Fiber Optics Technology (PF)

Fiber Optics Technology (PF)

The Fiber Optics Technology Technical Group focuses on both passive and active fiber developments. This group works on all kinds of linear and nonlinear as well as novel photonic crystal fibers, etc.


New Trends in Fiber Optics Research Panel Discussion at Frontiers in Optics

When: Wednesday, 19 September, 18:30 – 19:30

Where: Cabinet Room, Washington Hilton Hotel

What will be the new applications driving Fiber Optics research in the following decade? How is the Quantum era impacting Fiber Optics research? Come join the OSA Fiber Optics Technical Group for a panel discussion and networking event on Wednesday evening addressing these questions. Panelists with a diverse research background ranging from quantum-related fiber research to telecommunications will share their views on the future of fiber optics research. The discussion will be an opportunity for students, early career professionals and researchers to hear about the most interesting trends in the field, and network with colleagues over refreshments in a relaxed environment. Please RSVP for this technical group event to let us know you will be attending.

Panelists for this technical group event include:

Joel Carpenter received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2012 for his work on Mode Division Multiplexing in optical telecommunications before working as a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Sydney, Australia. He is now a Lecturer at his alma mater, The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the measurement and manipulation of fiber modes using spatial light modulators and computational holography.


Virginia (Gina) Lorenz is an associate professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BA in physics magna cum laude and mathematics, and her MS and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford in Atomic and Laser Physics, and an assistant professor of Physics at the University of Delaware until 2014. She joined the physics department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. Her group’s research centers on photonic quantum state generation and characterization, quantum memories, spectroscopy, and magnetometry.


Dr Gregory Jasion obtained his MEng in Aerospace engineering at the University of Southampton in 2008. He completed his PhD on helicopter dust entrainment in 2013 during which he developed and contributed to several codes for the simulation of multiphase and granular flow. Greg subsequently joined the Microstructured Optical Fibres group at the ORC as a specialist in numerical modelling of multiphase flow applied to fused glass and fibre drawing. In 2016 he was awarded a Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to develop hollow core fibres for high power laser delivery. He holds several patents for hollow core fibre technology, and has contributed to many of the groups most successful fibres.

Faezeh Gholami IBMChair
Pouya Dianat Drexel UniversityVice Chair
Periklis Petropoulos University of SouthamptonEvents Officer
David Marpaung University of Twente, the NetherlandsSocial Media Officer
Qing Chao Oculus ResearchWebinar Officer

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