Optical Fibers, Fiber-based Devices and Applications


The optical fiber is indispensable waveguide for optical signal transmission and manipulation, and fiber-based devices are key building blocks in information and communication systems.

The Optical Fibers, Fiber-based Devices and Applications (OFDA) topical meeting seeks original submissions in the general area of optical fibers including their design, fabrication, and physical properties, and measurement or characterization methodologies. It also covers all aspects of fiber-based devices and applications in communications, lasers, amplifiers and sensing. Fibers include but are not limited to: those single- or multi-mode; single- or multi-core; silica- or non-silica based; and conventional or micro-structured.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Design, fabrication, characterization and measurement of optical fibers
  2. Microstructured and photonic bandgap fibers
  3. Multimode and multicore fibers
  4. Non-silica and multi-material optical fibers
  5. Sub-micron fibers and waveguides
  6. Physics of linear and nonlinear propagation in fibers
  7. Fiber amplifiers
  8. Fiber lasers
  9. Fiber-based devices
  10. Fiber-optic communication systems/sub-systems for long-haul, metro, and access networks
  11. Modulation and signal processing techniques for fiber-based communication systems
  12. Discrete and distributed fiber optic sensing technologies

Committee Members

  • Luc Thevenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, SwitzerlandChair
  • Chao Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong KongCo-Chair
  • Peter Smith, Optoelectronics Research Centre, United KingdomCo-Chair
  • Ming Tang, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, ChinaCo-Chair
  • Songnian Fu, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China
  • Zhaohui Li, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Zhixin Liu, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Chengbo Mou, Shanghai University, China
  • Qizhen Sun, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China
  • Guangming Tao, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. and Tech., China
  • Lei Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Limin Xiao, Fudan University, China
  • Changyuan Yu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Luc Thevenaz

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Chao Lu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Peter Smith

Optoelectronics Research Centre

Ming Tang

Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology