Call for Papers Announced for the 2nd Annual Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications (WSOF 2010)

logoThe 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications (WSOF 2010) will be held in Oaxaca City, México, from October 13 to 15, 2010. WSOF 2010 is a technical workshop and exhibit intended to report on the latest advances and innovations in specialty optical fibers, its applications and associated devices; and serve as a discussion forum by bringing together researchers, academics, manufacturers and students working in the field. The event aims at covering the most up?to?date and diverse fiber types, including microstructured and photonic crystal fibers, non?silica fibers, as well as new directions in fiber devices and sensors. For this edition of the WSOF, we will have a special session on “Specialty Fibers for High Power Fiber Lasers”.

The workshop is jointly organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Center for Optics Research (CIO). It is co?sponsored by SPIE and OSA. Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located within one of the most culturally rich states in Mexico. The city is full of colorful colonial houses and cobblestone streets, and offers a vast array of exciting food, cultural and touristic attractions—such as the famous archeological pyramid ruins of Monte Albán and Mitla, as well as many indigenous villages known for their arts and crafts.

Come join us in Oaxaca and share your latest specialty fiber work with your colleagues!

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