Photonics and Fiber Technology

Photonics and Fiber Technology

Advances in guided wave photonics and fiber optics are continuing to add new capabilities to our ability to transmit and manipulate data, and to sense various aspects of the world in which we live. In this Congress, a collection of papers will be presented which represent the latest results in the fields of data transfer and optical effects in guided wave optics and materials.  Glasses play a central role in photonics and papers will be presented which cover many physical phenomena in glasses including the fundamentals of photosensitivity, glass relaxation and poling, the fabrication and properties of grating structures, and the numerous applications that these glasses are being applied to. This Congress also covers numerous advances in integrated photonics and fiber optics including the development of integrated photonic circuits, 3-D photonics, active and passive waveguides as well as the application of these technologies to data centers and optical networks.  The new areas in fiber sensing and mid-infrared guided wave optics will also be reported on. Finally, a comprehensive group of presentations will cover both fundamental  and applied nonlinear photonics including  nonlinear effects in fibers and planar waveguide structures  , many aspects of soliton physics, nonlinear frequency conversion in waveguides , quantum effects, and the effects of nonlinearities in photonics devices and networks as impairments or as a means to regenerate, modify or switch signals. Discussions will also cover novel nonlinear materials and structures used to enhance or mitigate nonlinear effects in guided wave structures.


Benjamin J. Eggleton
Benjamin J. Eggleton
University of Sydney, Australia
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Alan Kersey, ADK Consulting and Insight Photonic Solutions, USA

Thomas Koch, University of Arizona, USA

Sergei K. Turitsyn, Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, UK

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Schedule at a glance

Welcome Reception
4 September 2016; 18:00 - 19:30
Marble Foyer
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.

Conference Banquet
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.

Symposium Organizers:
Greg Adamovsky, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Edgar Mendoza, Redondo Optics, USA

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