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 Members

Ken EwingUS Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Mario F.S. FerreiraUniversidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Paul Pellegrino, US Army Research Laboratory, USA

THz Sensing
Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Enrique Castro Camus, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico
Marco Rahm, Univ. of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Giacomo Scalari, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Yan Zhang, Capital Normal Univ., China

Optical Fiber Sensors
Gilberto Brambilla, Univ. of Southampton, UK, Subcommittee Chair
George Y. Chen, Univ. of South Australia, Australia
Christophe Caucheteur, Univ. of Mons, Belgium
Jose Miguel Lopez-Higuera, Univ. of Cantabria, Spain
Janet Lou, NRL, USA
Tong Sun, City Univ., UK
Fei Xu, Nanjing Univ., China

Laser Based Sensors
Yoonchan Jeong, Seoul National Univ., Korea, Subcommittee Chair
Peter Dragic, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Christian Grillet, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Peter Horak, Univ. of Southampton, UK
Kwang Jo Lee, Kyung Hee Univ., Korea
Peter Vasil'ev, Univ. of Cambridge, UK

Optical Chemical and Biological Sensors
Paul M Pellegrino, US Army Research Laboratory, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Brain Cullum, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Ellen L. Holthoff, US Army Research Laboratory, USA
Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington Univ., USA

Micro- and Nano- Engineered Sensors
Mikhail (Misha) Sumetsky, Aston Univ., UK, Subcommittee Chair
Andrei A. Fotiadi, Faculte Polytechnique, Univ. of Mons, Belgium
Chengo Mou, Shanghai Univ., China
Sergei Popov, KTH Royal Inst. of Technology, Sweden
Xuewen Shu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, China
Limin Tong, Zhejiang Univ., China

Nanophotonic and Plasmonic Biosensors,
Björn Reinhard, Boston Univ., USASubcommittee Chair
Shyamsunder Erramilli, Boston Univ., USA
Peer Fischer, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
Femius Koenderink, AMOLF, Netherlands
Frank Vollmer, Univ. of Exeter, UK
Ken Ewing

Ken Ewing, US Naval Research Laboratory
United States

Mario F.S. Ferreira

Mario F.S. Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro

Paul Pellegrino

Paul Pellegrino, US Army Research Laboratory
United States


OSA - The Optical Society

Platinum Corporate Sponsors

II-VI Laser Enterprise


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Gold Corporate Sponsor


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Eulitha AG
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FiberBridge Photonics
IOP Publishing Ltd
NKT Photonics GmbH
OptiGrate Corp
Santec USA Corporation
Synopsys, Inc
Thorlabs GmbH
Zurich Instruments 

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