Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication (LS&C)

Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication (LS&C)

07 - 11 June 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia, USA

The latest developments in laser based sensing and free space laser communication.

Sophisticated laser systems are increasingly being used for information gathering and sharing since they can satisfy many critical needs in sensing and high bandwidth free space optical (FSO) communications.  We are coming into the age where laser systems are a viable competitor to RF systems for many applications.  This meeting reports on the latest use of lasers in diverse fields such as environmental sensing, remote imaging, close-in inspection and medical diagnostics.  Common challenges to both systems, such as atmospheric effects, are also considered.  In addition to applications and systems, this meeting also covers the enabling technologies that are often common in both sensing and communication.  Advances in sources and waveform/wavefront modulation techniques, receivers, optical apertures, and post-detection processing schemes are all required and are subjects of this meeting.

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Plenary Speakers

John Mather,  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2006

W.E. Moerner, Stanford University, USA
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Shree Nayar, Columbia University, USA

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Edward Watson
University of Dayton
United States


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Schedule at a glance
Qassim Abdullah, Woolpert, United States, Advanced  Sensors Technologies and Platforms to support Today’s Geospatial Mapping Activities , Invited

Jaime Anguita, Universidad de los Andes - Chile, Chile, Towards High-density Orbital-angular-momentum Modulation for Turbulent Channels , Invited

Zeb Barber, Montana State University - Spectrum Lab, United States, High Resolution FMCW Ladar for Imaging and Metrology , Invited

Esther Baumann, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Comb-calibrated FMCW ladar for Ranging and Imaging , Invited

Joe Buck, Lockheed Martin, United States, Optical Aperture Synthesis and Compressive Sensing , Invited

Gerald Buller, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, Single-photon Depth Imaging in Free-space and Underwater , Invited

Jean-Daniel Deschênes, Université Laval, Canada, Optical Two-way time Synchronization at the Femtosecond Level over a 4-km Free Space Link , Invited

Daniele Faccio, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, SPAD Array Imaging and Applications: From Laser Plasma Diagnostics to Tracking Objects Behind a Wall , Invited

Philip Gatt, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, United States, WindTracer® Evolution and Recent Measurement Results , Invited

Floyd Hovis, Fibertek Inc., United States, Design and Flight Qualification of the ICESat-2 Laser Transmitters , Invited

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Conference Plenary Sessions
Tuesday, 9 June, 08:00 - 09:30
John Mather,  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Shree Nayar, Columbia University, USA
Wednesday, 10 June, 09:00 – 10:00
W.E. Moerner, Stanford University, USA
Conference Reception
Monday, 8 June, 19:00 – 20:30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 9 June, 19:00 – 20:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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