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

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

25 - 28 julio 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
View the complete list of topic categories.
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

Waruna Kulatilaka
Texas A&M University
United States

Grant Ritchie
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Scott Sanders
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Weidong Chen
Universite du Littoral

Program Chair
Thomas Dreier
Universität Duisburg-Essen

Program Chair
Sean Kearney
Sandia National Laboratories
United States

Program Chair
Thomas Seeger
Universität Siegen

Program Chair

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Hotel Reservation 24 junio 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 24 junio 2016
Advanced Registration 27 junio 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 27 junio 2016
Schedule at a glance
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, University of New South Wales, 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, To be determined, Invited

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

Lars Nähle, nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies, 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 at Boulder, United States, Combustion Diagnostics and Chemical Sensing with Frequency Comb Lasers , Invited

Miriam Vitiello, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, To be determined, Invited

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

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Congress Special Events

Special Events

Welcome Reception Cruise
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Boarding Time: 18:30


Join your colleagues on a cruise along the Neckar River and enjoy a very special view of Heidelberg and its sights, including the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle as the cruise makes it’s way up and down the River.  The main cruise is Heidelberg to Neckarsteinach and back. The influence of the locks can clearly be seen in these traveling times – the full length cruise is only 10 minutes faster downstream than upstream.  Capacity of the boat: 500 people

Fees: Full Technical - $20.00, Student Technical- $10.00 and Guest -$85.00
RSVP at time of registration is required for a ticket.

OSA 100th Celebration: Light the Future
Date: 26 July 2016
18:30 - 20:00

 OSA100-LTF_(1).jpg OSA100LTF_Izatt_Thumbnail_(1).jpgJoseph Izatt
Duke University, USA

Bernard Kress
Microsoft, USA

You're invited to celebrate OSA’S 100th Anniversary! OSA will be 100 years old in 2016 and we are planning a big celebration to commemorate this historic event. Our focus is on the extraordinary people who have advanced the field. OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Light The Future speaker series will feature Joseph Izatt, professor of Biophotonics, Duke University, and OSA Fellow Bernard Kress, Microsoft, USA.

OSA - The Optical Society

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