Optical Sensors

Optical Sensors

18 - 20 julio 2016
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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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Committee List
Ken Ewing
US Naval Research Laboratory
United States
Mario F.S. Ferreira
Universidade de Aveiro
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Hyoung Won Baac, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, High-Amplitude Photoacoustic Ultrasound Transmitters using Nanostructured-Composite Films, Invited

Xiaoyi Bao, University of Ottawa, Canada, Distributed Fiber Optic Acoustic and Ultrasonic Detection, Invited

Mathieu Carras, mirSense, Laser Based Chemical Sensing, Invited

Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Boris Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany, Laser Printing of Nanoparticles, Invited

Ian Coddington, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering, Invited

Annamaria Cucinotta, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Italy, Title to be Announced, Invited

Arthur Dogariu, Princeton University, United States, Standoff Detection and Imaging using Coherent Raman, Invited

Irl Duling, Picometrix LLC, United States, Title to be Announced, Invited

Xian Feng, Beijing University of Technology, China, Specialty Fibers for Sensing Applications, Invited

Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada, Optical and Analysis of Single Proteins: Towards an All-Fiber Approach, Invited

Frank Hegmann, University of Alberta, Canada, Title to be Announced, Invited

Bianca Jackson, University of Reading, United Kingdom, TISCH - Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy in Cultural Heritage: Applications in Archeology, Architecture and Art Conservation Science, Invited

Jose-Miguel Lopez-Higuera, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Biomedical Optical Sensors: Currents and Trends, Invited

Ali Masoudi, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Distributed optical fibre sensing with enhanced frequency range and sensitivity for structural health monitoring, Invited

Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University, South Korea, Annular Photonic Crystal Fiber for Hyper Sensitive Gas Sensing, Invited

David Ottaway, University of Adelaide, Australia, Mid Infrared Fiber Lasers for Sensing, Invited

Li Qian, University of Toronto, Canada, Frequency-shifted Interferometry for Sensor Multiplexing, Invited

Holger Schmidt, University of California Santa Cruz, United States, Optofluidic Wavelength Division Multiplexing for Single Biomolecule Sensing, Invited

Xuewen Shu, Huazhong Univ of Science and Technology, China, Fiber-optic Sensors Engineered with UV and Femtosecond Lasers, Invited

Gennady Shvets, University of Texas at Austin, United States, Metasurface-Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy: From Protein Detection to Cells Differentiation, Invited

Jin-Kyu So, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Evanescent Field Sensing of Moving Free-electrons Based on Optical Fibre Probe Tips, Invited

Konstantin Vodopyanov, University of Central Florida, CREOL, United States, Mid-IR Frequency Combs, Invited

Anbo Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Inst & State Univ, Fiber Sensor Research at Virginia Tech, Invited

Qiuming Yu, University of Washington, United States, Invited

Lei Zhang, Zhejiang University, China, Highly Stable Microfiber Structures for Sensor Applications, Invited

Kaiming Zhou, Aston University, United Kingdom, Optical Fiber Microsensors, Invited

Joseba Zubia, Univ Politec de Bilbao ETSI, Spain, Optical Fiber Sensors in Airplanes, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Optical Material Studies Technical Group Special Talk
Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:30 – 13:30
Garibaldi Room
Join the OSA Optical Material Studies Technical Group for a special talk focused on transparent conductors using silver nanowires and their application to OLED and OPV on flexible substrates. Dr. Craig Arnold of Princeton University will present his talk ‘Silver Nanowire Network Transparent Electrodes for Organic and Hybrid-Organic Devices’ as part of this technical group event. Includes lunch; RSVP required.

Contact TGactivities@osa.org to register, pending availability.


Silver Corporate Sponsor


Corporate Sponsors



Rosendahl Nextrom
Santec USA Corporation

Synopsys, Inc.
VPIphotonics Inc.
Yenista Optics, Inc.