1 PRINCIPLES: POF MATERIALS, TERMINATION AND CONNECTORIZATION 2 FIBER BRAGG GRATING FABRICATION 3 SPECIAL POLYMER OPTICAL FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS 4 SENSING WITH POLYMER FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS 5 POFBG SENSOR APPLICATIONS
Ricardo Oliveira received the Ph.D. degree in Physics Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2017. He is now a Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Aveiro, Portugal. Ricardo has been working in several research projects involving fiber optic devices and components. His main interests include optical fiber devices and components for communications and sensors using polymer optical fibers, fiber Bragg gratings and fiber optic interferometers. Lucia Bilro is presently a researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (IT) in Aveiro-Portugal. She is a co-founder and CTO of Watgrid, Lda and board member of the Portuguese Society of Optics and Photonics (SPOF). Prior she was a Post-doc research fellow at IT and Invited Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo. She received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Aveiro in 2011. Her currently research interests are Bragg sensors, plastic optical fiber sensors, physics, medicine, rehabilitation and environmental monitoring. Rogerio Nogueira is Principal Research Scientist at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (IT) in Aveiro-Portugal, where he coordinates the group Optical Components and Sub-systems. He is a co-founder and CEO of Watgrid, Lda. Prior he was an Invited Professor at University of Aveiro and Innovation Manager for both Coriant and Nokia Siemens Networks Portuguese branches. Dr. Nogueira is co-founder and vice-president of the Portuguese Optical Society. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Aveiro University in 2005 and an Executive Certificate on Management and Leadership from MIT in 2011. His currently research interests are Optical Communications, Fiber optical components, Fiber sensors and microwave photonics.