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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Committee Members

  • Liang Dong, Clemson University, United States , Chair
  • Michalis Zervas, University of Southampton, United Kingdom , Chair
  • Sebastien Fevrier, Universite de Limoges, France , Program Chair
  • Axel Schulzgen, University of Central Florida, United States , Program Chair
  • Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States
  • John Ballato, Clemson University, United States
  • Camille-Sophie Bres, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • John Canning, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Agnès Desfarges-Berthelemot, XLIM Research Insititute, France
  • Clemence Jollivet, Coherent, Inc., United States
  • Jesper Laegsgaard, DTU Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Arash Mafi, University of New Mexico, United States
  • Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Francesco Poletti, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Philippe Roy, Universite de Limoges, France
  • Jayanta Sahu, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Kunimasa Saitoh, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Johann Troles, Universite de Rennes I, France


Liang Dong

Clemson University, UNITED STATES

Michalis Zervas

University of Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM

Sebastien Fevrier

Universite de Limoges, FRANCE
Program Chair

Axel Schulzgen

University of Central Florida, UNITED STATES
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

Platinum Corporate Sponsors

II-VI Laser Enterprise


Swiss Photonics

Gold Corporate Sponsor


Corporate Sponsor

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.


Eulitha AG
II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH
FiberBridge Photonics
IOP Publishing Ltd
NKT Photonics GmbH
OptiGrate Corp
Santec USA Corporation
Synopsys, Inc
Thorlabs GmbH
Zurich Instruments 

Corporate Contribution

Anritsu Company
II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH
Sensirion AG