Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

14th International SAOT Workshop on Fiber Lasers, Sensors and Materials

14th International Workshop on Fiber Lasers, Sensors and Materials

Note: Unfortunately, the talk by Prof. Yoel Fink had to be cancelled. An additional talk will be given by Prof. Philip Russell (MPL) on Wednesday at 17h.


The workshop, co-organized by the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), the Cluster of Excellence „Engineering of Advanced Materials“ (EAM), and the School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), will address current topics in

  • new fiber optic materials and structures, such as materials for infrared applications, photonic crystal fibers (PCF), polymer fibers, multi-material fiber structures, and highly nonlinear materials
  • fiber optic sensors, such as PCF-based chemical sensors and FBG-based sensors
  • fiber-based light sources such as high-power lasers and supercontinuum sources

The workshop aims to bring together international experts to discuss fundamental aspects, potential applications, and technological challenges in these fields. 

Venue and date

July 27th - 29h, 2011

Schlossweg 8
91244 Reichenschwand (near Nuremberg)

Organising committee



Dr. Michael Scharrer (chair of the workshop)




SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.