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

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

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

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.

Topic Categories

1. Chemical Sensing
2. Security applications
3. Environmental analysis

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John McManus
Aerodyne Research Inc
United States

Sukesh Roy
Spectral Energies LLC
United States

Waruna Kulatilaka
Spectral Energies LLC
United States

Program Chair
Grant Ritchie
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Program Chair
Scott Sanders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Program Chair

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Christof Schulz, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, In-Situ Laser Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials , Plenary

Amy Bauer, TSI Inc., United States, Improvised Explosives and Precursor Identification with LIBS, Invited

Weiwei Cai, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Theory of Nonlinear Tomography and Its Guidance for Developing Imaging Techniques as Applied to Flow Diagnostics , Invited

Tijmen Euser, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany, Photochemistry in Hollow-core Photonic Crystal Fiber Microreactors , Invited

Benoit Fond, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Thermographic Particle Image Velocimetry , Invited

Daniel Guildenbecher, Sandia National Laboratories, United States, Digital In-line Holography (DIH) for 3D Imaging of Aluminum Drop Combustion in Propellant Plumes , Invited

Charles Harb, University of New South Wales, Australia, Multiplexed Pulsed Quantum Cascade Laser Based Hypertemporal Real-time Headspace Measurements , Invited

Lars Hildebrandt, Nanoplus Nanosystems and Tech GmbH, Germany, Distributed Feedback Interband Cascade Lasers and their Spectroscopic Applications in Gas Sensing , Invited

Shui-Ming HU, University of Science and Tech China, China, Counting Atoms in a Magneto-optic Trap , Invited

Sean Kearney, Sandia National Labs , United States, Hybrid fs/ps Rotational CARS Temperature/Species Detection in Flames at kHz Rate , Invited

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Congress Special Events

Congress Reception
Monday, 14 July
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 Plenary Session
Tuesday, 15 July

The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker from three of the topical meetings (AIO, IS and LACSEA).  The Plenary Presenters are listed below.

See Through Optical Architectures for Wearable Displays,Bernard Kress, Optics Lead, Advanced Technology Team, Google Glass Project, Google [X], USA

Ramesh Raskar,Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, The Media Lab, MIT, Camera Culture Group, USA

 In-Situ Laser Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials,Christof Schulz, Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics – Reactive Fluids,University Duisburg Essen, Germany

For more informatiion about plenary speakers, including biographies and presentation abstracts visit the Plenary Page.

Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday, 15 July
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 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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