Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

Imaging and Applied Optics

Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

13 - 17 July 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA

pcDVT is a forum for the presentation of research in propagation through distributed volume atmosphere to include distributed volume turbulence and refractive atmospheric effects as well as characterization of the distributed atmosphere. 

In this forum, we discuss the physics of light propagation through the distributed volume atmosphere with a focus on the impact on the beam from distributed volume turbulence. The forum’s discussion also includes related topics in atmospheric propagation such as refractive layers, clouds, precipitation and dust/aerosols as well as devices suitable for measuring the distributed volume atmosphere, e.g. Lidar, and compensation of distributed volume effects.  Since propagating through the distributed volume atmosphere is a new field of research, this forum expedites collaboration and cultivates a multidisciplinary exchange of information designed to expand our understanding of the full complexity and interactions of distributed volume effects, drawing upon the most recent results from the fields of boundary layer physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, meteorology, adaptive optics, laser sciences and singular optics.  Further the forum also covers topics not usually associated with atmospheric effects, such as the creation of photonic orbital angular momentum and parallels between Earth's atmosphere and astronomical TAMA.

Topic Categories

1. Propagation through Distributed Volume Turbulence
2. Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence
3. Creation of Photonic Orbital Angular Momentum (POAM) in Distributed Volume Turbulence
4. Creation of POAM in Astrophysics
5. Systems Applications

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Julie Moses
US Air Force Office of Scientific Res
United States

Denis Oesch
United States

Darryl Sanchez
US Air Force Research Laboratory
United States


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Hotel Reservation 11 June 2014 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 11 June 2014
Advanced Registration 16 June 2014 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 16 June 2014
Sukanta Basu, North Carolina State University, United States, to be Determined, Invited

Terry Brennan, Prime Plexus, United States, Title to be Determined, Invited

Thomas Farrell, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States, Title to be Determined, Invited

Steven Fiorino, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States, TBD, Invited

Gary Gimmestad, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States, Title to be Determined, Invited

Olga Korotkova, University of Miami, United States, To be Determined, Invited

Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University, United States, Title to be Determined, Invited

Andreas Muschinski, NorthWest Research Associates, United States, Optical Angle-of-arrival Fluctuations Caused by Turbulent and Non-turbulent Refractive-index Fluctuations in the Atmosphere , Invited

Michael Roggemann, Michigan Technological University, United States, To Be Determined, Invited

Paolo Villoresi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy, To be Determined, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Congress Reception
Monday, 14 July
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.

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Tuesday, 15 July
Please check back in Spring 2014 for complete information about the Plenary Speakers.

Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday, 15 July
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 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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