Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)
- 13 - 17 julio 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle,
pcDVT is a forum for the presentation of research in the physics of light in the distributed volume atmosphere to include distributed volume turbulence and mesoscale refractive atmospheric effects, as well, as characterization and compensation of the distributed atmosphere.
In this forum, we discuss the physics of light in the distributed volume atmosphere as well as atmospheric effects that affect propagation including, not only turbulence but also refractive layers, clouds, precipitation and dust/aerosols. The forum includes devices suitable for measuring the distributed volume atmosphere, e.g. Lidar, and compensation, e. g. adaptive optics. Since propagating through the distributed volume atmosphere 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. Further the forum also covers topics not usually associated with propagation through the atmosphere, such as the creation of photonic orbital angular momentum and parallels between Earth's atmosphere and astronomical TAMA.