The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
Conference OE114
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V
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Abstract Due:
17 July 2017

Author Notification:
25 September 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
3 January 2018

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Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chair
Program Committee
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  • Gary B. Hughes, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo (United States)
  • Filipp V. Ignatovich, Lumetrics, Inc. (United States)
  • Jacob B. Khurgin, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
  • Matthew P. Lumb, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
  • Patrick C. Mock, Ziva Corp. (United States)
  • Darryl Naidoo, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
  • Nada A. O'Brien, Oculus Research (United States)
  • Lucas Redlarski, Mitutoyo Research Ctr. Europe B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Jeff Throckmorton, Avo Photonics, Inc. (United States)
  • Mariano Troccoli, AdTech Optics, Inc. (United States)

Call for
This conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for engineers and scientists to present their ideas, designs, case studies, and success stories in photonic instrumentation development. It also offers attendees an invaluable insight into the latest developments and trends in the continuously-evolving field of photonic instrumentation engineering.

The significant expansion and proliferation of photonic instrumentation has been driven by continuing advancement in several key areas: the discovery of new physical phenomena, the commercial availability of a wide variety of sophisticated optoelectronic devices, and the development of powerful simulation and analysis techniques. These improvements have led to technology that can exploit photons or optical fields and their interactions with matter across a wide expanse of scientific and industrial application areas. Today’s instrumentation developers are able to take advantage of a broad range of commercially available components for the generation, propagation, control, and detection of photons and optical fields for achieving system level design and development goals.

Contributions at both the component, sub-system, and system levels in the multi-disciplinary area of photonic instrumentation engineering are desired. Consideration will be given to submissions showing system-level interactions between various components and subsystems of photonic instruments, rather than the development of individual photonic components. Paper submissions related to the integration of optical radiation sources with various types of elecro-optical components and photo-detectors, as well as with active and passive photonic modules for the conditioning, delivery, and control of the propagating radiation, will also be considered. Emerging photonics technologies and instrumentation schemes are welcome.

Theoretical and experimental papers are solicited in the following and related areas:

Applications of photonic instruments
  • astronomical and imaging photonic instruments
  • consumer applications: optical data storage, augmented reality devices, information display
  • hyperspectral imagery and laser spectroscopy
  • laser instrumentation in material processing and manufacturing; laser-matter interactions
  • lithographic and projection instrumentation
  • medical and bio-photonics instrumentation
  • metrology instrumentation: interferometry, profilometry, polarimetry, reflectometry, scatterometry
  • nanofabrication and self-assembly
  • particle micromanipulation
  • remote sensing and probing.
Design, development, and fabrication of photonic instruments
  • novel photonic instrumentation architectures, design approaches and concepts
  • modeling, tolerance analysis and optimization of photonic instruments
  • innovative packaging and integration solutions
  • agile, reconfigurable and real-time-controlled photonic instruments
  • photonic instruments in extended spectral domains, including THz, EUV, and x-ray.
Light sources in photonic instrumentation
  • novel coherent and incoherent emitters
  • photonic instrumentation based on unique properties of laser radiation
  • light control in spatial, spectral and temporal domains
  • laser beam shaping and structured illumination
  • interaction between emitters and other system components.
Metrology, characterization, and fabrication of photonic instruments
  • photonic metrology instrumentation on the nano, micro, and macro levels
  • system-level evaluation and performance verification
  • calibration schemes and reference techniques
  • photonic instruments alignment techniques.
Sensors and ruggedized systems
  • innovative sensor architectures and applications
  • high sensitivity, high dynamic range and broadband detectors and detection techniques
  • fiber sensors and sensor networks
  • metamaterials, plasmonic, and nanostructures in photonics instrumentation
  • sensor miniaturization and functional integration
  • photonics sensors in harsh and industrial environments
  • sensors for display, virtual and augmented reality, and interactive gaming and learning.
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