Workshop

Workshop on Photonics and Advanced Sensing

Background and Objectives

It is possible to define photonics with the art of manipulating light: the science of generation, light detection and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification and detection. It is an area of ​​growing interest and relevance for scientific and technological development for diverse applications:  from computing, spectroscopy, medicine, materials processing, agriculture to robotics.

Fiber optic technology has enabled unprecedented advancement in telecommunication systems both in terms of the distances that can be achieved and the capacity of data transmission. However, the use of optical fibers was not only limited as a means of data transmission – fiber applications in the area of ​​optical sensing, laser manufacturing and light manipulation through nonlinear effects are already well-known technologies and consolidated in scientific research and in commercial systems.

This workshop will also be the kickoff meeting for the Research and Innovation Center in Photonics and Advanced Sensing – FOTONS, funded by the Brazilian agencies CNPq and FAPES and including researchers from five international institutions:

  • Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
  • Federal Institute of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
  • Federal University of Technology – Paraná (Brazil)
  • Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
  • Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus)

Aim and Scope

The aim of this Workshop is to present current developments in the area of photonics and fiber optics sensing to build the next generation of solutions for industrial and health applications. Researchers are invited to submit their contributions in the following fields:

  • Optical light sources, including fiber laser sources and other solutions,
  • New interrogation techniques for optical fiber sensors,
  • Manufacturing techniques, development and general optical sensor applications.

Oral Presentations (invited Speakers confirmed)

  • Gilberto Brambilla (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Garry Berkovic (Soreq, Israel)
  • Adrian Podoleanu (University of Kent, UK)
  • Francisco Rodrigues (PicAdvanced, Portugal)
  • Daniele Tosi (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)

Call for Contributions

Participants are encouraged to submit a 3-page paper (double column format) in the fields covered by this workshop listed above.

Oral and poster presentations will cover the latest research trends, new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques.  All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted and presented full-length papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by IEEE Xplore.

Organizers

Prof. Dr. Anselmo Frizera-Neto
Graduate Program on Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)

Dr. Carlos Marques
Physics Department & I3N, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Prof. Dr. Arnaldo Gomes Leal-Junior
Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)

Dr. Camilo Arturo Rodríguez Díaz
Graduate Program on Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)

Agenda

The Workshop on Photonics and Advanced Sensing will be held on Monday (November 11, 2019) with the following schedule.

Time Event / Activity 
09:00 – 09:15 Opening Remarks and Introduction to FOTONS
Dr. Carlos Marques, Physics Department and I3N, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
Prof. Dr. Anselmo Frizera, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)
09:15 – 09:45 PICs: from Concept to Concrete
Invited Speaker: Francisco Rodrigues, PicAdvanced, Portugal
09:45 – 10:30 Oral Presentations of Accepted Contributions (OP1)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Anselmo Frizera, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
1. Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensors on Sutural Expansion Assessment: a Pilot Study (1570566185)
2. Analysis of the Diaphragm Thickness Influence in an FBG Pressure Sensor Response (1570565790)
3. Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors for Treadmill Instrumentation (1570561834)
10:30 – 11:00 Special Implementations of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
Invited Speaker: Garry Berkovic, Soreq, Israel
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee-Break
11:30 – 11:45 IMOC 2019 Opening Session
11:45 – 12:45 IMOC 2019 Plenary Talk 1
Plenary Speaker: Edward Ackerman, Photonic Systems
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Scattering-level multiplexing in distributed optical fiber sensors: method and applications in biomedical engineering
Invited Speaker: Daniele Tosi, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
14:30 – 15:15 Oral Presentations of Accepted Contributions (OP2)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Arnaldo Gomes Leal-Junior, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
4. Total Variation Deconvolution of Raman Distributed Temperature Sensing Signals (1570561893)
5. Improving Sensitivity of FBG Strain Sensor Embedded in Polymer Attached at Transformer Core (1570561895)
6. Building Structure with Pendulum Neutralizer Vibration Analysis Using FBGs Strain Sensors (1570562101)
15:15 – 15:45

Advances in the optical sources and signal processing for Optical Coherence Tomography
Invited Speaker: Adrian Podoleanu, University of Kent, UK

15:45 – 16:30

Coffee Break and Poster Session (PS) 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Anselmo Frizera, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
7. Recognition of wrist and fingers movement using fiber Bragg gratings in silicon elastomer packing (1570561890)
8. Design and Implementation of a Polymer Optical Fiber Curvature Sensor for Dynamic Robot’s Instrumentation (1570566016)
9. Instrumentation and validation of polymer optical fiber sensor technology on a passive knee exoskeleton (1570566280)
10. Fiber Bragg gratings sensor for thermal conductivity measurements in liquids (1570566002)
11. Bragg grating device fabrication in undoped PMMA mPOF at 266 nm UV wavelength (1570562246)

16:30 – 17:00

Photonics Manufacturing Research and Its Impact in Future Optical Fibre Sensing
Invited Speaker: Gilberto Brambilla, University of Southampton, UK

17:00 – 17:30 Oral Presentations of Accepted Contributions (OP3)
Chair: Dr. Carlos Marques, Physics Department & I3N, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
12. Design and Analysis of a Smartphone-integrated Polymer Optical Fiber Curvature Sensor (1570562240)
13. Monolithic fibre lasers developed using the plane-by-plane femtosecond laser inscription method (1570562255)
17:30 – 17:45 Closing remarks