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

Topic Categories

  • 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