Avionics Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference

11 - 13 November 2014

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Welcome to the Avionics Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference

11 - 13 November 2014

Hyatt Regency Atlanta,
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Atlanta, Georgia


We would like to welcome you to the Avionics Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference 2014 (AVFOP) in Atlanta, Georgia USA!

The first AVFOP was held in 2004, as a result of a U.S. government and industry consensus championing a standalone fiber optics and photonics conference dedicated to the field of avionics. In recent years, the aerospace, land, and sea vehicle industries have made great strides deploying fiber optics and photonics technology on commercial and military platforms. This trend will continue to grow as fiber optic system architectures, networking schemes, and components evolve and mature.

Eleven years later, the AVFOP conference provides an indispensable international forum for the academic, industry, and government R&D community developing fiber-optic / photonic components and system technologies for avionics. While from the beginning the topics discussed and solicited have been inclusive of all mobile platforms, this year, in addition to avionics, we would like to specifically encourage papers covering  fiber optic / photonics technologies across mobile platforms, on  surface ships, submarines, and ground vehicles.

The conference program will feature select expert invited speakers, but we again rely on a strong contributed paper program, and ask all of you to submit your work and meet us in Atlanta in 2014.

The AVFOP conference has attracted a strong group of exhibitors in past years and we expect this trend to continue, providing the participants with an opportunity for direct interaction with vendors during the conference.

We welcome your participation in the AVFOP 2014, and look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!




Milan Mashanovitch

Freedom Photonics, USA

Gregory Abbas


Organizing Committee

Edward Ackerman

Photonics Systems, USA

Neal Bambha

US Army Research, USA

Mark Beranek


Luke Bolton

GE Aviation, USA

Charles Patrick Collier

Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Kyle Davis

Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA

Richard DeSalvo

Harris Corporation, USA

John Gallo

Xadair Technologies, Inc, USA

Drew Glista

Liteboard Technology, USA

Sarry Habiby

Applied Communication Sciences, USA

Michael Hackert


Michael Hayduk

Air Force Research Lab, USA

Bill Jacobs

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, USA

William Krug

Boeing, USA

Paul Matthews

Northrop Grumman, USA

John Mazurowski

Penn State Electro-Optics Center, USA

Jason McKinney

Microwave Photonics Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory., USA

Christopher Middlebrook

Michigan Technological Institute, USA

Charles Middleton

Harris Corporation, USA

Paul Morton

Morton Photonics Inc., USA

Geoff Proudley

BAE Systems, UK

Rick Stevens

Lockheed Martin ATL, USA

Chuck Tabbert

Ultra Communcations Inc., USA

Chris Ward

Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA

William Zortman

Sandia National Labs, USA

Invited Speakers

Gee-Kung Chang

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Fiber-Wireless Integration for Mobile Backhaul and Remote Radio Head Access in 5G Communications

Aaron Cordes

Lockheed Martin, USA

Photonics and Advanced Computing Programs

Nestor Escalera

Harris Corporation, USA

Distribution, Down-Conversion, and Demodulation of High Spectral Efficiency Digital Modulation Signals Using Photonic Frequency Converters

John Gallo

Xadair Technologies, Inc, USA

Fiber Optic Applications for Tactical Vehicles

Meredith Hutchinson

Naval Research Laboratory, USA

High Power Photodiodes for Photonics Technology in Naval Applications

Anthony Lentine

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Wavelength Stabilization of Integrated Photonics with Coherent Optical Feedback Loops and 3D Integration

Jeffrey Livas

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

Space-Based Gravitational-Wave Observatories

Sharon Lutz


Design and Performance of Physical Contact MPO and Expanded Beam, Multi-Fiber Connectors

Rob Nelson

Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, USA

Complete Electro-Optic Formalism Using the Nonlinear Optical Wave Equation Description and some Resultant New Device Approaches

Dennis Prather

University of Delaware, USA

Emerging Millimeter Wave Photonic Devices and Integration Platforms for Avionic Applications

Steve Ralph

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Telecom Trends in Photonic Technologies

Richard Ridgway


DARPA Programs in High-Capacity Communications

Daniel Sparacin

Aurrion, USA

Chip-Scale RF Optical Systems

Andrew Stark


Photonics for Electronic Warfare

Rick Stevens

Lockheed Martin ATL, USA

The use of Integrated Photonics and a Fiber Optic DWDM Network for Next Generation Payloads

Brandon Swatowski

Dow Corning Corporation, USA

Advances in Manufacturing of Optical Silicone Waveguides for High Performance Computing

Nicholas Usechak

Air Force Institute of Technology, USA

Utility of the Period-One Oscillation State in Injection-Locked Semiconductor Lasers

Gary Wang

Teraxion, Canada

Low Vπ, High Bandwidth, Small Form Factor InP Modulator

Bill Woodward

UrsaNav, Inc., USA

Aerospace Fiber Optic and Photonic Standards: Past, Present and Future

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