Upcoming events 

spie_opto_logoSPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2017
24-27 Apr-2017; Prague, Czech Republic
SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics is where leading researchers, engineers and programme managers share their latest advances, highlighting the technologies that drive Europe’s largest optoelectronic infrastructure projects. Meeting content includes: Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications; Optical Sensors; Micro-structured and Specialty Optical Fibres; High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles

 

mirsens_4_logoMIRSENS 4
4th International Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Mid-Infrared Laser-based Gas Sensing
15-17 May-2017; Wroclaw, Poland
The workshop topics cover: developments in semiconductor structures and materials for MIR, recent progress in MIR laser sources, laser-based gas sensing and the related techniques and new application prospects. The workshop will be organized as a combination of plenary lectures given by worldwide recognized experts and short contributed presentations, plus afternoon poster sessions.
MINERVA is a sponsor of this event and will have a booth.
Peter Moselund (NKT Photonics) will give a presentation on “Mid-infrared supercontinuum – A maturing technology”.

 

CLEO 2016 
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2016
14-19 May-2017; San Jose, USA
CLEO is a key international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. Attendees have the opportunity to hear and present groundbreaking research, share ideas, and network with colleagues and luminaries. CLEO presents a world-renowned peer-reviewed program and offers high quality content from five core event elements: Fundamental Science, Science & Innovations, Applications & Technology, Market Focus and CLEO:EXPO.
Christian Petersen (DTU) will give an invited paper covering several aspects of MINERVA.

 

gomd2017_logoGOMD 2017
Annual Meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society
[Part of the 12th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 12)]
21-26 May-2017; Waikoloa, Hawai , USA
The technical program features five symposia: Fundamentals of the Glassy State, Glasses in Healthcare, Optical and Electronic Materials and Devices, Glass Technology and Crosscutting Topics, and Professor Jacques Lucas Honorary. Technical sessions consisting of oral and poster presentations. These sessions are led by technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia, will provide an open forum for glass scientists and engineers from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in various aspects related to glass science and technology.
Angela Seddon will present an invited paper on mid-IR fibres.
More info in due course.

 

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European Conferences on Biomedical Optics 2017
25-29 Jun-2017; Munich, Germany
Sponsored by OSA and SPIE, the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) bring together scientists, engineers, and clinicians who work with optics and photonics to solve problems in medicine and biomedicine. Presentations will cover basic science, novel technology and applications in the areas of advanced microscopy, clinical and biomedical spectroscopy, diffuse optical imaging, molecular imaging, optical coherence tomography and other coherence techniques, therapeutic laser applications, laser-tissue interactions, opto-acoustic methods, and other novel biophotonics techniques.
MINERVA will have several papers at this event.
More info in due course.

 

cleo_eur_2017_logoCLEO Europe 2017
25-29 Jun-2017; Munich, Germany
The technical programme will present oral and poster contributions encompassing all fields of quantum electronics, lasers and photonics. All aspects of the technologies will be covered, including fundamentals, device development, systems, and applications. CLEO®/Europe 2017 emphasises applied physics, engineering and applications of lasers and electro-optics, while the emphasis of EQEC 2017 is on fundamental science including laser physics, nonlinear optics and fundamentals of quantum optics.
MINERVA will have several papers at this event.
More info in due course.

 

minerva_300_90.pngMINERVA workshop
30-Jun-2017; Munich, Germany
The MINERVA project will conclude with a final workshop on mid-IR technology. The agenda will include presentations on:
-MINERVA hardware: mid-IR fibres; lasers, supercontinuum sources, components and detectors
-MINERVA applications: high resolution mid-IR imaging & spectroscopy, automated analysis of cell spectra for cancer diagnosis
-Expert guest speakers on mid-IR technology and applications

The event will be held the day after Laser World of Photonics (and the parallel ECBO and CLEO Europe conferences).
Further details will be posted on the workshop webpage
Attendance is free, but places are limited.  Please get in touch if you would like to attend!


 

Past events

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BiOS 2017
(Part of Photonics West 2017)
28-Jan – 02-Feb-2017; San Francisco
BiOS is a major conference on biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, new imaging modalities, optical coherence tomography, neurophotonics, optogenetics, tissue optics. Topic Areas include photonic therapeutics and diagnostics, clinical technologies and systems, tissue optics and laser-tissue interaction.
Angela Seddon chaired conference BO307 “Optical Biopsy XV” which will included several MINERVA papers.

OSA Frontiers in Optics
17-21 Oct-2016; Rochester, New York, US
FiO 2016—the 100th OSA Annual Meeting—encompasses the breadth of optical science and engineering and provides an atmosphere that fosters the exchange of information between those working on fundamental research and those looking for solutions to engineering problems. Special symposia and other major events further highlight major advances in many selected areas.
There were two MINERVA papers at the Symposium on Mid-Infrared Fiber Sources part of this event:
Angela Seddon (Univ. of Nottingham): “Medical Applications of Mid-IR Fibre Laser Technologies”
Christian Rosenberg Petersen (DTU): “Generation and Applications of High Average Power Mid-IR Supercontinuum in Chalcogenide Fibres”

 

SPIE Security + DefenceSPIE Security & Defence 2016
26-29 Sep-2016; Edinburgh, UK
This event brings together engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers to discuss the latest developments in sensing, data and signal analysis, quantum science, optical technologies, and funding programs. (Co-located with SPIE Remote Sensing.)
Angela Seddon (Univ. of Nottingham) gave an invited paper in Optical Devics and MaterialsPaper (Paper 9992-5)
“Mid-infrared (MIR) Photonics: MIR fibreoptics for chemical and biomedical, sensing and imaging”

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Infrared and Raman Discussion Group
08-09 Sep-2016; Sheffield, UK
The Infrared and Raman Discussion Group, usually referred to as the IRDG, was formed in 1950 and is one of the oldest independent spectroscopy groups in the UK. It is the national organisation which caters for all who are interested in the theory, practice and teaching of infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Members of the group come from industry, government and academic institutions. There are usually three meetings per year.

 

EUSIPCO2016_logoEUSIPCO 2016
European Signal Processing Conference 2016
29-Aug to 02-Sep-2016; Budapest, Hungary
EUSIPCO is the flagship conference of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).  EUSIPCO 2016 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, keynotes, exhibitions, demonstrations and tutorials and is expected to attract in the order of 600 leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.
Fran Penaranda presented (Session WedD03: Medical Image and Signal Processing – I) on “Multivariate Classification of Fourier Transform IR Hyperspectral Images of Skin Cancer Cells”

 

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International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses 2016
21-26 Aug-2016; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
ISNOG deals with the synthesis, processing, characterization, modeling and physical properties of novel non-oxide, hybrids, glass ceramics and new functional glasses with high technological impact potential such as nano, bio and energy applications. This time, the symposium also deals with glass materials for displays and lighting which are industrially important. Special attention will be paid to low optical loss non-oxide and special glasses.
Angela Seddon (Univ. of Nottingham) gave the plenary lecture on “Mid-Infrared Photonics: A Hot Topic!” and an invited paper on “Studies of various praeseodymium additives doped chalcogenide Se-based fibres”

 

Photonics Europe 2016
03-07 Apr-2016; Brussels, Belgium
With over 1200 presentations and 18 conferences, this major European event covers a wide range of photonic technology including highly integrated and functional components, advances in laser and amplifier technologies and photonics in industrial applications.
MINERVA had a booth at the Photonics Innovation Village and won second prize in the Best Collaborative Project competition.

MICS 2016
Mid-Infrared Coherence Sources
Part of OSA High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress
20-22 Mar-2016 Long Beach, California, USA
The Mid-IR spectrum covering wavelengths from ~2 µm up to THz has become a region of increased interest in recent years. The region is rich in spectroscopic fingerprints of molecules, which are used to identify pollutants for chemical, environmental and medical diagnostics, for process control, as well as for safety, security and defense applications. This meeting will be focused on the most recent advances in mid-IR to THz science and technology, including the latest developments in solid-state, fiber, and semiconductor materials, novel laser sources, nonlinear frequency conversion techniques and parametric devices, as well as the application of mid-IR and THz sources in remote sensing, spectroscopy, frequency synthesis, imaging, and biomedicine.

BIOS 2015 logoBiOS 2016
(Part of Photonics West 2016)
13-18 Feb-2016; San Francisco
BiOS is a major conference on biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, new imaging modalities, optical coherence tomography, neurophotonics, optogenetics, tissue optics. Topic Areas include photonic therapeutics and diagnostics, clinical technologies and systems, tissue optics and laser-tissue interaction.
MINERVA had two dedicated sessions at Photonics West as part of Conference 9703 Optical Biopsy XIV: Toward Real-Time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis
Session 1: Towards the Mid-Infrared Optical Biopsy: MINERVA-I Monday 15-Feb-2016: 8:10 am – 10:10 am
Session 2: Towards the Mid-Infrared Optical Biopsy: MINERVA-II Monday 15 February 2016: 10:40 am – 12:00 pm

 

EPIC logoEPIC Biophotonics Workshop
26-27 Nov-2015 Paris, France
Topics include: Understanding biologist’s needs: the next challenges for technologies developers; Safety/security for Food, Air and Water. How do Raman and SPR sensors stack up against Cytometry?; Is Biophotonics the key enabler for Personalized Medicine? and OCT and photoacoustic imaging: hype or trend?

WSOF-2015 logoWSOF 2015
4th Workshop on Speciality Optical Fibers
04-06 Nov-2015; Hong Kong, China
WSOF 2015 is a technical workshop and exhibit on advances and innovations in the field of specialty optical fibers and their applications. Just like the three previous workshops in the series, it brings together students and researchers from academia and industry, with an interest in fiber optics. The three day event will offer plenary, tutorial and invited talks, as well as contributed and poster papers. Industrial partners are invited to expose their latest technology and product offerings in the exhibition.

 

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ICIP 2015
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
27-30 Sep-2015; Quebec City, Canada
ICIP, sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is a key event for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing. ICIP 2015 brings together leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world. Research frontiers in fields ranging from traditional image processing applications to evolving multimedia and video technologies are regularly advanced by results first reported in ICIP technical sessions.

 

wop-congress_cleo_IMG_620x200CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015
2015 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
21-25 Jun-2015; Munich, Germany
CLEO® / Europe will showcase the latest developments in a wide range of laser and photonics areas including laser source development, materials, ultrafast science, fibre optics, nonlinear optics, terahertz sources, high-field physics, optical telecommunications, nanophotonics, biophotonics and photonics for defense and security.
EQEC will feature the fundamentals of quantum optics, quantum information, atom optics, ultrafast optics, nonlinear phenomena and self-organization, plasmonics and metamaterials, fundamental nanooptics, theoretical and computational photonics.

Samir Lamrini presented on, “High-Energy Q-switched Er:ZBLAN Fibre Laser at 2.79 um”

 

gomd-dgg15_logoGOMD-DGG 2015
Glass & Optical Materials Division and Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft Joint Annual Meeting 2015
17-21 May-2015; Miami, USA
This busy conference includes a session on optical fibres, which can be used in numerous fields such as sensing, new laser source, biomedicine, defense and security. This session will be an opportunity for discussions about the state of the art and recent advances in the elaborations, designs and the applications of innovative and exotic fibers.
Uffe Møller from DTU gave an invited paper on mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in non-conventional optical fibres

 

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CLEO 2015
2015 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics
10-15 May-2015; San Jose, USA

CLEO serves as a major international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. Attendees have the opportunity to hear and present groundbreaking research, share ideas, and network with colleagues and luminaries. CLEO presents a world-renowned peer-reviewed program and offers high quality content from five core event elements: QELS (Fundamental Science), Science & Innovations, Applications & Technology, Market Focus and Expo.

Two MINERVA papers were presented by DTU:
“Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation Spanning More Than 11 um in a Chalcogenide Step-Index Fiber”, paper SF2D.7
“Two-Octave Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Generation in As-Se Suspended Core Fibers”, paper SW1L.7.

 

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CLIRSPEC Conference 2015
20-22 Apr-2015; University of Exeter, UK
The Clinical Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) Network hosted a conference for researchers and industrialists in the multidisciplinary area of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy.
University of Exeter had MINERVA banners at this event, and presented on:  “High-resolution infrared spectral imaging for characterization of colon histopathological features”

 

mirsens3_logoMIRSENS 3 
International workshop on opportunities and challenges in mid-infrared laser-based gas sensing
05-07 Mar-2015; Würzburg, Germany
The workshop target is to provide an overview of the state of the art in the field of laser-based detection of various gases with the absorption characteristics in the mid-infrared region. At the same time, the workshop will promote and encourage interactions between academic and industrial research institutions and will address scientific and technological challenges associated with both the latest developments and future prospects.
NKT will represent MINERVA at this event, including a project banner and a paper on “Progress in Mid-IR Supercontinuum”

BIOS 2015 logoBiOS 2015
(Part of Photonics West 2015)
07-12 Feb-2015; San Francisco
BiOS is a major conference on biomedical optics, diagnostics and therapeutics, biophotonics, new imaging modalities, optical coherence tomography, neurophotonics, optogenetics, tissue optics. Topic Areas include photonic therapeutics and diagnostics, clinical technologies and systems, tissue optics and laser-tissue interaction.
WWU presented a paper on “Standardized cell samples for midIR technology development” and G&H on “Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter for imaging applications with high performance in the IR region”

Biosignals 2015 logoBiosignals 2015
International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies
12-15 Jan-2015; Lisbon, Portugal
This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from biology, medicine, engineering and other physical sciences, interested in studying and using models and techniques inspired from or applied to biological systems. A diversity of signal types can be found in this area, including image, audio and other biological sources of information. The analysis and use of these signals is a multidisciplinary area including signal processing, pattern recognition and computational intelligence techniques, amongst others.
UPVLC will present “New Spectral Representation and Dissimilarity Measures Assessment for FTIR-spectra Using Unsupervised Classification.”
There will also be a MINERVA booth in the European Project Space at the exhibition.

 

ICIP 2014
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
27-30 Oct-2014; Paris, France
The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing. ICIP 2014, the 21st in the series that has been held annually since 1994, brings together leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world.
UPVLC paper on image segmentation

 

MIOMD 2014
Mid-IR Optoelectronics : Materials and Devices
05-09 Oct-2014 (Montpellier, France)

The conference brings together scientists and engineers from across the world to discuss recent progress and future trends in infrared optoelectronics. Last year’s scope has been enlarged and now includes all aspects of infrared technology from near-IR to THz: materials for infrared optoelectronics, technology of infrared devices and applications of infrared optoelectronics.

 

NUSOD 2014
14th Int. Conf. on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
01-04 Sep-2014; Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The NUSOD conference intends to connect theory and practice in optoelectronics. Papers are solicited on the modeling, simulation, and analysis of optoelectronic devices including materials, fabrication, and application.
Areas of particular relevance to MINERVA include: analysis of device performance and internal processes, noise modeling and simulation, mathematical and numerical methods and calibration and validation of models and material parameters
NOTT presented a MINERVA paper on “Modelling and Design of MIR Chalcogenide Glass Fibre Lasers”

 

SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications  
17-21 Aug-2014 (San Diego, USA)
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications VIII
This conference is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. MINERVA will present amongst the latest research in optical engineering and applications, solar energy, nanotechnology, and organic photonics.
DTU presented a MINERVA paper on “Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in chalcogenide step-index fibers pumped at 2.9 and 4.5µm”

 

ICOOPMA14 
Sixth International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications
27-Jul to 01-Aug-2014; Leeds, UK
ICOOPMA 2014 is the sixth in the series, ; each meeting has attracted between 250 and 300 participants, including several notable plenary lectures from world’s top researchers in the field of photonics and optoelectronics. The event aims to provide a truly international conference that covers a wide range of materials, devices and applications in optics, optoelectronics and photonics.
This was a major event for MINERVA, which sponsored the session on mid-IR photonics and presented several papers!
Krupakar Nallala (University of Exeter) gave the plenary presentation Progress in Infrared Spectral Imaging of Human Cells and Tissues
Prof. Angela Seddon (University of Nottingham) chaired session on “Mid-IR fibres, waveguides, semiconductors, sources, detectors and sensors” which included four MINERVA papers:

G&H (UK): Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters (AOTFs) Optimised for Operation in the 2-4µm region
G&H (Torquay): Mid-infrared hyper-spectral imaging with bright super continuum source and fast acousto-optic tuneable filter for cytological applications
NOTT Mid-infrared photonics for early cancer diagnosis
NOTT Comparison of gallium and indium containing, praseodymium-doped, selenide chalcogenide glass

 

12th European Congress on Digital Pathology 
18-21 Jun-2014 (Paris, France)
This event covers all research fields related to digital pathology, telepathology, image analysis. Specific topics relevant to MINERVA include:
image Analysis, digital pathology, data mining and models in pathology
Nick Stone (Univ. of Exeter) participated in the round table panel on “The ultimate goal: towards integrative pathology”

 

CLEO 2014 
08-13 Jun-2014 CLEO (San Jose, USA)
Well-known for its world-renowned peer-reviewed program, CLEO unites the field of lasers and electro-optics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology and offers high-quality content featuring break-through research and applied innovations in areas such as ultrafast lasers, energy-efficient optics, quantum electronics, biophotonics and more.
DTU presented a MINERVA paper Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in concatenated fluoride and chalcogenide glass fibers covering more than three octaves

 

Cheltenham Science Festival 2014 
03-08 Jun-2013; Cheltenham, UK
This major event is a great opportunity for the general public to get involved with the latest scientific research and ideas.
MINERVA partner Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hosted a booth at this exciting event!

 

BHI 2014
International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
01-04 Jun-2014; Valencia, Spain
The conference theme  is “Translating key health challenges with advances in biomedical informatics.” It will cover diverse topics from cutting-edge biomedical and healthcare technology research and development, clinical applications, to biomedical education. The conference program will consist of high-profile plenary/keynote lectures, industry invited speakers, mini-symposia, workshops, special sessions, oral and poster sessions, and exhibitions. 
UPVLC presented a MINERVA paper at this event: Stained and infrared image registration as first step for cancer detection

 

Photonics Europe
14-17 Apr-2014; Brussels, Belgium
This large European event covers micro/nano technologies , organic photonics, bio- and neurophotonics , highly integrated and functional photonic components, advances in laser and amplifier technologies and photonics in industrial applications. There will be over 1500 presentations presented at 18 conferences.
MINERVA had a booth at this event.
MINERVA won the prize for “Best Innovation by a Multilateral Project, Organization or Company”! 

 

Photonics West 2014

01-06 Feb-2014; San Francisco, USA
This is one of the major photonic trade shows anywhere in the world and covers a huge range of topics ranging from  biophotonics and biomedical optics, high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication to green photonics.
G&H and NKT had booths at this event! NOTT MINERVA paper presented: Towards mid-infrared fiber-lasers: rare earth ion doped, indium-containing, selenide bulk glasses and fiber 

 

Arab Health
27-30 Jan-2014; Dubai, UAE
Arab Health is the largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the Middle East and Asia, attracting visitors and delegates from countries and regions that include Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe
LISA Laser had a booth at this event and distributed MINERVA material.

 

1st MIRIFISENS Workshop
MIR Exchanges and Exploitation Workshop
15-17 Jan-2014; Zurich, Switzerland
This workshop, organised by the FP7 IP project MIRIFISENS aims to gather all the value chain stakeholders, from experts at the different existing technologies to generate MIR radiation to potential end users within various fields of application.
Gary Stevens (G&H) gave a MINERVA presentation

 

MEDICA 2013
20-23 Nov-2013; Düsseldorf, Germany
MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector, and has been running for over forty years. The exhibition boasts 115.000 m² of floor space, 4,500 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 exhibitor halls. Topics and target groups include medical technology, information and communications technology and diagnostics.
LISA Laser had a booth at this event!

 

Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS)
27-Oct to 01-Nov-2013; Paris, France
This OSA conference is very well aligned with MINERVA’s technology area and will present recent research into semiconductor sources, principally quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and inter-band cascade lasers (ICLs) emitting in the mid-IR region. Further topics include sources in the terahertz region, and frequency conversion techniques in semiconductors. The use of mid-IR and terahertz sources for remote sensing, spectroscopy, imaging, and bio-medical applications will be presented.
Peter Moselund (NKT Photonics) presented a MINERVA paper entitled Highly Stable, All-fiber, High Power ZBLAN Supercontinuum Source Reaching 4.75 μm used for Nanosecond mid-IR Spectroscopy

Lasers, Optics and Photonics 2013
07-09 Oct-2013; San Antonio, Texas
This conference and exhibition is designed to share recent trends and developments in lasers, optics and photonics and is organised around the theme “An insight into the Recent Research and Cutting Edge Technologies in Lasers, Optics and Photonics.” Topics of particular relevance for MINERVA include: photonic tools for cancer screening and diagnosis (Track 5-8), lasers in cancer diagnosis (Track 4-2) and applications and advancements of lasers in medicine (Track 2).
IRnova presented a paper on High quantum efficiency medium wavelength infrared InAs/GaSb/AlSb focal plane arrays with bulk- limited dark current

1st International Workshop on Spacetime Complexity in Optical Fibers 
16-18 Sep-2013; Como, Italy
The scope of the workshop is to present the latest advances in the physics and technology of advanced optical fibers, including optical rogue and extreme waves, shock waves, speciality fibers, supercontinuum generation, fiber laser arrays, mode coupling effects in multimode fibers for spatial multiplexing, novel modulation formats and many other topics.
DTU presented a paper on Spatio temporal complexities in optical fibers

 

WSOF 2013
Workshop on Speciality Optical Fibres
28-30 Aug-2013; Sigtuna, Sweden
This workshop will cover advances and new developments in specialty fibres. There are many topics of relevance to MINERVA, including new fibre design and fabrication, special cores, photonic crystal fibres, micro-structured fibres, nonlinear optics and wavelength generation.

G&H presented a poster on Development of low loss robust soft glass fiber splices at this event.

NLO 2013
OSA Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting
21-26 Jul-2013; Hawaii, USA
An international forum for discussion of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, novel devices, advanced materials and applications. Nonlinear optical phenomena play a key role in several useful photonic applications. Such effects are now studied and applied over a wide range of energies and powers, from single-photons to zettawatts and above, and over broad spectral regimes, from THz to Gamma-ray frequencies.
DTU presented a paper on Numerical demonstration of 3-12μm supercontinuum generation in large-core step-index chalcogenide fibers pumped at 4.5μm

 

CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference
12-16 May-2013; Munich, Germany
This event is the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics researchers and engineers organized in Europe in 2013. This photonics and quantum electronics event, covers the most up-to-date technical developments in these fields.
DTU presented a paper on Intensity Noise of Normal-Pumped Picosecond Supercontinuum Generation and a poster on Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in tapered ZBLAN fiber with a standard Erbium mode-locked fiber laser

 

DSS 2013 
SPIE Defence, Security and Sensing
02-Apr to 03-May-2013; Baltimore, USA 
This large exhibition and conference includes many topics relevant to MINERVA, including sensing, detection, mid-IR and imaging technologies. The 500-company exhibition includes optics, lasers, sensors, image processing, spectroscopy, infrared systems and optoelectronic components.
IRnova presented a paper on High-performance MWIR type-II superlattice detectors [8704-33].

 

US-UK Workshop in Mid-IR to THz Technology and Applications
18-19 Feb-2013; Edinburgh, UK
This focused workshop is motivated by the fact that the mid-infrared and THz regions provide unique opportunities for applications in security (optical counter-measures, non-ionising body scanning), environmental sensing (DIAL aerosol sensing, spectroscopic stand-off detection) and medicine (tissue ablation, endoscopic surgery, dentistry).  The UK and US have substantial – and in many cases complementary – expertise in both sources and detectors for mid-IR and THz radiation.  The contribution that mid-IR and THz technology can make towards addressing strategic grand challenges in security, climate change and healthcare means that closer cooperation is likely to provide mutual benefits by accelerating research in these areas.
G&H presented on MINERVA at this event

 

Photonics West 2013
05-07 Feb-2013; San Francisco, USA
This is one of the major photonic trade shows anywhere in the world and covers a huge range of topics ranging from  biophotonics and biomedical optics, high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication to green photonics.
G&H and NKT had booths at this event, and NKT presented a paper on New horizons for Supercontinuum light sources: from UV to mid-IR

 

Cancer Diagnostics & Therapies
30-Jan-2013; London, UK
“Closing light on cancer by bridging advanced detection and treatment technology with clinicians, academics and the healthcare industry.”   This key event is being promoted by the Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN, and sponsored by the STFC and the Measurement Network.

 

Biophotonics Concertation Meeting
03-Dec-2012; Brussels, Belgium
The aim of this event is to bring together all biophotonics projects funded by the EU, in order to present the projects as well as to exchange experiences and best practice. The projects being invited include the new projects which have been launched recently as well as the older projects.
G&H presented on MINERVA at this event

 

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2nd International Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Mid-infrared Laser-based Gas Sensing
18-20 Oct-2012 Wrocław, Poland
The workshop target is to provide an overview of the state of the art in the field of laser-based detection of various gases with the absorption characteristics in the mid-infrared region. At the same time, the workshop will promote and encourage interactions between academic and industrial research institutions and will address scientific and technological challenges associated with both the latest developments and future prospects. The workshop is organized as a combination of plenary lectures given by world-renowned experts and short oral contributed presentations.
NKT presented on “Broadband and tunable light sources from the visible to the IR”

 

 

 

 

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