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Specialty Optical Fibers (SOF)

SOF focuses on novel and specialty optical fiber technology, showcasing groundbreaking advancements.

Originally vital in telecommunications, optical fibers now play pivotal roles in diverse modern sectors like defense, security, sensing, automotive and biomedicine. This topical meeting aims to convene global leaders from academia, industry and the public sector to assess current advancements and anticipate future trends in specialty optical fiber materials, designs and applications.

SOF unites industry and academic frontrunners to delve into cutting-edge research, trends and challenges in the field. Optical fibers are driving innovation across telecommunications, high-power lasers, sensing and biomedicine. Join us to explore the latest in innovative designs, materials, devices and applications, and witness the ongoing evolution of fiber photonics.

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Chairs

Alexander Heidt

Universitat Bern, Switzerland,
Chair

Natalie Wheeler

University of Southampton, United Kingdom,
Chair

Solenn Cozic

Le Verre Fluore, France,
Program Chair

Peter Dragic

Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
Program Chair

Yingying Wang

Jinan University, China,
Program Chair

Committee Members

  • Alexander Heidt, Universitat Bern, Switzerland, Chair
  • Natalie Wheeler, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Chair
  • Solenn Cozic, Le Verre Fluore, France, Program Chair
  • Peter Dragic, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Program Chair
  • Yingying Wang, Jinan University, China, Program Chair
  • Benoit Beaudou, GLOPhotonics, France
  • Agnès Desfarges-Berthelemot, XLIM Research Institute, France
  • Cesar Jauregui, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
  • Mariusz Klimczak, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
  • Sergio Leon-Saval, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Christos Markos, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Arnaud Mussot, University of Lille Laboratoire PhLAM, France
  • Amy Van Newkirk, Penn State Electro-Optics Center, United States
  • Eric Rodrigue Numkam Fokoua, Microsoft Research Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Martin NunezVelazquez, University of Southampton
  • Anupamaa Rampur, Universitat Bern, Switzerland
  • Martin Rochette, McGill University, Canada
  • Amado Velazquez-Benitez, ICAT-UNAM, Mexico
  • Natasha Vukovic, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Katrin Wondraczek, IPHT, Germany
  • Seongwoo Yoo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Fei Yu, Shanghai Inst. of Optics and Fine Mech., China
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