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

Location: 
Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 
8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018


Chairs

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

Jean-Charles Beugnot,
FEMTO-ST,
Besançon, (France)




Synopsis

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.


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, Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research and Department of Physics, 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)