Optical Sensors

24 - 27 July 2017
Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana United States

Confronting challenges in optical sensor design and functionality for diverse applications.

Optical sensors have many applications in R&D, national defense and commercial markets such as medical diagnostics and process control. But because of the breadth of applications for optical sensors, the challenges to the design and functioning of an optical sensor for a particular application requires knowledge of optical, material, and environmental properties that affect sensor performance. SENSORS addresses all aspects of optical sensors from source and detection technologies, sensor configurations, and processing approaches to applications. These optical sensors range from micro-probes to large devices used for standoff monitoring of industrial and environmental species.

Ken Ewing
Ken Ewing
US Naval Research Laboratory
Mario F. S. Ferreira
Mario F. S. Ferreira
Universidade de Aveiro
Paul Pellegrino
Paul Pellegrino
US Army Research Laboratory

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Schedule at a glance
Elena Benito Peña, Complutense University, Spain, Optically-based Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Sensors , Invited

Svetlana Boriskina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Singular-Phase Optical Sensing with Topologically-Protected Tamm Interfacial States in Planar Nanostructures , Invited

Mark Bradley, University of Edinburgh, From Glass to Man - in vivo Optical Medical Imaging, Invited

David Burghoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Combs and Multiheterodyne Spectroscopy , Invited

Hengky Chandrahalim, University of Michigan, United States, Hybrid Fabrication Techniques of 3-D Integrated Microphotonic Sensors, Invited

Ray Chen, University of Texas at Austin, United States, Slow Light Enhanced Silicon Chip Based Chem-Bio Sensors , Invited

Scott Foster, Defence Science & Tech Organisation, Australia, Relaxation Oscillation Noise Suppression in Ultra-high-Q Cavity Fiber Laser Sensors, Invited

Shubhra Gangopadhyay, National Science Foundation, United States, Super Resolution Fluorescent Imaging and Biosensing Applications of Plasmonic Gratings with Nanoprotrusions , Invited

Christopher Goldenstein, Purdue University, United States, Single-Ended Infrared Laser-Absorption Sensing of Gas Properties, Invited

Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University, Japan, Sensing of Hidden Drugs using is-TPG, Invited

Seongsin Margaret Kim, University of Alabama, United States, THz Metamaterials Perfect Absorber for Sensing and Communication Application, Invited

Miklos Lenner, ABB Switzerland Ltd, United Kingdom, Long-term Reliability of Fiber-optic Sensor Components in Harsh Industrial Environments , Invited

Daniel Mittleman, Brown University, United States, Nanoscale Terahertz Emission Spectroscopy, Invited

Raphael Pooser, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States, Practical Quantum Sensing at Ultra Trace Levels with Squeezed States of Light , Invited

Giancarlo Righini, Enrico Fermi Center, Italy, Advanced Sensing by WGM Microresonators, Invited

Alex Rozhin, Aston University, United Kingdom, Integration of Carbon Nanotubes with Fiber Optic Devices for Optical Sensing Applications, Invited

Axel Schulzgen, University of Central Florida, United States, Fiber Optic Sensors based on Strongly Coupled Multicore Fiber, Invited

Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington University in St. Louis, Plasmonic Biosensors with Ultrastable Biorecognition Elements , Invited

Kwang Yong Song, Chung-Ang University, South Korea, Distributed Brillouin Sensors based on the Current Modulation of a Laser Diode, Invited

Pedro Vaz, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, Laser Based Sensors for Hemodynamic Parameters Measurement, Invited

Marc Wuilpart, Universite de Mons, Belgium, Use of a Polarization OTDR for the Measurement of Plasma Current in the Tore Supra Thermonuclear Fusion , Invited

Fei Xu, Nanjing University, China, Optical Fiber Sensors based on Low-dimensional Materials, Invited

Lan Yang, Washington University in St Louis, United States, Whispering-gallery-mode resonators for nanoscale sensing and measurement , Invited

Dzmitry Yarotski, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States, Probing and Manipulating Quantum Materials with Terahertz Pulses , Invited

Ioanna Zergioti, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Laser Printing and Immobilization of Biomolecules for Optical Sensors Applications, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Student & Early Career Professional Development & Networking Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, 25 July, 12:30 - 14:00
Toulouse A

Join us for an interactive lunch and learn program focused on professional development within the Advanced Photonics field. This program will engage students and early career professionals with the key leaders in the field who will share their professional development journey and provide useful tips to those who attend. Lunch will be provided.

Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.

Emerging Optical Materials: Perovskites, 2D Optical Materials and Nanocolloids

Wednesday, 26 July, 12:30 – 14:00
St Charles B
Join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a panel discussion exploring new and emerging optical materials. The panel will feature Dr. Barry Rand of Princeton University, Dr. Christian Klinke from the University of Hamburg, Dr. Parag Deotar from the University of Michigan, and Dr. García de Arquer from the University of Toronto. Each panelist will give a five minute talk highlighting the progress and challenges of their respective areas. Following their talks Dr. Garo Khanarian, who serves as chair of the Optical Material Studies Technical Group, will lead a discussion bringing together the different topics and opening the conversation to participation from attendees. An RSVP is required for this technical group event as lunch will be provided. Contact TGactivities@osa.org to register, pending availability.