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

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

13 - 17 July 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel , Seattle, Washington, USA

The Laser Applications to Chemical, Security, and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA) topical meeting focuses on laser-based sensing in combustion or industrial process gases, gases that may contain chemical or biological agents, and in atmospheric gases.  Sensing of liquids (e.g., aerosols) and solids (e.g., particulates or explosives) are also discussed.  The rapid development of laser technologies as well as data analysis tools are paving the way for novel monitoring schemes and even real-time control in various environments.  Topics cover the VUV to THz spectra range, and involve exciting new developments in analytical spectroscopy, ultrafast lasers, frequency combs, and miniaturization.

Creative ideas involving new laser technologies, methodologies, and/or data analysis tools will be showcased.  Special emphasis will be given to techniques exploring use of shorter (e.g., VUV) or longer (e.g., THz) spectral ranges.

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Christof Schulz, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, In-Situ Laser Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials , Plenary

Amy Bauer, TSI Inc., United States, Improvised Explosives and Precursor Identification with LIBS, Invited

Weiwei Cai, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Theory of Nonlinear Tomography and Its Guidance for Developing Imaging Techniques as Applied to Flow Diagnostics , Invited

Tijmen Euser, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany, Photochemistry in Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fiber Microreactors , Invited

Benoit Fond, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Thermographic Particle Image Velocimetry , Invited

Daniel Guildenbecher, Sandia National Laboratories, United States, Digital In-line Holography (DIH) for 3D Imaging of Aluminum Drop Combustion in Propellant Plumes , Invited

Charles Harb, University of New South Wales, Australia, Multiplexed Pulsed Quantum Cascade Laser Based Hypertemporal Real-time Headspace Measurements , Invited

Lars Hildebrandt, Nanoplus Nanosystems and Tech GmbH, Germany, Distributed Feedback Interband Cascade Lasers and their Spectroscopic Applications in Gas Sensing , Invited

Shui-Ming HU, University of Science and Tech China, China, Counting Atoms in a Magneto-optic Trap , Invited

Sean Kearney, Sandia National Labs, United States, Hybrid fs/ps Rotational CARS Temperature/Species Detection in Flames at kHz Rate , Invited

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