temperature Sensing with Fiber Bragg Gratings in Sapphire Fiber, Invited

Grzegorz Fusiek, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, Metal-packaged Fibre Bragg Gratings for Structural Health Monitoring, Invited

Peter Herman, University of Toronto, Canada, 3D Femtosecond Laser Processing: Towards Multi-functional Lab-in-fibre, Invited

Guillaume Laffont, CEA Saclay, France, Challenging Application for Regenerated FBG: Focus on Temperature Sensing, Invited

Eric Lindner, FBGS Technologies GmbH, Germany, Tailored Draw Tower Gratings (DTG`s) and their Application in Sensing Technologies, Invited

Li Qian, University of Toronto, Canada, High-purity, Broadband, Entangled Photon Pairs Generated in Poled Silica Fibers’, Invited

Razvan Stoian, Universite Jean Monnet, France, Control of Ultrafast Laser Nanostructuring of Glasses Using Temporal and Spatial Pulse Design, Invited

Francois Trepanier, TeraXion Inc, Canada, High-end FBG Design and Manufacturing for Industrial Lasers, Sensing and Telecommunications, Invited

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Symposium on Surface Functionalization of Optical Fiber and Waveguide Based Bio- and Chemical-Sensors

Symposium Chair: Prof. Jacques Albert, Carleton University, Canada

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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