Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP)

Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP)

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

BGPP addresses all aspects of grating structures, photosensitivity, glass relaxation and poling in optical fiber and waveguides from physical fundamentals, properties and fabrication approaches to applications.

BGPP continues to be a popular meeting for covering the state-of-the-art advances in fiber and waveguide gratings in a relaxed and nonpressured atmosphere. The program is tailored for informal exchanges, forming new partnerships, and reconnecting with colleagues. Attendees come from around the world to participate in this exchange of knowledge.  The meeting topics are divided into three main themes: fundamentals of photosensitivity, glass relaxation and poling, properties of grating structures and techniques used in their fabrication, and applications of gratings, glass relaxation and poled glass.

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Stephen Mihailov
Stephen Mihailov
National Research Council of Canada, Canada
General Chair
John Canning
John Canning
University of Sydney, Australia
Conference Chair
Morten Ibsen
Morten Ibsen
University of Southampton, UK
Conference Chair
Matthieu Lancry
Matthieu Lancry
Universite de Paris Sud, France
Program Chair
Schedule at a glance
Alan Kersey, CiDRA Precision Services, United States
30 Years of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Technology, Plenary

Martynas Beresna, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Laser induced self-organisation: from plasma to nanostructures, Invited

Claire Davis, Defence Science & Tech Organisation
Reliability, Durability and Packaging of Fibre Bragg Gratings for use on Defence Platforms, Invited

Michel Digonnet, Stanford University, United States
Review of Slow-light propagation in FBGs, Invited

Sylvain Girard, Universite Saint Etienne
Basic Mechanisms of Ionizing Radiation Effects on Silica-Based Optical Fibers, Invited

Alexey Gladyshev, FORC RAS, Russia
Second-order nonlinearity in optical fibers: achievements and perspectives, Invited

Paula Gouvea, Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Applications of SHM with FBGs in Oil & Gas and in Aeronautics, Invited

Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Fs Lasers for Complex Gratings, Integrated Circuits and Beam Shaping in Silica and Polymer Optical Fibres, Invited

Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia
Fabrication and application of fiber Bragg gratings in astronomy, Invited

Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering, LLC, United States
Fiber Bragg grating sensors for biomedical applications, Invited

Manfred Rothhardt, Leibniz Inst of Photonic Technology, Germany
Fabrication and applications of Draw Tower Gratings, Invited

Masaaki Sakakura, Kyoto University, United Kingdom
Observation of dynamics inside glasses by parallel writing and application of parallel writing, Invited

Hwa Yaw Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Fiber Bragg grating sensors for Smart Railways, Invited

Christian Waltermann, Fiber Sense GmbH
fs-written gratings for 3D shape sensing applications, 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


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Corporate Sponsors

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