Thomas Koch, University of Arizona, United States, Plenary
Jean Armstrong, Monash University, Designing compact receivers for optical wireless communications and visible light positioning, Invited
Martin Bernier, Universite Laval, Canada, New strategies for mid-IR fiber-based light generation, Invited
Jae Daniel, Aether Photonics , Metal coated active fibres for high power and light weight laser designs, Invited
Woei Ming Lee, Australian National University, Australia, High Speed Temporal Modulation with Cascaded Fibre Delay Line and Micro-structured Mirrors, Invited
Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Towards in-fiber silicon photonics, Invited
Nikita Simakov, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia, Pulsed Thulium and Holmium Fibre Lasers, Invited
Silvia Soria, Ist di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Italy, Nonlinear Kerr Effect in Solid and Hollow Micro Spherical Resonators, Invited
Real Vallee, Universite Laval, Canada, Recent development in mid-infrared fluoride glass fiber lasers, Invited
Elaine Wong, University of Melbourne, Australia, Optical Networks for Healthcare, Invited
Michael Withford, Macquarie University, Australia
Stuart Jackson, Macquarie University, Australia
Adrian Carter, Nufern, Australia
Simon Gross, Macquarie University, Australia
Alexander Hemming, Defence Science Technology Group, Australia
Steven Hinckley, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Brendan Kennedy, The University of Western Australia, Australia
David Lancaster, University of South Australia,
Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia
Stephen Madden, ,
Ampalavanapilla Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne, Australia
Frederique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, New Zealand
4 September 2016; 18:00 - 19:30
Join your fellow attendees for light fare and networking. The event is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest(s).
Tribute Session for the Late Professor John Love
6 September 2016, 13:00 - 14:00
A special session has been scheduled to pay tribute to the late Professor John Love. The session will include short talks from some of John’s colleagues celebrating his key contributions to Australian Photonics. Box lunches will be provided. RSVP required, please see registration.
6 September 2016, 18:00 - 20:30
Waterfront on the Rocks
Join your fellow attendees for a festive evening and another opportunity to network with your colleagues. Guest tickets are available for $90 USD, as extra guest tickets are limited, please check registration for availability.
OSAF Meet the Professionals Happy Hour
Hosted by OSA Ambassador Chad Husko
Location: Marble Foyer, SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
Date/Time: 7 September, 20:00 – 21:30
The Optical Society and OSA Foundation invite students and early career professionals who are OSA Members to attend a happy hour with leaders from the meeting fiber technology field. This is an opportunity to network with industry representatives, meeting chairs/committee members and exhibitors over light fare and drinks. RSVP online.
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.
Greg Adamovsky, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Edgar Mendoza, Redondo Optics, USA
30 Years of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Technology
ADK Consulting and Insight Photonic Solutions, Inc., USA
Abstract: The first publication on the sensing potential for side-written Bragg gratings in optical fiber appeared as a patent PCT publication by the Meltz et al. group from UTC in 1986. In the 30 years that have followed, we have seen an extraordinary series of developments in fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor technology, taking it from early conceptual laboratory demonstrations to powerful commercial distributed sensing platforms, with many companies now developing and marketing FBG systems and ‘interrogator’ units. This paper will review this history, highlight some of the key developments in the sensing capabilities developed and touch on some truly novel applications of the technology. The paper will also review more recent applications based on the use of extremely weak draw-tower written grating arrays that exploit the unique properties of Bragg gratings in ways to enable creative & differentiated sensing capabilities.
Photonic Integration: Building the Ecosystem
University of Arizona, USA
Nonlinear world of commercial photonic systems
Sergei K. Turitsyn
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), UK
Many nonlinear photonic technologies are already weaved into the operation of commercial systems. Nonlinearity is an essential component in the design of numerous photonic devices, but it is often shunned by engineers in view of its practical intractability and greatly increased difficulty of comprehension of system behavior. The understanding and mastering of nonlinear effects can translate into improving performance of the existing devices and enabling a new generation of engineering concepts. Our recent work on nonlinear science of fibre lasers and optical communications systems will be reviewed.