Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA)

Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA)

The Laser Applications to Chemical, Security, and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA) topical meeting focuses on laser-based sensing in combustion or industrial process gases, gases that may contain chemical or biological agents, and in atmospheric gases. Sensing of liquids (e.g., aerosols) and solids (e.g., particulates or explosives) are also discussed. The rapid development of laser technologies as well as data analysis tools are paving the way for novel monitoring schemes and even real-time control in various environments. Topics cover the VUV to THz spectra range, and involve exciting new developments in analytical spectroscopy, ultrafast lasers, frequency combs, and miniaturization. Creative ideas involving new laser technologies, methodologies, and/or data analysis tools will be showcased. Special emphasis will be given to techniques exploring use of shorter (e.g., VUV) or longer (e.g., THz) spectral ranges.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • New technologies in laser sources for optical sensing applications
  • Chemical sensing methods
  • Security applications
  • Environmental analysis


  • New technologies in laser sources for optical sensing applications: Continuous wave, pulsed, modulated lasers and their characterization; High repetition rate sources; broadband lasers; Ultrafast lasers; Frequency combs
  • Chemical sensing methods: Spectroscopic sensing of gases, aerosols, and particulates; Combustion and industrial process monitoring; Real-time control; Energy topics; Extension of techniques toward the VUV or THz spectral ranges; Novel spectroscopic science; Nonlinear optical techniques; Extension to multiple points or to volumetric measurements; High-repetition-rate imaging; Sensor miniaturization
  • Security applications: Remote sensing; Miniaturization, Optical lab-on-chip systems, and silicon photonics; Distributed sensor networks; Biochemical/biophysical applications of laser techniques; Use of new sources offering high power or pulse energy; Industrial security monitoring & Industrial Process Control
  • Environmental analysis: Atmospheric sensing of gases, solids, and liquids; Atmospheric chemistry; Advancements in LIDAR; Extension and improvement of spectroscopic databases; Airborne sensor systems; Ruggedized sensor systems; Propagation of laser beams through scattering media; Urban, Rural and Volcanic Emission Measurements
Speakers content will go here
Grant Ritchie, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM, Chair
Scott Sanders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UNITED STATES, Chair
Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A&M University, UNITED STATES, Chair
Stephane Schilt, University of Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND
Johannes Kiefer, Universitat Bremen, GERMANY
James Gord, Air Force Research Laboratory, UNITED STATES
Rui Yang, University of Oklahoma, UNITED STATES
Markus Sigrist, ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Azer Yalin, Colorado State University, UNITED STATES
Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern University, UNITED STATES
Aamir Farooq, King Abdullah Univ of Sci & Technology, SAUDI ARABIA
Joseph Miller, Air Force Research Laboratory, UNITED STATES
Vincenzo Spagnolo, Politecnico di Bari, ITALY
Sean Kearney, Sandia National Labs, UNITED STATES
Sukesh Roy, Spectral Energies LLC, UNITED STATES
Andrzej Miziolek, , UNITED STATES
Joakim Bood, Lund University, SWEDEN
Jun Chen, Univ of Shanghai Science & Technology, CHINA
Jerry Meyer, US Naval Research Laboratory, UNITED STATES
Wolfgang Meier, DLR - German Aerospace Centre, GERMANY
Dennis Killinger, University of South Florida, UNITED STATES
Weidong Chen, Universite du Littoral, FRANCE, Program Chair
Thomas Dreier, Universität Duisburg-Essen, GERMANY, Program Chair
Sean Kearney, Sandia National Labs, UNITED STATES, Program Chair
Thomas Seeger, Universität Siegen, GERMANY, Program Chair

The Keys to a Successful Career in Optics; Student & Young Professional Career Panel

Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Room: Ballsall

Are you passionate about science but uncertain about the opportunities after graduation? The OSA Foundation invites you to this OSA Members-only career panel for students and young professionals. Hosted by 2016 OSA Ambassadors Aline Dinkelaker and Bettina Heim, the panel will feature plenary speakers Chris Dainty, Keith Nugent and Michel Totzeck who will discuss career options, the current job market and new technologies to look out for that might be exciting to work with in the future with participants. Lunch is complimentary for RSVP’d attendees.
 
Welcome Reception Cruise
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Boarding Time: 18:30

Join your colleagues on a cruise along the Neckar River and enjoy a very special view of Heidelberg and its sights, including the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle as the cruise makes it’s way up and down the River.  The main cruise is Heidelberg to Neckargemünd. 

Boarding: 18:30               Departure: 19:00             Return:  21:00 approx.

Fees: Full Technical - $20.00, Student Technical- $10.00 and Guest -$85.00
RSVP at time of registration is required for a ticket.  Ticket purchase is required.



OSA Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group Networking Event
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time:14:00 – 15:00
Room: Robert-Schumann-Zimmer

Join members of the Holography and Diffractive Optics Technical Group for a chance to learn more about this group while connecting with your peers and colleagues in the community. Yunlong Sheng, who serves as the technical group’s chair, and Pascal Picart, who serves as vice chair, will share their vision for the technical group and will seek your input on future activities and events.


OSA 100th Celebration: Light the Future with Joseph Izatt and Bernard Kress
Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Room: Groẞer Saal

Follow us on Twitter at @OpticalSociety, #OSA100LTF

You're invited to celebrate OSA’S 100th Anniversary! OSA will be 100 years old in 2016 and we are planning a big celebration to commemorate this historic event. Our focus is on the extraordinary people who have advanced the field. OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Light The Future speaker series will feature Joseph Izatt, professor of Biophotonics, Duke University, Lighting up the Future of Medical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy and OSA Fellow Bernard Kress, Microsoft, USA, The Light Years Ahead: How Today's Promising Augmented and Virtual Reality Markets Help Shape New Optics Frontiers.  

Light the Future Reception will follow immediately after the session.


Illumicon: Round Table Discussion for Advanced 3D Displays
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Room: Zum Guldenen Schaf (Hauptstraße 115, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany)
 
Join the OSA Display Technology Technical Group for Illumicon, an exclusive members-only event. Illumicon attendees will converge over drinks and appetizers on Wednesday, 27 July, to discuss emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in advanced 3D displays. Round table discussions will also seek input and ideas on how the Display

Technology Technical Group can engage the 3D community in the years ahead. 

 

Plenary Session

Monday, 25 July 09:00
 

Trends, Advances and Prospects of Optical Imaging in Germany and Beyond
Michael Totzeck, Fellow, Corporate Research and Technology, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

High wage industrial countries like Germany face a number of unique challenges, like the demographic change, globalization, and the need for a constant technological competitive edge. Optical imaging is a key technology to address these challenges. Lithography for example is one of the core technologies in the production of integrated circuits as well as  camera chips and displays. This drives an abundant computational capacity giving rise to other technologies like computational imaging, machine learning , big data analysis and virtual/augmented reality. The resulting digitalization of optics in turn pushes miniaturized optics ranging from smartphone cameras, to microoptics, down to plasmonics and metamaterials. On system side the trend to lightfield-imaging, 3D-imaging and multimodal imaging continues and finds applications in research and healthcare. For that high imaging speed and large fields are key. The German academic and industrial landscape, in this regard, will be addressed, too.

Michael Totzeck received his PhD in physics  from the Technical University of Berlin in 1989 shortly after the break of the Berlin Wall. After heading a group on waveoptics there, he moved 1995 to the University of Stuttgart to found a group on quantitative, high resolution microscopy. In 2002 he joined Carl Zeiss as a principal scientist for polarization optics in optical lithography. In 2008 he moved to Zeiss corporate research and technology to head the metrology department there. In 2013 he was appointed as a honorary professor by the University of Konstanz. In 20015 he became a Zeiss Fellow. He is author and coauthor of 68 patent families and about 30 papers in refereed journals. His research interests comprise lithography, high-NA imaging, optical metrology, optical design & simulation, polarization-optics and digital optics.


Coherent X-ray Imaging
Keith Nugent, Deputy vice-Chancellor (Research), La Trobe University, Australia

Coherent X-ray imaging has been the subject of intense research over the last decade. The motivations for this work are to fully exploit the massive increase in the coherent flux available from the latest generation of synchrotron sources and to develop new approaches to molecular images using X-ray free-electron laser sources. The state of the field will be reviewed and opportunities identified.

Professor Keith Nugent is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research). Professor Nugent holds an Honours degree in physics from the University of Adelaide and a PhD in laser physics from the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.  Prior to joining La Trobe University, Professor Nugent was Director of the Australian Synchrotron, Laureate Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne and Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science, a multiple-institution centre which undertook research at the interface of physics, biology and chemistry..



Fifty Years of Image Science
Chris Dainty, Professorial Research Associate, University College London, UK

In this talk I shall review a number of topics in imaging that have interested me over the years, including: the fundamental limits of imaging systems, imaging through turbulence, adaptive optics and mobile imaging cameras.

Chris Dainty is currently Professorial Research Associate at University College London. President of The Optical Society in 2011, Dr. Dainty has rendered service to the optics community through numerous professional organizations and appointments, including serving as secretary-general and president of the International Commission for Optics, as well as president of the European Optical Society.  Throughout his career, Dr. Dainty has investigated problems in optical imaging, scattering and propagation. In these areas, he has co-authored or edited six books, approximately 180 peer-reviewed papers and >300 conference presentations.  In a career spanning five decades, he graduated 65 PhD students and mentored >75 post-docs.  Dainty is a recipient of the International Commission for Optics Prize, IoP’s Thomas Young Medal and Prize, OSA’s C.E.K. Mees Medal and IoP’s Optics and Photonics Division Prize. He is a fellow of The Optical Society, SPIE, The Institute of Physics, and the European Optical Society and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Chris Dainty received an MSc. in Applied Optics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College, London in 1969 and 1972, respectively.
 
 

3D & DH Joint Keynote

Monday, 25 July 11:30
 
Real-Time and Real-Color Video Imaging System by Photonics Polymers for 8K
Yasuhiro Koike, Professor, Keio University; Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute          ; Member of Keio University Board of Councilor, Japan
 
 The latest status on advanced photonics polymer technology will be reviewed, focusing on overwhelmingly realistic 8K display achieved by high-speed graded-index plastic optical fiber, zero and ultra-high birefringent polymer films, etc.

Yasuhiro Koike specializes in “photonics polymer” which is an interdisciplinary field of material science in polymer and photonics. He is the inventor of the world’s fastest graded-index plastic optical fiber (GIPOF).  He also invented Highly Scattered Optical Transmission (HSOT) Polymer that has been widely adopted as LCD backlight of major laptop computers such as Sony VAIO, SHARP, and TOSHIBA. With his photonics polymer technologies, he is developing high speed and high quality display with real colors for 8K. He was a core researcher of a research project on face-to-face communication system based on the photonics polymer technologies in the FIRST Program funded by the Cabinet Office of Japan. He is a recipient of International Engineering and Technology Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Fujiwara Award, and Medal with Purple Ribbon in Palace, SID Special Recognition Award, etc.

 
AO & IS Joint Keynote

Monday, 25 July 11:30
 
Adaptive Optics in Vision Science and Ophthalmology
Josef Bille, University of Heidelberg, Germany
 
More than 25 years ago, the first in vivo measurement of the eye’s wave aberration was demonstrated at the Univ. of Heidelberg, using the Shack-Hartmann method. Since then, various new diagnostic and treatment modalities have been successfully introduced, like adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO), adaptive optics optical coherence tomography (AO-OCT) and adaptive optics two-photon ophthalmoscopy (AO-TPO), as well as customized refractive-surgical techniques, like customized LASIK (e.g. CustomVue), femtosecond laser refractive
surgery (e.g. ReLEx, SMILE), femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and various customized intraocular lens (IOL) developments, including postoperative in-vivo IOL fine-tuning.

Professor Josef Bille, winner of the 2012 European Inventor Lifetime Achievement Award is a pioneer in the field of corrective laser eye surgery. For more than 40 years he has worked on developing and refining a method for mapping irregularities in the cornea and fine tuning the lasers required to repair them. Central to the technology is his groundbreaking work in wavefront technology, a measurement technology which can scan the human eye with extraordinary precision for small errors. With a detailed map of these errors, it is possible to devise precise surgical procedures (wavefront guided laser eye surgery) or to produce tailor-made lenses. Professor Bille's contributions to the field of laser eye surgery allow medical professionals to map the structure of the eye with unprecedented precision, and provides them with lasers that are accurate and delicate enough to correct nearly any imperfection. His work has led to the creation of five successful companies, creating over 1000 jobs, and impacting the lives of millions of patients worldwide who have now been treated using this technology.

DH Keynote

Tuesday, 26 July 09:00
 
The Applications of Inverse Scattering Principles With Digital Holography
YongKeun Park, Associate Professor, Department of Physics ,Korea Advanced Inst of Science & TechSouth Korea
 
We present a simple but powerful holographic method to achieve one-wave phase-conjugation. By actively coupling the wavefront of an
arbitrary impinging wave, the wave can be phase-conjugated by reflection from a conventional mirror.

YongKeun (Paul) Park is Associate Professor of Physics at KAIST, Korea. He has worked on holographic techniques and their applications in biology. Dr. Park is also a co-founder of TomoCube, Inc., and Editors of Optics Express, Scientific Reports, Experimental Biology and Medicine, and Journal of Optical Society of Korean.


AIO and COSI Keynote

Tuesday, 26 July 11:30
 

Miniaturized 3D Imaging and Sensing Modules
Markus Rossi, Chief Innovation Officer, Heptagon Advanced MicroOptics Pte Ltd, Switzerland

3D imaging and sensing modules for smart and IoT devices pose demanding requirements on form factor, robustness and performance. Enabling technologies include wafer-level packaging, micro-optic, time-of-flight sensors, software and connectivity solutions.
 
Formerly head of CSEM Zurich Replicated Micro-Optical Elements, Markus became CTO of Heptagon after CSEM’s microoptics division was acquired by Heptagon in 2000. He is an expert on fabricating diffractive and refractive micro-optic components for industrial applications in the European and US markets. Markus holds a Ph.D. in micro-optics from the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland and a master’s degree in physics from ETH Zurich.