As you may know, OFS has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and considering whether we are able to move forward as planned. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we have decided that OFS will be postponed to June 7 - 11, 2021. It will remain at the Westin Alexandria. 

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OFS 2021

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

The International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS), established in 1983, is acknowledged as the world’s leading conference on all topics related to photonic sensing technologies. OFS provides a forum for reporting and exchanging ideas on the latest advances in research and development on fiber-optic and photonic sensing. It has also contributed significantly to industrialization and standardization of the related devices and systems for field deployment. OFS is independently run and complies to the strictest standards for the evaluation of submissions.

The 27th OFS conference (OFS 2021) will be held in Alexandria, Virginia, a historic port town on the banks of the Potomac River, approximately 5 miles south of the Nation’s capital, during 7-11 of June 2020. It will offer plenary and invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations, workshops, and exhibitions from industrial partners. Social events will also take place to foster networking among the participants in a friendly setting.

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  • Physical, mechanical, and electromagnetic sensors
    (including acoustic sensors)
  • Chemical, environmental, biological and medical sensors, and biophotonics
  • Interferometric, polarimetric and laser-based sensors (including gyroscopes and resonators)
  • Micro- and nano-structured fiber sensors (including photonic crystal fiber and grating-based sensors)
  • Distributed and multiplexed sensing and sensor networking
  • Other technologies (including imaging-related, spectroscopic and those based on smart-phone platforms).
  • Environmental, security, defense, and industrial applications; technology commercialization and standardization
  • Smart structures (including structural health monitoring
    and photonics in additive manufacturing)
  • New elements (fibers, devices, and subsystems), effects (e.g., plasmonics), technologies
    (including nanophotonics)
    and materials (e.g., meta- and structured-materials, etc.) for photonic sensing
  • Integrated photonics, cavity optomechanics, and quantum sensing techniques, precision metrology, frequency combs

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