Optical Sensors (SENSORS)

27 - 31 七月 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The 2014 OSA Optical Sensors (SENSORS) meeting took place 27 - 31 July. To ensure you hear about future SENSORS meetings, email info@osa.org.

SENSORS addresses all aspects of optical sensors from source and detection technologies, sensor configurations, and processing approaches to applications.

Optical sensors have many applications in R&D, national defense, and commercial markets such as medical diagnostics and process control.  Because of the breadth of applications for optical sensors the challenges to the design and functioning of an optical sensor for a particular use requires knowledge of optical, material, and environmental properties that affect sensor performance.  The wavelength range of the optical signal, the interaction between the optical signal and the target, the effect of the environment on propagation of the optical signal, methods to enhance the optical signal, and materials used to generate focus and collect the optical signal are all important aspects of optical sensors.   For example, standoff and proximal passive detection systems, both spectroscopic and imaging, require high transmission of light through the operational medium over a given wavelength range in order to detect and discriminate targets as diverse as trace explosives and tanks.  The use of active sources for standoff and proximal detection is another dimension of optical detection where optical sources are being developed to enhance the detection capability of these systems by generating a stable background for the optical sensor.

View the full scope and Topic Categories and the special symposium on Surface Functionalization of Optical Fiber and Waveguide Based Bio- and Chemical-Sensors.

Ken Ewing
US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Mario F.S. Ferreira
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Schedule at a glance
Fredrik Hook, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden, Tutorial

Ishwar Aggarwal, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Biomimetic Optical Filter Based Chemical Sensing Techniques, Invited

Tahsin Akalin, Universite de Lille 1, France, Invited

Richard Al Hadi, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, All-Silicon Based Terahertz Integrated Components: the Next Generation of Terahertz Imaging Systems , Invited

Mikhail Belkin, University of Texas at Austin, United States, Broadly Tunable Room Temperature Monolithic Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Sources, Invited

Lars Buettner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Advancement of an Interferometric Velocity Measurement Technique by Adaptive Optics , Invited

Bruno Bureau, Univ. Rennes, France, Chalcogenide Optical Fibers for Mid-infrared Sensing: State of the Art and Future Strategies, Invited

Hyuck Choo, California Institute of Technology, United States, Nanoarray-Enhanced Micromechanical Pressure Sensor with Remote Optical Readout, Invited

Paul Dean, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Coherent THz Imaging Using the Self-mixing Effect in Quantum Cascade Lasers , Invited

Orlando Frazao, INESC PORTO, Portugal, Post-processing Fibers for Sensing Applications, Invited

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Congress Special Events

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 28 July
For more information, visit the Plenary speakers page.

Congress Reception and Exhibit
Tuesday, 29 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 Poster Sessions
Monday, 28 July and Tuesday, 29 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 board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Symposium on Surface Functionalization of Optical Fiber and Waveguide Based Bio- and Chemical-Sensors (Joint BGPP and Sensors)

Tuesday, 29 July
The aim of this Symposium is to bring together chemists, biochemists, and photonic device designers to explore together how best to functionalize optical fiber devices to detect biochemical substances and chemicals with high sensitivity, selectivity, and robustness, while lowering the limit of detection to levels that will allow real applications to be developed.  For more information visit the Symposium page.

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