The field of optical fibers application is not confined to telecommunication technologies. Optical fibers can be used in numerous other applications, such as sensing, new laser source, biomedicine, defense, and security. This session will be an opportunity to discuss the state-of-the-art and recent advances in the design, fabrication, characterization, and applications of innovative and exotic fibers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • New optical fibers design
  • New fiber fabrication technology
  • Optical fibers for communication
  • Microstructure optical fibers
  • Mechanical reliability of optical fibers
  • Optical waveguides for sensing
  • Heavy metal oxide optical fibers
  • Multicore fibers
  • Multimaterial fibers
  • Optical fibers for health
  • Optical fibers for new laser sources
  • Optical fibers for supercontinuum generation