Specialty Optical Fibers (SOF)

Specialty Optical Fibers (SOF)

18 - 20 July 2016
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Specialty Optical Fibers (SOF) meeting discusses synthesis, processing, characterization, modeling, physical properties and applications of specialty and novel optical fibers with high technological impact potential.

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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Stuart Jackson, Macquarie University, Australia, Mid-IR Fiber Lasers, Tutorial

Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, United States, Modes with Angular Momentum in Optical Fibers and their Applications , Tutorial

Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States, Multicore Optical Fiber and their applications , Invited

Tim Birks, University of Bath, United Kingdom, The Airy Fibre: Designing Fibres Backwards , Invited

Anderson S. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, Recent advances and applications in Random Fiber Lasers, Invited

Kazuo Hotate, University of Tokyo, Japan, Fiber Optic Nerve Systems for Structural Health Monitoring with Brillouin Optical Correlation Domain Techniques , Invited

Xin Jiang, Max-Planck-Institute for Sci. of Light, Germany, Soft glass microstructured fibers and their applications , Invited

Wei Jin, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, Photo- thermal sensors with microstructured optical fibres, Invited

Raman Kashyap, Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, Massive Enhancement of Scatter in UV Exposed Optical Fibers , Invited

Leonid Kotov, University of Arizona, High average and peak power double-clad Er-doped fiber lasers and their applications , Invited

Sophie LaRochelle, Universite Laval, Canada, Optical fibers for next generation optical communications  , Invited

Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia, Scalability of mode selective photonic lanterns  , Invited

Brian Mangan, OFS Laboratories, United States, Single mode hollow core photonic bandgap fibers , Invited

Cicero Martelli, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do PR, Brazil, Recent progress in optical fiber sensors , Invited

John Minelly, Coherent Inc., United States, Intrinsically single-mode high-power fiber lasers utilizing LMA fibers directly fabricated by MCVD , Invited

David Novoa, Max Planck Inst for The Sci of Light , Broadband single-mode frequency conversion and Raman gain suppression in gas-filled hollow-core PCF , Invited

Jayanta Sahu, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Specialty fibers for high power fiber lasers , Invited

Brandon Shaw, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Mid-IR fiber sources and applications , Invited

Woojin Shin, Gwangju Inst of Science & Technology, South Korea, New Fiber Fabrication Method Based on the Granulated Silica, Invited

Ming Tang, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China, Spatial-division multiplexed optical sensing using MCF and FMF , Invited

Kanishka Tankala, Coherent, Inc. Nufern, United States, Long term stability of double-clad fibers , Invited

Real Vallee, Universite Laval, Canada, Mid-IR ZBLAN lasers , Invited

Zinan Wang, Univ. Electronic Sci. & Tech. of China, China, Tailoring the Properties of CW Random Fiber Lasers, Invited

Fei Yu, University of Bath, United Kingdom, Mid-IR Gas Fiber lasers , Invited

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