Related links

This page includes links to other organisations or programs which are related to the optical fiber sensing domain:


  • FIDES - COST299: Optical Fibres for New Challenges Facing the Information Society 

    FIDES for 'Optical FIbres DEdicated to Society' is the designation of the ICT-domain COST Action 299. It aims to provide a forum merging scattered knowledge in different research groups on novel applications of fibre optics. It combines the transdisciplinary expertise of key-players in the field to promote the invention of new optical fibre based information providing tools. Finally it aims to be the missing link between researchers and end-users required to coordinate research and needs. The research program is divided in four parts:
    • Photonic Crystal Fibres: modelling, fabrication, characterization and devices.
    • Rare Earth Doped Fibres: modelling, characterization, standardization and devices.
    • Distributed measurement and nonlinear fibre optics: Raman, Brillouin and Kerr effects, linear and nonlinear distributed measurement techniques, supercontinuum generation and ultrashort pulse propagation in standard and photonic crystal fibres.
    • New concepts in fibre sensors: new devices, new interrogation and multiplexing methods, applications and standardization of fibre sensors.

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  • Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA ) - photonic sensor consortium.


    The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) is a Washington DC-based, not-for-profit association that serves as the nexus for vision, transformation, and growth of the optoelectronics industry. OIDA advances the competitiveness of its members by focusing on the business of technology, not just technology itself. One of these initiatives is focussed on photonic sensors.

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  • NEMO (Network of Excellence on Micro-Optics)

    The Network of Excellence on Micro-Optics was founded within the Sixth Framework Programme of the EU. Its main objective is to integrate the competence in micro-optics available in Europe and to strengthen the R&D activities in this field. The network has set up six strong service and technology centres which are accessible for academic research institutes, SMEs and large companies to enhance their competitiveness in photonic business. These technology centres are used to support the network's six long-term application-oriented research topics on micro-optics of which Micro-optical structures for sensing is one of them.

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  • SEAFOM: Subsea Fiber Optic Monitoring group

    SEAFOM is an international joint industry project promoting the growth of fiber optical sensing in subsea applications. SEAFOM Vision is to promote the growth of fiber optics in subsea applications.

    Membership is open to organisations active in developing, interfacing with and deploying in-well and subsea fiber optic monitoring systems and components.

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