Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication (LS&C)

27 October - 01 November 2013
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center, Paris, France

Invited Speakers

Jean Pierre Wolf, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland, Use of High-Intensity Lasers for Atmospheric Analysis and Control, Plenary

Philippe Adam, Direction Generale de l'Armement, France, Chem-bio Laser Remote Sensing, Invited

Aniceto Belmonte, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech, Spain, Fading Return Signals in Lidar Atmospheric Sensing , Invited

Claudine Besson, Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aerospatiales, France, Atmospheric Fiber Lidar, Invited

Joakim Bood, Lund University, Sweden, Development of New Laser-based Measurement Concepts for Diagnostic Challenges in Combustion Research, Invited

Ralph Burnham, Fibertek Inc., United States, Laser Transmitters for Space-Based Lidar, Invited

Guillaume Canat, Office Natl d'Etudes Rech Aerospatiales, France, Progress on Pulsed Eyesafe Narrow Linewidth Fiber Lasers for Lidar Applications, Invited

Vincent Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Dense Free Space Optical Multi-Access Networks, Invited

Daniel Dolfi, Thales Research & Technology, France, Recent Advances in Components for Multifunction Lidars: High Resolution Range finding and Atmospheric Sensing, Invited

Bernard Edwards, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States, NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration, Invited

Renny Fields, The Aerospace Corporation, United States, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Laser Communications, A Growing Field with Great Potential, Invited

Christian Fuchs, Deutsches Zent f.Luft-u.Raumfahrt eV (K), Germany, DLR’s Transportable Optical Ground Station, Invited

Martin Gerken, Cassidian Optronics GmbH, Germany, Enhancing the Capabilities of Military Readiness through Laser Communications, Invited

Frank Heine, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co KG, Germany, Commercial Lasercom Crosslink Systems , Invited

Hamid Hemmati, Facebook Inc., United States, Laser Communications with Mars Spacecraft, Invited

Mark Itzler, Princeton Lightwave Inc, United States, Geiger-mode APD cameras for 3D LADAR imaging, Invited

Robert Lamb, SELEX Galileo Ltd, United Kingdom, New Trends in Integrated Imaging Lidar, Invited

Clement Mallet, Institut National de l'information Geogr, France, Topographic Lidar Mapping: A Crucial Technology for Many Environmental Applications, Invited

Didier Morancais, EADS Astrium SAS, France, The Atmospheric Wind Lidar Instrument (ALADIN): Development Status, Invited

Henric Ostmark, FOI Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden, Stand off Techniques for Explosive Detection, Invited

Oliver Reitebuch, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen Aerospace Center, Germany, Future Spaceborne and Current Airborne Lidar Remote Sensing for Atmospheric Research, Invited

Wolfgang Schaefer, Time Tech GmbH, Germany, Frequency Synchronization using Laser Light, Invited

Jeffrey Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Ultimate Limits on Photon and Spectral Efficient Communication through Atmospheric Turbulence, Invited

Stuart Shelley, Etegent Technologies Ltd, United States, Laser Vibrometry for ISR and Commercial Applications: Exploitation and Phenomenology, Invited

Upendra Singh, NASA Langley Research Center, United States, 20 years of Tm:Ho:YLF and LuLF Laser Development for Global Winds Measurements, Invited

Rupert Ursin, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Free Space Quantum Cryptography, Invited

George Williams, Voxtel Inc., United States, Advanced Avalanche Photodiode LADAR Focal Plane Array Technologies, Invited

Volker Wulfmeyer, Universität Hohenheim , Germany, 'Mellow out, you Donut' or 'The Quest to Realize High-Power, Scalable Laser Transmitters for Lidar Applications' , Invited

S. J. Ben Yoo, University of California Davis, United States, Photon Lightwave Circuits for Sensing and Communication, Invited