• Technical Conference:  17–21 September 2017
  • Exhibition:  19–20 September 2017

Symposium on Mid-Infrared Fiber Sources

Symposium on Mid-Infrared Fiber Sources

Thursday, 20 October, 14:00 - 16:00 (Part I), 16:30 - 18:30 (Part II)
Grand Ballroom A (Radisson)

Organizer: Morten Ibsen, University of Southhampton, UK

Optical sources in the mid-infrared wavelength range have become key for enabling applications in remote sensing, biomedical, materials processing, and homeland security.  Specific applications in metrology, tomography, and isotope separation are enabled by optical access to the molecular fingerprint region.  To date, mid-infrared fiber sources span the performance space from ultrafast pulses to kilowatts of power, from single-frequency to supercontinuum bandwidths, and cover spectral bands that cannot be addressed by other sources (e.g., QCLs).  This symposium will focus on recent developments in mid-infrared fiber sources and related technologies, with the most advanced progress in the field including materials, devices, and applications.

Invited Speakers:

Caroline Amiot, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland, Mid-IR Source for Ultra-broadband Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopy

Martin Bernier, Université Laval, Canada, All-fiber Sources Operating in the Mid-infrared

Stuart Jackson, Macquarie Univ., Australia, Power Scaling Concepts for Mid-infrared Fibre Lasers Using Fluoride Glass

Khanh Kieu, Univ. of Arizona, USA, Mid-IR Ultrafast Fibre Laser Sources

Christian Rosenberg Petersen, DTU, Denmark, Generation and Applications of High Average Power Mid-IR Supercontinuum in Chalcogenide Fibres

Angela Seddon, Univ. of Nottingham, UK, Medical Applications of Mid-IR Fibre Laser Technologies

Brandon Shaw, Naval Research Labs, USA, Highly Nonlinear Fibre for Applications in the Mid-IR

Thibaut Sylvestre, Univ. of Franche-Comté, France, Tutorial: Mid-IR Wavelength Conversion in Tapered Chalcogenide Fibres

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