Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication

Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication

25 - 28 June 2018
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive , Orlando, Florida United States

LS&C seeks to merge enabling research with application needs using lasers in diverse fields such as quantum technologies, environmental sensing, remote imaging, autonomous situational awareness, close-in inspection, and medical diagnostics. 

Laser systems satisfy many critical needs in sensing and high-bandwidth free-space optical (FSO) communications.  This meeting will especially highlight means by which quantum protocols can enhance the performance of these important application areas.  Challenges common both to sensing and to communication systems, such as atmospheric effects, are also of strong interest.  In addition to applications and systems, this meeting also covers enabling technologies that are often common to diverse laser-based systems.  Advances in sources, waveform/wavefront modulation techniques, receivers, optical apertures, and post-detection processing schemes are needed, and will be explored within this meeting.


  • Quantum protocols

  • Lidar for imaging

  • Lidar for remote sensing

  • Free-space optical communication

  • Component technologies

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Walter Buell

The Aerospace Corporation

Edward Watson

University of Dayton

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Abstract and Summary Submission 24 January 2018 12:00 EST
Abstract and Summary Submission 24 January 2018

OSA - The Optical Society

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.