Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS)

Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS)

14 - 17 November 2016
Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

The Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS) Meeting focuses on the latest advances in instrumentation and applications of FTS to astronomy and astrophysics, atmospheric science and remote sensing, laboratory spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, bio-medicine, and a variety of industrial applications.

Today, Fourier transform spectrometers onboard satellites looking downwards provide new insights on the Earth's atmosphere, climate, and a host of other meteorological and remote sensing applications. Instruments looking out provide a wealth of data targeting galaxies, stars, planets, and many smaller objects within the universe. Ground-based FT interferometers explore a variety of astrophysical and terrestrial fields including the global geographic distribution of CO2 sources and sinks. Chip-scale interferometers fabricated using state-of-the-art nanotechnology open up new opportunities for space and industrial applications. Laser frequency combs dramatically improve the resolution and recording speed of Fourier spectrometers. New spectral regions (e.g., VUV or THz) are under exploration with synchrotron radiation. Ultrashort laser pulses expand the territory of FTS to nonlinear and multidimensional spectroscopy. This international conference will provide a unique opportunity to discuss many of these exciting developments in a strongly interdisciplinary environment.

  • Novel interferometer design: imaging FT spectrometers, spatial-spectral interferometry, stationary interferometers, spectrometers on a chip, stationary-wave integrated FT spectrometers.
  • Instrument design, scientific objectives, and measurement results for space missions utilizing Fourier transform spectrometers.
  • Laser frequency combs for Fourier transform spectroscopy: development of frequency comb sources and instruments, dual-comb spectroscopy, frequency-comb based spectroscopy with Michelson interferometers or pulse shapers. Applications to laboratory spectroscopy and to sensing.
  • Laboratory spectroscopy: advanced light sources and measurement techniques for Fourier transform spectrometers. FTS at synchrotron facilities, nano-spectroscopy, nonlinear and multidimensional FT spectroscopy with ultrashort pulse lasers.
  • FTS applications:  industrial process monitoring, spectroscopy, Earth and planetary science, atmospheric remote sensing, trace gas detection, FTS at astronomical facilities.
  • FTS algorithm developments: spectral and radiometric calibration, instrument line shape modeling and correction, nonlinearity effects.
  • All other topics related to instrument developments and characterizations, data processing, and applications of Fourier transform spectroscopy.

Plenary and Keynote Speakers

Quantum-cascade Laser Frequency Combs and Their Application to Dual-comb Spectroscopy; Jérôme Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Keynote

The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Lighting; Shuji Nakamura, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA, Plenary


Shuji Nakamura, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA
The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Lighting

Nathalie Picque
Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik

Program Chair
Locke Spencer
University of Lethbridge

Program Chair
Joe Taylor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Program Chair

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Hotel Reservation 12 October 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 12 October 2016
Advanced Registration 17 October 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 17 October 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 26 October 2016 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 26 October 2016
Roel G. Baets, Ghent University, INTEC, Belgium, Broadband Stationary Fourier Transform Spectrometer Integrated on a Silicon Nitride Photonics Platform , Invited

Esther Baumann, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Dual Comb Outdoor Spectroscopy for Complex Molecular Response Retrieval , Invited

Hans Bechtel, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley, United States, Committing SINS: Ultra-broadband Synchrotron Infrared Nano-spectroscopy and Imaging, Invited

Adam Bourassa, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, The Spatial Heterodyne Observations of Water (SHOW) Instrument for High Resolution Profiling in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere , Invited

Felix Friedl-Vallon, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Germany, Five Years of GLORIA Flights: Results and Lessons Learnt , Invited

Stefano Gigli, EUMETSAT, Germany, IRS, the European Hyperspectral Infrared Sounder Mission from the Geostationary Orbit, Invited

Frederic Grandmont, ABB Group, Canada, The SITELLE Optical Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Invited

Willem Jellema, SRON, Netherlands, Title to be Announced, Invited

Piotr Maslowski, Instytut Fizyki UMK, Poland, Fourier Transform Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy with Resolution Beyond the Optical-path-difference Limit , Invited

Dario Polli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Broadband Fourier-Transform Pump-Probe Spectroscopy and Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy at Megahertz Modulation Frequencies, Invited

Pascale Roy, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France, Pushing the limits toward High resolution and Time Resolved THz measurements using Coherent Synchrotron Radiation, Invited

Sheng-Cai Shi, Purple Mountain Observatory, Dome-A THz/Far-infrared Fourier Transform Spectrometer and Its Results, Invited

Carole Tucker, Cardiff University, Metamaterial and Quasi-Optic Devices for THz Spectroscopy and their Applications, Invited

Takeshi Yasui, Tokushima University, Japan, Dual-comb Spectroscopy in the THz Region, Invited

Jérôme Faist, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Quantum-cascade Laser Frequency Combs and Their Application to Dual-comb Spectroscopy , Keynote

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Congress Special Events

Conference Welcome Reception
Monday, 14 November, 18:30 - 20:00
Location to be Announced

Industry Panel
Tuesday, 15 November, 17:30 - 19:00
Kongresshalle am Zoo

Renewable energy systems are finally on a global economic rise, exceeding combined new build fossil generation for the first in 2015. Still there is a long way to go, as renewable energies (including hydro) contribute less than a quarter of the worldwide overall energy capacity. In this panel discussion, we will hear different perspectives from politics, research and industry on the status and future of renewable energies and approaches to accelerate market penetration. 

Munin Amin, RWE International SE, Germany
Jörg Bagdahn, Fraunhofer Center for Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, Germany
Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, Germany
Bongyoung Yoo, Hanyang University, South Korea

Facilitated by Kenneth Baldwin, ANU Energy Change Institute, Australia