Active and passive optical components are playing key roles in current optical communication networks, optical sensors, and medical optical devices. Extensive research continues to be carried out to improve their performance and functionality, and to reduce their size and cost. Areas of research that are particularly active include high-power fiber lasers, switches, filters, ultra-short-pulse fiber lasers, as well as material research in rare-earth-doped glasses, semiconductors, and nano-particles for enabling innovative photonic devices. There is also significant activity in developing components in lightwave circuits, which will ultimately reduce manufacturing cost while integrating multiple active and passive functions on a single chip.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss recent developments in these rapidly advancing fields. Suggested topics include: ;
Conference OE103

Optical Components and Materials XIX

This conference has an open call for papers:
Abstract Due: 11 August 2021
Author Notification: 11 October 2021
Manuscript Due: 29 December 2021
Active and passive optical components are playing key roles in current optical communication networks, optical sensors, and medical optical devices. Extensive research continues to be carried out to improve their performance and functionality, and to reduce their size and cost. Areas of research that are particularly active include high-power fiber lasers, switches, filters, ultra-short-pulse fiber lasers, as well as material research in rare-earth-doped glasses, semiconductors, and nano-particles for enabling innovative photonic devices. There is also significant activity in developing components in lightwave circuits, which will ultimately reduce manufacturing cost while integrating multiple active and passive functions on a single chip.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss recent developments in these rapidly advancing fields. Suggested topics include:
  • rare-earth-doped devices and materials
  • rare-earth-doped or metal-doped glasses, crystals, polymers, semiconductors, hybrid materials, and fibers
  • spectroscopy of rare-earth ions and other laser species
  • graphene and carbon nanotubes
  • new materials for mode-locking
  • nanoparticles
  • quantum dots
  • fiber amplifiers design and fabrication
  • waveguide lasers and amplifiers
  • UV to far-infrared fiber lasers
  • cladding-pumped lasers and amplifiers
  • Raman laser and amplifiers
  • Brillouin lasers
  • broadband fiber sources
  • semiconductor-based lasers and amplifiers
  • optical switches, modulators, and other devices
  • optical nonlinearities in fibers and waveguides
  • lithium niobate bulk-optic and waveguide devices
  • thermal and UV poling of silica and other glasses
  • electro-optic poled sol-gels
  • progress in lithium niobate electro-optic modulators
  • nonlinear frequency converters
  • photonic-bandgap fibers and devices
  • plasmonic devices and technologies
  • sub-wavelength optical elements
  • photosensitivity in fibers and planar waveguides
  • photosensitivity in glasses and polymers
  • filters, reflectors, and other grating-based devices
  • fiber and waveguide Bragg gratings
  • long-period fiber gratings
  • modeling glass structure and defects arising from UV irradiation
  • novel passive and active components for dense WDM
  • tunable filters and add-drop filters
  • device packaging, testing, and reliability
  • devices for optical interconnect
  • detectors
  • SWIR photodetectors
  • single-photon detectors
  • silicon-based photodetectors
  • low-noise detection architectures
  • unique detector materials and special spectral regions
  • progress in MEMS-based detectors
  • detectors with gain.
Conference Chair
AdValue Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Conference Chair
Stanford Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
Program Committee
Brandywine Photonics (United States)
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Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
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NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
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U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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NASA Earth Science Technology Office (United States)
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CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
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Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland), Microsoft HoloLens (Finland)
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Jacques Lucas
Univ. de Rennes 1 (France)
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Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
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UCLA Samueli School of Engineering (United States)
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Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (Italy)
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Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
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Polytechnic Institute of New York Univ. (United States)
Program Committee
CCDC–Army Research Lab. (United States)