Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence and Atmospheric Phenomena

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Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence and Atmospheric Phenomena

07 - 11 June 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA
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pcDVT is a forum for the presentation of research in the physics of light propagating through the atmosphere to include distributed volume turbulence,  gravity waves, vortex shedding, stably stratified turbulence, persistent eddies, and cloud /aerosol/vapor scattering and absorption, as well as characterization of these phenomena. 

In this forum, we discuss the physics of light propagating through the atmosphere to include not only distributed volume turbulence but also large scale meteorological phenomena such as gravity waves, vortex shedding, stably stratified turbulence, persistent eddies, and cloud /aerosol/vapor scattering and absorption. Since propagating through distributed volume turbulence and atmospheric phenomena is a new field of research, this forum expedites collaboration and cultivates a multidisciplinary exchange of information designed to expand our understanding of the full complexity and interactions of distributed volume effects, drawing upon the most recent results from the fields of boundary layer physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, meteorology, adaptive optics, laser sciences and singular optics.  The forum highlights the creation of photonic orbital angular momentum in light propagating through distributed volume turbulence; a most interesting application of this research is to astrophysics, where this topical area is applied to turbulence assemblages of molecules or atoms (TAMA), molecular clouds and the interstellar medium.

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Plenary Speakers

John Mather,  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics 2006

W.E. Moerner, Stanford University, USA
Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2014

Shree Nayar, Columbia University, USA

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Julie Moses
US Air Force Office of Scientific Res
United States

Chair

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IMPORTANT DATES

Sukanta Basu, North Carolina State University, United States, Estimating Optical Turbulence in the Atmosphere Utilizing the Inherent Vertical Scaling Characteristics of Temperature Fields , Invited

Terry Brennan, Prime Plexus, United States, Zero Crossing Features of Branch Point Phase , Invited

Mikhail Charnotskii, United States, Depolarization of Laser Beams in Turbulence , Invited

Weilin Hou, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Optical Turbulence in the Ocean , Invited

Olga Korotkova, University of Miami, United States, Deterministic and Random Beam Propagation in Anisotropic Turbulence , Invited

Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University, United States, Multi-Scale Modeling of Inhomogeneous Ionospheric Turbulence: Scintillation Producing Irregularities and Stochastic Effects , Invited

Andreas Muschinski, NorthWest Research Associates, United States, Irradiance and Angle-of-arrival Fluctuations of Light Propagating Horizontally through the Turbulent and Non-turbulent Atmosphere , Invited

Filippus Roux, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa, Evolution Equation for Classical and Quantum Light in Turbulence , Invited

Paolo Villoresi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy, Free-Space Quantum Communications based on Orbital Angular Momentum , Invited

David Voelz, New Mexico State University, United States, Modeling the Electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-Model Source , Invited

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Conference Plenary Sessions
Tuesday, 9 June, 08:00 - 09:30
 
John Mather,  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Shree Nayar, Columbia University, USA
 
Wednesday, 10 June, 09:00 – 10:00
 
W.E. Moerner, Stanford University, USA
 
Conference Reception
Monday, 8 June, 19:00 – 20:30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
 
Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 9 June, 19:00 – 20:30
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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