The conference is organized every three years, and brings together global scientist, students and technicians in the field of optical coatings. It is one of the top-level platform for presenting latest trends ranging from fundamental research including nano-structures, new materials and coating deposition processes to the novel applications for optical instruments, displays, high power lasers, and space missions.
The workshop will be seeded by several keynote presentations given by designated experts from industry and science to outline the current state but also to emphasise their visions and requirements on the next generation fiber technology in that operation field. These presentations will stimulate in-depth discussions of technical aspects in working groups. The results will be published in a white paper and also presentated at the SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco (January 2018), summarizing our efforts and containing a derived fiber technology roadmap for the next 10 years. If you have expertise in one of the areas Fiber technology (design and manufacturing), Materials, Theory or Fiber laser system integration, bring them into the working and discussion sessions to get a most accurate picture of what challenges and possibilities are to be expected.
Sunday 12th November
5.00 pm Welcome & Reception
7.00 pm Come together
Monday, 13th November
8:30 am Science Cases
• Information technology
› Dr. Shaif-ul Alam, University Southampton
• Production / material processing
› Dr. Berthold Schmidt, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
• Fundamental research
› Dr. Georg Korn, ELI Beamlines
• Life science and sensing
› Prof. Jürgen Popp, Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology
2.00 pm Workshops
• Fiber technology (Design and manufacturing)
• Fiber laser system integration
8.00 pm Dinner
Tuesday, 14th November
9:00 am Summary of Workshop
10.00 am Summary and Lab-Tour „Fiber Technology Center“
Leading companies and research institutions have teamed up in the regional TOF alliance to develop and market tailored optical fibers for future applications. The shared vision, the objectives and first results of their cooperation will be presented in the first public workshop of TOF in Jena.
Furthermore, the alliance is proud to welcome international experts from industry and research for an high-level exchange on the latest developments, techniques and products.[/vc_column_text]