Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF)

04 November 2015 – 06 November 2015 Hotel Icon, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The 4th Workshop on Specialty Optical Fiber and Their Applications is a technical workshop and exhibit on advances and innovations in the field of specialty optical fibers and their applications. Like the three previous workshops in the series, it brings together students and researchers from academia and industry, with an interest in fiber optics.

The three day event will offer plenary, tutorial and invited talks, as well as contributed and poster papers. Industrial partners are invited to expose their latest technology and product offerings in the exhibition.

  1. Advances and New Developments in Specialty Fibers
  2. Photonic Crystal Fibers, Microstructured Fibers, and Photonic Bandgap Fibers
  3. Fiber Lasers
  4. Novel Materials and New Functions
  5. Nonlinear Optics
  6. Special Fiber Components and Applications
  7. Fiber Sensors
  8. Industrial Applications


David Payne, University of Southampton, UK, Special or Specialty Optical Fibres?


Yasuhiro Koike, Keio University, Japan, New Trends in POF for Telecommunications

Nicolas Joly, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany, Nonlinear Effects in Novel Photonic Crystal Fibers


Jacques Albert, Carleton University, Canada, Lab-on-a fiber Devices

John Ballato, Clemson University, United States, Novel Fibre Materials and Fabrication Methods

Gilberto Brambilla, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Fibres for Sensing

Adrian Carter, Nufern, Australia, DSTO’s latest Tm and Ho results

Evgeny Dianov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Bismuth-doped Optical Fibers: Advances and New Developments

Pascal Dupriez, Alphanov, France, Advances in Integration of Photonic Crystal Fibers in High-power Fiber Laser

Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Australia, Soft Glass PCF (Specialty Optical Fibers and their Sensing Applications)

Simon Fleming, University of Sydney, Australia, Metamaterial Fibres

Yasushi Fujimoto, Osaka University, Japan, Zeolite based Rare Earth doped Fiber

Xijia Gu, Ryerson University, Canada, High Pulse Energy Soliton (~50nJ) Generation in all all-fiber Mode-lcoked Laser

Xin Jiang, Max-Planck-Institute for the Sci. of Lig, Germany, Novel Microstructured Fibres for Supercontinuum Generation

Jonathan Knight, University of Bath, United Kingdom, Hollow Silica Fibres for the Mid-IR and their Use in Optically Pumped Mid-IR Fiber Lasers

Arash Mafi, University of New Mexico, United States, Anderson Localization Fibres

Walter Margulis, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, Sweden, Playing Cellular Golf in Microstructured Fibres

Tanya Monro, University of South Australia, Australia, Smart Fibers for Sensing

Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University, South Korea, Hollow/Annular Core Fibres, Invited

Yasutake Ohishi, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan, Rare-earth-doped Soft-glass fibers/Chalcogenide Microstructured Fibers and their Applications

Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Semiconductor Optical Fibers

Philippe Roy, Universite de Limoges, France, Ultra Large Mode Area Fibres with Aperiodic Cladding Structure for High Power Fibre Lasers

David Sampson, University of Western Australia, Australia, Light in Medical Diagnostic: Currents and Trend

Markus Schmidt, Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany, Metallic and Dielectric Nanowires in Fibers: A Novel Base for Photonics

Axel Schulzgen, University of Central Florida, United States, Multicore Fibers

Andrei Stolov, OFS Fitel LLC, United States, Coatings for Harsh Environment Applications of Optical Fibers

Misha Sumetsky, Aston University, United Kingdom, Miniature Slow Light Delay Lines and Buffers: A Review

Robert Thomson, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, Multicore Fiber-based Components

Yukihiro Tsuchida, Furukawa Electric, Japan, Multicore EDFA

William Wadsworth, University of Bath, United Kingdom, Gas-hollow-core-fiber Laser

Lei Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Nanofabrication in Optical Fibres

Michalis Zervas, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Novel Fibres for Lasers

General Chairs

Hwa-Yaw Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong  
Bai-Ou Guan, Jinan University, China

Technical Chairs

Liang Dong, Clemson University, USA
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, University of Adelaide, Australia

International Steering Committee

John Ballato, Clemson University, USA
Cristiano Cordeiro, Universdidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Christiano de Matos, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
Liang Dong, Clemson University, USA
Juan Hernández-Cordero, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Walter Margulis, Acreo Swedish ICT, Sweden
Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering Inc, USA
Philip St.J. Russell, Max Plank Institute, Germany

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