Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS)

01 March 2015 – 04 March 2015 OSA Virtual Event

The Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Meeting provides a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to share advances in instrumentation, calibration, and algorithms, and to present applications to important problems in astrophysics, atmospheric science, and laboratory spectroscopy.

Fourier transform spectroscopy, with its ability to optimize spectral coverage, optical throughput, and resolution, has found broad and increasing application in astronomy, Earth and planetary sciences, laboratory spectroscopy, industry, and medicine. The FTS topical meeting, an international conference, provides scientists and engineers with an important opportunity to showcase and discuss recent developments in instrument design and capabilities, calibration and data processing algorithms, results from current applications, and development of novel applications.

  • FTS Instrument Developments:
    • Imaging FTS
    • Spatial-spectral interferometry
    • Stationary FTS
    • Comb techniques
  • FTS Algorithm Developments:
    • Calibration
    • Data processing
  • FTS Applications
    • Astronomy
    • Earth and planetary science
    • Laboratory spectroscopy
    • Industrial
    • Medical applications
Jean-Pierre Maillard, Institut d'astrophysique de ParisFranceFrom 1D-Fourier Transform Spectroscopy to Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in Astronomy , Plenary

Henry Revercomb, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited StatesAdvancing Climate Benchmark Measures , Plenary

Birgitta Bernhardt, Max-Planck-Institut fuer QuantenoptikDual Comb Spectroscopy – Static Fourier Transform Spectroscopy with Frequency Combs, Invited

Giovanni Bianchini, INO-CNRItalyA Fourier Transform Spectroradiometer for the Remote Sensing of the Atmospheric Emission from Ground Bases in Extreme Environments , Invited

Manfred Birk, German Aerospace CenterGermanyRecent Developments in FT Laboratory Spectroscopy at DLR , Invited

Jean-Daniel Deschênes, Université LavalCanadaDevelopment of a Transportable Dual-comb Spectrometer for Remote Sensing of Greenhouse Gases Over Kilometer-scale Air Paths , Invited

Christoph Englert, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited StatesMIGHTI: The Spatial Heterodyne Instrument for Thermospheric Wind Measurements on Board the ICON Mission , Invited

Nicolas Gorius, NASA Goddard Institute for Space StudiesUnited StatesObserving the South Pole of Enceladus using Cassini/CIRS as a Radiometer , Invited

Frank Hase, Universität Fridericiana KarlsruheGermanyEnsuring Consistency of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) Stations , Invited

Ichirou Ishimaru, Kagawa UniversityJapanPalm-Size Portable Apparatus of Wide-Field Fourier-Spectroscopic-Imaging for Mid Infrared Light , Invited

Shuji Kawakami, Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyJapanA Compact Automated FTS at the Desert Playa for Satellite Validation of the Total Column CO2 and CH4 , Invited

Hiroshi Matsuo, National Astronomical Observatory JapanJapanAperture Synthesis Imaging with Fourier and Intensity Interferometers , Invited

David Naylor, University of LethbridgeCanadaAstronomical Far-infrared Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy: the Challenges and the Potential , Invited

Nathalie Picque, Max-Planck-Institut fur QuantenoptikGermanyFourier Transform Spectroscopy with Laser Frequency Combs , Invited

Denis Simeoni, Thales Alenia Space FranceFranceFrom METOP to MTG Twenty Years of FTS Based Developments , Invited

Jörn Ungermann, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbHGermanyThe Three-dimensional Reconstruction of Temperature and Trace Gas Distributions from Measurements of the Airborne Limb-imager GLORIA , Invited


David Johnson, NASA Langley Research Center, United States
Juliet Pickering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Program Committee

Peter Bernath, Old Dominion University, United States
Christoph Englert, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Adam Fleisher, National Inst of Standards & Technology, United States
Felix Friedl-Vallon, Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Germany
Jerome Genest, Universite Laval, Canada
John Mark Harlander, St Cloud State University, United States
Donald E. Jennings, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States
Erik Kretschmer, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Akihiko Kuze, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
David Naylor, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Luca Palchetti, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR), Italy
Nathalie Picque, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Germany
Locke Spencer, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Joe Taylor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Geoffrey Toon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Kaley Walker, University of Toronto, Canada

Joint Poster Session

Monday, 2 March, 13:00—14:30, Lakeview Room
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.

Conference Reception

Tuesday, 3 March, 17:30—19:00, Lakeview Room
Join your fellow attendees for the conference reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full Conference attendees. Meeting attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Advancing Climate Benchmark Measurements, Henry E. Revercomb; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Tuesday, 3 March, 09:00—09:45
Dr. Henry E. Revercomb (Hank), director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been engaged in using radiation measurements to study the atmospherics of the earth and other planets.  Specialties include, high spectral resolution instrumentation for atmospheric remote sensing and spectroscopy, operational temperature and water vapor sounders, climate observing systems, and net radiative flux observations of Venus and Jupiter.

Anomalousness: How to Measure What You Can't Define, James Theiler; Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Tuesday, 3 March, 09:45—10:30
James Theiler received a Ph.D. in physics from Caltech in 1987, and subsequently held appointments at UCSD, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Santa Fe Institute. He joined the technical staff at Los Alamos in 1994, and was named a Laboratory Fellow in 2005. His professional interests include statistical modeling, machine learning, image processing, and remote sensing.

From 1D-Fourier Transform Spectroscopy to Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in Astronomy, Jean-Pierre Maillard,  Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, France
Tuesday, 3 March, 13:00—13:45
Jean-Pierre Maillard is currently director of research emeritus at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris. He started his scientific career by his PhD thesis devoted to the application in astronomy  of FT spectroscopy, which was just at the beginning, in Professor Jacquinot’s lab under Pierre Connes supervision. Few years later, he was in charge of building a high-resolution infrared FTS for the 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. With this instrument, in operation for almost twenty years, he obtained important results on the solar system planetary atmospheres, the atmosphere of evolved stars, on star forming molecular clouds … By coupling the CFHT-FTS to an infrared camera he built the first astronomical Imaging FTS to study the environment of the Galactic Center black hole, the envelope of planetary nebulae… He has been actively participating to several IFTS proposals, for space and ground-based telescopes, the last one being a wide-field IFTS for CFHT, ready to start observing. 

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