Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT)

05 - 08 September 2016
SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia

ACOFT addresses all aspects of guided wave optics including the theory, materials, technologies and applications associated with waveguide devices and integrated photonics.

ACOFT covers new developments and innovation in the fields of optical fibre and waveguide devices. Key topics include mid-infrared photonics, integrated photonics, optical communications and sensing.

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Schedule at a glance
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, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, 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

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Congress Special Events

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

Sponsoring Organizations


Corporate Sponsors

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.
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Engineers Enterprise
Keysight Technologies Australia
Lastek Pty Ltd
Xiton Photonics  GmbH