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

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

Topic Categories

1. Chemical Sensing
  • Spectroscopic sensing of gases, aerosols, and particulates
  • Combustion and industrial process monitoring
  • Real-time control
  • Energy topics
  • New sources such as ultrafast lasers, frequency combs
  • Miniaturization of sensors
  • Extension of techniques toward the VUV or THz spectral ranges
  • Novel spectroscopic science
  • Extension to multiple points or to volumetric measurements
  • High-repetition-rate imaging

2. Security applications
  • Sensing of chemical agents, biological agents, and explosives
  • 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
  • Nonlinear optical techniques

3. 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