Workshop "Interconnection and fusion splicing of high-power optical fibers" at LASER 2017

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 09:30-11:00am

Conference room B22 at the Munich International Trade Fair during LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017

High-power optical fibers are displacing traditional bulk optical elements in applications such as laser sources, optical amplifiers, and beam delivery systems. However, their high signal or pump powers, large spot sizes or mode areas, and large fiber diameters pose interconnection difficulties including signal loss, mode conversion, polarization crosstalk, reflections, localized heating, end facet damage, and even catastrophic device failure.

Various technologies have been developed to address these difficulties including mode field matching technologies, high-power fiber terminations, modal content measurements, and large-diameter fiber cleavers and fusion splicers.

Along the most common wavelength regimes the course will also touch aspects of optical fiber characterization in the SWIR band of 900 to 2000nm.

This course will enable you to...

  • Improve the quality and reliability of your high-power optical fiber assemblies
  • Avoid destruction of fibers and lasers due to bad interconnections
  • Compare competing interconnection technologies
  • Select equipment for high-power optical fiber interconnection
  • Evaluate and apply mode matching technologies for high-power interconnection
  • Estimate splice/interconnection optical properties using numerical computation tools
  • Test and measure high-power optical fiber splice/interconnection quality

Intended Audience

This material is intended for designers and builders of high-power single-mode, few-mode, and multimode optical fiber lasers, amplifiers, and beam delivery systems. This course builds upon a basic knowledge of optical waveguide theory.

About the instructor

Andrew D. Yablon earned the Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA. From 1998 until 2000 he was Senior Research Scientist at Vytran Corporation in Morganville, NJ, where he developed novel fiber processing and fusion splicing technologies. From 2000 until 2008 he was a Member of Technical Staff at OFS Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ (formerly the Optical Fiber Research Dept. of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies).  In September, 2008 Dr. Yablon founded Interfiber Analysis.

Dr. Yablon has participated as an author on over 80 peer reviewed publications, holds 22 US Patents, and authored the textbook Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing. His current research interests include optical fiber mode characterization, optical fiber refractive index measurement, and fiber interconnection. Dr. Yablon is a Senior Member of the OSA and has previously served as Chair for the Fibers and Propagations Effects Subcommittee of OFC/NFOEC.

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Cancellation and withdrawal by the attendee

If we receive your written cancellation by no later than 9th June 2017, we will refund 100% of your registration fee (less bank fees). If withdrawal is made after 9th June 2017 the workshop registration fee shall be payable in full. Ticket may be transferred to other people. In case of cancellation or for any further questions contact Ms. Lindsay van der Meys:, +49 (0)89 89 577-0.

Entry ticket to the show "LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017"

Every attendee of the workshop will receive a free entry ticket enabling free entrance to the show "LASER World of PHOTONICS" on the 27th June 2017.

Floor Plan LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017

Your contact persons

Technical questions:
Mr. Claudius Raith
Phone: +49 (0)89 89 577-532

Ms. Lindsay van der Meys
Phone: +49 (0)89 89 577-421

Interfiber Analysis provides optical fiber measurement instruments and an array of consulting services. This US-based company manufactures the world's first commercially available refractive index profiler for optical fibers that allows for scanning the optical index of refraction (RIP) along its length. The consulting services include engineering analysis and numerical modelling, fusion splice analysis and forensic analysis of optical fiber failure.
Technical notes & specifications
2-Dimensional Refractive Index Profile of Large mode area (LMA) Fiber
Mode field pattern for modal content analysis
"Optical Fiber Fusion Splicing" by A.D. Yablon, Series: Springer Series in Optical Sciences, Vol. 103, Yablon, Andrew D.,2005, XIV, 308 p.