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12-14 May 2019
OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
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Agriculture is a huge industry of critical worldwide importance. Photonic technologies are playing an increasingly important role in maximizing yields and conserving resources. This Incubator is intended to enable discussion of existing use cases of photonics in agriculture and identify new applications based on the latest technological developments.
This Incubator will focus on how modern optical sensing technologies, especially current spectroscopic techniques, are being applied in agriculture. This includes standard techniques such as passive IR and visible spectroscopy and multispectral imaging, as well as active spectroscopic techniques, such as laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and laser-induced fluorescence. It also includes less common optical technologies, such as THz spectroscopy, LIDAR, and hyperspectral imaging. Through invited talks, moderated discussions and informal networking time the Incubator will bring together individuals involved in technology development, regulatory work, and industry to discuss how optical environmental sensing technologies are being used to have a positive impact on agriculture. Questions to be explored include: