Welcome to the 7th International Workshop on Speciality Optical Fibres (WSOF), co-locating with the 24th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, the 2022 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD), and the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP).

The combined Congress will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, over Sunday 11th - Friday 16th December 2022, with the Pre-Conference Workshop and Congress Reception taking place on Sunday, December 11th.

The Congress venue is the Adelaide Convention Centre, conveniently located on the picturesque banks of the Torrens Lake in the heart of the city.


The latest version of the WSOF program is available as a PDF.

WSOF Networking Function

All WSOF presenters, exhibitors, organisers and WSOF-specific attendees are welcome to join a networking function on Wednesday afternoon, 14 December 2022.

We will travel by bus from the Adelaide Convention Centre to Barristers Block winery in the Adelaide Hills, to enjoy wine tasting and nibbles while discussing the latest specialty fibre developments with international colleagues.

Cost is AUD70.00 including bus transport.

Registration is limited and closes Tuesday 29th November 2022.

NOTE: Registration for this event is separate from the conference registration.

Major Dates

Abstract submissions open : Wednesday April 20th; please see the Submissions page for more information.

Early-bird registrations open : Wednesday April 20th; please see the Registration page for more information.

Abstract submissions close : Friday July 15th

Early-bird registrations close : Friday October 14th

Registrations close : Friday December 2nd

Congress dates : Sunday December 11th - Friday December 16th

About WSOF

The 7th International Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibres and Their Applications (WSOF) is a technical workshop and exhibition focused on advances and innovations in the field of specialty optical fibres and their applications.

Following in the foot-steps of the six previous workshops, WSOF 2022 brings together students and researchers from academia and industry, with an interest in fibre optics, in a small and familiar setting that affords one-on-one opportunities for technical discussions and fellowship. The workshop will offer keynote, tutorial and invited talks, as well as contributed and poster papers.

Industrial partners are invited to exhibit their latest technology and product offerings.

We welcome contributions from across all topics of speciality optical fibres, including:

  • Advances and new developments in specialty fibres
  • Photonic crystal, microstructured, and hollow core fibers
  • Fibre lasers
  • Novel materials
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Fibre sensors
  • Novel manufacturing: 3D printing, postprocessing, coatings
  • Advanced analysis: wavefront shaping, machine learning
  • Industrial applications and commercialisation.

  • WSOF Local Organising Committee

    Name Affiliation
    Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem University of Adelaide Australia
    Simon Fleming University of Sydney Australia
    Linh Nguyen University of South Australia Australia
    Erik Schartner University of Adelaide Australia
    Stephen Warren-Smith University of South Australia Australia

    WSOF Technical Program Committee

    Name Affiliation
    Adrian Carter Nufern Australia
    Anirban Dhar CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute India
    Bishnu Pal Mahindra University India
    Deepak Jain Indian Institute of Technology India
    Erik Schartner University of Adelaide Australia
    Francesco Poletti University of Southampton United Kingdom
    Gilberto Brambilla University of Southampton United Kingdom
    Igor Bufetov Russian Academy of Sciences Russia
    Jacques Albert Carleton University Canada
    Jayanta Sahu University of Southampton United Kingdom
    John Canning University of Technology Sydney Australia
    Joris Lousteau Politecnico di Milano Italy
    Kunimasa Saitoh Hokkaido University Japan
    Linh Nguyen University of South Australia Australia
    Minghong Yang Wuhan University of Technology China
    Mohammed Saad Canada
    Natalie Wheeler University of Southampton United Kingdom
    Nicolas Joly Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Germany
    Peter Dragic University of Illinois USA
    Pu Wang Beijing University of Technology China
    Rodrigo Amezcua Correa University of Central Florida USA
    Ryszard Buczinski Warsaw University Poland
    Siddharth Ramachandran Boston University USA
    Stuart Jackson Macquarie University Australia
    Xuegang Li Northeastern University China
    Thomas (Wade) Hawkins Clemson University USA
    Yasutake Ohishi Toyota Technological Institute Japan
    Yunjiang Rao University of Electronic Science and Technology of China China
    Zhongmin Yang South China University of Technology China

    WSOF International Steering Committee

    Name Affiliation
    Alexis Mendez MCH Engineering USA
    Bai-Ou Guan Jinan University China
    Christiano de Matos Mackenzie Presbyterian University Brazil
    Cristiano Cordeiro University of Campinas Brazil
    Hwayaw Tam The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China
    John Ballato Clemson University USA
    Juan Hernandez-Cordero Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
    Kyriacos Kalli Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
    Liang Dong Clemson University USA
    Walter Margulis Fiberactivity Brazil

    About Adelaide

    Please see here for some local information about Adelaide.


December 8: The Congress Handbook is now available for download.
December 5: the Congress' Whova mobile app may be downloaded via the following link: Get Whova Now
December 2: Second Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
November 16: Congress bulletin published today; available on the Bulletins page.
October 26: Discounts on local tours for Congress delegates; for more details, please see the home page.
October 17: The Congress program is available both online (via Indico) and as a PDF; links are on the Program page.
October 13: Please see the home page for comments on recent spam activity.
September 16: Early-bird registration extended to Friday October 14th.
July 29: Abstract submissions closed. Close to 800 submissions received. Authors to be notified of outcomes once the reviewing process is completed in early September.



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