Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference

10 - 12 November 2015

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Welcome to Santa Barbara, California

Welcome to the Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference

10 - 12 November 2015

The Fess Parker
Santa Barbara, California USA

Santa Barbara California


The Fess Parker


We would like to welcome you to the Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference 2015 (AVFOP) in Santa Barbara, California 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.

Twelve 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 Santa Barbara in 2015.

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 2015, and look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!



Gregory Abbas


Michael Hayduk

Exhibits Chair

Chuck Tabbert

Ultra Communcations Inc., USA

Program Committee

Edward Ackerman

Photonics Systems, USA

Neal Bambha

US Army Research, USA

Mark Beranek


Luke Bolton

GE Aviation, USA

Charles Patrick Collier


Rand Dannenberg

Nanoprecision Products, USA

Kyle Davis

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), USA

Richard DeSalvo

Harris Corporation, USA

John Gallo

Xadair Technologies, Inc, USA

Drew Glista

Liteboard Technology, USA

Sarry Habiby

Applied Communications Sciences, USA

Michael Hackert


William Krug

Boeing, USA

Milan Mashanovitch

Freedom Photonics, USA

Paul Matthews

Northrop Grumman, USA

John Mazurowski

Penn State Electro-Optics Center, USA

Jason McKinney

US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Christopher Middlebrook

Michigan Technological Institute, USA

Charles Middleton

Harris Corporation, USA

Paul Morton

Morton Photonics Inc., USA

Rob Nelson


Geoff Proudley

AVoptics Ltd., UK

Bill Reid

Amphenol Fiber Systems International, USA

Rick Stevens

Lockheed Martin ATL, USA

Chris Ward

Georgia Tech Research Institute, USA

Sanja Zlatanovic

SSC Pacific, USA

William Zortman

Sandia National Labs, USA

Invited Speakers

John Bowers

University of California-Santa Barbara, USA

Silicon Photonics and Applications in Aerospace

Hon Man (Patrick) Chan

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Fiber Optics Sensing System: Overview, Development and Deployment in Flight at NASA

Vincent Chan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Architecture for Free Space Optical Networks

Thomas Clark

JHU Applied Laboratory, USA

Recent Progress in Photonic Analog-to-Digital Converters

Peter Delfyett

University of Central Florida, USA

Optical Frequency Combs from Mode-Locked Diode Lasers - Applications in Communication, Signal Processing and Radar for Avionics

Thomas Jeffers


Lensed MT Technology

Leif Johansson

Freedom Photonics, USA

Component Development for RF Photonic Systems

Sanjay Krishna

University of New Mexico, USA

4th Generation Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays

Ronald Logan

Glenair Inc., USA

Ruggedized Photonic Components for Avionics and Vehicle Applications

Frederick (Rick) McCormick

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

The Evolution of Integrated Photonics at Sandia National Laboratories

Nathan Newbury


Free-Space Time and Frequency Transfer

Chris Roeloffzen

SATRAX, The Netherlands

Integrated Optical Beamformers

Kien Truong

Boeing, USA

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Fiber Optics Evolution

G. Allen Vawter

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Compound Semiconductor Photonic Integrated Circuits at Sandia National Laboratories

Andreas Wiberg

University of California- San Diego, USA

Signal Processing based on Broadband Parametric Optical Combs

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Conference Planner

Megan Figueroa

Conference Planner

Phone + 1 732 562 3895


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