• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Optical Fiber Sensing: Technology and Emerging Applications - Session I

Monday, 06 March, 14:00 – 16:00

Room 7AB


Optical fibers have underpinned the development of the internet by serving as a robust pipeline for data transfer over long distances with high fidelity. Recently, however, it has been recognized that the vast infrastructure of optical fiber networks can also be leveraged for monitoring ultra-small environmental perturbations across the world. In this workshop, the experts from across the fields will present their views about the new developments in, and the leveraging of existing, optical fiber networks for sensing. In particular, the discussion will revolve around possibilities, challenges and impact of the optical fiber sensing networks within the context of smart cities and IoTs foreseen in the future.

Session 1:
This session focuses on broadening the perspective of fiber sensing using telecom components and networks to advance fields outside telecom. The panel consists of speakers representing different scientific areas and aims at creating a discussion forum for how telecom networks can further be utilized. 

Join us for Session II scheduled from 16:30-18:30


Raja Ahmad, Cisco Systems, USA

Mikael Mazur, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Georg Rademacher, NICT, Japan

Ting Wang, NEC Laboratories America, USA


Dan Blumenthal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Pierepaolo Boffi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Léa Bouffaut, Cornell University, USA

Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, Universidad de Alcala, Spain

Leo Hollberg, Stanford University, USA

Paul Ohodnicki, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Charlotte Rowe, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Hiroshi Takahashi, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan

Paul Westbrook, OFS Labs, USA