TOM 9- Optical tapered fibers for light manipulation on the nanoscale

Delft, Netherlands
8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018


Sylvie Lebrun
Laboratoire Charles Fabry,
Institut d’Optique, Palaiseau (France)

Jean-Charles Beugnot,
Besançon, (France)


The focus of this topical meeting is to explore new trends and applications in the field of tapered optical fibers which are fibers with diameters close or smaller than the optical wavelength.  These 1D micro/nanoscale waveguides present interesting properties as light confinement, strong evanescent field, design of dispersion, enhanced surface effects.       
New developments on tapered optical fibers from fundamental physics to application devices will be welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the design, simulation, and fabrication of tapered optical fibers. Nonlinear optical effects and laser applications in tapered optical fibers using either silica or other materials such as tellurite or chalcogenide, are also welcome. Tapered fibers embedded in different materials (polymers, metals …) for the realization of complex systems (plasmonic fiber, optomechanics at the nanoscale, etc.)  will also be considered.

Invited Speakers

  • Yuliya Semenova, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Whispering Gallery Modes in Optical Fiber Micro-Resonators for Sensing Applicators
  • Julien Laurat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France; Quantum optics with nanoscale waveguides and arrays of cold atoms
  • Sile Nic Chormaic, OIST Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan; Ultrathin Optical Fibre Applications from atomic Physics through Quantum Optics to Particle Manipulation
  • Dario Pisignano, University of Pisa, Italy; Light transport and amplification in networks of electrospun nanofibers

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  •  Design, simulation, modelling and fabrication of tapered optical fibers
  •  In situ caracterisations
  •  Nonlinear Optics
  •  Optomechanical and light / sound interactions
  •  Atom manipulation and Quantum physics
  •  Near field nanophotonics
  •  Tapered fiber lasers and light emitting fiber
  •  Passive components (Interferometer, coupler, filter, cavity, Bragg gratings, etc.)
  •  Tapered fiber sensors

Program Committee

  • Limin Tong, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University (China)
  • Philip Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
  • Paulo Dainese, Physics Institute, University of Campinas (Brazil)
  • Philipp Schneeweiß, Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, TU Wien (Austria)
  • Guillaume Vienne, Unity SC, Grenoble (France)