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

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

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

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.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • New technologies in laser sources for optical sensing applications
  • Chemical sensing methods
  • Security applications
  • Environmental analysis
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Plenary Speakers
Monday, 25 July, 09:00 - 10:30

Chris Dainty, University College London, UK

Keith Nugent, La Trobe University, Australia

Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

Michael Armstrong, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Plasma Chemical Kinetics in a Steady Flow , Invited

Mathieu Carras, Thales Research & Technology, France, MIRIFISENS introduction , Invited

Andrew Cutler, George Washington University, United States, WIDECARS Measurement of Ethylene in Ethylene-Air Combustion, Invited

Volker Ebert, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany, EUMETRISPEC: A Versatile, Metrological, High-resolution Fouriertransform-spectrometer- Infrastructure to Determine Accurate Spectral Data , Invited

Peter Fjodorow, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Applications of Intracavity Absorption Spectroscopy to Quantitative Gas-Phase Species and Temperature Diagnostics, Invited

Aleksandra Foltynowicz, Umea University, Sweden, Cavity-Enhanced Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy in the Near- and Mid-Infrared, Invited

Torsten Frosch, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany, Laser Raman Spectroscopy for Chemical and Environmental Analysis, Invited

Margo Greenfield, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Selective Detection using the Gerchberg-Saxton Algorithm and Optimal Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy , Invited

Benjamin Halls, Air Force Research Laboratory, United States, High-Speed Three-Dimensional Imaging of Turbulent Flows, Invited

Charles Harb, RingIR, Inc., United States, Real Time Cavity Ring-down Infra-red Spectroscopy for Rapid Explosives Detection and Identification , Invited

Joseph Hodges, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, To be determined, Invited

Naibo Jiang, Spectral Energies, LLC, United States, Nitrogen Molecular-Tagging Velocimetry Techniques Using Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers, Invited

Elias Kristensson, Lunds Universitet, Sweden, Recent Development of Methods Based on Structured Illumination for Combustion Studies , Invited

Anna Michel, WHOI, United States, Laser-Based Sensing in Aqueous Environments, Invited

Lars Nähle, Nanoplus Nanosystems and Tech GmbH, Germany, Interband Cascade Laser Based Sensing, Invited

Fei Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Combustion Chemistry Study with Synchrotron VUV Photoionization Mass Spectrometry, Invited

Gregory Rieker, University of Colorado Boulder, United States, Combustion Diagnostics and Chemical Sensing with Frequency Comb Lasers , Invited

Miriam Vitiello, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, Photonic Engineering of Quantum Cascade Lasers in the Far Infrared and Application Perspectives , Invited

Johan Zetterberg, Lunds Universitet, Sweden, Laser Diagnostics for the Study of Heterogeneous Catalysis , Invited

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