Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication (LS&C)

Application of Lasers for Sensing & Free Space Communication (LS&C)

27 10月 - 01 11月 2013
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Convention Center, Paris, France

The latest developments in laser based sensing and free space laser communication.

Sophisticated laser system concepts are increasingly being used to address high bandwidth free space optical (FSO) communications needs and for sensing applications.  We are coming into the age of Free Space Optics, where laser systems are seen as a viable competitor to RF systems for many applications. However, system requirements continue to demand increased performance from the various components used to implement these systems. Terrestrial and space based multi-mega/gigabit FSO links have been demonstrated but still require advances in beam steering, detection schemes,  adaptive optics and other methods of mitigating atmospheric effects, and modulated laser encoding before wide applications are to be realized. Optical sensors based on lasers are also progressing both in remote applications as well as in on chip sensing, in communities ranging from environmental sensing to medical diagnostics. Laser based sensing and free space communications both employ sophisticated detection schemes.  This meeting reports on the multiple applications of lasers in FSO communications as well as in advanced sensing applications.

Topic Categories

  • Laser Sensing
  • Free Space Optical, FSO, Lasercom
  • Components for LS&C

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Jean Pierre Wolf, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland, Use of High-Intensity Lasers for Atmospheric Analysis and Control, Plenary

Philippe Adam, Direction Generale de l'Armement, France, Chem-bio Laser Remote Sensing, Invited

Aniceto Belmonte, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech, Spain, Fading Return Signals in Lidar Atmospheric Sensing , Invited

Claudine Besson, Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aerospatiales, France, Atmospheric Fiber Lidar, Invited

Joakim Bood, Lund University, Sweden, Development of New Laser-based Measurement Concepts for Diagnostic Challenges in Combustion Research, Invited

Ralph Burnham, Fibertek Inc., United States, Laser Transmitters for Space-Based Lidar, Invited

Guillaume Canat, Office Natl d'Etudes Rech Aerospatiales, France, Progress on Pulsed Eyesafe Narrow Linewidth Fiber Lasers for Lidar Applications, Invited

Vincent Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Dense Free Space Optical Multi-Access Networks, Invited

Daniel Dolfi, Thales Research & Technology, France, Recent Advances in Components for Multifunction Lidars: High Resolution Range finding and Atmospheric Sensing, Invited

Bernard Edwards, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States, NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration, Invited

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Welcome Refreshments
Sunday, 27 October
19:00 - 20:00
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Plenary Session (ASSL)
Monday, 28 October
08:30 - 10:00

Gérard Mourou, Can the Future of Accelerators Be Fibers? The Optics Road to GeV Scientific and Societal Applications, IZEST, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Serge Haroche, Juggling with Photons in a Box to Explore the Quantum World, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Collège de France, France, 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

OIDA Complimentary Program on Industrial Lasers
Monday, 28 October
19:15 – 20:15
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

VIP Networking Event: Connecting Corporate Executives, Recent Graduates and Students
Tuesday, 29 October
7:30 - 8:30
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

ASSL Industry Program Panel
Tuesday, 29 October
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Executive Speaker Series
Complimentary Networking Reception and Interview
Tuesday, 29 October
19:00 - 20:30
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

Plenary Session (LS&C)
Wednesday, 30 October
08:00 - 10:00

Jean-Pierre Wolf, Use of High-Intensity Lasers for Atmospheric Analysis and Control, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland

Conference Banquet
Wednesday, 30 October
19:00 - 21:30
The Maison de la Chimie 
28 Rue Saint-Dominique
Limited Bus Transportation provided
Metro stop: Assemblée Nationale

ASSL Industry Program Keynote Speaker
Thursday, 31 October
Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel

OSA - The Optical Society