Optics and Photonics for Energy & the Environment (E2)

Topic Categories

Optics and Photonics in Environment and Pollution Monitoring
  • Remote sensing techniques to measure trace gases, particulates and aerosols (including LIDAR, DOAS, FTIR)
  • Optical in-situ techniques to measure trace gases, particulates and aerosols
  • Emerging applications for spectroscopic techniques (including non-destructive optical methods and laser diagnostics)
  • Optical techniques for air pollution and climate change detection (including satellite remote sensing)
  • Laser spectroscopy of the environment (including frequency comb spectroscopy)
  • Optical instruments and techniques to measure solid and liquid pollutants or contaminants and water quality (including hyperspectral imaging, LIBS, and time-gated luminescence flow cytometry and application related to marine biology)
  • Optical systems for measurement of whole-facility emissions (including open-path and fiber-optical sensing)
  • Optical techniques to detect hazardous materials (explosives…)

Optics and Photonics in Energy Research and Applications

  • Optics and photonics in wind energy (including energy mining)
  • Optics and photonics in solar energy (including energy mining)
  • Optics and photonics in the fossil fuel industry (including transport and storage)
  • Optics and photonics for the mining industry
  • Optics and photonics in agriculture
  • Optics and photonics for studies of combustion, propulsion, and flow processes (such as flames, explosions, projectiles, engines, etc.)
  • Optics and photonics to increase energy and environmental efficiencies of information transmission (including telecommunications, computing, and the internet)
  • Optics and photonics to assess the environmental impact of energy sectors
  • Optics and photonics in underwater technology