Photonics 2014: 12th International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics

13 December 2014

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Photonics – 2014, the 12th in the series of this biennial conference will cover a broad spectrum of photonics research from fibre optics to nanophotonics, materials for photonic devices, next-generation optical components and devices for optical networks. Special emphasis would be given to cutting-edge technologies in the area of metamaterials, plasmonics, quantum optics, guided wavephotonics, and mid-IR photonics.


As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance


Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move


Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby


With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

Analysis and opinion