Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

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
    1. Wave optics simulation
    2. Wave front sensing
    3. Optical beam properties:  scintillation, phase variance, branch points, etc.

  2. Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence
    1. Boundary layer measurements
    2. Micro Meteorology
    3. Turbulence properties:  Kolmogorov versus non-Kolmogorov, anisotropy, etc.

  3. Creation of Photonic Orbital Angular Momentum (POAM) in Distributed Volume Turbulence
    1. Turbulence-induced optical vortices
    2. Transmission and decoherence of OAM states
    3. OAM Sensors

  4. Creation of POAM in Astrophysics
    1. Estimation of turbulence in protostellar clouds, circumstellar disks, stellar atmospheres, the ISM, etc.
    2. Galactic sources of POAM

  5. Systems Applications
    1. Laser Communication
    2. Remote Sensing
    3. Imaging

Sukanta Basu, North Carolina State UniversityUnited StatesQuantifying the Dependence of Temperature and Refractive Index Structure Parameters on Atmospheric Stability using Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations, Invited

Terry Brennan, Prime PlexusUnited StatesModal Identification and Characterization of Strong Turbulence Propagation, Invited

Thomas Farrell, US Air Force Research LaboratoryUnited StatesModifying the Inner Scale Equation of the Boundary Layer Turbulence Model to Account for Non-Kolmogorov Turbulence, Invited

Steven Fiorino, Air Force Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesSatellite and Radar Measurement of CT2, Cn2, and Cv2, Invited

Gary Gimmestad, Georgia Tech Research InstituteUnited StatesDevelopment of a Lidar Technique for Profiling Optical Turbulence, Invited

Olga Korotkova, University of MiamiUnited StatesIntensity and Power Statistics of Laser and Random Beams in Non-Kolmogorov Turbulence, Invited

Alex Mahalov, Arizona State UniversityUnited StatesPropagation through and Characterization of Strongly Inhomogeneous Ionospheric Turbulence, Invited

Andreas Muschinski, NorthWest Research AssociatesUnited StatesOptical Angle-of-arrival Fluctuations Caused by Turbulent and Non-turbulent Refractive-index Fluctuations in the Atmosphere, Invited

Michael Roggemann, Michigan Technological UniversityUnited StatesSimulating non-Kolomogorov Phase Screens with Finite Inner and Outer Scales, Invited

Paolo Villoresi, Universita degli Studi di PadovaItalyExploiting Strong Turbulence in Quantum Communications, Invited

David Voelz, New Mexico State UniversityUnited StatesWave Optics Modeling and Laboratory Generation of “Exotic” Partial Coherent Beams, Invited

Mikhail Vorontsov, University of DaytonUnited StatesTarget-in-the-loop Atmospheric Turbulence Characterization Based on Remote Sensing Invariants, Invited

General Chairs
Julie Moses, US Air Force Office of Scientific Res, USA
Denis Oesch, Science Applications International Corp, USA
Darryl Sanchez, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Program Committee
Jeffrey Barchers, Nutronics Inc., USA
Terry Brennan, Prime Plexus, USA
Julian Christou, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, USA
Troy Ellis, US Air Force, USA
Thomas Farrell, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Steven Fiorino, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer Institute IOSB, Germany
Venkata Gudimetla, US Air Force, USA
Dan Herrick, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Jason Holzman, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Pat Kelly, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Charles Matson, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Andreas Muschinski, NorthWest Research Associates, USA
Troy Rhoadarmer, Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc., USA
Alan Schaum, US Naval Research Lab, USA
Julie Smith, US Air Force Research Lab,
Knut Solna, Univ. of California Irvine, USA
David Voelz, New Mexico State Univ., USA
Mikhail Vorontsov, Univ. of Dayton, USA

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.

Joint Plenary Session
Tuesday, 15 July
The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker from three of the topical meetings (AIO, IS and LACSEA). The Plenary Presenters are listed below.

See Through Optical Architectures for Wearable Displays, Bernard Kress, Optics Lead, Advanced Technology Team, Google Glass Project, Google [X], USA

Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, The Media Lab, MIT, Camera Culture Group, USA

In-Situ Laser Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials, Christof Schulz, Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics – Reactive Fluids,University Duisburg Essen, Germany

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.