Optical Sensors (Sensors)

27 junio - 01 julio 2015
Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Confronting challenges in optical sensor design and functionality for diverse applications.

Optical sensors have many applications in R&D, national defense and commercial markets such as medical diagnostics and process control. But because of the breadth of applications for optical sensors, the challenges to the design and functioning of an optical sensor for a particular application requires knowledge of optical, material, and environmental properties that affect sensor performance. SENSORS addresses all aspects of optical sensors from source and detection technologies, sensor configurations, and processing approaches to applications. These optical sensors range from micro-probes to large devices used for standoff monitoring of industrial and environmental species.

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Ken Ewing
US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Mario F.S. Ferreira
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


Schedule at a glance
Jacques Albert, Carleton University, Canada, Biochemical Limits of Detection with Near Infrared Surface Waves on Optical Fibers, Invited

Cedric Blanchard, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France, Directional and Selective Mid-Infrared Thermal Emitters for Sensing Applications, Invited

Brian Cunningham, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Biosensing Lasers using External Cavities Coupled with Photonic and Plasmonic Crystals, Invited

Guy-Maƫl De Naurois, Harvard University, United States, Mid-IR Fiberoptic Sensing and Mode Control in Distributed Feedback Quantum Cascade Laser, Invited

K. Grattan, City University, United Kingdom, Optical Fibre Sensors Designed to Meet Safety and Security Applications in Industry, Invited

Xin Guo, Zhejiang University, China, Metal Nanowire for Plasmonic Sensing, Invited

Qing Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Terahertz Laser Frequency Combs, Invited

Chongjun Jin, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, Double-layered Gold Gratings as Refractive Index Sensors with Ultrahigh Figure of Merits, Invited

Kwang Jo Lee, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, In-Fiber Acousto-Optic Tunable Gratings for Sensing Applications, Invited

Jose-Miguel Lopez-Higuera, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Optical Sensors: A Comprehensive Approach, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Welcome Reception
Sunday, 28 June, 18:00 – 19:30
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.

IPR Symposium: Integrated Quantum Photonics I and II
Sunday, 28 June, 13:30–15:30 and 16:00–18:00
Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR) will feature a special symposium on integrated quantum photonics, including generation, detection, transport and utilization of photons on the quantum levels.
Space-Division Multiplexing Workshop
Sunday, 28 June, 8:30–18:00
Join the Photonic Networks and Devices (Networks) topical meeting for a workshop discussing the latest developments and the future of space-division multiplexing. Workshop ses­sions will include:
• High-Capacity Space-Division Multiplexing Transmission
• Novel Applications using Multimode Photonics
• Amplifiers and Spatial-Channel Equalization
• Spatial Mode Control and Sensing

Welcome Remarks and Joint Plenary Session
Monday, 29 June, 08:15 – 10:00
Roel Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Kazuro Kikuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
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Joint Poster Session
Monday, 29 June, 13:30 – 15:30
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.
International Year of Light Networking Social: A Discussion for Luminaries, Students and Young Professionals
Monday, 29 June, 18:00 – 19:00
This International Year of Light sponsored event gives young professionals and students the opportunity to hear from a panel of luminaries who will share their career experiences and offer professional development advice in the optics and photonics field. Enjoy light refreshments while networking.

Networking Reception with Benjamin Anderson and the Optical Material Studies Technical Group
Tuesday, 30 June, 16:00–18:00
Join Benjamin Anderson of Washington State University, an invited speaker at the Novel Optical Materials and Applications Topical Meeting, and members of the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a chance to connect with your fellow attendees, exchange ideas, and network. Refreshments will be served during the reception.

Postdeadline Paper Session
Tuesday, 30 June, 18:00–18:30

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