Propagation through and Characterization of Distributed Volume Turbulence (pcDVT)

24 June 2013 – 26 June 2013 OSA Virtual Event

pcDVT is a forum for the presentation of research in the field of distributed volume turbulence, to include the characterization of the disturbance, as well as, propagation through it. 

pcDVT will focus on the underlying physics of optical wave propagation in distributed volume turbulence; testing the validity of existing theories, identifying gaps and issues, and developing new approaches to explain the complex nature of this environment and its influence on beam propagation.  We intend to cultivate a multidisciplinary exchange of information designed to expanding our understanding of the full complexity of distributed turbulence; drawing on the most recent results from the fields of boundary layer physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, meteorology, laser sciences,  and singular optics.  The conversation will extend to cover topics formerly not associated with distributed volume turbulence, such as the creation of photonic orbital angular momentum and parallels between Earth’s atmosphere and Galactic molecular clouds.  Through this forum we seek to assemble a broad consortium of researchers quintessentially engaged in this endeavor.

General Chairs

Kent Miller, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA
Denis Oesch, SAIC, USA
Darryl Sanchez, US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Program Committee

Jeffrey Barchers, Nutronics Inc, United States
Terry Brennan, tOSC, United States
Troy Ellis, US Air Force, United States
Thomas Farrell, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Venkata Gudimetla, US Air Force, United States
Dan Herrick, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Jason Holzman, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Pat Kelly, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Charles Matson, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Andreas Muschinski, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Troy Rhoadarmer, Science Applications International Corp, United States
Julie Smith, US Air Force Research Laboratory,United States
Knut Solna, University of California Irvine, United States
David Voelz, New Mexico State University, United States
Mikhail Vorontsov, University of Dayton, United States

Topic Categories

  1. Propagation through distributed volume turbulence
    • Wave optics simulation
    • Wave front sensing
    • Optical beam properties: scintillation, phase variance, branch points, etc.
  2. Characterization of distributed volume turbulence
    • Boundary layer measurements
    • Micro Meteorology
    • Turbulence properties: Kolmogorov versus non-Kolmogorov, anisotropy, etc.
  3. Creation of photonic orbital angular momentum (POAM) in distributed volume turbulence
    • Turbulence-induced optical vortices
    • Transmission and decoherence of OAM states
    • OAM Sensors
  4. Creation of POAM in Astrophysics
    • Estimation of turbulence in protostellar clouds, circumstellar disks, stellar atmospheres, the ISM, etc.
    • Galactic sources of POAM
  5. Systems Applications
    • Laser Communication
    • Remote Sensing
    • Imaging
Terry Brennan, United States, Characterization of Propagation Statistics from Shack Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Data, Invited

Nicholas Elias, OAM Solutions, LLC, Primum Non Torquere - Photon Orbital Angular Momentum in Astronomy, Invited

Thomas Farrell, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States, Understanding the Physics of Optical Deep Turbulence at the Earth’s Boundary Layer—An Update, Invited

Steven Fiorino, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States, Measurement of Cn2 Profiles from Weather Radar Data and other Microwave Signals and Conversion to Visible and NIR Cn2 Profiles, Invited

Venkata Gudimetla, US Air Force, United States, Estimating Cn2 (Refractive index structure constant) in Deep Turbulence using Unwrapped Phase , Invited

Donald Link, MZA Associates Corporation, United States, Wave Optics Simulation of Propagation through Deep Turbulence, Invited

Alex Mahalov, Arizona State University, United States, Physics-Based Predictive Modeling of Atmospheric Optical Turbulence Layers: Solution of Paraxial Wave Equation for Inhomogeneous Media in Linear and Quadratic Approximation, Invited

Mikhail Vorontsov, University of Dayton, United States, Conservation Laws for Counter-Propagating Optical Waves in Atmospheric Turbulence with Application to Directed Energy and Laser Communications, Invited
Congress Reception
Monday 24 June, 19.00 – 20.30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday 25, June, 16.30 – 18.00
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

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