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Photonic Detection (PD)

This group involves the detection of photons as received from images, data links, and experimental spectroscopic studies to mention a few. Within its scope, it is involved in the design, fabrication, testing of single and arrayed detectors. Detector materials, structures, and readout circuitry needed to translate photons into electrical signals are considered by this group. Also included in this group is the integration of components such as lens, cold shields, and readout electronics into cameras. Research into higher efficiency, lower noise, and/or wavelength tunability is included here. Additionally, techniques to mitigate noise and clutter sources that degrade detector performance are within the purview of this group. In the imaging area, camera design, componentry, and circuitry are considered.

Name Affiliation Title
Shayan Garani Srinivasa Indian Institute of Science Chair
Francesco Marsili Jet Propulsion Laboratory Vice Chair
Rajesh Nair Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Treasurer
Dominik Rabus Burkert Fluid Control Systems Secretary
S.J. Xu University of Hong Kong Committee Member
Supriyo Bandyopadhyay Virginia Commonwealth University Committee Member
Lingze Duan University of Alabama in Hunstville Committee Member

The 4th International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices

August 31 - September 04 2015
Budva, Montenegro

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Lasers, Optics & Photonics

September 01 - September 03 2015
Melia Valencia, Spain, Spain, valencia, Spain

Integrating Innovative Inventions of Laser Optics and Photonics

September 01 - September 03 2015
Melia Valencia, Valencia, Valencia, Spain

"Micro- to Nano-Photonics IV- ROMOPTO 2015"

September 01 - September 04 2015
The Conference will be hosted by the Romanian Academy. , Bucharest, Romania

9th International Confernece on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications

September 20 - September 25 2015
Bellevue (East Seattle), Washington, USA
Join the Photonic Detection Technical Group for a special event at Frontiers in Optics. The group will be hosting the Frontiers in Photonic Detection Panel Discussion on 19 October. Check back for additional details as they become available.

Participate in Frontiers in Optics in San Jose, California, this October! The advanced registration deadline for this year's meeting is 21 September 2015.


Join us at the OSA Light, Energy and Environment Congress in Suzhou, China! Submit your postdeadline paper by 14 October 2015, 12:00 EDT.


Minutes from the most recent monthly meeting of the Photonic Detection Technical Group executive committee are now available for group members to view.