Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

19 July 2021 – 23 July 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 08:00)

This includes distributed volume turbulence, gravity waves, vortex shedding, stably stratified turbulence, persistent eddies, and cloud/aerosol/vapor scattering and absorption, refractive effects, such as mirages and over-the-horizon viewing, as well as characterization of these phenomena.

 


Speakers

  • Betsy Andrews, University of Colorado at BoulderUnited States
    Using Observations from NOAA's Federated Aerosol Network to Explore Aerosol Co-variability
  • Jaime Anguita, Universidad de los Andes (Chile)Chile
    Multi-level Orbital-angular-momentum Signal Modulation: Detection Solutions in Turbulence Using Machine Learning
  • Jeremy Bos, Michigan Technological UniversityUnited States
    Saturation Behaviors in Deep Turbulence
  • Ivan Djordjevic, University of ArizonaUnited States
    Improving Tolerance to Atmospheric Turbulence Effects in FSO Quantum Communications by Adaptive Optics
  • Gregory Gbur, Univ of North Carolina at CharlotteUnited States
    Modified Fresnel-Huygens Method for Partially Coherent Beam Propagation in Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Andrew Lambert, University of New South WalesAustralia
    Event-based Sensing for Direct Turbulence Parameter Estimation
  • Dario Perez, Universidad Catolica de ValparaisoChile
    Citizen Science for Atmospheric Turbulence Tomographic Profiling Observing Solar Eclipse Shadow Bands: The Chilean Experience
  • Sergio Restaino, US Naval Research LaboratoryUnited States
    Measurements of Turbulence and Aberration at the Water-air Interface
  • Vyacheslav Shatokhin, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgGermany
    Optical Eigemodes in Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Mark Spencer, Air Force Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Limitations of the Deep-turbulence Problem
  • Marie-Thérèse Velluet, Office Natl d'Etudes Rech AerospatialesFrance
    Turbulence Characterization and Mitigation with Adaptive Optics Systems for Laser Applications
  • David Voelz, New Mexico State UniversityUnited States
    Design Techniques for Wave Optics Simulation of Propagation through Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Mikhail Vorontsov, University of DaytonUnited States
    Atmospheric Turbulence Characterization with DNN-enhanced Electro-optical Sensors
  • Steven Zuraski, US Air Force Research LaboratoryUnited States
    Turbulence Profile Measurement with a Dynamically Ranged Rayleigh Beacon

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Committee

  • Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer IOSB, GermanyChair
  • Daniel LeMaster, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United StatesChair
  • Sukanta Basu, Technische Universiteit Delft, NetherlandsProgram Chair
  • Olga Korotkova, University of Miami, United StatesProgram Chair

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Plenary Session

Demetri Psaltis

Ecole Polytechnique Fedearale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Optics and Neural Networks

I will describe systems that combine machine learning and optics., In these systems optical devices perform neural computations or neural networks are used to interpret optical signals.

About the Speaker

Demetri Psaltis is Professor of Optics and the Director of the Optics Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He was a professor at the California Institute of Technology from 1980 to 2006. He moved to EPFL in 2007. His research interests are imaging, holography, biophotonics, nonlinear optics, and optofluidics. Professor Psaltis is a fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, the European Optical Society and the Society for Photo-optical Systems Engineering. He received the International Commission of Optics Prize, the Humboldt Award, the Leith Medal, the Gabor Prize and the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize.

Abbie Watnik

US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Imaging in Adverse Environments

I will provide an overview of techniques and optical technologies that allow us to see in the midst of challenging conditions including fog, underwater scattering and strong atmospheric turbulence.

About the Speaker

Dr. Abbie Watnik is Head of the Optical Techniques Section in the Optical Sciences Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC USA. The focus of Dr. Watnik’s work is active imaging for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems; topics of interest include computational imaging, propagation through the atmosphere, novel airborne and underwater imaging systems as well as adaptive optics and wavefront sensing. Dr. Watnik received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester. Dr. Watnik is recipient of the 2016 Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers Award for Emergent Scientist Investigators, an award recognizing the Department of the Navy’s scientists who have made significant contributions to their field.

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Special Events

Meet the Plenary Speaker - Jelena Vučković

Monday, 19 July 10:15 – 10:45

Host: Jennifer Choy, University of Wisconsin, USA

The co-located OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress and OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will feature 4 Plenary Speakers. Following technical talks, join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with one of our Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress Plenary Speaker Jelena Vučković, Stanford University, USA.

Successfully Navigate an OSA Virtual Meeting

Monday, 19 July 15:00 – 16:00

The post-COVID world has new challenges in regards to virtual meetings – are you prepared? Listen to Isaiah Hankel, Cheeky Scientist, help guide you through the different platforms OSA uses and how you can effectively network and get the most out of your meeting experience.

AIS Panel: Agri-Photonics Panel Discussion

Monday, 19 July 15:00 – 16:30

Organizers: Gombojav Ariunbold, Mississippi State University, USA; Krishnan Parameswaran, Analog Devices, USA; Amartya Sengupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Dehli, India; Joachim Sacher, Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH, Germany

Spectroscopic techniques have many applications in agriculture and food production. This panel discussion will include presenters from the industrial, academic, and the regulatory communities to complement technical papers on this subject. The different perspectives will enable connection of measurement challenges to solutions and accelerate deployment of optics in the important food production application area.Spectroscopic techniques have many applications in agriculture and food production. This panel discussion will include presenters from the industrial, academic, and the regulatory communities to complement technical papers on this subject. The different perspectives will enable connection of measurement challenges to solutions and accelerate deployment of optics in the important food production application area.

Panelists:

Prof. Aparajita Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Dr. Richard Crocombe, Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting, LLC, UK
Dr. Ellen Miseo, TeakOrigin, USA
Prof. Mohamed Sabsabi, National Research Council, Canada
Dr. Steven Thomson, US Department of Agriculture, USA

Meet the Plenary Speaker - Paolo Gamba

Tuesday, 20 July 09:15 – 09:45

Host: Emmett Ientilucci, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

The co-located OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress and OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will feature 4 Plenary Speakers. Following technical talks, join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with one of our Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress Plenary Speaker Paolo Gamba, University of Pavia, Italy.

OSA Color Technical Group Coffee Break

Tuesday, 20 July 14:30 – 15:30

The OSA Color Technical Group invites you to join them for a virtual coffee break. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or beverage of your choice and join us for a chance to chat with your fellow vision scientists.

Challenges and Opportunities in Imaging with Metasurfaces

Tuesday, 20 July 17:00 – 18:00

You are invited to join the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group for a special panel discussion exploring the field of imaging metasurfaces. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from prominent members of the photonic metamaterials community as they discuss possible routes of innovation utilizing ultra-thin optics, including but not limited to applications in AR/VR, aerial imaging, microscopy and endoscopy, night vision, and other potential markets for this technology. Our panelists for this event will include Arseniy Kuznetsov, Senior Research Fellow at the Data Storage Institute, and Robert Devlin, founder and CEO of Metalenz.

It’s as easy as pie?: My perspective balancing career, family and society’s expectations

Wednesday, 21 July 08:00 – 09:00

“You are going to have a career, how do you ever expect to have time to make pie?” Jessica never considered that she may have to make choices between this idealized vision in her head and career goals. It can be difficult navigating the “gender stereotypes and expectations” that society subconsciously places on a wife and mother.

In this talk Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Director of Technology and Strategy at Optimax, will share her continuous journey to find balance, between career in strategic planning and technical road mapping, family and the guilt that she’s only able to carve out time to make apple pie for Thanksgiving (and on Pi Day)! Listen to Jessica share her perspective on this balance pre-pandemic, during the pandemic and dream for what post-pandemic expectations might be for the future women engineers and scientists following their passion.

AIS Panel: Microplastics in the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, 21 July 08:30 – 10:00

This panel discusses the current challenges, spectroscopy methods and related funding opportunities on the topic of microplastics in the environment.

Panelists:

Gombojav O. Arinbold, Mississippi State University, USA
Susanne Brander, Oregon State University, USA
Jeremy Conkle, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA
Harry Nelson, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, USA
Karl Rockne, National Science Foundation, USA
Matthieu Roussey, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Leah Thornton Hampton, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, USA

OSA NonImaging Optical Design Technical Group Coffee Break

Wednesday, 21 July 15:00 – 16:00

Join the OSA NonImaging Optical Design Technical Group for a virtual coffee break. This informal networking session offers attendees the chance to move around Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussions. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members of your community, share your research and potentially establish new collaborations.

OSA Imaging Optical Design Technical Group Coffee Break

Thursday, 22 July 13:00 – 14:00

You are invited to join the OSA Imaging Optical Design Technical Group for a virtual coffee break. This informal networking session offers attendees the chance to move around Zoom breakout rooms for small group discussions. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members of your community, share your research and potentially establish new collaborations.

Meet the Plenary Speaker - Abbie Watnik

Friday, 23 July 12:15 – 12:45

Host: Vidya Ganapati, Swathmore College, USA

The co-located OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress and OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress will feature 4 Plenary Speakers. Following technical talks, join your colleagues for a meet-and-greet and discussion with one of our Imaging and Applied Optics Congress Plenary Speaker Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA.

Student Paper Competition: Congratulations to the 2021 Winners and Finalists
3D Imaging Aquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications (3D)

Winner
Elliott Kwan, University of Arizona, USA (3Th2D.6)
Tri-Aperture Monocular Laparoscopic Objective for Stereoscopic and Wide Field of View Acquisition


Finalists
Timothy O'Connor, University of Connecticut, USA (3W5A.3)
Overview on convolutional neural network-based classification of red blood cells in lensless single random phase encoding

Marcos Pérez-Aviñoa, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (3W3G.2)
3D Degree of Polarization and its Fundamental Limits

Kashif Usmani, University of Connecticut, USA (3F4A.1)
Visible and long-wave infrared imaging in degraded environments using three-dimensional polarimetric integral imaging

Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)

Winner
Kevin Zhou, Duke University​, USA (CW4H.1)
Incoherent 3D k-space synthesis with volumetric optical coherence refraction tomography

Finalists
Xiaomeng Liu, Advanced Research Center for Nanolithogr, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Laserlab, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands (CTu6A.2)
Tailoring Spatial Entropy in Extreme Ultraviolet Focused Beams for Multispectral Ptychography

Daniel Olesker, University of Glasgow​, United Kingdom (CTu4B.1)
Video-Rate Volumetric Imaging of Extended Structures with Engineered PSFs

Jiazhang Wang, Northwestern UniversityUSA  ( CF2E.3)
VR Eye-Tracking using Deflectometry

Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging (DH)

Winner
Myeong-ho Choi, Inha University, South Korea (DF2F.5)
Waveguide-type optical see-through Maxwellian near-eye display with expanded eyebox using multiplexed holographic optical element and polarization gratings


Finalists
Haiyun Guo, University of DaytonUSA (DTh5C.4)
Surface Shape Reconstruction of Transparent Objects using Structured Light

Manami Ohta, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan (DM5E.2)
Three-dimensional imaging through thick phase-fluctuating medium based on phase-shift digital holography with two adjacent light sources for common-path geometry

Imaging Systems and Applications (IS)

Winner
Chiara Bonati, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland  (ITh1B.4)
Lock-In Amplified Differential Phase Contrast

Finalists
Ruipeng Guo, University of UtahUSA (ITh5D.3)
Needle-based deep-neural-network imaging method

Alice Ruget, Heriot Watt University, UK  (ITh5D.4)
Robust and Guided Super-resolution for Single-Photon Depth Imaging via a Deep Network

Chaowei Zhuang, Tsinghua University, China (ITu7A.7)
Simultaneous superficial cortex and deep brain imaging in mice brain using wide-field microscope through implanting custom-built cranial window

Propagation through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena (pcAOP)

Winner
Derek Burrell, Air Force Research Laboratory and University of Arizona, United States (PW4F.5)
Fast Statistical Testing of Scintillated, Speckled Irradiance

Finalist
Pedro Salcedo Serrano, University of Málaga, Spain (PM2G.2)
Outage capacity of underwater FSO systems over scattering-induced fading channels

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