22 June 2020 – 26 June 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Daylight Time (UTC - 07:00)
15 August 2020

This OSA Meeting was presented in an all virtual, web conference format.

Technical sessions were recorded and are available to registrants for on-demand viewing. [Access recorded sessions.]


Applied Industrial Spectroscopy
Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis
Optical Sensors
Optics and Photonics for Sensing the Environment
Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

  • Larry Andrews, University of Central FloridaUnited States
    Beam Wander and the Scintillation Index
  • Melissa Beason, University of Central Florida, CREOLUnited States
    Change in Irradiance PDF of Gaussian Beam with Increasing Aperture Size and Its Effect on Direct Detection FSOC Metrics
  • Melissa Beason, Fraunhofer IOSBGermany
  • Nazim Bharmal, University of DurhamUnited Kingdom
    Wavefront Sensing at the Focal Plane: Current Status and Future Possibilities
  • Santasri Bose-Pillai, Air Force Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Profiling of Atmospheric Turbulence from Dual-camera Time-lapse Imagery of a LED Array
  • Jean-François Daigle, Defence R&D CanadaCanada
    The Importance of Thermal Blooming for Laser Weapon Atmospheric Propagation Modelling
  • Stanislav Gordeyev, University of Notre Dame
    Aero-optical and Atmospheric Studies in-Flight Using AAOL
  • Michael Hart, University of ArizonaUnited States
    Wavefront Sensing over a 4,000 m Aperture: Challenges for the Breakthrough Starshot Drive Laser
  • Bobby Hunt, Centauri CorporationUnited States
    Lucky Imaging and Local Resolution Statistics
  • Milo Hyde, Air Force Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Generating Genuine Partially Coherent Sources Using Complex Transmittance Screens
  • Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State UniversityUnited States
    High-contrast Speckle Imaging through Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Olivier Lai, Université Côte d'Azur
    Investigating Ground Layer and Dome Turbulence in Astronomical Observatories Using a Localized Optical Turbulence Sensor
  • Elena Masciadri, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di ArcetriItaly
    Optical Turbulence Forecast: New Perspectives
  • Joseph Shaw, Montana State UniversityUnited States
    Passive Polarimetric Remote Sensing of Cloud Thermodynamic Phase
  • Laura Sinclair, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyUnited States
    Ultra-precise Time and Frequency Transfer through Turbulent Air
  • Mikhail Vorontsov, University of DaytonUnited States
    Experimental Analysis of Joint Impact of Atmospheric Turbulence and Refractivity on Laser Beam Propagation over 149 km Path
  • Chensheng Wu, University of Maryland College ParkUnited States
    Quadrant Fourier Transforms and their Use in Wave Decoding

Applied Industrial Spectroscopy

  • Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft CorpUnited States
    FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Affordable Digital Agriculture Solutions
  • Ashton Christy, University of British ColumbiaCanada
    Raman Spectroscopy as an Online Gauge for Process Analysis in the Pulp Industry
  • Yonathan Dattner, Luxmux Technology CorporationCanada
    Broadband Sources for Measurements during Oil Extraction
  • John Federici, New Jersey Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Industrial Applications of THz Imaging: Plastics, Food Industry, Moisture Detection, and Additive Manufacturing
  • Michael Frish, Physical Sciences Inc.United States
    Visualizing and Quantifying Methane and Natural Gas Emissions Using Lasers and Small Semi-autonomous Drones
  • Jay James, PicoyuneUnited States
    Plasmonic Mercury Analysis for Hazardous Areas
  • Ravikanth Lankapalli, McCain FoodsCanada
    Potential of Spectroscopy for Fruits and Vegetables Processing and Quality Assessment
  • Arnan Mitchell, Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyAustralia
    Interrogating Photonic Biosensors Using Optical Frequency Combs
  • Milo Overbay, Hewlett Packard CorvallisUnited States
    Using HP Nanofinger SERS Sensors to Identify and Monitor the Health of Bacteria through Metabolite Detection
  • Benjamin Saute, Telops IncUnited States
    Thermal Hyperspectral Imaging for Gas Detection and Mining Applications
  • Theophile Sebgo, Novartis AG Pharmaceuticals CorpSwitzerland
    Title to be announced.
  • Torbjorn Skauli, Norwegian Defense Research EstablishmentNorway
    How Good Is Your Spectral Sensor? - Figures of Merit for Coregistration and Radiometric Quality for Spectral Imagers and Spectrometers
  • Michael Taschuk, G2V OpticsCanada
    Engineering the Sun: From Solar Simulators to Intelligent Agricultural Lighting
  • Ronny Timmreck, Senorics GmbHGermany
    Mobile Low-cost NIR Spectroscopy Systems: Enabling Material Sensing Labs for the Masses
  • Jens Wold, Nofima AS
    Novel In-line NIR Solutions for Monitoring and Control of Complex Food Processes
  • Betsy Yakes, Food and Drug AdministrationUnited States
    Investigating Miniaturized Spectroscopic Devices for Use in Food Authentication
  • Robert Zimmerleiter, RECENDT GmbHAustria
    Industrial Application Examples of Miniature and Robust MEMS-based Spectrometers

Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis

  • Pascal Del'Haye, National Inst of Standards & TechnologyGermany
    THz-wave Generation and Imaging with a Microresonantor Frequency Comb
  • Xue Dong, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
    Deep Learning in Laser Diagnostics of Combustion
  • Andreas Ehn, Lunds UniversitetSweden
    Development and Application of Laser-based Diagnostics of Plasma and Plasma-assisted Chemistry
  • Peter Fjodorow, Universität Duisburg-EssenGermany
    Ultrasensitive Diagnostics in Combustion Environments: Progress and Trends in Intracavity Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Kathryn Gabet Hoffmeister, Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque
    Thermographic Phosphor Digital Image Correlation
  • Mark Gragston, University of Tennessee Space InstituteUnited States
    Multiplexed Structured Image Capture: Applications for High-speed Imaging and Field of View Extension
  • Stephen Grib, Air Force Research LaboratoryUnited States
    High-speed Measurements in Reacting and Non-reacting Flows Using Burst-mode Lasers
  • Jennifer Inman, NASA
    From Wind Tunnels to Flight Vehicles: Visualization and Quantitative Measurements Supporting NASA’s Space Program
  • Johannes Koeth, Nanoplus Nanosystems and Tech GmbHGermany
    Interband Cascade Lasers in the 3-6 Micron Wavelengths Range for Gas Sensing Applications
  • Hebin Li, Florida International UniversityUnited States
    Optical 2D Coherent Spectroscopy of Many-body Interaction and Correlation in Atoms
  • Xunchen Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
    High-speed Thermometry in Combustion
  • Falguni Patadia, NASAUnited States
    Satellite Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Particles: Looking Down from Space
  • Glen Perram, Air Force Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Digital Holography for Laser Weapons and Remote Sensing
  • Wei Ren, Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
    Photothermal Gas Sensing in Hollow Core Fibers
  • Yihua Ren, Rheinish Westfalische Tech Hoch AachenGermany
    In-situ Laser Diagnostic of Nanoparticle Formation and Transport by Phase-selective Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
  • Lucile Rutkowski, Institut de Physique de RennesFrance
    Recent Advances in Near Infrared Precision Spectroscopy for Laboratory Astrophysics
  • Michael Shattan, Air Force Institute of Technology
    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Diagnostics for Nuclear Debris
  • Mitchell Spearrin, University of California Los AngelesUnited States
    3D Laser Absorption Imaging of Combustion Gases Assisted by Deep Learning
  • Benjamin Williams, University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
    Engine Diagnostics with Non-linear Spectroscopy
  • Gerard Wysocki, Princeton UniversityUnited States
    Remote Sensing of Chemicals in Urban Environment Using Mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Laser Frequency Comb Spectrometer
  • Zhili Zhang, University of Tennessee KnoxvilleUnited States
    Radar REMPI for Quantitative Combustion and Plasma Diagnostics
  • Bo Zhou, Southern Univ of Science & TechnologyChina
    Towards Comprehensive Laser-based Diagnostic Capabilities for Reacting Systems

Optical Sensors

  • Francis Berghmans, Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
    Fiber Bragg Grating-based Sensors for Harsh Environments: From Measuring Nuclear Fuel Assembly Characteristics to Detecting Impact Damage in Aircraft Structures
  • David Burghoff, University of Notre DameUnited States
    Unraveling Phase and Amplitude Computationally Using Frequency Combs
  • Michel Digonnet, Stanford UniversityUnited States
    Diaphragm-based Acoustic Sensors and Accelerometers Using Near-zero-order Interferometry
  • Hyungrok Do, Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
    Selection and Modulation of Laser Pulse Characteristics for Property Measurements in Fluids
  • Gianluca Gagliardi, Istituto Nazionale di OtticaItaly
    Optical Sensing and Optomechanics in Liquid Droplets
  • Randall Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
    Single-molecule Spectroscopy with Catalysts, Conductive Polymers, and Optical Microresonators
  • Rainer Hainberger, Austrian Institute of TechnologyAustria
    PECVD Silicon Nitride Photonic Integrated Circuits and Key Building Blocks for Sensing Applications
  • Cornelia Hoehr, University of VictoriaCanada
    Optical Fibers for Dosimetry in Proton Therapy
  • Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Flexible, Stretchable, and 3-D Integrated Photonic Sensors
  • Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers, German Aerospace CenterGermany
    Terahertz Sensing with Quantum-cascade Lasers
  • Myung-Jae Lee, Korea Institute of Science & TechnologySouth Korea
    Single-photon Avalanche Diodes in CMOS Technology: Towards Low-cost and Compact Solid-state LiDAR Sensors
  • Hiroaki Minamide, RIKENJapan
    Novel THz-wave Gas-sensing System Based on Frequency-tunable Source
  • Ivana Murković Steinberg, University of ZagrebCroatia
    Bridging the Connectivity Gap between Optical (bio)Chemical Sensors and the Digital World: An NFC Wearable Wireless Sensor Platform
  • Derryck Reid, Heriot-Watt UniversityUnited Kingdom
    Multi-species Environmental Gas Sensing Using Drone-based Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Daryoosh Saeedkia, TeTechS Inc.Canada
    Advanced Metrology Solutions Powered by Terahertz Waves
  • Kaushik Sengupta, Princeton UniversityUnited States
    Nano-optical CMOS Systems for Bio-molecular Sensing: In-vitro and In-vivo
  • M. Selim Ünlü, Boston UniversityUnited States
    Ultrasensitive Digital Microarrays: Single-molecule Readout with Interferometric Detection of Plasmonic Nanorod Labels
  • Carmen Vazquez, Universidad Carlos III de MadridSpain
    High Spatial Resolution Optical Fiber Thermometers for Applications in Harsh Environments
  • Xiaoming Yu, University of Central FloridaUnited States
    Optical Sensing in Laser Material Processing Applications
  • Yang Zhao, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
    Sensing the Conformations of Single Molecules with Scanning Optical Force Nanoscopy

Optics and Photonics for Sensing the Environment

  • Ryan Briggs, Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States
    Laser Spectrometers for in situ Planetary Science and Spacecraft Environmental Monitoring
  • Sean Coburn, LongPath Technologies IncUnited States
    Continuous Observations of Methane Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructure Using a Dual Frequency Comb Based Monitoring System
  • Kristinn Gylfason, Kungliga Tekniska HogskolanSweden
    On-chip Spectroscopy of CO2 with MIR Waveguides
  • R. Michael Hardesty, Natl Oceanic and Atmospheric AdminUnited States
    Doppler Wind Lidar: A History of Challenges and Progress Leading to Today’s Aeolus Space-based Mission
  • Nazanin Hoghooghi, University of Colorado at BoulderUnited States
    Mid-infrared Dual-comb Spectroscopy for Wildfire Combustion Analysis
  • Andreas Hugi, IRsweepSwitzerland
    High-resolution and Gapless Dual Comb Spectroscopy with Current-tuned Quantum Cascade Lasers for Environmental Applications
  • Yoshitaka Jin, National Inst for Environmental StudiesJapan
    Dual-wavelength High-spectral-resolution Lidar Using a Scanning Interferometer for Monitoring Aerosol Profiles
  • Anna Michel, Woods Hole Oceanographic InstUnited States
    Laser-based Sensing in Aqueous Environments
  • Javis Nwaboh, Physikalisch Technische BundesanstaltGermany
    Optical Gas Standards for Reactive Gas Species Concentration Measurements Based on dTDLAS
  • Genevieve Plant, University of MichiganUnited States
    Urban Methane Emission Estimates Based on Aircraft and Satellite Observations
  • Benedikt Schwarz, Technische Universität WienAustria
    Mid-infrared Frequency Combs: Towards a Spectrometer-on-a-chip
  • Tatsuo Shiina, Chiba UniversityJapan
    LED Mini-lidar Development for Surface Atmosphere Activity Observation
  • Ulrike Willer, Technische Universität ClausthalGermany
    Gas Sensing Applications Using Miniaturized Optical Sensing Systems
  • Eric Zhang, IBM TJ Watson Research CenterUnited States
    Integrated Photonics for Trace-gas Sensing