Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

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

pcDVT is a forum for the presentation of research in propagation through distributed volume atmosphere to include distributed volume turbulence and refractive atmospheric effects as well as characterization of the distributed atmosphere. 

In this forum, we discuss the physics of light propagation through the distributed volume atmosphere with a focus on the impact on the beam from distributed volume turbulence. The forum’s discussion also includes related topics in atmospheric propagation such as refractive layers, clouds, precipitation and dust/aerosols as well as devices suitable for measuring the distributed volume atmosphere, e.g. Lidar, and compensation of distributed volume effects.  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 atmospheric effects, such as the creation of photonic orbital angular momentum and parallels between Earth's atmosphere and astronomical TAMA.

Topic Categories

1. Propagation through Distributed Volume Turbulence
2. Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence
3. Creation of Photonic Orbital Angular Momentum (POAM) in Distributed Volume Turbulence
4. Creation of POAM in Astrophysics
5. Systems Applications

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Julie Moses
US Air Force Office of Scientific Res
United States

Denis Oesch
United States

Darryl Sanchez
US Air Force Research Laboratory
United States


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Sukanta Basu, North Carolina State University, United States, Quantifying the Dependence of Temperature and Refractive Index Structure Parameters on Atmospheric Stability using Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations , Invited

Terry Brennan, Prime Plexus, United States, Modal Identification and Characterization of Strong Turbulence Propagation , Invited

Thomas Farrell, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States, Modifying the Inner Scale Equation of the Boundary Layer Turbulence Model to Account for Non-Kolmogorov Turbulence , Invited

Steven Fiorino, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States, Satellite and Radar Measurement of CT2, Cn2, and Cv2 , Invited

Gary Gimmestad, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States, Development of a Lidar Technique for Profiling Optical Turbulence , Invited

Olga Korotkova, University of Miami, United States, Intensity and Power Statistics of Laser and Random Beams in Non-Kolmogorov Turbulence , Invited

Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University, United States, Propagation through and Characterization of Strongly Inhomogeneous Ionospheric Turbulence , Invited

Andreas Muschinski, NorthWest Research Associates, United States, Optical Angle-of-arrival Fluctuations Caused by Turbulent and Non-turbulent Refractive-index Fluctuations in the Atmosphere , Invited

Michael Roggemann, Michigan Technological University, United States, Simulating non-Kolomogorov Phase Screens with Finite Inner and Outer Scales , Invited

Paolo Villoresi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy, Exploiting Strong Turbulence in Quantum Communications , 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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