Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline

July 20, 2019
August 8, 2019

Acceptance Notification

September 25, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline

 October 15, 2019

Postdeadline Paper

 October 26, 2019

Conference Date

November 11-14, 2019




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Supporting Journal

Optical Fibers, Fiber-based Devices and Applications (OFDA)

DATE: 8/2/2019

Topical meeting 01
Optical Fibers, Fiber-based Devices and Applications



Luc Thévenaz
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland



Chao Lu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Peter G. R. Smith
University of Southampton, UK
Ming Tang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Program Committee Members

Songnian Fu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Zhaohui Li, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Zhixin Liu, University College London, UK

Chengbo Mou, Shanghai University, China

Qizhen Sun, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Guangming Tao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Lei Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Limin Xiao, Fudan University, China

Changyuan Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Invited Speakers

Yongkang Dong, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Title: Ultra-fast distributed Brillouin optical fiber sensing for dynamic strain measurement

Abstract: In this paper, some latest methods of dynamic measurement based on fast BOTDA are summarized and analyzed, including polarization compensation technique, frequency-agile technique, slope-assisted method, optical chirp chain technique, optical frequency comb technique.
Corin Gawith, University of Southampton, UK

Title: Diced ridge waveguides in MgO: PPLN for applications in quantum technology space applications of cold atoms

Abstract: Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN) enables off-the-shelf lasers to be converted to specific wavelengths for light-matter interactions in atom/ion traps. We introduce a rugged Zn-indifused MgO:PPLN diced ridge waveguide format enabling Watt-level 780nm SHG at 70% conversion efficiency for use in quantum systems.
Miguel Gonzalez Herraez, University of Alcala, Spain

Title: Photonic seismology

Abstract: We review our recent work on chirped-pulse distributed acoustic sensing for the characterization of teleseisms and microseisms. We show that this tool may unleash tremendous new capabilities in the field of seismology.
Christopher Holmes, University of Southampton, UK

Title: Planarized optical fibre - a review

Abstract: This platform monolithically combines ultra-low loss optical fibre to the multifunctionality of planar optics. The technology developments and demonstrators shall be presented and the opportunities and challenges waiting ahead highlighted.
Minglie Hu, Tianjin University, China

Title: Manipulation pulse dynamics in a few cycle pulse fiber laser

Abstract: A short introduction for the mode-locking and a brief review of recent work on high power femtosecond fiber laser are demonstrated, which shows that few cycle laser pulse can be obtained by optimization of nonlinear process in fiber laser system.
Jacob Khurgin, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Title: Linear and nonlinear epsilon near zero materials - what is so special about them?

Abstract: In this talk I describe the linear and nonlinear optical properties of the “epsilon-near-zero” materials using example of transparent conductive materials like ITO. I show that most of “unusual” properties of these materials can be related to slow group velocity and then I identify the conduction band nonparabolicity as the dominant cause of nonlinearity in them
Zhaojun Liu, Shandong University, China

Title: Preparation and application of Yb:YAG crystal derived silica fibers

Abstract: Yb: YAG-derived silica fiber (YDSF) was fabricated by using molten-core method. Through this fiber, a single-frequency 1064 nm laser was realized. The output power was 110 mW with a linewidth of 93 kHz.
Zhixin Liu, UCL, UK

Title: Fast clock and data recovery for the optically-switched data centre networks

Abstract: Optical switching promises low latency, high capacity and scalability to future hyper-scale data centre networks to keep pace with the fast growing traffic of intra-data centre interconnections. As a key enabler, fast clock and data recovery (CDR) is indispensable for the optically-switched data centre networks. In this talk, I will introduce our recent advance on sub-nanosecond CDR using phase caching and special optical fibres.
Fufei Pang, Shanghai University, China

Title: Optical fiber sensors based on vortex or vector modes

Abstract: Vortex beams and vector beams have helical phase front and non-uniform polarization state, respectively. Vortex fiber with a ring core can guide the vortex and vector modes stably. Based on the vortex or vector modes, we have investigated the sensing properties of the vortex fiber for magnetic field and strain.
Guanshi Qin, Jilin University, China

Title: All-solid fluorotellurite fibers and their applications

Abstract: We demonstrated 20-W-level mid-infrared supercontinuum laser source, ultrabroadband supercontinuum generation from 600 to 5400 nm, and broadband amplification in newly-developed all-solid fluorotellurite fibers.
Yunjiang Rao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Title: Ultra-sensitive fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing system (uDAS) and applications

Abstract: Ultra-sensitive DAS with record high sensitivity of 18.2 pε/√Hz@15Hz was developed and >30 field trials were carried out for oil/gas exploration, which would lead to the biggest application of optical fiber sensors in the future.
Peter G. R. Smith, University of Southampton, UK

Title: Waveguide devices for quantum information processing

Abstract: This invited talk will discuss waveguide devices for quantum information processing. In particular, it will concentrate on the silica-on-silicon platform, offering very superior coupling to optical fibre, and will discuss recent results on single photon sources, detector and waveguide quantum information processing.
Michael (Misha) Sumetsky, Aston University, UK

Title: SNAP technology: from microfluidics to quantum information processing

Abstract: Recent progress in the experimental and theoretical development of SNAP technology including applications in microfluidics, novel ultraprecise fabrication methods of resonant microstructures, and optical signal processing is reviewed.
Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, China

Title: Microfiber optical sensors: challenges and opportunities

Abstract: An optical microfiber can offer small footprints, high mechanical flexibilities and engineerable waveguiding properties, and has been widely investigated for optical sensing. Here we introduce major challenges and future opportunities for microfiber-based optical sensors.
Yingying Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China

Title: Loss reduction in hollow-core fiber

Abstract: We review our recent progress in achieving ultralow loss hollow-core optical fiber in both the near-IR and the visible wavelengths. The loss of the green-guiding fiber strides across the Rayleigh scattering loss limit of silica glass fiber.
Lei Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title: Recent development of all-fiber optoelectronics

Abstract: Advanced functional fiber devices are fabricated from materials with disparate optical, electronic, and mechanical properties using scalable preform-to-fiber processing. Here we present recent progress in all-fiber optoelectronics from the fundamentals to in-fiber device demonstration.
Fei Xu, Nanjing University, China

Title: Surface second harmonic generation in hybrid silica nanowires

Abstract: Here we will report enhanced surface second harmonic generation in hybrid silica nanowires through evanescent field coupling with 2D materials.
Lianshan Yan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Title: Requirements-driven high-speed optical fiber communications

Abstract: Future optical fiber-based communications may be only part of the key backbone networks, working together with satellite communication systems. We will review advances in optical communications, and discuss the candidates of next-generation technologies to support such infrastructures.
Changyuan Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Title: Smart sensing system based on optical fiber interferometer with signal processing

Abstract: Apart from the communication system, few-mode fiber (FMF) and multi-core fiber (MCF) were also proposed as potential candidates in optical fiber sensor communities. Various optical fiber interferometer based on these optical fibers have been demonstrated for measurement on many parameters with desirable performance. In our work, FMF and MCF were investigated for traditional mechanical parameters measurement and novel biomedical signals characterization with signal processing.
Meng Zhang, Beihang University, China

Title: Two-dimensional nanomaterial-based ultrafast optical switchers for fiber photonics

Abstract: We catalogue and review factors affecting the nonlinear optical properties of two-dimensional nanomaterials and recent progress in processing and integration strategies into saturable absorbers as versatile, wideband ultrafast optical switches for fiber-based-laser short pulse generation.
Xiaobei Zhang, Shanghai University, China

Title: Hollow core fiber and silica capillary-based resonators and sensors

Abstract: ARecent advances of hollow core fiber and silica capillary-based resonators and sensors are summarized, of which a powerful platform for functional applications can be formed due to the inherent hollow structure and resonance mechanism.
Luming Zhao, Jiangsu Normal University, China

Title: Research progress on dissipative-soliton-resonance (DSR) and DSR-like pulses in fiber lasers

Abstract: Dissipative-soliton-resonance (DSR) pulses with pulse-breaking-free characteristics are promising for achieving higher pulse energy. Properties of DSR and DSR-like pulses are summarized. Limitations on pulse energy boost are discussed.
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