Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI202
Optical Waveguide and Laser Sensors
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Conference Chairs
Conference Co-Chairs
  • Gary Pickrell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
  • Eric Udd, Columbia Gorge Research (United States)

Program Committee
  • Christopher S. Baldwin, Weatherford International Ltd. (United States)
  • Eric A. Bergles, BaySpec Inc. (United States)
  • Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
  • Abdessama Elyamani, Northrup Grumman Navigation Systems (United States)
  • Yoel Fink, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Eric Lee Goldner, U.S. Sensor Systems, Inc. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Hajime Haneda, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)
  • Daniel Homa, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
  • Kazuo Hotate, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
  • Jiri Kanka, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
  • Gurbinder Kaur, Thapar Univ. (India)
  • Victor I. Kopp, Chiral Photonics, Inc. (United States)
  • Katerina Krebber, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Germany)
  • John L. Maida, Halliburton (United States)
  • Alexis Mendez, MCH Engineering LLC (United States)
  • Thomas D. Monte, KVH Industries, Inc. (United States)
  • Reinhardt Willsch, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)

Call for
This conference covers all aspects of optical and laser sensing and measurement based on waveguides and other light-guiding structures.

Sensor types include:
  • fiber optic sensors
  • sensors based on photonic integrated circuits (“PIC chips”)
  • sensors based on optofluidics
  • contained-laser sensors (e.g., ring-laser gyroscopes, cavity-ringdown sensors…)
  • optrodes/optodes
Sensor measurands include:
  • mechanical properties (strain, pressure, vibration, flow, displacement, rotation…)
  • electromagnetic properties (voltage, charge, current, magnetic field…)
  • chemical properties (composition, concentration, density, reaction kinetics …)
  • bio/medical properties (physiological parameters, pathogens, biomarkers, malignancies…)
Sensing mechanisms include:
  • interferometry and polarimetry (e.g., Sagnac, Michelson, Mach-Zehnder…)
  • scattering (e.g. Rayleigh, Brillouin, Mie, Raman/SERS…)
  • spectroscopy (UV-VIS-IR absorbance/reflectance/luminescence, evanescent field…)
  • acousto-optics
  • laser ultrasonics
Sensor technologies include:
  • photonic crystal fibers
  • coated-waveguide sensors
  • metamaterial structures
  • ring resonators
  • integrated optic chips for interrogating fiber sensor
  • distributed and multipoint sensors, sensing systems
Papers of the following type are sought:
  • theory and simulations
  • studies of sensing architectures and techniques
  • experimental demonstrations of sensor function
  • reports of “real world” sensor operation
  • comparative analysis of sensor system performance
Special Session: Optical Gyroscopes 2020
Talks in this special session will cover recent advances in optical gyroscope technology and applications, as well as fundamental lessons learned in the development of ring laser gyros, fiber gyros, and other rotation-sensing structures. Authors are encouraged to submit reports on progress in developing and deploying commercial products for aircraft, space craft, ships, land vehicles, and autonomous.

Focus Area: Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications
This focus area seeks papers on the development and application of fiber optic sensors technology and the components that are being used to support them which includes but is not limited to the following:
  • fiber etalon and fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based sensors
  • specialty fibers and passive/active fiber devices for sensing applications
  • multiplexing and sensor networking
  • field applications and system trials in civil structures, aerospace, oil and gas, medical, utilities, environmental monitoring, and security
  • harsh environment applications and sensor packaging for operation in extreme environments
  • military and defense fiber sensor development, uses, and applications
Focus Area: Integrated Optics for Sensing
This focus area seeks papers on the development and application of photonic integrated circuits for sensing – both as application-specific optical chips for sensor systems, and as sensor elements themselves. Some illustrative examples of appropriate subjects are:
  • lithium niobite structures for optical gyroscopes
  • coated and/or porous optical waveguide structures for chemical detection
  • silicon photonics for light-handling in multiplexed sensor systems
  • “spectrometer-on-a-chip” structures
  • PIC chips for Bragg grating sensor interrogation
  • PIC chips for luminescence-based sensors
Focus Area: Exotic Guided-Wave Structures for Sensing
The rapid proliferation, and in some cases deep market penetration, of non-traditional optical structures has created a revolution in the thinking of optical sensor designers and users. Because progress in optical/photonic science is so broad and so rapid, we give only a few examples of topics on which papers sought:
  • metamaterials and other non-classical optical structures
  • photonic crystal and photonic bandgap structures
  • antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) structures
  • hollow-core and metallic fibers
  • ring laser structures
  • resonant cavity sensors
  • CRS and evanescent fiber-laser spectroscopic structures
  • free-form optical elements designed for sensor systems
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