News | August 1, 2012

IEEE Photonics Society's 2012 Avionics, Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference To Showcase Recent Strides In Deploying Fiber Optics And Photonics Technology On Commercial & Military Platforms

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Application-oriented conference features more than 70 technical papers & a product exhibition

The IEEE Photonics Society’s 2012 Avionics, Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference (AVFOP 2012) is an application-oriented conference which provides a common international forum for leaders, researchers, engineers, technicians, logisticians, manufacturers and instructors to convene and discuss all aspects of severe environment fiber optic component systems and technology, as well as the reliability, maintainability, producibility, supportability, and future direction of those systems. 

Approximately 130 photonics professionals from industry, academia and government will gather for the annual AVFOP 2012 Conference at the Courtyard Marriott in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Presentations will span a broad range of topics focused on: Avionics/vetronics fiber optics & photonics technology synergies… Avionics architecture/networking & standardization for aerospace systems… Optical components for analog/RF signal transmission & distribution in harsh environments… Modeling & simulation of aerospace fiber optic components, links & systems… Avionics/aerospace fiber optic component & system reliability… and other topics presented by experts in avionic, fiber-optics and photonics.

“The aerospace industry has made great strides in recent years deploying fiber optics and photonics technology on commercial and military platforms,” said AVFOP 2012 General Chair, Bill Jacobs of SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, USA. “This trend will continue as avionics fiber optic system architectures, networking schemes and components evolve.”


  • Mike Barnoski, NanoPrecision Products, Inc., USA
  • Jonathon Barton, Freedom Photonics, USA
  • Mark Beranek, NAVAIR, USA
  • Dan Carothers, Aspire Semiconductor LLC, USA
  • Charles Cerny, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
  • Gee-Kung Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Peter Delfyett, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Mark Farries, Gooch & Housego (Torquay) Ltd., UK
  • Edward Forrest, ITW Chemtronics, USA
  • Sarry Habiby, Applied Communications Sciences, USA
  • Michael Hochberg, University of Washington, USA
  • Paul Juodawlkis, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
  • Charles Kuznia, Ultra Communications, USA
  • Janise McNair, University of Florida, USA
  • Sean Ortiz, Harris Corporation, USA
  • Stephen Ralph, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Kevin Thorson, Lockheed Martin, USA
  • Jianping Yao, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Alan Wang, Oregon State University, USA
  • Andy Weiner, Purdue University, USA

Advance Program available for download
The complete conference advance program is available online at: 

Supplier Exhibits & Sponsorship Opportunities 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. Individualized sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to meet any budget by contacting conference planner Megan Figueroa at

For registration and other information about AVFOP 2012, visit

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). For more information, visit

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SOURCE: The IEEE Photonics Society