TOM11: Tapered Optical Fibers, from fundamentals to applications


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Laboratoire Charles Fabry,
Institut d'Optique, CNRS,
Université Paris-Saclay (FR)
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Jean-Charles Beugnot
FEMTO-ST Institute (FR)


The focus of this topical meeting is to explore new trends and applications in the field of tapered optical fibers. The specificity of these fibers is that their diameter dimension varies along their length, reaching the µm and even the nm range. 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 (or topological fiber) 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.


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  • Design, simulation, modelling and fabrication of tapered optical fibers (including topological fiber, reverse taperering, light coupling, structuration…)
  • In situ caracterisations
  • New fibers and materials (including photonic crystal fiber, chalcogenide, tellurite...)
  • Tapered optical fibers at the microscale for mode matching for high power fiber laser application
  • Nonlinear Optics and Laser applications
  • Optomechanical and light / sound interactions
  • Atom manipulation and Quantum physics
  • Near field nanophotonics
  • Tapered fiber lasers and light emitting fibers
  • New photonic devices (interferometer, coupler, filter, cavity, Bragg gratings …) and effects (Plasmonics ENZ mode …)
  • Optical fiber sensors based on evanescent wave interaction (including biomedical applications)
  • Integrated photonics (including light coupling, environnement and industrial applications)



Program Committee

Limin Tong, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University (CN)

Paulo Dainese, Corning (US)

Philipp Schneeweiß, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (DE)

Lúcia Bilro, Instituto de Telcomunicações, Aveiro (PT)












Invited Speakers

Frederic Gérome, XLIM Institute, Limoges (FR)

Christopher Aleshire, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (DE)

Quentin Glorieux, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (FR)

Martina Delgado, University of Valencia (ES)