Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre
Strasbourg, France
22 - 26 April 2018
Conference EPE113
Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
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Abstract Due:
25 October 2017
Submission website is open. Late submissions will be considered

Author Notification:
26 January 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
26 March 2018

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Conference Chairs
  • Stefano Taccheo, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
  • Jacob I. Mackenzie, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
  • Maurizio Ferrari, CNR-Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (Italy)

Program Committee
  • Rolindes Balda, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
  • Patrice Camy, Ctr. de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique (France)
  • Yanne K. K. Chembo, FEMTO-ST (France)
  • Amol Choudhary, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
  • Cosimo D'Andrea, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Miroslav Dramicanin, Univ. of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Ulrich Hefter, ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH (Germany)
  • Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)
  • Udo Klotzbach, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden (Germany)

Program Committee continued...
  • Antti Lassila, MIKES Mittatekniikan keskus (Finland)
  • Antonio Lucianetti, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
  • Anna Luiza Lukowiak, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (Poland)
  • Virginie Nazabal, Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
  • Nasser N. Peyghambarian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
  • Francesco Prudenzano, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
  • Alexander Quandt, Univ. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Gediminas Račiukaitis, Ctr. for Physical Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)
  • Angela B. Seddon, The Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
  • Akira Shirakawa, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
  • Irina T. Sorokina, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)

Call for
The scope of the "Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications" conference is broad, aiming to promote synergies and support for a multidisciplinary audience interested in being updated both in their own research field and correlated areas. This conference aims to extensively cover main scientific and technological areas of Fiber, Crystal and Waveguide Lasers and Photonic Glasses, with particular emphasis on new laser concepts, functional devices structured at the subwavelength scale, and the extension of operating wavelengths into the blue/UV and Mid-infrared regions.

Materials and components sessions aims to cover all type of ordered and disordered inorganic dielectric materials.

In fact, fiber lasers, novel glasses, crystals and derived photonic structures are among the forefront enabling technologies to address successfully social-economical challenges that we are facing in many fields going from health care to security, from environmental protection to advanced manufacturing.

Emerging applications of lasers in the industrial, medical, and scientific fields will be discussed and contribution from both University, Research Centres and Industrial end users are welcome. The conference will also present latest results in Industrial Research with focus on the laser industry value chain and Special sessions on European Projects are planned, for example in this inaugural year, there will be a focus session on the metrology and measurement for the photonics industry covered by the PhotIND project and on Mid-Infrared applications with support of MINERVA project.

Conference topics are, but not limited to

Materials and Components:
  • novel Laser and Luminescence Material: Fabrication and Characterization
  • novel photonic micro- and nanostructures including resonant structures
  • novel glasses, glass-ceramics, composite inorganic materials and crystals
  • upconversion/downconversion materials
  • active fibers and waveguides, Non-linear fibers
  • materials and components for Mid-infrared sources
  • high power components and their properties
  • theory, modelling and simulation of materials and processes
  • metrology for fibers and waveguides.

  • Fibers and Waveguide Sources:
  • fiber and waveguide lasers (CW, Raman, and pulsed)
  • fiber and waveguide amplifiers (including Raman)
  • ultrafast lasers
  • continuum sources
  • mid-infrared laser sources
  • novel visible lasers
  • theory, modelling and simulation
  • metrology and testing methods for laser sources.

  • Applications:
  • laser-based manufacturing
  • soft material processing (including laser based polymer processing)
  • biomedical Applications and Light-tissue interaction
  • environmental applications and structural monitoring
  • ultrafast science
  • theory, modelling and simulation of light-matter interaction
  • green photonics
  • applications of optofunctional and hyperfrequency devices.

  • Industrial Session: with aim to cover the next wave of off-shelves Photonic components and sources and the value chain for fiber lasers: from pump diodes through to end users
  • high-power semiconductor
  • lenses/optics/fibers/couplers/beam combiners
  • lasers and beam delivery systems
  • end users applications.

  • Special Session: dedicated to H2020 and EMPIR European Projects (submissions must select the "Special Session EU Project" Topic in order to be considered for the Special Session).

    Special Session: dedicated to Early Stage Researchers and Woman scientists (submissions must select the "Special Session Early Carreer, Women Scientists" Topic in order to be considered for the Special Session).
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