• Technical Conference:  13 – 18 May 2018
  • Exhibition: 15 – 17 May 2018

Applications & Technology Technical Sessions

Applications & Technology Topical Reviews
A&T Topical Reviews emphasize significant advances in the application of photonic technologies to address current real world problems. In 2018, two Topical Reviews will be presented on the show floor — open to all attendees. These sessions are comprised of both invited speakers selected for their expertise and contributed talks that have been rigorously peer-reviewed.
 

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Advanced Applications of Laser Radar and Remote Sensing I

Exhibit Hall Theater I
Tuesday, 15 May
13:00 – 15:00

This topical review will address cutting-edge research and development of laser-based standoff sensors from a system standpoint to include new laser transmitters, detectors, and advanced sensing concepts. Examples include sensors deployed in ground, airborne and space-based platforms for reconnaissance and imaging, environmental/meteorological studies, chemical/biological detection as well as autonomous navigation. Such systems must address many technological challenges including the design, performance improvement, maturation, and qualification of suitable laser transmitters and detectors; minimization of size, weight, power consumption, and cost; increase in ruggedness and support for operation in thermo-mechanically harsh environments; and improvement of long-term reliability.

Organizer: Fabio Di Teodoro, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

Speakers:

Talk Title to be Determined
Paul McManamon, Exciting Technology LLC, USA

Vernier Transceiver Architecture for Side-lobe-free and High-entendue LiDAR
Sergio Pinna, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

High-performance Integrated Optical Phased Arrays for Chip-scale Beam Steering and LiDAR
Christopher Poulton, Analog Photonics, USA

Recent Advances in Single Photon Sensitive Mapping LiDARs
Marcos Sirota, Sigma Space Corp, USA

Advanced Applications of Laser Radar and Remote Sensing II

Exhibit Hall Theater I
Wednesday, 16 May
13:00 – 15:00

This topical review will address cutting-edge research and development of laser-based standoff sensors from a system standpoint to include new laser transmitters, detectors, and advanced sensing concepts. Examples include sensors deployed in ground, airborne and space-based platforms for reconnaissance and imaging, environmental/meteorological studies, chemical/biological detection as well as autonomous navigation. Such systems must address many technological challenges including the design, performance improvement, maturation, and qualification of suitable laser transmitters and detectors; minimization of size, weight, power consumption, and cost; increase in ruggedness and support for operation in thermo-mechanically harsh environments; and improvement of long-term reliability.

Organizer: Fabio Di Teodoro, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

Navigation Doppler LiDAR for Autonomous Ground, Aerial and Space Vehicles
Farzin Amzajerdian, NASA Langley Research Center, USA

Three-dimensional Imaging under Extreme Conditions Using Single-photon Counting
Gerald Buller, Heriot-Watt University, UK

LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities for Photonics
Lute Maleki, OEwaves Inc, USA

Comparison of Cavity Enhanced Faraday Rotation Techniques for Oxygen Detection
Charles Patrick, Princeton University, USA

High Performance Mid-IR Devices and Applications to Gas Sensing
Mariano Troccoli, Evolution Photonics Inc, USA

Advances in Supercontinuum Technologies I

Exhibit Hall Theater II
Tuesday, 15 May
13:00 – 15:00

Almost two decades after the pivotal experiments of supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers, significant advances continue to be made in the area of broadband light generation within waveguides. This topical review session will focus on recent advances and cutting edge research in supercontinuum generation technology.

Organizer: Adam Devine, Fianium Ltd., UK

Speakers:

Ultra Low Loss Waveguides for Extreme Nonlinear Optics
Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA

Supercontinuum from Labs to Factories
Peter Moselund, NKT Photonics Inc, Denmark

The Development of Tailored Supercontinuum Sources in Silica and Non-silica Fibers
Jonathan Price, University of Southampton, UK

Ultraviolet Supercontinuum Generation in Optical Fibers
John Travers, Heriot-Watt University, UK
 

Advances in Supercontinuum Technologies II

Exhibit Hall Theater II
Wednesday, 16 May
13:00 – 15:00

Almost two decades after the pivotal experiments of supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers, significant advances continue to be made in the area of broadband light generation within waveguides. This topical review session will focus on recent advances and cutting edge research in supercontinuum generation technology.

Organizer: Adam Devine, Fianium Ltd., UK

Speakers:

Biological Applications of Supercontinuum Lasers in Optical Light Microscopy
David Castaneda-Castellanos, Leica Microsystems, Germany

Mid-infrared Supercontinuum-based Trace Gas Sensing
Frans Harren, Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands

Supercontinuum Applications in High Resolution Non-invasive Optical Imaging
Adrian Podoleanu, University of Kent, UK

Mid-IR Hyperspectral Imaging of Gases Using a Supercontinuum Source and Frequency Upconversion
Peter John Rodrigo, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

 

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