IEEE Photonics Society's AVFOP 2015 will focus on vetronics.

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IEEE Photonics Society's 2015 Avionics & Vehicle Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference (AVFOP 2015) provides academic, industrial, and government engineers and researchers with international forum for sharing technology developments in photonics and fiber optic component systems designed for environments and requirements of avionics and vehicle electronics (vetronics) applications. AVFOP 2015 will be held in Santa Barbara, CA from November 10–12 and feature 50+ presentations on diverse topics.

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IEEE Photonics Society's 2015 Avionics & Vehicle Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference Highlights Latest Application-Oriented Technology Developments in Avionics for Aerospace, Naval Vessels, Submarines and Ground Vehicles

Twelfth annual AVFOP conference adopts new name to reflect expanding interest in photonics & fiber optic technologies for military and commercial aerospace and vehicle platforms…

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The IEEE Photonics Society’s 2015 Avionics & Vehicle Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference (AVFOP 2015) provides a premier international forum for academic, industrial and government engineers and researchers to share application-oriented technology developments in photonics and fiber optic component systems designed for the harsh environments and demanding requirements of avionics and vehicle electronics (vetronics) applications. Now in its twelfth year, the AVFOP has undergone a name change to specifically include vehicles, reflecting an expanding deployment of photonic and fiber optic systems beyond aerospace and avionics applications.

The 12th annual AVFOP 2015 Conference will be held at the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara, California, USA from 10 – 12 November, providing an opportunity for leading photonics professionals from industry, government and academia to convene for more than 50 presentations comprising a comprehensive range of topics, including:

- Optical components & modules (active/passive; analog/digital/WDM; discrete/integrated; cable assemblies; and packaging)

- Optical sensors for avionics & vetronics applications

- Optical links & networks (including analog from ULF to EHF; digital; WDM; as well as both fiber-based and free-space connection)

- Avionics/aerospace fiber optic component & system deployment (covering manufacturing/packaging; qualification/monitoring/built-in testing; supportability & maintainability; as well as standards)

- Modeling & simulation of aerospace fiber optic components, links & systems

- Plus other topics presented by experts in avionics, fiber optics and photonics technology.

“Since the first AVFOP conference in 2004, both government and industry have foreseen the need for and championed the creation of a standalone technical conference dedicated to fostering fiber optic and photonics technology in both the military and commercial aerospace industry,” said AVFOP 2015 General Chair, Dr. Gregory Abbas, Executive Vice-President & Chief Engineer of EOSPACE Inc. “Twelve years later, the conference has expanded its scope to include the deployment of increasingly sophisticated photonic technology, including fiber optic system architectures, networking schemes and devices across all types of mobile platforms, including naval vessels and ground vehicles.”

Invited Speakers

- Andreas Beling, University of Virginia, USA – “Development of High-Power Photodiodes for W-Band Applications”

- John Bowers, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA – “Silicon Photonics & Applications in Aerospace” and “American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics)”

- Hon Man (Patrick) Chan, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center – “Fiber Optics Sensing System: Overview, Development and Deployment in Flight at NASA”

- Vincent Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA – “Architecture for Free Space Optical Networks”

- Thomas Clark, JHU Applied Laboratory, USA – “Recent Progress in Photonic Analog-to-Digital Converters”

- Peter Delfyett, University of Central Florida, USA – “Optical Frequency Combs from Mode-Locked Diode Lasers - Applications in Communication, Signal Processing and Radar for Avionics”

- Andy Stark, Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA – “Integration of an X-Band Antenna Array with High Power Photodiodes”

- Thomas Jeffers, AFL, USA – “Lensed MT Technology”

- Leif Johansson, Freedom Photonics, USA – “Component Development for RF Photonic Systems”

- Sanjay Krishna, University of New Mexico, USA – “4th Generation Infrared Detectors & Focal Plane Arrays”

- Ronald Logan, Glenair Inc., USA – “Ruggedized Photonic Components for Avionics and Vehicle Applications”

- Frederick (Rick) McCormick, Sandia National Laboratories, USA – “The Evolution of Integrated Photonics at Sandia National Laboratories”

- Nathan Newbury, NIST, USA – “Free-Space Time and Frequency Transfer”

- Chris Roeloffzen, SATRAX, The Netherlands – Integrated Optical Beamformers

- Kien Truong, Boeing, USA – “Boeing Commercial Airplanes Fiber Optics Evolution”

- Ryan Vallance, nanoPrecision Products, Inc. USA – “A Multi-Channel Active Fiber-Optic Feed Through with Stamped Mirrors for Avionic Transceivers”

- G. Allen Vawter, Sandia National Laboratories, USA – “Compound Semiconductor Photonic Integrated Circuits at Sandia National Laboratories”

- Andreas Wiberg, University of California- San Diego, USA – “Signal Processing based on Broadband Parametric Optical Combs”

Program Overview

The preliminary conference program and listing of events are online at:

Social Events

There will be a welcome reception on the opening night of the conference (10 November) and an evening sightseeing tour of Santa Barbara on 11 November from 7 – 11pm.

Supplier Exhibits

A supplier exhibition and a wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for participating companies to promote awareness, discuss the latest new products, interact with customers and develop new sales contacts.

For registration and other information about AVFOP 2015, please visit or contact:

Megan Figueroa

Conference Planner | IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS)

445 Hoes Lane | Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tel: +1 732 562 3895 |

About the IEEE Photonics Society

The IEEE Photonics Society is one of the world’s leading technical communities in the field of optoelectronics and photonic materials, devices, and systems, with members and activities engaged in research, development, design, manufacture, and applications, as well as with the various other activities necessary for the useful expansion of the field. As part of this dynamic worldwide community, more than 100,000 photonics professionals actively organize, contribute to, and participate in Society technical conferences, journals and other activities covering all aspects of the field. The IEEE Photonics Society has 75+ worldwide chapters and is part of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association. The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) is the new name for the former IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). Learn more at

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