29 Sep 2019 - 03 Oct 2019
Austria Center Vienna
The latest developments in laser based sensing and free space laser communication.
Sophisticated laser system concepts are increasingly being used to address high bandwidth free space optical (FSO) communications needs and for sensing applications. We are coming into the age of Free Space Optics, where laser systems are seen as a viable competitor to RF systems for many applications. However, system requirements continue to demand increased performance from the various components used to implement these systems. Terrestrial and space based multi-mega/gigabit FSO links have been demonstrated but still require advances in beam steering, detection schemes, adaptive optics and other methods of mitigating atmospheric effects, and modulated laser encoding before wide applications are to be realized. Optical sensors based on lasers are also progressing both in remote applications as well as in on chip sensing, in communities ranging from environmental sensing to medical diagnostics. Laser based sensing and free space communications both employ sophisticated detection schemes. This meeting reports on the multiple applications of lasers in FSO communications as well as in advanced sensing applications. More information will be available 10 month prior to the event dates.