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Optical Engineering & Applications
Conferences • Courses • Exhibition

26–30 August 2007    San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California USA

                                             Optical Engineering
                                             Optical Design
                                             Illumination Engineering
                                             Optical Manufacturing and Testing
                                             Advanced Metrology
                                             Thin Films
                                             Optical Systems Engineering

                                             Remote Sensing Instrumentation
                                             Astronomical Instrumentation
                                             X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Particle Technologies
                                             Image and Signal Processing
                                             Atmospheric and Space Optical Systems
                                             Optics for Digital Entertainment Systems

                                             Special Optical Science
                                             The Nature of Light:
                                             What are photons?

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Optical Engineering & Applications
Conferences • Courses • Exhibition

26–30 August 2007                 San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California USA

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                                                  Made up of 60 technical conferences, the OPTICAL ENGINEERING &
                                                  APPLICATIONS Call for Papers gives you the opportunity to contribute to
                                                  the latest developments where optics plays a key role in furthering
                                                  technological advances in such diverse applications as astronomy, remote
                                                  sensing, optical design, metrology, and manufacturing. Find your particular
                                                  area of interest on pages 4 and 5.
                                                  In a world where interdisciplinary collaboration is the rule rather than the
                                                  exception, the scope of the Optics & Photonics technical program gives you
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        Abstract Due Date:
       26 February 2007                           How you will benefit
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    Post-meeting Proceedings:
         30 July 2007                             • make your mark in one of the important enabling technologies driving
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        4 June 2007                               • network and exchange ideas with researchers and colleagues across
                                                    different disciplines.

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conference chairs, program committees, and          Go online for the full Optics & Photonics Call for Papers,
session chairs who have so generously given
of their time and advice to make this               featuring 88 Technical Conferences.
symposium possible. The symposium, like our
other conferences and activities, would not be
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                                                     Silvano Fineschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di          Pantazis Z. Mouroulis, Jet Propulsion Lab.
Executive Committee                                     Torino (Italy)                                      Paul E. Murphy, QED Technologies Inc.
Massimo Altarelli, European XFEL Project             Larry A. Franks, Consultant                            Nadarajah Narendran, Rensselaer Polytechnic
 Team/DESY (Germany)                                 Robert J. Frouin, Scripps Institution of                 Institute
Sandra G. Biedron, Argonne National Lab.                Oceanography                                        Stephen L. O’Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.
                                                     Victor L. Gamiz, Air Force Research Lab.               Masaru Ohtsuka, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Katherine Creath, The Univ. of Arizona
                                                     Wei Gao, Colorado State Univ.                          Manos Papadakis, Univ. of Houston
Ian. T. Ferguson, Georgia Institute of               Irina Gladkova, CREST, City College/CUNY
   Technology                                                                                               Giovanni Pareschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di
                                                     Mitchell D. Goldberg, NOAA, Office of Research           Brera
Wei Gao, Colorado State Univ.                           and Applications                                    Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Science Applications
Bahram Javidi, Univ. of Connecticut                  John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab.              International Corp.
George A. Kyrala, Los Alamos National Lab.           William A. Goodman, Schafer Corp.                      Martin C. Richardson, College of Optics &
                                                     Shunji Goto, Japan Synchrotron Radiation                 Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida
Jennifer C. Ricklin, Defense Advanced
                                                        Research Institute (Japan)                          Gerhard X. Ritter, Univ. of Florida
  Research Projects Agency
                                                     Vivek K. Goyal, Massachusetts Institute of             Michael G. Robinson, ColorLink, Inc.
José M. Sasian, College of Optical Sciences/            Technology                                          Hans Roehrig, The Univ. of Arizona
  The Univ. of Arizona
                                                     G. Groot Gregory, Lambda Research Corp.                Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri, Univ. of
Mark S. Schmalz, Univ. of Florida                    Thomas J. Grycewicz, The Aerospace Corp.                 Connecticut
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/          Zu-Han Gu, Surface Optics Corp.                        Alexei Y. Rozanov, Paleontological Institute (Russia)
  Berkeley                                           Ruyan Guo, The Pennsylvania State Univ.                Mitchell C. Ruda, Ruda & Associates
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.     Stephen M. Hammel, Space and Naval Warfare             José M. Sasian, The Univ. of Arizona
                                                        Systems Ctr., San Diego                             Mark S. Schmalz, Univ. of Florida
                                                     Jerome B. Hastings, Stanford Linear Accelerator        Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ./Bozeman
                                                                                                            Yanhua Shih, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County
                                                     Alson E. Hatheway, Alson E. Hatheway, Inc.
Technical Organizing                                 James B. Heaney, Swales Aerospace
                                                                                                            Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/
 Committee                                           Roger W. Heymann, NOAA NESDIS Office of                Bhanwar Singh, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
                                                        Systems Development
Ian E. Ashdown, TIR Systems Ltd. (Canada)                                                                   Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr.
                                                     Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight
Lahsen Assoufid, Argonne National Lab.                                                                      Warren J. Smith, Rockwell Collins Optronics
Jaakko T. Astola, Tampere Univ. of Technology                                                               Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica,
                                                     Bormin Huang, CIMSS, Univ. of Wisconsin/
   (Finland)                                                                                                  A.C.
Abdul A. S. Awwal, Lawrence Livermore National                                                              Tsunemasa Taguchi, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
                                                     Paul S. Idell, The Boeing Co.
   Lab.                                                                                                     Peter Z. Takacs, Brookhaven National Lab.
                                                     Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Univ. of Memphis
H. Bradford Barber, The Univ. of Arizona                                                                    Gregory J. Tallents, The Univ. of York (United
                                                     Ralph B. James, Brookhaven National Lab.
Junior Barrera, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)                                                                   Kingdom)
                                                     Bahram Javidi, Univ. of Connecticut
Hal J. Bloom, NOAA, NPOESS Integrated Program                                                               Edward W. Taylor, International Photonics
   Office                                            Kristina M. Johnson, Duke Univ.                          Consultants, Inc.
James B. Breckinridge, Jet Propulsion Lab.           R. Barry Johnson, PanTechne Corp.                      Andrew G. Tescher, AGT Associates
James H. Burge, College of Optical Sciences/The      Ronald J. Jones, College of Optical Sciences/The       J. Scott Tyo, The Univ. of Arizona
   Univ. of Arizona                                     Univ. of Arizona
                                                                                                            Robert K. Tyson, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte
Arnold Burger, Fisk Univ.                            Zakya H. Kafafi, Naval Research Lab.
                                                                                                            Susan L. Ustin, Univ. of California/Davis
Lawrence G. Burriesci, Lockheed Martin Advanced      Mark A. Kahan, Optical Research Associates
                                                                                                            Dimitri Van De Ville, École Polytechnique Fédérale
   Technology Ctr.                                   Jean-Claude Kieffer, Institut National de la             de Lausanne (Switzerland)
James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.         Recherche Scientifique (Canada)
                                                                                                            Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Defence, Security
Scott C. Cahall, Jenoptik Polymer Systems, Inc.      Ali M. Khounsary, Argonne National Lab.                  and Safety (Netherlands)
David A. Cardimona, Air Force Research Lab.          R. John Koshel, Lambda Research Corp. and              Michael T. Valley, Sandia National Labs.
                                                        College of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona
Richard A. Carreras, Air Force Research Lab.                                                                Rodney A. Viereck, National Oceanic and
                                                     Al F. Kracklauer, Consultant (Germany)                   Atmospheric Administration
David Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
                                                     George A. Kyrala, Los Alamos National Lab.             Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Army Research Lab. and
Zenghu Chang, Kansas State Univ.
                                                     Gilbert V. Levin, Spherix Inc.                           Univ. of Maryland/College Park
Timothy Clark, Defense Advanced Research
   Projects Agency                                   Michael Lloyd-Hart, The Univ. of Arizona/Steward       Penny G. Warren, Ball Aerospace & Technologies
                                                        Observatory                                           Corp.
Daniel R. Coulter, Jet Propulsion Lab.
                                                     Franklin T. Luk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute      Ray Williamson, Ray Williamson Consulting
Katherine Creath, Optineering and Univ. of Arizona
                                                     Howard A. MacEwen, SRS Technologies                    Roland Winston, Univ. of California/Merced
Christopher C. Davis, Univ. of Maryland/College
   Park                                              Arun K. Majumdar, LCResearch, Inc.                     Jack Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.
Keith S. Deacon, Army Research Lab.                  Cheryl J. Marshall, NASA Goddard Space Flight          Shizhuo S. Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ.
                                                        Ctr.                                                Francis T. S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State Univ.
Jean J. Dolne, The Boeing Co.
                                                     Ronald E. Meyers, Army Research Lab.                   Xiaolei Zou, Florida State Univ.
F. Patrick Doty, Sandia National Labs.
                                                     Christian Morawe, European Synchrotron
Oliver E. Drummond, CyberRnD, Inc.
                                                        Radiation Facility (France)
James Dunn, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Angela Duparré, Fraunhofer-Institut für
   Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Michael J. Ellison, Alpine Research Optics Corp.     Submit your abstract today!
Oliver W. Fähnle, FISBA OPTIK AG (Switzerland)
Ian T. Ferguson, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Optical Engineering & Applications Index

Special Program                                                  Advanced Metrology                                                  Astronomical Optics and
OP201 The Nature of Light: What are                              OP202 Advanced Characterization                                     Instrumentation
photons? (Roychoudhuri, Kracklauer,                              Techniques for Optics, Semiconductors,                              OP301 UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space
Creath) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 6   and Nanotechnologies III (Duparré,                                  Instrumentation for Astronomy XV
                                                                 Singh, Gu) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 15          (Siegmund) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 26
Optomechanics                                                    OP204 Time and Frequency Metrology
                                                                                                                                     OP302 UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes:
                                                                                                                                     Innovative Technologies and Concepts III
OP101 New Developments in                                        (Jones) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 16       (MacEwen, Breckinridge) . . . . . . . . . . p. 26
Optomechanics (Hatheway) . . . . . . . . p. 7                     NEW!                                                               OP303 Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and
OP102 Optical Materials and Structures                           OP109 Metrology for Aspheric and                                    Gamma-Ray Astronomy III (O’Dell,
Technologies III (Goodman) . . . . . . . . p. 8                  Freeform Optics (Murphy) . . . . . . . . . p.14                     Pareschi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 27
                                                                                                                                     OP304 Solar Physics and Space Weather
Optical Design                                                   Thin Films                                                          Instrumentation II (Fineschi, Viereck) p. 28

                                                                 OP110 Thin-Film Coatings for Optical                                OP305 Focal Plane Arrays for Space
OP103 Current Developments in Lens                                                                                                   Telescopes III (Grycewicz, Marshall,
Design and Optical Engineering VIII                              Applications IV (Ellison) . . . . . . . . . . . p.16
                                                                                                                                     Warren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 28
(Mouroulis, Smith, Johnson) . . . . . . . . p. 9
                                                                                                                                     OP306 Astronomical Adaptive Optics
OP104 Novel Optical Systems Design and                           Optical Systems Engineering                                         Systems and Applications III (Tyson, Lloyd-
Optimization X (Koshel, Gregory) . . . p. 10                                                                                         Hart) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 29
                                                                 OP111 Optical Modeling and Performance
                                                                 Predictions III (Kahan) . . . . . . . . . . . p. 17                 OP307 Cryogenic Optical Systems and
Illumination Engineering                                          NEW!                                                               Instruments XII (Heaney, Burriesci) . . p. 29

OP105 Seventh International Conference                           OP112 Optical System Alignment and                                  OP308 Techniques and Instrumentation
on Solid State Lighting (Ferguson,                               Tolerancing (Sasian, Ruda) . . . . . . . . p. 18                    for Detection of Exoplanets III
Narendran, Taguchi, Ashdown) . . . . . p. 11                                                                                         (Coulter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 30

OP106 Nonimaging Optics and Efficient                                                                                                OP309 Instruments, Methods, and
                                                                 Remote Sensing                                                      Missions for Astrobiology X (Hoover, Levin,
Illumination Systems IV (Winston,
Koshel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 12      Instrumentation                                                     Rozanov) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 30

OP122 Organic Light Emitting Materials                           OP400 Earth Observing Systems XII                                   OP414 Nano- and Macro- Photonics for
and Devices XI (Kafafi) . . . . . . . . . . . p. 12              (Butler, Xiong) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 19           Space Environments (Taylor,
                                                                                                                                     Cardimona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
                                                                 OP401 Infrared Spaceborne Remote
                                                                 Sensing and Instrumentation XV
Optical Manufacturing and                                        (Strojnik) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 20
Testing                                                          OP402 Remote Sensing and Modeling of
OP107 Optical Manufacturing and Testing                          Ecosystems for Sustainability IV (Gao,
VII (Burge, Fähnle, Williamson) . . . . . p. 13                  Ustin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 20

OP108 Advancements in Polymer                                    OP403 Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing
Optics Design, Fabrication, and                                  (Frouin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 21
Materials II (Cahall) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 13          OP404 Lidar Remote Sensing for
 NEW!                                                            Environmental Monitoring VIII (Singh)p. 22
OP109 Metrology for Aspheric and                                 OP405 Polarization Science and Remote
Freeform Optics (Murphy) . . . . . . . . p. 14                   Sensing III (Shaw, Tyo) . . . . . . . . . . . p. 23
                                                                 OP406 Satellite Data Compression,
                                                                 Communication, and Archiving III
                                                                 (Heymann, Huang, Gladkova) . . . . . . . p. 24
                                                                 OP407 Atmospheric and Environmental
                                                                 Remote Sensing Data Processing and
                                                                 Utilization: Perspective on Preparing for
                                                                 GEOSS (Goldberg, Bloom) . . . . . . . . p. 24
                                                                 OP416 Assimilation of Remote Sensing
                                                                 and In Situ Data in Modern Numerical
                                                                 Weather and Environmental Prediction
                                                                 Models (Zou) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 25

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Image and Signal Processing                                     Atmospheric and Space                                             General
OP311 Optics and Photonics for                                  Optical Systems                                                   Information . . . . . p. 50
Information Processing (Awwal,                                  OP408 Atmospheric Optical Model,
Iftekharuddin, Javidi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32          Measurement, and Simulation III                                   Abstract Submission
                                                                (Hammel, van Eijk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
OP312 Applications of Digital Image                                                                                               Information . . . . . . p. 51
Procssing XXX (Tescher) . . . . . . . . . p. 33                 OP409 Free-Space Laser
OP313 Advanced Signal Processing                                Communications VII (Majumdar, Davis)p. 44
Algorithms, Architectures, and                                  OP410 Quantum Communications and
Implementations XV (Luk) . . . . . . . . p. 33                  Quantum Imaging V (Meyers, Shih,
NEW!                                                            Deacon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 45
OP300 Optics in Entertainment (Johnson,                         OP411 Advanced Wavefront Control:
                                                                                                                                             Critical Dates:
Robinson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33       Methods, Devices, and Applications IV
OP314 Photonic Fiber and Crystal                                (Carreras, Gonglewski, Rhoadarmer) . p. 46                                Abstract Due Date:
Devices: Advances in Materials and                                                                                                       26 February 2007
                                                                OP412 Target-in-the-Loop: Atmospheric
Innovations in Device Applications (Guo,                        Tracking, Imaging, and Compensation III
Yin, Yu) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 34                                                                          Manuscript Due Date for
                                                                (Valley, Vorontsov) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 47
                                                                                                                                     Post-meeting Proceedings:
OP315 Signal and Data Processing of                             OP413 Unconventional Imaging III (Dolne,                                  30 July 2007
Small Targets 2007 (Drummond) . . . p. 35                       Gamiz, Idell) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
OP316 Mathematics of Data/Image                                 OP414 Nano- and Macro- Photonics
                                                                                                                                       Manuscript Due Date for
Compression, Coding, and Encryption X,                          for Space Environments (Taylor,                                         On-site Proceedings:
with Applications (Schmalz) . . . . . . . p. 36                 Cardimona) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48                  4 June 2007
OP318 Wavelets XII (Van De Ville, Goyal,                         NEW!                                                              Manuscript due dates are staggered
Papadakis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37      OP415 Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging                              throughout the week. Accepted authors will
                                                                and Non-Imaging Sensors (Casasent,                                 be notified of their specific due date.
OP319 Mathematical Methods in Pattern
                                                                Clark) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49     Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
and Image Analysis (Ritter, Barrera, Astola,
                                                                                                                                   at least one author to register, attend the
Schmalz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 38                                                                         symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
                                                                                                                                   whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
                                                                                                                                   and submit a full manuscript.
X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and                                                                                                              Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
Particle Technologies                                                                                                              published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
                                                                                                                                   start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
OP320 Soft X-Ray Lasers (Tallents,                                                                                                 and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
Dunn) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 39                                                                      advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
                                                                                                                                   site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
OP321 Laser-Generated and Other                                                                                                    meeting. Papers from post-meeting
Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources and                                                                                               Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
Applications III (Kyrala, Richardson,                                                                                              Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
Khounsary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 39                                                                           meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                                                   shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
OP322 Advances in Metrology for X-Ray                                                                                              and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
and EUV (Assoufid, Takacs, Ohtsuka) p. 40                                                                                          starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

OP323 Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics
and Components (Khounsary, Morawe,
Goto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 40
OP324 Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors and
Applications II (Chang, Kieffer,
Hastings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 41
OP325 Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray
Detector Physics VIII (James, Burger,
Franks) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42
OP326 Penetrating Radiation Systems
and Applications IX ( Barber, Doty,
Roehrig) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 42
OP109 Metrology for Aspheric and
Freeform Optics (Murphy) . . . . . . . . p. 14                  Submit your abstract today!
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Special Optical Science Program

The Nature of Light: What are photons?
This Conference is so-sponsored by Nippon               The existence of this broadly perceived
Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan)                         paradox was obvious at the 2005 conference
                                                     on this topic. The conference was well
        Proceedings of this conference               attended and even standing room was in short
        will be available at the meeting             supply in the room as the conference opened.
        Onsite Manuscript Due Date:                  Even after the conference was formally
                  4 June 2007                        concluded, a number of attendees gathered
                                                     for yet another half day of informal
Conference Chairs: Chandrasekhar                     discussions. In all 35 papers were presented
Roychoudhuri, Univ. of Connecticut; Al F.            and two panel discussions were convened. In
Kracklauer, Consultant (Germany); Katherine          the end presenters and attendees alike
Creath, Optineering and Univ. of Arizona             concluded with the recommendation that this
                                                     conference be repeated every two years. So,
Program Committee: Shahriar S. Afshar,               we are again soliciting papers from all of you
Rowan Univ.; Robert W. Boyd, Univ. of                to create an ongoing conference series that
Rochester; Benjamin J. Eggleton, The Univ.           will remain focused to eventually resolve the
of Sydney (Australia); Margaret H. Hawton,           issue as to what a photon is. Papers should be
Lakehead Univ. (Canada); Subhash C. Kak,             grounded by actual or feasible experiments in
Louisiana State Univ.; Andrei Y. Khrennikov,         preference to formalistic papers primarily on
Växjö Univ. (Sweden); Thomas F. Krauss,              quantum philosophy, pure quantum logic or
Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom);               “Gedanken” experiments.
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State
                                                     • papers on new experiments with novel
Univ.; Ashok Muthukrishnan, Texas A&M
                                                        theories to elucidate the nature of light and
Univ.; John M. Myers, Harvard Univ.;
                                                        attempt to derive better definitions for
Narasimha S. Prasad, NASA Langley
                                                        photons or packets of electromagnetic
Research Ctr.; Michael G. Raymer, Univ. of
                                                        radiation emitted by atoms and molecules
Oregon; Wolfgang P. Schleich, Univ. Ulm
(Germany); Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M Univ.         • papers underscoring paradoxes and
and Princeton Univ.; Weilong She, Sun Yat-              contradictions in experimental observations
Sen Univ. (China); C. S. Unnikrishnan, Tata             if one follows the current QED definition of a
Institute of Fundamental Research (India); Ian          photon
A. Walmsley, Univ. of Oxford (United                 • papers exploring the nature of photons that
Kingdom); Herbert G. Winful, Univ. of                   exploits the recent technologies of single
Michigan; Ewan M. Wright, Optical Sciences              photon generation, propagation,
Ctr./Univ. of Arizona                                   manipulation and detection, such as
                                                        quantum computation, encryption and
This is the second bi-annual conference on              communication
this topic. The controversy over wave-particle       • papers exploring the nature of photons that
duality started centuries ago with Newton               exploits recent advances in computational
promoting a corpuscular model and Huygens               and fabrication technologies in nano
supporting waves in ether. We still have not            photonics
settled the controversy unambiguously. We
                                                     • papers that exploit advances in optical
have papers demonstrating communication,
                                                        trapping, optical vortices, etc. to elucidate
computation and encryption using single
                                                        the nature of photons
photons interference, while others are claiming
that EM fields do not operate on (interfere          • papers that compare and contrast photons
with) each other. Are we then imposing the              as Bosons and leverages advances in the
properties of material detectors onto                   field of Bose-Einstein condensates to better
electromagnetic fields when we observe                  understand photons
“interference” fringes? Extracting and               • papers that exploit advances in slow and
assigning the right properties to explain our           fast light to enhance understanding of
observations among the right interacting                photons
entities is clearly a difficult issue that invokes   • papers that use the evolution of spatial
the possibility that the definition for a photon        coherence from a totally incoherent source
or our understanding of the nature of light in          to enhance understanding of photons
general, really has not been settled yet.            • any other approaches to better understand
                                                        the nature of light.

                                                     Submit your abstract today!
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New Developments in Optomechanics
Conference Chair: Alson E. Hatheway, Alson          Novel Optical Packaging Designs — the art           • natural and nuclear radiation resistance:
E. Hatheway, Inc.                                   of optomechanics at its best. The mounting of          radiation hard optics materials for prompt
                                                    lenses, mirrors, windows, domes, gratings,             and total doses, shielding and
Program Committee: Anees Ahmad,
                                                    prisms, detectors, diodes, fibers, filters,            circumvention techniques, radiation dose
Raytheon Co.; Joseph Antebi, Simpson
                                                    retarders, etc. and the geometric arrangement          simulation, and modeling techniques.
Gumpertz & Heger Inc.; Patrick A. Bournes,
                                                    of them into useable package shapes for             Compact Systems and Components — the
MicroMeasure, Inc.; John M. Casstevens,
                                                    instruments of all kinds:                           design of optical systems to fit into uniquely-
Dallas Optical Systems, Inc.; Robert G.
                                                    • Microscopes, cameras, telescopes,                 shaped and/or compact spaces:
Chave, RCAP Inc.; Patrick A. Coronato,
Raytheon Co.; John G. Daly, Vector                     binoculars, projectors, lasers,                  • fiber systems: the design and mounting of
Engineering; Keith B. Doyle, Sigmadyne, Inc.;          spectroscopes, interferometers...                   couplings, dividers, multiplexers
Robert C. Guyer, BAE Systems; Mark J.               Lightweight and Stiff Optical Systems —             • seeker heads: the design of compact optics
Hegge, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.;         how to balance the challenging requirements            for various search, acquisition and tracking
Tony B. Hull, Tinsley Labs., Inc.; William J.       of producing lightweight and dynamically               applications including Homeland Defense,
Lees, Johns Hopkins Univ.; Ann F. Shipley,          stable optical systems at an affordable cost:          missile guidance, baggage screening,
Univ. of Colorado/Boulder; Deming Shu,              • applications of silicon carbide, silicon,            battlefield surveillance
Argonne National Lab.; David M. Stubbs,                aluminum beryllium alloys, composites and        • applications of lenslets: the design and
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr.;              other such materials                                manufacture of lenslets, their mounting and
Daniel Vukobratovich, Raytheon Co.; Paul R.         • material properties characterization such as         positioning methods, and their application
Yoder, Jr., Optical Engineering Consultant;            fracture toughness, micro-yield, CTE, etc.          in components and systems.
Carl H. Zweben, Composites Consultant                  and long-term survivability under dynamic        Novel Manufacturing, Assembly and
The SPIE International Technical Group on              loads                                            Integration Techniques — the
Optomechanical Design and Instruments is            • design, modeling and analyses techniques          optomechanical engineer’s art as applied to
organizing its biennial conference for                 for optics and support structures                the manufacturing, assembly, and integration
designers, engineers, and scientists who            • fabrication and assembly methods for              processes. These may be organized into a
conceive, design, analyze, and construct               ensuring high yield at an affordable cost.       “joint session” with the Optical Manufacturing
optical instruments and other precision                                                                 conference:
                                                    Structural Actuators — the design and
devices. This conference will present leading-      application of actuators, both open-loop and        • troubleshooting and diagnostics for the
edge technology and advances in the state-of-       closed-loop, to control the positions of the           optomechanical engineer
the-related-arts that make products viable and      components in an optical system:                    • repair methods for components, assemblies
valuable (whether the quantities are one-off or     • open-loop: the novel use of actuators of all         and systems
thousands-a-month). Also, mature and tested            kinds to mitigate the effects of known and       • disassembly techniques for “permanently
concepts for existing products will be                 predictable influences on instruments and           assembled” parts
presented as well as younger concepts that             systems                                          • rules of thumb for use in integration and
are still in development. Current interests                                                                testing
among government agencies, educational              • closed-loop: the use of actuators, sensors,
                                                       and control systems to mitigate the effects      • lessons learned in the school of hard
institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-                                                           knocks.
profit industry include:                               of stochastic (random) influences on
                                                       instruments and systems.                         This conference offers designers, engineers,
Optical Structures — the design, analysis                                                               and scientists an opportunity to be rewarded
and tested performance of structures for            Environmental Resistance — the design of            for their professional accomplishments with
optical instruments:                                environmentally robust optical systems:             the recognition of their peers in the community
• stable structures for telescopes,                 • athermalization: the design of instruments        who can best understand and appreciate their
   interferometers, spectrometers,                     and systems to resist changes in the             art. All are encouraged to participate and
   coronagraphs and similar instruments                thermal environment                              benefit from the presentations and discussions
   including large terrestrial systems (TMT,        • shock and vibration resistance: the design        that ensue.
   OWL) and proposed space instruments                 of instruments to operate in high
   (JWST, TPF)                                         acceleration environments and/or to survive
                                                       (maintain alignment) in highly dynamic
• adjustable structures for systems and their
                                                       launches in order to operate properly in a
   instruments: how to maintain the metrology
                                                       quieter environment
   frame beyond the normal limits of stability
   for the basic structure                          • gravitational insensitivity: the design of
• lightweight structures for portable                  instruments and systems to resist the
   instruments, aircraft systems and                   influences of a changing gravitational vector
   spacecraft                                          (changing in both amplitude and direction)
• innovative applications of materials,             • aeroheating effects mitigation-modeling and
   singly or in combination, to achieve stiffness      simulation of thermal gradients and
   and line-of-sight stability with low mass           performance degradation of sensors, design
   structures.                                         techniques to mitigate the adverse effects
                                                       of aeroheating, material selection and
                                                       deployment mechanisms for aeroheating

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Optical Materials and Structures
Technologies III (OP102)

Conference Chair: William A. Goodman,                New developments for forming optical
Schafer Corp.                                      substrates and joining optics and reaction or
Cochair: Joseph L. Robichaud, L-3 SSG-             support structures are also solicited. Interests
Tinsley                                            include:
                                                   • frits
Program Committee: Ray Boucarut, NASA              • adhesives
Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Carol A. Click,         • epoxies
SCHOTT North America, Inc.; David A.
                                                   • braze alloys
Content, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.;
Brett J. de Blonk, Air Force Research Lab.;        • solders
Douglas Deason, U.S. Army Space and                • other novel techniques (e.g., fusion,
Missile Defense Command; Marc T. Jacoby,              diffusion bonding).
Schafer Corp.; Matthias R. Krödel, ECM               The material properties for use in designing
GmbH (Germany); Thomas B. Parsonage,               optical components, subassemblies, and
Brush Wellman Inc.; John W. Pepi, L-3 SSG-         assemblies for operation in space
Tinsley; David N. Strafford, ITT Industries,       environments (e.g., UV, atomic oxygen), solar
Inc.; Marc Tricard, QED Technologies Inc.;         environments (e.g., high proton, electron and
David V. Wick, Sandia National Labs.               neutron flux), cryogenic environments (e.g.,
The Optical Materials and Structures               deep space), and launch environments are
Technologies Conference is complementary to        also requested. Performance related material
the Optical Manufacturing and Testing              properties include:
Conference and addresses many of the               • coefficient of thermal expansion
interests of manufacturers, users, and             • tensile strength
researchers alike. This conference will provide    • fracture toughness
an up-to-date material properties database for     • thermal conductivity
optical substrates and their support structures,   • Young’s modulus of elasticity
a discussion of joining and bonding                • Poisson’s ratio
techniques for optical assemblies and              • specific heat
instruments, and will relate the material
properties to optical performance for various      • index of refraction.
environments (e.g., cryogenic, space,              Lessons-learned case studies of recent
radiation).                                        projects are particularly desired.
   Papers are solicited on materials for
reflective and transmissive optics and for
reaction and support structures in the
following areas:
• silicon optics (reflective and transmissive)
• beryllium and beryllium-alloy optics
• silicon carbide optics
• low-expansion ceramics and glasses
   (reflective and transmissive)
• calcium fluoride, zinc sulfide, zinc selenide,
   and silicon carbide (windows)
• materials for windows, fibers, and domes
• composite and novel optics (e.g. nano-
   laminate materials, syntactics, powder
   based, extruded)
• other mirror materials (e.g., aluminum)
• beryllium and beryllium-alloy structures
• silicon carbide structures
• metal matrix composite optics and
• ceramic matrix composite optics and
• carbon fiber based composite structures.

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Optical Design
Current Developments in Lens Design
and Optical Engineering VIII (OP103)
Conference Chairs: Pantazis Z. Mouroulis,            enough are the same person. Contributions
Jet Propulsion Lab.; Warren J. Smith,                dealing with recent developments in
Rockwell Collins Optronics; R. Barry                 techniques, instruments, components,
Johnson, PanTechne Corp.                             processes, materials, systems, design, or
                                                     topics in an optical engineering subject area at
Program Committee: Florian Bociort,
                                                     any wavelength belong here. The following is a
Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands);
                                                     non-exclusive listing of areas to be
Apostolos Deslis, InPhase Technologies;
Robert E. Fischer, OPTICS 1, Inc.; Virendra
N. Mahajan, The Aerospace Corp.; Simon               A. Theory and applications:
Thibault, ImmerVision (Canada); Daniel W.            • advances in techniques for the design,
Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab.; Andrew P.                  modeling, and optimization of optical
Wood, QIOPTIQ (United Kingdom); James M.                systems
Zavislan, Univ. of Rochester                         • lens design and innovative lens designs
Optical design is a fascinating activity, ranging    • development of new tools and software for
as it does from lens design and modeling with           optical design and engineering
the help of the immensely powerful design            • optics in consumer, industrial, or space
software currently available, to the semi-              applications
intuitive art of creating the conceptual design      • advances in microscopy, lithographic
which underlies any successful optical system.          optics, cameras, visual systems,
The ‘art’ depends on a wide-ranging                     telescopes.
knowledge of many of the sub-disciplines that        B. Diffractive optics:
make up optical engineering, which in turn           • design and modeling of diffractive
encompasses the interaction between optics              components
and all the activities that turn an optical design
into an operational instrument.                      • fabrication and testing of diffractive optics
    Beyond ray tracing, the optical designer
may employ the tools of radiative transfer,
                                                     • novel designs incorporating diffractive
                                                        elements.                                                   Critical Dates:
electromagnetic theory for detailed diffraction      C. Integration of optical designs into
or polarization modeling, principles of              complete instruments:                                       Abstract Due Date:
scattering for stray light analysis and control,     • stray light considerations                               26 February 2007
and other appropriate modeling tools and             • interaction of optics with mechanics and
techniques for deriving suitable performance            electronics                                          Manuscript Due Date for
metrics arising from such fields as                  • alignment techniques and tools, integrated           Post-meeting Proceedings:
spectroscopy, astronomy, vision, or                     modeling
microscopy. And beyond optical design, the                                                                       30 July 2007
                                                     • incorporation of system metrics into optical
optical engineer is concerned with the                  design.
fabrication of components, assembly and                                                                       Manuscript Due Date for
alignment techniques, metrology and                  D. Developments in optical components,                    On-site Proceedings:
calibration, as well as the interaction with         techniques, and materials:
                                                                                                                 4 June 2007
other engineering disciplines such as                • polarization, micro-optics, gradient index
mechanical, thermal, electronic, and software.          optics and systems                                Manuscript due dates are staggered
    Current Developments serves the multi-           • novel materials and processes                      throughout the week. Accepted authors will
faceted discipline that is optical design and        • new fabrication techniques                         be notified of their specific due date.
engineering, and the multi-talented individuals      • novel optical designs enabled by new               Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
that dedicate themselves to this field. It has          techniques and materials.                         at least one author to register, attend the
been a perennially successful conference, held                                                            symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
since 1986 under a number of slightly varied                                                              whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
titles. In 2007 we will continue covering                                                                 and submit a full manuscript.
several of the discrete topics of optical                                                                 Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
engineering in greater depth and put together                                                             published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
the essentials of the field into this single                                                              start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
proceedings volume. Recognizing the intimate                                                              and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
connection between optical design and optical                                                             advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
engineering, we aim to provide a home for                                                                 site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
both the designer and the engineer who often                                                              meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                          Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                          Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                          meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                          shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                          and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                          starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Optical Design

Novel Optical Systems Design and
Optimization X (OP104)

Conference Chairs: R. John Koshel, Lambda             Novel Optical Systems Design and
Research Corp. and College of Optical              Optimization brings to the optical design
Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona; G. Groot            community a forum to discuss, learn, and
Gregory, Lambda Research Corp.                     network for key optical design trends. The
                                                   conference is crafted to convey to the
Program Committee: Jyh-Long Chern,
                                                   community a snapshot of the state-of-the-art
National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan); Alexander
                                                   technology. It focuses on the most novel
Epple, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany); Joseph M.
                                                   systems, ideas, and techniques for designing
Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.;
                                                   optical systems in the 21st century. Finally,
Richard C. Juergens, Raytheon Missile
                                                   while novel technology is the focus of this
Systems; Scott A. Lerner, Hewlett-Packard
                                                   conference, we cannot neglect the historical
Co.; Rongguang Liang, Eastman Kodak Co.;
                                                   precedents in optical design. Thus, for the first
Andrew B. Locke, ZEMAX Development
                                                   time, we are actively soliciting submissions in
Corp.; Paul K. Manhart, ASML; Richard N.
                                                   the area of the history of optical design and
Pfisterer, Photon Engineering, LLC; Andrew
Rakich, EOS Space Systems Pty. Ltd.
                                                      Focus areas for paper submissions:
(Australia); Jannick P. Rolland, College of
Optics & Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida;       • integrated optical design
José M. Sasian, The Univ. of Arizona; David        • educational optics
L. Shealy, The Univ. of Alabama/Birmingham;        • history of optical design and systems.
Donn M. Silberman, Optics Institute of                Paper submissions are solicited in these
Southern California; Marija Strojnik-Scholl,       additional following and related areas:
Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C.; Kevin     • optical design and systems for biomedical
P. Thompson, Optical Research Associates;             applications
Mary G. Turner, Engineering Synthesis              • miniature optical systems
Design, Inc.
                                                   • optical displays and 3D imaging
Industry trends and advances in optical design     • head-mounted displays
software are allowing for the first time the       • optical design and analysis software
modeling of optical systems in a way hardly        • novel design and optimization methods
thought of a few years ago. As a consequence
the optical design community is seeing a great     • illumination optics
number of innovative, intriguing, and enticing     • special optical effects
optical designs, concepts, systems, and            • gradient index materials and systems
applications. Especially intriguing is the         • novel optical elements and systems
concept of integrated optical design that          • micro and nano-optics applications
includes the optical design, tolerancing,          • exotic and unconventional optics
mechanics including finite element analysis,       • light propagation in optical systems
and other steps crucial to the performance of      • fabrication and testing issues for the optical
state-of-the-art optical systems.                     designer
   Optical design’s thought-provoking              • lens systems for CCDs
innovation is being seen in fields such as
consumer products, astronomy, entertainment,       • zoom lens systems
health sciences, machine vision, and optical       • tolerancing and image evaluation.
storage and processing. Micro- and nano-
optics, as well as projection systems, head-
mounted displays, diffractive optics, optics for
virtual reality and astronomy, spectrometers,
and 3D imaging are examples of systems that
are receiving a large amount of attention.
Education is also an important factor, such
that Novel Optical Systems Design and
Optimization will expand its educational
content at the 2007 meeting.

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Illumination Engineering

Seventh International Conference on
Solid State Lighting (OP105)
Conference Chairs: Ian T. Ferguson, Georgia             The implementation of LEDs, and even
Institute of Technology; Nadarajah Narendran,        lasers, in general lighting applications will
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Tsunemasa          require new lighting paradigms that are only
Taguchi, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan); Ian E.             now being considered. The most appropriate
Ashdown, TIR Systems Ltd. (Canada)                   metrics for measuring LEDs for lighting
Program Committee: Srinath K. Aanegola,              applications are still being considered. There
GELcore LLC; Andrew A. Allerman, Sandia              have also been rapid advances made in the
National Labs.; William J. Cassarly, Optical         development of organic and polymeric LEDs
Research Associates; Lianghui Chen, Institute        and are now exhibiting efficiencies similar to
of Semiconductors (China); Makarand H.               inorganic devices. These devices may also
Chipalkatti, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors               have utility in lighting applications and are
Inc.; Steven P. DenBaars, Univ. of California/       more likely to provide broad illumination
Santa Barbara; Kevin J. Dowling, Color               sources than the point sources produced by
Kinetics Inc.; Ivan Eliashevich, EMCORE              inorganic devices. Other approaches can be
Corp.; Volker K. Härle, OSRAM Opto                   taken to producing solid state lighting sources.
Semiconductors GmbH (Germany); Stephen G.            These include electrode-less sources and rare
Johnson, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.;            earth doping of GaN.
Bernd Keller, Cree, Inc.; Asif W. Khan, Univ. of        Solid state lighting technology is rapidly
South Carolina; Yung-Sheng Liu, Industrial           advancing and very large markets are waiting
Technology Research Institute (Taiwan); Paul S.      for new technologies that can deliver more
Martin, Lumileds Lighting, LLC; Shuji                efficient light sources. The use of LEDs in solid
Nakamura, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara;         state lighting is the technology of the future for
Seong-Ju Park, Gwangju Institute of Science          lighting and general illumination. This
and Technology (South Korea); Yong-Jo Park,          conference is interested in receiving papers
SAMSUNG Advanced Institute of Technology             that cover improvements in solid state light
                                                     sources and the use of these devices in
(South Korea); Yoon-Soo Park, Seoul National
Univ.; Robert V. Steele, Strategies Unlimited;       lighting applications, such as:                                  Critical Dates:
Brent K. Wagner, Georgia Institute of                • solid state light sources
Technology                                           • light-emitting diodes (growth, fabrication,                 Abstract Due Date:
                                                        and optimization)                                         26 February 2007
The continued development of high-brightness         • UV/pumped phosphors
LEDs based on III-Nitrides and AlInGaP has led
                                                     • lighting phosphor technology (YAG, tricolor,            Manuscript Due Date for
to the possibility of revolutionary new
                                                        etc.)                                                 Post-meeting Proceedings:
approaches for lighting and general illumination.
Efficient UV/Blue solid state sources fabricated     • LED fabrication improvements (light and
                                                        heat extraction)
                                                                                                                   30 July 2007
from III-Nitrides can be coupled to phosphors
for visible color and white light generation. Red,   • packaging (light and heat extraction,
                                                        phosphor downconversion)                                Manuscript Due Date for
green, and blue LEDs can be combined to
make high brightness and dynamically                 • LEDs and lasers in lighting applications                  On-site Proceedings:
adjustable white sources. However, while an          • illumination design for general lighting                    4 June 2007
LED can now exceed the luminous efficiencies         • CIE and chromaticity measurements
of incandescent light bulbs (>30 lumens/watt),                                                              Manuscript due dates are staggered
                                                     • OLEDs
they must improve both total light output and                                                               throughout the week. Accepted authors will
                                                     • rare-earth doped LEDs                                be notified of their specific due date.
cost per lumen output to be competitive with         • electroluminescence crystals
existing lighting technologies. LEDs typically                                                              Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
                                                     • electrodeless sources                                at least one author to register, attend the
operate at powers from 0.1-5 watts compared
to many tens of watts for an incandescent            • sulphur dimer sources                                symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
source. A current LED light source costs ~$0.10      • architectural lighting                               whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
per lumen compared to ERROR[Basic syntax             • drive electronics for lighting systems               and submit a full manuscript.
error] in:<$0.001 per lumen for traditional light    • energy efficient lighting systems                    Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
bulbs.ERROR[Basic syntax error] in: LED              • integrated solar lighting                            published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
structures designed to maximize the light            • alternative solid state lighting sources.            start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
extraction efficiency and operate at higher                                                                 and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
                                                     Highlights:                                            advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
powers for high lumen output are now being
produced. However, many material and device          • A joint session on Organic Solid State               site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
challenges still remain such as improving high-         Lighting                                            meeting. Papers from post-meeting
power efficiencies and high-temperature                                                                     Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
performances.                                                                                               Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                            meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                            shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                            and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                            starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Illumination Engineering

Nonimaging Optics and Efficient                                                                    Organic Light
Illumination Systems IV (OP106)                                                                    Emitting Materials
Conference Chairs: Roland Winston, Univ. of           The use of Nonimaging Optics promises
                                                                                                   and Devices XI
California/Merced; R. John Koshel, Lambda          higher efficiency, relaxed physical             (OP122)
Research Corp. and College of Optical              tolerances, improved optical uniformity,
                                                                                                   Conference Chair: Zakya H. Kafafi, Naval
Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona                      and reduced manufacturing costs. We
                                                                                                   Research Lab.
Program Committee: Pablo Benítez, Univ.            encourage submissions ranging from
                                                   fundamentals to critical design issues and      Cochair: Franky So, Univ. of Florida
Politécnica de Madrid and Light Prescriptions
Innovators LLC; William J. Cassarly, Optical       practical applications.                         Program Committee: Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu
Research Associates; Philip L. Gleckman,              Paper submissions are solicited in the       Univ. (Japan); Alasdair J. Campbell, Imperial
Idealab Capital Partners; Jeffrey M. Gordon,       following and related areas:                    College London (United Kingdom); Brian W.
Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel); Anurag     • high-flux concentration applications          D’Andrade, Universal Display Corp.; Anil R.
Gupta, Optical Research Associates; Douglas        • illumination                                  Duggal, GE Global Research; Tukaram K.
A. Kirkpatrick, Defense Advanced Research          • display backlighting                          Hatwar, Eastman Kodak Co.; Andrew B.
Projects Agency; Kenneth K. Li, Wavien, Inc.;      • lightpipe design                              Holmes, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia);
Juan C. Miñano, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid        • source modeling and characterization          Ghassan E. Jabbour, Arizona State Univ.; Junji
(Spain) and Light Prescriptions Innovators         • solid-state/LED lighting applications         Kido, Yamagata Univ. (Japan); Changhee Lee,
LLC; Holger Moench, Philips Research Labs.         • condenser optics                              Seoul National Univ. (South Korea); Chun S.
(Germany); Narkis E. Shatz, Science                                                                Lee, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong
                                                   • automotive lighting
Applications International Corp.; John F. Van                                                      China); Michele Muccini, Istituto per lo Studio
Derlofske, 3M Co.                                  • tailored optics for prescribed                dei Materialo Nanostrutturati (Italy); Ifor D. W.
                                                      illumination design                          Samuel, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom);
Many important optical subsystems are              • freeform optics                               Joseph Shinar, Iowa State Univ.
concerned with power transfer and brightness       • optimization algorithms for illumination
rather than with image fidelity. Nonimaging                                                        This conference centers on the science and
                                                   • IR detection
Optics is a design approach that departs from                                                      technology of organic light-emitting materials
                                                   • daylighting and hybrid solar lighting         and devices for flat panel displays and solid-
the methods of traditional optical design to
develop techniques for maximizing the              • fiber optic illumination                      state lighting. Applications range from hand-
collecting power of concentrator and               • near-field optical microscopy                 held displays to large flat panel screens, and
illuminator systems. Nonimaging devices            • solar energy applications                     large area distributed light sources.
substantially outperform conventional imaging      • solar-pumped and diode-pumped lasers             The scope of the conference will cover the
lenses and mirrors in these applications,          • optical furnaces and radiant heating          following areas:
approaching the theoretical (thermodynamic)        • focal plane arrays: applications in           • highly efficient molecular and polymeric light
limit. Nonimaging design methods usually              particle and astrophysics                       emitters and devices
involve solving ordinary or partial differential   • practical radiometry and statistical          • stable devices based on novel materials or
equations, calculating the flow lines of the ray      optics                                          device processing
bundles, coupling the edge rays of extended        • commercial and consumer applications          • efficient white-emitting materials and devices
sources and targets or optimizing a                                                                   for solid state lighting
                                                   • illumination system fabrication and
multiparameter merit function computed by                                                          • approaches for enhancing device light
ray-tracing techniques. While geometrically                                                           extraction efficiency
based, the design algorithms, with                 • perception of illumination
                                                   • testing of illumination systems               • microcavity effects for solid-state lighting and
modifications, have been extended into the
                                                   • radiance and coherent source                     lasers
few-mode regime. In fact, the methods of
nonimaging power transfer extend to the               measurement and modeling.                    • new materials and concepts for solid state
diffraction limited and even subwavelength                                                            lasers
domain. Therefore applicability exists in near-                                                    • device failure mechanisms and durability
field optical microscopy and nanometer scale                                                          studies
optics. This symposium will address the theory                                                     • novel approaches, patterning, and driving
of Nonimaging Optics and its application to                                                           schemes for full color displays and solid state
the design of illumination and concentration                                                          lighting
systems. Tailored free-form optics for                                                             • processes for large area fabrication of flat
prescribed distributions, display backlighting,                                                       panel displays
condenser optics design, high-flux solar and                                                       • novel substrates and electrodes for flexible
infrared concentration, daylighting, LED color                                                        devices
mixing, luminaires, solar energy, lightpipe                                                        • encapsulation techniques for flexible devices
systems, LED automotive front lighting, as well                                                    • light-emitting organic thin film transistors
as illumination and concentrator optimization                                                      • physics of carrier injection and transport
are examples of current areas of research.
Manufacturing techniques and testing of                                                            Highlights:
nonimaging optical systems will also be                                                            • A joint session on Organic Solid-State
addressed.                                                                                            Lighting
                                                                                                   • A joint session on Carrier Injection and
                                                                                                   • A joint session on Light-emitting Organic Thin
                                                                                                      Film Transistors
                                                                                                   • A session on Solid-State Lasers based on
Submit your abstract today!                                                                           Organic Thin Films and Molecular Crystals
                                                                                                    Manuscripts for the conference                                                                              proceedings will be peer reviewed.

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Optical Manufacturing and Testing

Optical Manufacturing and Testing VII                                                               Advancements in
(OP107)                                                                                             Polymer Optics
Conference Chairs: James H. Burge, College       •  computer aided processes
of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona;        •  diamond turning                                 Fabrication, and
Oliver W. Fähnle, FISBA OPTIK AG
(Switzerland); Ray Williamson, Ray
                                                    precision machining
                                                    ion/plasma/water-jet removal
                                                                                                    Materials II (OP108)
Williamson Consulting                                                                               Conference Chair: Scott C. Cahall, Jenoptik
                                                 •  material deposition
Program Committee: Dave Baiocchi, Sandia         •  optical contacting / advanced bond              Polymer Systems, Inc.
National Labs.; Michael Bray, MB Optique            methods                                         Program Committee: Stefan M. B. Baumer,
SARL (France); Andrew R. Clarkson, L-3           • molding for glass or plastic                     Philips Applied Technologies (Netherlands);
Brashear; Glen C. Cole, Tinsley Labs., Inc.;     • technologies for replicating optical surfaces    Jennifer L. Grace, 3M Optical Systems Div.;
David A. Content, NASA Goddard Space             • advanced finishing technologies                  John D. Griffith, Flextronics International;
Flight Ctr.; Peter J. de Groot, Zygo Corp.;                                                         Werner Hofmann, JENOPTIK Polymer
                                                 • material and process development for
Roland Geyl, SAGEM SA (France); John E.                                                             Systems GmbH (Germany); Michael P.
                                                    mirrors, lenses, and gratings.
Greivenkamp, College of Optical Sciences/                                                           Schaub, Raytheon Missile Systems; Alan
The Univ. of Arizona; Stephen D. Jacobs,         New developments in optical testing of             Symmons, LightPath Technologies; Claude
Univ. of Rochester; Stephen E. Kendrick, Ball    figure/wavefront and finish:                       Tribastone, Apollo Optical Systems, LLC;
Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Stephen J.       • interferometry, holography, and speckle          Alex Vasiliu, Taylor Hobson a division of
Martinek, 4D Technology Corp.; Gary              • phase-measuring, spatial heterodyne, and         AMETEK; Jarkko Viinikanoja, Nokia Research
Matthews, ITT Industries, Inc.; Robert E.           static fringe analysis                          Ctr. (Finland)
Parks, Optical Perspective Group, LLC;           • absolute calibration - flats, spheres,
Joseph L. Robichaud, L-3 SSG-Tinsley;                                                               Polymer optics can be found in many aspects
                                                    windows, etc.                                   of our daily lives. Modern applications are vast
Joanna Schmit, Veeco Instruments Inc.;           • measurement of aspheres
Peter Z. Takacs, Brookhaven National Lab.;                                                          and include camera phones, near to eye
                                                 • diffractive null correctors                      displays, micro-projection, panoramic capture
Martin J. Valente, College of Optical
                                                 • geometric-ray tests                              systems, biometrics, endoscopy, automotive,
Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona; David D.
Walker, Univ. College London (United             • wavefront sensors                                and many others. Polymer optics have
Kingdom)                                         • high-spatial resolution                          become increasingly prevalent due to
                                                 • MTF and encircled energy                         continuously improving manufacturing
This conference is dedicated to the                                                                 tolerances, their ability to incorporate
technologies for manufacturing and testing       • testing in adverse environments - vibration,
                                                    atmosphere, cryogenic, vacuum, etc.             mechanical features directly into the optical
optical surfaces and components. Papers                                                             parts, their ability to scale to high volumes,
should show developments in processes,           • figure, ripple, and roughness
                                                                                                    and their low cost relative to that of other
technologies, or equipment used for optical      • characterization of subsurface damage            technologies.
fabrication or measurement. Contributions that   • surface profilometry - optical and scanning         This conference will be dedicated to
share lessons learned from recent projects are      probe                                           Polymer Optics with special emphasis on
particularly desired.                            • scatter and BRDF.                                recent developments in the field. We welcome
  Papers are specifically requested on:                                                             papers describing advances in any aspect of
Current and future application                                                                      polymer optics, particularly within the
requirements:                                                                                       following seven areas:
• telescopes and large optics                                                                       • developments that exemplify the strengths
• lithography                                                                                          of polymer optics, such as extreme
• space and cryogenic optics                                                                           asphericity, low cost, low weight, high
                                                                                                       volume production, integration of functional
• light-weight and flexible substrates
                                                                                                       mechanical features, etc.
• steep aspheres and conformal optics
                                                                                                    • developments that challenge the traditional
• deformable and active mirrors                                                                        roadblocks for polymer optics, such as
• micro-optics                                                                                         thermal instability, structural instability,
• mass production of optical components and                                                            birefringence, haze, difficulty in broad
   systems                                                                                             spectrum color correction, etc.
• high-power                                                                                        • advances in ultra-precision diamond
• imaging systems                                                                                      turning, molding, coating, or assembly
• x-ray and synchrotron optics                                                                      • advances in polymer optics materials
• polarization optics.                                                                              • advances in metrology (surface, part, or
Advances in manufacturing materials,                                                                   system)
abrasives, tools, machines, and processes:                                                          • advances/applications of unique surface
• grinding and polishing                                                                               geometries (i.e., aspheres, toroids,
                                                                                                       freeforms, microstructures, etc.)
                                                                                                    • business/market trends for polymer optics.

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Optical Manufacturing and Testing

Metrology for Aspheric and                                                              NEW!
Freeform Optics (OP109)
Conference Chair: Paul E. Murphy, QED               Methods/processes for improving gauge
Technologies Inc.                                   measurement performance, including:
Program Committee: Rainer Boerret,                  • gauge / null optic calibration techniques
Fachhochschule Aalen (Germany); Bernd               • “absolute” (unbiased) measurements (e.g.
Dorbrand, Carl Zeiss SMT AG (Germany); Ulf            error reversal methods)
Griesmann, National Institute of Standards          • gauge repeatability and reproducibility
and Technology; Michael F. Kuechel, Zygo            • asphere measurement standards
Corp. (Germany); Daniel Malacara-                   • subaperture stitching.
Hernandez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica,
                                                    Specific applications of aspheric/freeform
A.C. (Mexico); Edward P. Morse, The Univ. of
                                                    measurements, including:
North Carolina at Charlotte; Mahito Negishi,
Canon Inc. (Japan); Jacques F. Rodolfo,             • telescopes/astronomy
Sagem SA (France); Roland Schreiner,                • lithography (DUV/EUV)
JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH                 • x-ray / synchrotron
(Germany); Michael Schulz, Physikalisch-            • defense/military systems
Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Richard         • ophthalmic lenses
N. Youngworth, Ball Aerospace &                     • full system (transmitted wavefront) tests that
Technologies Corp.                                    include aspheric elements
Aspheric surfaces provide real advantages in        • mid-spatial frequency measurements.
optical designs, improving imaging
performance and/or reducing the number of
elements needed in the system. Furthermore,
aspheres that depart from rotational symmetry
(such as off-axis sections, toroids, and true
“freeforms”) are needed to accommodate
other requirements, such as an unobstructed
pupil or conforming to a mechanical surface.
Phase-measuring interferometry revolutionized
the testing of spherical surfaces over the last
few decades, providing a flexible, accurate,
and quick means of testing. Unfortunately,
extending the same level of capability to
aspheric surfaces is a significant challenge.
Therefore despite the benefits of aspheric
surfaces, the difficulty in measuring them has
limited their use.
   This conference focuses on aspheric testing
(including surfaces that depart from rotational
symmetry), particularly on the shape or form
error of the surface. Appropriate topics include
new gauges, principles of measurement,
enhancements to aspheric gauge capability
(accuracy, flexibility, spatial resolution,
productivity), as well as applications of current
   Papers are specifically requested on (but not
limited to):
Gauge technologies that can be applied to
aspheric measurements, including:
• interferometric null tests of aspheres (e.g.
   refractive, computer-generated hologram)
• height profiling techniques (mechanical or
   optical profilometers)
• curvature or slope sensing (shearing)
• coordinate measuring machines (CMMs)
• Moiré or fringe projection methods
• ray-based / Schlieren tests (e.g. knife edge,
   Ronchi tests)
• Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensors.

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Advanced Metrology
Advanced Characterization Techniques
for Optics, Semiconductors, and
Nanotechnologies III (OP202)
Conference Chairs: Angela Duparré,                  The conference aims at an interdisciplinary
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und      meeting between engineers and researchers
Feinmechanik (Germany); Bhanwar Singh,            involved in the development or application of
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; Zu-Han Gu,          advanced characterization techniques in the
Surface Optics Corp.                              described fields. It also addresses engineers
Program Committee: Lionel R. Baker,               and researchers seeking for solutions of their
Consultant (United Kingdom); Salvador             characterization problems.
Bosch Puig, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain);             The multidisciplinary character of the
Russell A. Chipman, The Univ. of Arizona; Iraj    conference will provide a forum to present and
Emami, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.;              discuss newest developments of metrology
Thomas A. Germer, National Institute of           techniques as well as industrial needs for new
Standards and Technology; Daniel J. C. Herr,      measurement equipment.
Semiconductor Research Corp.; Alexei A.             The measurement principles include e.g.
Maradudin, Univ. of California/Irvine; Akira      scanning-probe microscopy, optical
Matsumoto, Nikon Corp. (Japan); Eugenio R.        profilometry, light scattering, SEM-based
Méndez, Ctr. de Investigación Científica y de     metrology, ellipsometry, reflectometry,
Educación Superior de Ensenada; Soe-Mie F.        scanning microscopy, and interferometry.
Nee, Naval Air Warfare Ctr.; Hendrik Rothe,       Submission of abstracts is encouraged in, but
Helmut-Schmidt Univ. (Germany); Michael           not limited to, the following areas:
Schulz, Physikalisch-Technische                   • surface quality control and material research
Bundesanstalt (Germany); Costas J. Spanos,        • characterization of nanostructured
Univ. of California/Berkeley; John C. Stover,        functional (e.g. superhydrophobic or
The Scatter Works Inc.; John F. Valley, Raytex       hydrophilic) surfaces
USA Corp.; Alexander V. Vinogradov, P.N.          • nanotopography and nanoroughness
                                                     measurement and analysis
Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
This is the seventh conference of a series        • light scattering techniques (BSDF; Total                    Critical Dates:
started in 2000 on advanced characterization         Scatter etc.)
techniques and metrology for application in       • optical properties & characterization in the             Abstract Due Date:
the optical and semiconductor industries.            deep UV, EUV, and x-ray regimes                        26 February 2007
   To meet the novel challenges arising from      • defect and sub-surface damage detection
the tremendous developments in the rapidly        • large-area and aspheric surface inspection           Manuscript Due Date for
increasing field of nanotechnologies,             • optical systems contamination                       Post-meeting Proceedings:
characterization tools for this industry became      measurement and control
a new important focus of intention at the past
                                                                                                             30 July 2007
                                                  • optical property measurement (T, R etc.)
two conferences. This will be extended in         • thin film characterization
2007 to include new achievements and trends                                                               Manuscript Due Date for
                                                  • CD metrology for semiconductor
in the nano-world. At the same time, the ever-       components                                            On-site Proceedings:
increasing scale of integration in                                                                           4 June 2007
                                                  • calibration and standardization in optical
semiconductor components, and the
corresponding decrease of the application                                                             Manuscript due dates are staggered
wavelength of optical components towards          • discussion of requirements and roadmaps           throughout the week. Accepted authors will
the deep UV and EUV spectral regions, drive          for advanced characterization tools.             be notified of their specific due date.
the development of techniques capable of                                                              Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
measuring extremely small features as well.                                                           at least one author to register, attend the
   The novel achievements in optics,                                                                  symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
semiconductors, and nanotechnologies                                                                  whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
altogether significantly enhance the demands                                                          and submit a full manuscript.
for highly sensitive and efficient metrology                                                          Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
tools. The requirements have also increased                                                           published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
for rapid and thorough coverage of large                                                              start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
functional areas. This includes the fast and                                                          and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
area-covering measurement of properties such                                                          advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
as nanoroughness, flatness and figure, thin                                                           site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
film structure, and nano-particle                                                                     meeting. Papers from post-meeting
contamination. Furthermore, for the                                                                   Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
development of nanostructured surfaces with                                                           Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
specific functionalities (e.g. self-cleaning,                                                         meeting. Print volumes are published and
tribological effects), a tight link between                                                           shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
measurement and modeling tool becomes                                                                 and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
essential.                                                                                            starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Advanced Metrology

Time and Frequency Metrology
                                                                                                      Thin Films
Conference Chair: Ronald J. Jones, College        researchers from these broad fields to
of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona          interact, disseminate, and share their latest
                                                  results. Papers addressing anything from
                                                                                                      Thin-Film Coatings
Program Committee: James C. Bergquist,
National Institute of Standards and               fundamental studies of clock limitations to         for Optical
                                                  standards for telecommunications and low
Technology; Peter J. Delfyett, Jr., College of
Optics & Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida;      phase-noise sources, measurement                    Applications IV
Feng-Lei Hong, National Institute of              techniques, and related technologies are all
                                                  welcome. Sessions will consist of both
Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(Japan); Tetsuya Ido, National Institute of       invited and contributed papers. Papers are          Conference Chair: Michael J. Ellison, Alpine
Information and Communications Technology         solicited on the following and related topics:      Research Optics Corp.
(Japan); David J. Jones, The Univ. of British     • optical frequency standards (atomic, ionic,       The range of applications for which optical thin
Columbia (Canada); Jun Ye, Univ. of Colorado/        molecular, etc.)                                 films are employed continues to expand at a
Boulder                                           • microwave frequency standards                     remarkable pace. This conference will focus
                                                  • time and frequency transfer and                   on the latest developments with the goal of
Advances in time and frequency metrology rely        dissemination                                    disseminating these improvements within the
upon a broad and ever increasing amount of
                                                  • compact/portable frequency standards              optical coating community. In previous years
sophisticated tools and innovative ideas. The
                                                  • novel generation and measurement                  this conference has presented papers
ability to more accurately measure stable
                                                     techniques                                       spanning nearly all of the widely used
frequencies from the microwave to the
                                                  • femtosecond frequency combs (novel                deposition technologies including; magnetron
ultraviolet and to more precisely divide up and
                                                     devices and applications)                        sputtering, plasma ion assisted deposition, ion
characterize temporal intervals from seconds
                                                  • ultrastable oscillators (optical,                 beam sputtering, RF sputtering and thermal
to attoseconds pushes the limits of current
                                                     microwave,...)                                   evaporation. The applications of these
technology and will have a fundamental
                                                                                                      coatings communicated at this conference
impact on a range of scientific areas. These      • noise characterization techniques
                                                                                                      have been as varied as the deposition
advances impact both fundamental physical         • photonic microwave oscillators                    technologies used to construct them.
researches as well as commercial and              • low noise/timing jitter sources                   Significant developments in; display
navigational applications. At the same time,      • ultrafast laser technology                        technology, optical communications,
such progress has resulted in a convergence       • quantum limited/enabled measurements              femtosecond lasers, increased laser damage
of ideas, tools, and techniques utilized by
                                                  • telecommunication standards                       threshold, photovoltaic coatings, space
researchers working on different spectral and
                                                  • photonic crystal fibers                           applications and even extremely low loss
temporal scales. Optical frequency combs
                                                  • novel THz generation and detection                coatings employed in gravity wave antennas
based on stabilized mode-locked lasers allow
                                                     techniques                                       have all been presented.
the stability and accuracy of almost any time
                                                  • precision laser spectroscopy and                     We welcome papers describing advances in
or frequency standard to be translated to
                                                     metrology                                        any aspect of thin film optical coatings,
almost any other spectral or temporal region.
                                                                                                      particularly within the following six areas:
The performance and reliability of such fs        • attosecond timing and generation
frequency combs continues to improve as              technology                                       • design of optical coatings
novel sources are developed. The stability and    • clocks for space based applications               • novel optical coating materials
accuracy of next generation optical atomic        • tests of fundamental physics.                     • optical coating manufacturing/processing/
clocks (both ionic and atomic) is reaching                                                               deposition
nearly unprecedented performance, placing                                                             • characterization, monitoring, and
more stringent requirements on the fs comb                                                               measurement
clockwork and techniques for remote                                                                   • creative applications of optical coatings
comparison between distant sites. Compact                                                             • coatings for photovoltaics, including roll-to-
and portable sources likewise become                                                                     roll web production.
increasingly important for clock comparison
and optical frequency metrology. Space-based
and commercial applications place increasing
demands on the stability, size, and robustness
of time and frequency sources. This
conference on Time and Frequency Metrology
will provide a forum to bring together

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Optical Systems Engineering
Optical Modeling and Performance
Predictions III (OP111)
Conference Chair: Mark A. Kahan, Optical           Papers are specifically requested on current    • Thermal and thermo-optical modeling:
Research Associates                              and evolving analytical techniques that              - effects of energy absorption with depth in
Program Committee: James W. Bilbro, NASA         address:                                               transmissive elements
Marshall Space Flight Ctr.; Robert P. Breault,   • Optical models, methods, and performance           - thermal run-away in IR elements
Breault Research Organization, Inc.; Gail J.       estimates involving:                               - aircraft/UAV windows, missiles, and
Brown, Air Force Research Lab.; Thomas G.          - geometrical and physical optics                    domes
Brown, Univ. of Rochester; William J.              - diffractive optics and holographic systems       - solar loading
Cassarly, Optical Research Associates; H.          - beam propagation                                 - system sterilization
John Caulfield, Diversified Research Corp.;        - meta-materials (including negative index,        - hole drilling, welding, and laser heat
Helen J. Cole, NASA Marshall Space Flight            photonic crystals, cloaking)                       treating
Ctr.; Keith B. Doyle, Sigmadyne, Inc.; Peter       - polarization                                     - HEL effects including survivability and
G. Eliseev, The Univ. of New Mexico; G. Groot
                                                   - adaptive optics                                    hardening
Gregory, Lambda Research Corp.; James B.
Hadaway, The Univ. of Alabama/Huntsville;          - radiometry                                       - recursive models where thermo-elastic
George N. Lawrence, Applied Optics                 - narcissus                                          changes in-turn impact heating
Research; Marie B. Levine, Jet Propulsion          - fiber-optics and photonics                       - effects of joint resistance on conduction
Lab.; Steven P. Levitan, Univ. of Pittsburgh;      - interferometers and nullers                        changes
H. Angus Macleod, Thin Film Ctr., Inc.; Jack       - image doubling                                   - convective effects and air-path
L. May, Northrop Grumman Corp.; Gregory J.         - illumination (including lasers, LEDs,              conditioning/self-induced turbulence.
Moore, Jet Propulsion Lab.; James D. Moore,          OLEDS, solar)                                 • Integrated models:
Jr., SRS Technologies; Steven R. Murrill,          - stray light/ghosts                               - closely coupled thermal-structural-optical
Army Research Lab.; Sean O’Brien, Army             - quantuim dots                                      models
Research Lab.; Jefferson E. Odhner, BAE                                                               - optical control systems
                                                   - optimization
Systems; David C. Redding, Jet Propulsion                                                             - global optimizers
Lab.; James C. Wyant, College of Optical           - phase/prescription retrieval
                                                   - tolerancing and probabilistic design.            - acquisition, pointing, and tracking.
Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona; Richard N.
                                                 • Electro-optical models including factors        • Space-borne (and/or microlithographic)
Youngworth, Ball Aerospace & Technologies
                                                   relating to:                                       factors including:
                                                   - detector quantum efficiency                      - contamination control
This conference is dedicated to the modeling                                                          - particulate/NVR models
of imaging and non-imaging optical systems         - charge diffusion
                                                   - EMI/EMC influences on E-O performance.           - photopolymerization
and associated test-equipment and related
                                                 • Optical coating performance (including             - radiative damage, atomic O2
predictions of performance over a broad range
of active and passive optical systems and          filters, laser damage resistance).                 - spacecraft charging.
engineering disciplines. Unclassified papers     • MEMS and MOEMS - electrostatics and                - micro-meteoroid modeling - including
are solicited from nano-scale systems through      structures.                                          spalling.
to components such as special fiber-optic,       • Structural and opto-mechanical modeling         • Aero-optics including boundary layer and
gratings, holographic systems, light sources       including:                                         shock wave effects.
and detectors, and on to large deployable          - ultra-lightweight optics, nano-laminates,     • The modeling of vision systems including
telescopes. Environmental factors can range          membrane mirrors                                 HUDs and HMDs.
from HEL through cryogenic, in configurations      - mounting stresses, G-Release, and /or         • Phenomenology.
spanning the laboratory to underwater and            launch and deployment                         • Reliability.
outer-space and with wavelengths ranging           - high impact/shock loading                     • Rules of thumb and scale factors of use to
from X-Rays to THz to micro and mm waves.                                                             individual disciplines.
                                                   - influence functions
                                                   - vibration and damping                         • Cost models of optical systems.
                                                   - micro-dynamics and influences of piece-         Of special interest are new methods of
                                                     part inertia                                  analysis, and contributions to a body of work
                                                   - mechanical influences such as scanning        that will help provide various model “anchors”
                                                     deformations and special zoom/servo           and parametric relationships that correlate
                                                     effects                                       results with predictions.
                                                   - thermo-elastic effects
                                                   - stress birefringence
                                                   - fracture mechanics
                                                   - proof testing models
                                                   - aspects such as lay-up anisotropy and
                                                     material inhomogeneity
                                                   - nodal accuracy.

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Optical Systems Engineering

Optical       NEW!
Alignment and
Conference Chairs: José M. Sasian, The Univ.
of Arizona; Mitchell C. Ruda, Ruda &
Program Committee: Sen Han, Veeco Tucson
Inc.; Robert E. Parks, Optical Perspective
Group, LLC; David V. Wick, Sandia National
Labs.; Richard N. Youngworth, Ball
Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
The assembly of actual optical systems
requires alignment of the different system
components. The precision level of the
alignment depends on the assigned tolerance
error budget, and so alignment and tolerances
are interrelated. This conference seeks to
further the state-of-the-art in alignment and
tolerancing by providing a forum where these
fields can be discussed. The conference also
seeks to provide the audience with past and
current insights into these fields.
   Papers are solicited in the following areas:
• theories of alignment and tolerancing
• approaches to tolerancing and error
• alignment techniques and tools
• optical alignment examples
• alignment in traditional lens systems
• alignment of micro optics
• optical alignment of nanostructures
• case stories and alignment pitfalls
• alignment of apherics
• reducing tolerances using active elements
• alignment in electro-optical systems
• alignment in metrology applications.
   Preliminary invited papers are:
• “Optical alignment with computer
   holograms,” Jim Burge, Univ. of Arizona
• “Optical alignment techniques for line-
   imaging velocity interferometry and line-
   imaging self-emission of targets at the
   National Ignition Facility (NIF),” Robert M.
   Malone, NSTec
• “Alignment of aspheric surfaces,” Robert
   E. Parks, Optical Perspectives Group, LLC
• “Optical alignment techniques in
   nanostructures,” Stanley Pau, Univ. of
• “Review of optical alignment techniques,”
   Mitch Ruda, Ruda Associates.

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Remote Sensing Instrumentation

Earth Observing Systems XII (OP400)
Conference Chairs: James J. Butler, Jack          mentioned above, papers are solicited in the
Xiong, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.             following general areas:
Program Committee: Philip E. Ardanuy,             • Earth-observing mission studies including
Raytheon Co.; Robert A. Barnes, Science              new system requirements
Applications International Corp.; Stuart F.       • commercial system designs
Biggar, Optical Sciences Ctr./The Univ. of        • electro-optical sensor designs and
Arizona; Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National            sensitivity studies
Labs.; Hampapuram K. Ramapriyan, NASA             • microwave remote sensing systems
Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Carl F. Schueler,      • system validation and vicarious calibration
Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing             • airborne simulators
Since EOS XI in August 2006, NASA has             • sensor test results including calibration and
continued the operation of its Earth Observing       characterization
System (EOS) series of missions and has           • techniques for enhancing data processing,
continued both instrument and platform               reprocessing, archival, dissemination and
preparations for the upcoming National Polar-        utilization
orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite      • conversion from research to operational
System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP).           systems
In addition, commercial and governmental          • on-orbit calibration, performance, and
groups from around the globe are developing          characterization
relatively low-cost Earth-viewing missions and    • enabling technologies (optics, antennas,
sensors incorporating new technologies via           electronics, calibration techniques,
programs similar to NASA’s New Millennium            detectors, and models).
Program (NMP), Earth System Science
Program (ESSP), and Instrument Incubator
Program (IIP). At the same time, mission and
sensor developments for the Geostationary
Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)-R
next-generation of U.S. operational weather                                                                     Critical Dates:
satellites are underway in addition to
continuing launches of the European Space                                                                    Abstract Due Date:
Agency (ESA) MetOp platforms. All of these                                                                  26 February 2007
missions have resulted in the design,
development, and testing of both successive
and heritage generations of remote sensing                                                               Manuscript Due Date for
systems which will be the subject of EOS XII in                                                         Post-meeting Proceedings:
August 2007.                                                                                                 30 July 2007
   Dedicated sessions are planned for a variety
of sensors and missions, including NPP, which                                                             Manuscript Due Date for
will bridge the transition from NASA’s EOS
research mission to the operational NPOESS
                                                                                                           On-site Proceedings:
mission later in the decade.                                                                                 4 June 2007
   In addition to the specific systems
                                                                                                      Manuscript due dates are staggered
                                                                                                      throughout the week. Accepted authors will
                                                                                                      be notified of their specific due date.
                                                                                                      Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
                                                                                                      at least one author to register, attend the
                                                                                                      symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
                                                                                                      whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
                                                                                                      and submit a full manuscript.
                                                                                                      Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
                                                                                                      published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
                                                                                                      start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
                                                                                                      and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
                                                                                                      advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
                                                                                                      site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                      meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                      Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                      Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                      meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                      shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                      and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                      starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Remote Sensing Instrumentation

Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing                                                              Remote Sensing
and Instrumentation XV (OP401)                                                                  and Modeling of
                                                                                                Ecosystems for
Conference Chair: Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de
Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
                                                 Instrument Facilities
                                                 • MOPIT
                                                                                                Sustainability IV
Program Committee: John A. Antoniades,           • SOFIA                                        (OP402)
BAE Systems North America; Gail E.               • SIRTF                                        Cooperating Organizations: UV-B Monitoring
Bingham, Utah State Univ.; David A.              • HERSCHEL                                     and Research Program of U.S. Dept. of
Cardimona, Air Force Research Lab.;              • EOS instruments.                             Agriculture, Natural Resource Ecology Lab.,
Catherine J. Cesarsky, European Southern                                                        Colorado State Univ.; the Center for Spatial
                                                 Instruments and their Scientific Returns
Observatory (Germany); Jam Farhoomand,                                                          Technologies and Remote Sensing;
TechnoScience Corp.; Gerald T. Fraser,           • bolometers
                                                                                                International Ctr. for Desert Affairs—Research
National Institute of Standards and              • spectrometers
                                                                                                for Sustainable Development in Arid and Semi-
Technology; John C. Gille, National Ctr. for     • imaging cameras                              Arid Land; PKU-CSU Joint Laboratory for
Atmospheric Research; Dietrich Lemke, Max-       • photometers (multiband)                      Remote Sensing of Ecological Environments
Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Jan    • radiometers
L. Williams, e-Systems Management                                                               Conference Chairs: Wei Gao, Colorado State
                                                 • imaging and non-imaging interferometers
Consultants; Juergen Wolf, NASA Ames                                                            Univ.; Susan L. Ustin, Univ. of California/Davis
                                                 • micro-cameras.
Research Ctr.                                                                                   Program Committee: Gregory P. Asner,
                                                 Remote Sensing
A great deal of knowledge about the Earth’s                                                     Stanford Univ.; Xiuwan Chen, Peking Univ.
                                                 • Earth resource mapping                       (China); Wenjie Dong, Chinese Meteorological
environment and about space (including outer     • atmosphere and weather prediction
space) has recently been acquired using                                                         Administration (China); John A. Gamon,
                                                 • space exploration                            California State Univ./Los Angeles;
infrared remote sensing techniques. In this
conference we plan to bring together             • remote calibration.                          E. Raymond Hunt, Jr., USDA Agricultural
scientists and engineers involved with the       Enabling Technologies                          Research Service; Xin-Zhong Liang, Univ. of
design, engineering, and data analysis of        • sensor design                                Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State
existing and future infrared remote sensing                                                     Water Survey; John M. Melack, Univ. of
                                                 • cold read-out electronics
instruments, including scientific returns                                                       California/Santa Barbara; Dennis Ojima,
                                                 • infrared materials.                          Colorado State Univ.; Jeffrey L. Privette,
obtained from remotely collected data.
   Areas of interest include:                    Infrared Telescopes for Earth Remote           NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Jiaguo Qi,
                                                 Sensing                                        Michigan State Univ.; John J. Qu, George
• scientific objectives for future missions
                                                 Focal Plane Technology and Detection           Mason Univ.; Dar A. Roberts, Univ. of
• scientific results for those missions that
                                                 Schemes                                        California/Santa Barbara; Daniel L. Schmoldt,
   have flown
                                                 • near-IR detectors                            U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; James R. Slusser,
• instrument design requirements to meet                                                        Colorado State Univ.; Yegang Wu, E2
   mission objectives and the resultant design   • IR detectors
                                                                                                Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Xiaoxiong Xiong,
   and implementation experiences                • far-IR detectors                             NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Xiusheng H.
• sensor technology challenges in meeting        • sub-mm detectors                             Yang, Univ. of Connecticut; Hamid Yimit,
   instrument requirements                       • focal plane layout and architecture.         Xinjiang Univ. (China); Hua Zhang, National
• instrument and sensor integration                                                             Climate Ctr. (China)
   challenges and experiences
                                                                                                Remote sensing and related geospatial
• planned and required enabling                                                                 technologies are providing opportunities for
   technologies.                                                                                natural and managed ecosystems monitoring
   Papers are solicited on the following and                                                    and management that have been heretofore
related topics:                                                                                 unavailable. Site-specific agriculture or
Remote Sensing Fundamentals                                                                     precision farming, for example, is becoming a
• radiometry and energy throughput                                                              key element of environmentally and
• imaging                                                                                       economically sound management of
                                                                                                agricultural production.
• fundamental limits to IR imaging, including                                                     Ecosystems are sensitive to changes
   detector quantum noise and background                                                        caused by both natural events and human
   limit                                                                                        activities. Concerns about water availability
• stray light considerations, including                                                         and quality, sanitation, loss of biodiversity,
   analysis, signal-to-noise, and instrument                                                    invasive species, elevated CO2, nitrogen
   performance limitations                                                                      deposition, sustainable soil fertility and food
• instrument calibration, comparison of                                                         production, land use and land cover change,
   predicted and measured results                                                               ecosystem degradation, human social
• space environment and radiation effects                                                       systems (urbanization), health and hygiene,
• calibration and testing                                                                       environmental policy, disease of pests, plants,
• standards and characterization of                                                             and humans, require community effort and
   components and materials                                                                     new technologies. Enhanced monitoring
• IR/electro-optical system modeling and                                                        capabilities are essential for early detection,
   simulations.                                                                                 assessment, and mitigation of changes that
                                                                                                can indicate harm to the environment. Remote
                                                                                                sensing and geospatial information

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                                                    Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing (OP403)
                                                    Conference Chair: Robert J. Frouin, Scripps            This conference will address the role remote
                                                    Institution of Oceanography                         sensing can play in understanding coastal
                                                                                                        processes and monitoring and managing the
                                                    Cochair: ZhongPing Lee, Naval Research              coastal zone. Technologies, methods, and
                                                    Lab.                                                applications will be covered, with emphasis on
                                                    Program Committee: Robert A. Arnone, Naval          new sensors and measurement concepts,
technologies have the ability to monitor, and       Research Lab.; Ichio Asanuma, Tokyo Univ. of        advances in inversion of the electromagnetic
therefore oversee, how human activities             Information Sciences (Japan); Christopher W.        signal, and scientific analysis of properties and
impact the environment on local, regional,          Brown, CICS-ESSIC-NOAA; Curtiss O. Davis,           impacts for sustainable use of coastal
national, and global scales. Integrated system      Oregon State Univ.; Arnold G. Dekker,               ecosystems.
models increase the capability to simulate,         Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial                 Papers are solicited on the following and
evaluate, understand, and ultimately predict        Research Organisation (Australia); Roland           related topics:
ecosystem changes and their interactions with       Doerffer, GKSS-Research Crt/ Institute for          • boundary currents, cross-shelf transport,
other natural processes and human activities        Coastal Research (Germany); Milton Kampel,             upwellings
as well as consequent impacts. Scientists are       Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais           • coastally-trapped waves, internal waves,
applying advanced remote sensing                    (Brazil); Samantha Lavender, Univ. of                  tides
technologies and integrated system models to        Plymouth (United Kingdom); Mervyn J. Lynch,
solve problems that are facing our resource                                                             • fluvial transport of carbon, sediments, and
                                                    Curtin Univ. of Technology (Australia); Richard        nutrients
managers as well as stakeholders. This              L. Miller, NASA Stennis Space Ctr.; Frank
conference is designed to focus on the use of                                                           • erosion, catchments, episodic events
                                                    Muller-Karger, Univ. of South Florida; Richard
remote sensing and models for sustainability                                                            • atmospheric transport of nutrients and
                                                    Santer, Univ. du Littoral Cote d’Opale (France)
in agriculture, forest, hydrology, ecology,                                                                pollutants
wetland, and arid and semi-arid ecosystems          The coastal ocean, by virtue of its location, is    • air-sea fluxes of particles and chemicals
to improve our fundamental understanding of         of great societal importance. Human                 • water-column and benthic primary
the Earth’s biophysical processes and their         populations and activities are concentrated            production
interactions with other natural variations and      near the coastline. Waste disposal, recreation,     • fertilization of phytoplankton growth,
human activities, and to develop and improve        and shipping impact the coastal environment            eutrophication
techniques for analyzing and interpreting           and are affected by coastal processes.
                                                                                                        • real-time observing and predicting systems
remotely sensed data from Earth observation         Coastal waters, despite their relatively small
                                                    areal extent, contribute most of the world          • atmospheric correction of ocean-color
systems.                                                                                                   imagery
   We are seeking contributions to this             fisheries catch. They support mariculture
                                                    industries and tourism, and are systematically      • inversion schemes for water-column
conference from the following research areas:
                                                    exploited for minerals. Geographic diversity, in       constituents
• remote sensing in ecosystems (agriculture,
                                                    terms of bio-optical constituents and               • bottom depth, benthic reflectance, and
   forest, grassland, wetland, arid and semi-
                                                    ecosystems, is vast and depends on a                   bethnic habitat
   arid lands) assessment and monitoring
                                                    multitude of factors, including the size and        • algal classes, ecosystem structure
• sensor systems
                                                    shape of estuaries, the strength of tides and       • coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses
• site-specific agricultural management             currents, wind stress, and river runoff. To         • harmful algal blooms, water quality, thermal
• yield monitors and monitoring                     determine how changes in land use, climate,            pollution
• bioproduction and resources sustainability        and sea level will affect coastal systems and,      • wild fisheries, aquaculture
• land cover dynamics and degradation               therefore, to develop adequate and integrated       • conservation, resource management.
   assessment                                       management strategies of the coastal
• assimilation of functional models with            environment, a quantitative understanding of
   remotely sensed variables                        physical dynamics, delivery of land materials,
• development and application of integrated         particle dynamics, ecosystem structure, and
   models for objective evaluation, better          carbon cycles is necessary. The study of these
   understanding and improved prediction of         issues has benefited from developments in
   ecosystem changes and interactions with          remote sensing technology, airborne and
   climate and other natural variations and         space-borne, active and passive. Remote
   human activities.                                sensors provide repetitive and synoptic views
                                                    of phenomena and properties unachievable by
   In addition to papers on current applications
                                                    other means, and are well suited to cover the
of remote sensing to natural ecosystems
                                                    broad range of space and time scales
management, this conference will also give
                                                    associated with coastal applications. Current
special attention to the subject of the future of
                                                    and planned systems, and advances in remote
space-based and airborne observations.
                                                    sensing of coastal areas promise to provide
Example topics include, but are not limited to,
                                                    useful and consistent regional datasets for
the most recent or planned new instrument
                                                    managing human activities and impacts in the
launches; technology impacts on the
                                                    coastal zone.
requirements for post-launch reconfigurability;
management of extremely high-data volumes;
and innovative approaches to minimizing the
effects of atmospheric confounders.

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Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental
Monitoring VIII (OP404)
Conference Chair: Upendra N. Singh, NASA              The suggested list of topics to be covered in
Langley Research Ctr.                              this conference is:
Program Committee: Kazuhiro Asai, Tohoku           • new laser developments for lidar
Institute of Technology (Japan); Andreas              applications
Behrendt, Univ. Hohenheim (Germany); Edwin         • innovative lidar detector and receiver
W. Eloranta, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison;              technologies
Tetsuo Fukuchi, Central Research Institute of      • efficient, compact, ground-, air-, and
Electric Power Industry (Japan); Bruce M.             spaceborne lidar systems
Gentry, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.;            • lidar methods for constituent monitoring
Robert M. Hardesty, National Oceanic and              (DIAL, Raman, Raman/DIAL, Resonance)
Atmospheric Administration; Floyd E. Hovis,        • lidar methods for natural resource
Fibertek, Inc.; Syed Ismail, NASA Langley             management (vegetation, fishery)
Research Ctr.; Toshikazu Itabe, National           • laser-based remote chemical and biological
Institute of Information and Communications           detection and analysis
Technology (Japan); Gary W. Kamerman,
                                                   • tunable IR to mid-IR lidar for chemical/
FastMetrix, Inc.; Philippe L. Keckhut, Service
                                                      pollution detection
d’aeronomie (France); Kohei Mizutani,
National Institute of Information and              • wind field profiling (coherent, direct)
Communications Technology (Japan); D.              • atmospheric aerosols and cloud studies
Narayana Rao, National Atmospheric                 • lidar applications to global issues (ozone
Research Lab. (India); Shiv K. Sharma, Univ.          depletion, climate change, global transport
of Hawaii at Manoa; Randhir K. Sinha, LS              of pollutants)
College (India); William R. Stabnow, NASA
Headquarters; David M. Tratt, The Aerospace
                                                   • lidar applications to regional issues (urban
                                                      pollution, dust transport)
                                                                                                                   Critical Dates:
Corp.; Jinxue Wang, Raytheon Santa Barbara         • polar cloud monitoring (PSCs, NLCs, PMCs)
Remote Sensing; Jirong Yu, NASA Langley            • atmospheric dynamics (boundary layer,                      Abstract Due Date:
Research Ctr.; Jun Zhou, Anhui Institute of           gravity waves, tides, etc.)                              26 February 2007
Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)                  • multi-sensor stations and campaigns for
Optical remote sensing techniques are being           comprehensive atmospheric                             Manuscript Due Date for
widely used for continuous, systematic                characterization                                     Post-meeting Proceedings:
monitoring of atmospheric constituents and         • affordable lidar for cloud, aerosol, and                   30 July 2007
meteorological parameters using ground-, air-,        pollution monitoring
and satellite-based remote sensing                 • global scale monitoring by satellite-borne              Manuscript Due Date for
instruments. The ability of laser/telescope           lidars.
systems to reach out to great distances in the                                                                On-site Proceedings:
atmosphere has opened up a major field of                                                                       4 June 2007
applied optics that now attracts the efforts of
scientists and engineers from many countries.                                                            Manuscript due dates are staggered
This technology makes it possible to rapidly                                                             throughout the week. Accepted authors will
obtain profiles of atmospheric properties (e.g.                                                          be notified of their specific due date.
temperature and wind) and constituents (e.g.                                                             Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
H2O, O3, and SO2). Time-dependent 3D                                                                     at least one author to register, attend the
mapping of the atmosphere has now become                                                                 symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
a reality through the international development                                                          whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
of the lidar technique. Lidar practice now                                                               and submit a full manuscript.
incorporates a wide variety of optical                                                                   Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
phenomena (absorption, fluorescence, etc.).                                                              published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
Applications are increasing in the areas of                                                              start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
meteorology, urban and industrial air pollution,                                                         and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
aircraft safety, global monitoring of ozone and                                                          advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
climate change, and the basic processes of                                                               site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
atmospheric dynamics. As the world moves                                                                 meeting. Papers from post-meeting
towards increased population and industrial                                                              Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
development, laser remote sensing will                                                                   Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
become more and more important as the                                                                    meeting. Print volumes are published and
method of choice for obtaining the                                                                       shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
environmental data needed in intelligent                                                                 and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
decision-making for resource management.                                                                 starting 8 weeks after the meeting.
This conference focuses on current and future
laser remote sensing technologies,
techniques, applications, and observations
related to environmental monitoring. To allow
maximum participation, a wide range of topics
will be considered for presentation and
discussion at the conference.
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Polarization Science and Remote
Sensing III (OP405)
Conference Chairs: Joseph A. Shaw, Montana            Polarization Phenomenology of Natural and            Special Session on Polarization
State Univ./Bozeman; J. Scott Tyo, The Univ.          Artificial Scenes                                    Coherence and Scattering
of Arizona                                            Polarization Vision
                                                                                                         Much of conventional scatter and coherence
Program Committee: David B. Chenault,                 Polarimetric Image Quality Metrics                 theory is based on a scalar approximation to
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.; Russell A.         Polarization in Computer Vision                    the optical field. However, for many
Chipman, College of Optical Sciences/The                                                                 applications - especially active polarimetry -
Univ. of Arizona; Aristide C. Dogariu, College        Polarization Metrology and Instrumentation
                                                                                                         full knowledge of the electromagnetic
of Optics & Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida;       • polarimetry (passive and active)
                                                                                                         properties of the partially coherent wave field
Michael J. Duggin, Air Force Research Lab.;           • ellipsometry                                     is essential. Second- and higher-order
Dennis H. Goldstein, Air Force Research               • polarization scattered light measurements        statistics of scattered fields (i.e., coherence
Lab.; Brian G. Hoover, Advanced Optical               • spectropolarimetry                               and polarization) are increasingly employed in
Technologies; Yoav Y. Schechner, Technion-            • imaging polarimetry                              both basic scattering research and remote
Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)               • biological microscopy and instrumentation.       sensing methodologies. New theoretical
Optical polarization is a powerful tool used in       Polarization Analysis of Optical Systems           descriptions of physical effects such as
many aspects of remote sensing. Active and                                                               localization, vortex fields, and surface waves
                                                      • polarization in optical design and
passive polarimetric sensors have been                                                                   provide new interpretations of scattering
                                                        polarization ray tracing
developed for use in all optical regions from                                                            phenomenology, and new nano-metrology
                                                      • polarization aberrations                         tools, such as Atomic Force Microscopy,
UV - LWIR. Polarization has been
demonstrated to enhance target contrast, aid          • instrumental polarization                        provide opportunities to both motivate and
in target identification, assist in the penetration   • polarimeter calibration.                         verify scattering models and measurements
of scattering media, probe material surfaces,         Polarization-Based Optical System                  with material data.
and characterize atmospheric aerosols and             Concepts                                              The primary objectives of this special
cloud particles. Applications of polarimetry          • laser radar (lidar or ladar) and other active    session are to widen the perspectives of: a)
have included air- and ground-based sensors,            polarimeters                                     scientists involved in basic scattering research
underwater imagers, medical imagery, and              • optical signal processors and computers          to remote-sensing modeling and measurement
non-imaging sensors for environmental and                                                                needs; and b) remote-sensing analysts,
                                                      • optical data storage
industrial monitoring applications. In addition,                                                         engineers, and scientists to the latest
                                                      • fiber optic sensors.                             theoretical and materials metrology
polarization vision is known to be used by
many species of vertebrates and invertebrates         Polarization Properties of Sources and             capabilities in scattering research.
for the identification of prey and intra-species      Detectors                                             Topics of this special session will include:
communications.                                       Polarization Properties of Materials               • physics-based models
   This conference will focus on the science,         • liquid crystals and crystalline materials        • measurements and verification standards
mathematics, phenomenology, and                       • ceramics and plastics                               and results
applications of polarization and polarimetric                                                            • micro- and nano-metrology tools,
                                                      • organic and biological materials
remote sensing. Papers are encouraged that                                                                  techniques, and results
discuss novel theoretical treatment or practical      • optical fiber.
                                                                                                         • coherent effects such as localization and
applications of polarimetric measurements or          Mathematics of Polarization and Scattering            correlation-induced spectral changes
polarimetric imagery. In addition to the list of      Polarization of Optical Elements                   • speckle and vortex fields
topics below, papers are specifically                 • polarizers and retarders
encouraged for inclusion in the special session                                                          • surface waves and their effects on
                                                      • thin film coatings; phase conjugators               radiometry
on Polarization Coherence and Scattering.
   Papers are solicited on the following and          • lenses, mirrors, gratings, beamsplitters         • polarization statistics and depolarization
related topics:                                       • optical fibers and waveguides.                   • coatings, surfaces, and interfaces
Polarization in Remote Sensing                        Polarization-Based Devices                         • turbid media and biological tissue.
• atmospheric polarization measurements               • electro-optic and liquid crystal modulators.
   and modeling
• cloud and haze property determinations
• terrestrial and planetary surface polarization
• agricultural crop and soil polarization and
• astrophysical applications
• polarization remote sensing programs
• spectropolarimetry
• polarization lidar and other active

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Satellite Data Compression,                                                                                Atmospheric and
Communication, and Archiving III                                                                           Environmental
(OP406)                                                                                                    Remote Sensing
Conference Chairs: Roger W. Heymann,                  This conference provides an interdisciplinary
                                                                                                           Data Processing
NOAA NESDIS Office of Systems                      forum for exchanging the latest research                and Utilization:
Development; Bormin Huang, CIMSS, Univ.            results and views on current work in the area
of Wisconsin/Madison; Irina Gladkova,              of data compression that is tailored to Earth           Readiness for
CREST, City College/CUNY                           observation data, specifically to multi- hyper-
                                                   and ultra-spectral imaging. Data compression
                                                                                                           GEOSS (OP407)
Program Committee: John J. Bates, NOAA             topics of interest include but are not limited to:      Conference Chairs: Mitchell D. Goldberg,
NESDIS NCDC; Gabriel Cristóbal, Instituto de                                                               NOAA, Office of Research and Applications;
                                                   • lossless, near-lossless, and lossy
Optica (CSIC) (Spain); Mitchell D. Goldberg,                                                               Hal J. Bloom, NOAA, NPOESS Integrated
NOAA NESDIS ORA; Eugene Grayver, The                                                                       Program Office
Aerospace Corp.; Michael D. Grossberg, City        • computationally efficient lossless
College/CUNY; Allen Huang, CIMSS, Univ. of            compression                                          Cochairs: Allen Huang, Univ. of Wisconsin/
Wisconsin/Madison; Aaron B. Kiely, Jet             • error-robust lossless compression (for                Madison; Philip E. Ardanuy, Raytheon
Propulsion Lab.; Jeffery J. Puschell,                 transmission over noisy channels)                    Information Solutions
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems; Ana           • content-based retrieval using compression
                                                                                                           Program Committee: John J. Bates, National
M. C. Ruedin, Univ. de Buenos Aires                   analysis
                                                                                                           Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
(Argentina); Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA               • applications of compression to geophysical            James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight
NESDIS ORA; Ryan C. Shoup, MIT Lincoln                product retrieval                                    Ctr.; Changyong Cao, National Oceanic and
Lab.; Charles C. Wang, The Aerospace Corp.;        • compression-based anomaly detection.                  Atmospheric Administration; Gerald J.
Shih-Chieh Wei, Tamkang Univ. (Taiwan)                Typical Earth science satellite data sets are        Dittberner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
This conference’s interest is in the handling of   available on:                                           Administration; Wei Gao, Colorado State
large volumes of satellite remote sensor Earth                  Univ.; John F. Le Marshall, Joint Ctr. for
environmental science data. The conference         data.html                                               Satellite Data Assimilation; Stephen A.
has three focus areas: Data compression for               Mango, NPOESS Integrated Program Office;
satellite Earth science environmental sensor       node/2                                                  Johannes Schmetz, EUMETSAT (Germany);
data and related issues such as error                 With respect to archiving the conference’s           William L. Smith, Jr., NASA Langley Research
containment in compressed data, Satellite          interest is on issues associated with:                  Ctr.
Earth science data archiving, and satellite        • storage                                               The fourth-year focus of this conference is the
communications technology associated with          • retrieval                                             full scope of end-to-end atmospheric and
distribution of Earth science environmental        • access to large data files of Earth science           environmental remote sensing data utilization
data. The primary focus is the compression of         environmental data (e.g. satellite data              in areas key to preparation for the Integrated
data from Earth science satellite sensors such        format, indexing, and organization, peer-to-         Earth Observations System (IEOS), the US
as multi- and hyper-spectral imagers, and             peer/scalable/distributed storage, high-             component of the Global Earth Observing
hyper- and ultra-spectral sounders.                   performance search and retrieval                     System of Systems (GEOSS). The conference
   World government Earth science satellite           algorithms)                                          goals are to discuss and focus on those
operators (e.g. Japan Meteorological Agency        • application of compression.                           preparations needed for improved IEOS
(JMA), EUMETSAT, NOAA and NASA in the                                                                      information and services. These include five
U.S.) are developing more powerful                    With respect to satellite communications
                                                   engineering this conference is interested in            basic areas: (1) calibration, intercalibration,
instruments (e.g. IASI and AIRS Sounders; and                                                              and characterization of the observing system,
MTSAT, SEVIRI, MODIS, and ABI Imagers) for         uses and advances both by government space
                                                   agencies and commercial communications                  (2) development of integrated products and
remote sensing of the atmosphere, oceans,                                                                  data fusion, (3) data utilization in Numerical
weather forecasting, and climate. Their finer      digital satellite industry for digital data
                                                   distribution in the use of:                             Weather Prediction (NWP) and environmental
resolution and faster scanning result in                                                                   forecasting models, (4) advanced information
significant data volume increases. These           • advanced modulations                                  systems and decision support tools, and (5)
increases present challenges to data               • advanced error correction coding                      data access and archive activities.
distribution and archiving. Continuous access      • restricted radio frequency (RF) spectrum
to this high volume data is needed real-time by    • applications of Europe’s DVB satellite
world governments for weather forecasting             standard
and environmental monitoring, particularly         • application of government space agency
from geostationary orbit. Compression of              CCSDS modulation and coding
Satellite Earth science data reduces data          • application of the CCSDS 4D-8PSK-TCM
volume and thus enables increased data                modulation by space agencies
transfer within the limited satellite RF
                                                   • controlling out-of-band emissions
spectrum, while reducing the cost of data
transfer and storage.                              • compression use with Earth science data
                                                      satellite transmission.

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                                                   Assimilation of Remote Sensing   NEW!
                                                   and In Situ Data in Modern
                                                   Numerical Weather and Environmental
                                                   Prediction Models (OP416)
                                                   Conference Chair: Xiaolei Zou, Florida State         • quality control
                                                   Univ.                                                • target observations
                                                   Cochair: Dale Barker, National Ctr. for              • graduate education in data assimilation.
                                                   Atmospheric Research; Francois-Xavier Le                A special panel/tutorial hybrid will be held in
  To achieve the stated goals, papers are          Dimet, Univ. Joseph Fourier (France)                 addition to the technical oral and poster
solicited in, but not limited to, the following                                                         presentations on the topics listed above. The
areas:                                             Program Committee: Kayo Ide, Univ. of
                                                                                                        goal is to complement the technical sessions
• current and future experimental, research,       California/Los Angeles; John R. Mecikalski,
                                                                                                        with interactive and informational lectures and
   and operational atmospheric and                 The Univ. of Alabama/Huntsville; Michael
                                                                                                        question and answer sessions merged into a
   environmental remote sensing programs           Navon, Florida State Univ.; Zhaoxia Pu, The
                                                                                                        panel/tutorial session at the beginning of the
   and experiments                                 Univ. of Utah; Qingnong Xiao, National Ctr. for
                                                                                                        conference. The panel/tutorial will consist of
• program and experiment concepts and              Atmospheric Research
                                                                                                        three 40-minute lectures in the areas of:
   plans, including implementation, strategic      Data assimilation is an area of study with a         • current and future data assimilation systems
   partnerships, policy connections, and           multidisciplinary nature, which has seen rapid       • issues involved in achieving an optimal
   measures of success leading to the optimal      advances in numerical modeling and the                  utilization of remote-sensing observations
   utilization of remote sensing data              availability of overwhelming amounts of              • the importance of applying sufficient
• the survey and understanding of users’           current and future observations ranging from            resources allowing the academic research
   requirements for programs and experiments       in situ to remote-sensing observations. As a            community to contribute to rapid progress
• multiple interfaces among communities of         result, our understanding of atmospheric                in data assimilation needed by society
   data providers, algorithm developers,           motions and environmental conditions and the
   product producers, and data assimilation,       ability to predict them at various time scales          Each lecture will be followed by open panel
   NWP, and environmental monitoring end           faces many opportunities as well as great            discussions with one moderator and five
   users                                           challenges. Primary research objectives are to       panelists who will deliver a short presentation
                                                   assimilate remote sensing and in situ                to address their views and pose questions and
• remote sensing interactive visualization
                                                   measurements correctly and effectively, to           issues for general deliberation. The moderator
                                                   interpret data assimilation results wisely, and      will be considered the person who possesses
• intercalibration strategies and activities                                                            broad knowledge and extensive experience in
• integrated product solutions using multiple      to expect an improvement in forecasts and our
                                                   understanding of atmospheric processes and           remote sensing and in situ data assimilation.
   systems                                                                                                 The combination of oral, poster, tutorial, and
                                                   weather phenomena. Before this can be
• measurement noise characterization;              accomplished, it is important to have a              panel presentations will foster optimal
   specifically, aspects and methods for           thorough understanding of how various basic          opportunities for any remote sensing user,
   solidifying satellite instrument calibration    quantities are measured, on what physical            data assimilation researcher, modeler,
   and intercalibration requirements needed to     basis these measurements are derived, what           scientist, operational manager and policy
   measure small-scale signals associated          meteorological variables dictate these               maker to contribute his or her respective
   with long-term global climate change            measurements, how accurate these                     expertise toward improving the assimilation of
• identification of key satellite remote sensing   measurements are, and statistical                    atmospheric and environmental in situ and
   validation problems/issues and methods for      characteristics of errors introduced by analysis     remote sensing data: True benefits can only be
   solving these issues                            errors and deficiencies in the forecast models.      obtained if such data is assimilated properly.
• data access and archive strategies and           The focus of this conference is the full scope
   plans.                                          of assimilation of atmospheric and
                                                   environmental remote sensing and in situ data,
                                                   aiming at exploring the benefits of this data for
                                                   improving the forecast skill of modern
                                                   numerical weather and environmental
                                                   prediction models. Papers are solicited in, but
                                                   not limited to, the following areas:
                                                   • expected requirements for data assimilation
                                                      within past, current and future remote
                                                      sensing and in situ measurement programs
                                                      and experiments
                                                   • data assimilation algorithms, modifications,
                                                      and extensions
                                                   • forecast verification and model validation
                                                      using remote-sensing and in-situ data
                                                   • quantifications and approximations of state-
                                                      dependent observation and model errors
                                                      and their incorporation in data assimilation
                                                   • forecast impacts of remote sensing and in
                                                      situ data assimilation
                                                   • improved understanding of atmospheric
                                                      processes and phenomena
                                                   • innovative utilization of remote-sensing and
                                                      in-situ data

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Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space                                                                          UV/Optical/IR
Instrumentation for Astronomy XV                                                                        Space Telescopes:
(OP301)                                                                                                 Innovative
Conference Chair: Oswald H. W. Siegmund,            Spaceborne experiments and missions
                                                                                                        Technologies and
Univ. of California/Berkeley                        • flight instruments, calibration, and results      Concepts III
                                                    • hard x-ray and gamma-ray spectrometers
Program Committee: James C. Green, Univ.
of Colorado/Boulder; Michael P. Kowalski,             and imagers
Naval Research Lab.; Barry Y. Welsh, Univ. of       • monitoring and timing instruments                 Conference Chairs: Howard A. MacEwen,
California/Berkeley                                 • FUV, EUV, and soft x-ray spectroscopy and         SRS Technologies; James B. Breckinridge,
                                                      imaging                                           Jet Propulsion Lab.
This conference will examine recent progress
in UV, x-ray, and gamma-ray instrumentation         • space radiation background and its                Program Committee: Webster C. Cash, Jr.,
for astrophysics and aeronomy, by highlighting        instrumental suppression                          Univ. of Colorado/Boulder; Alan L. Duncan,
recent missions, new concepts, and                  • radiation damage effects in instruments and       Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr.;
techniques for detection in spectroscopy and          detectors                                         Lee D. Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight
imaging, and their application to specific          • integrated circuits and ASIC’S for-flight         Ctr.; David T. Leisawitz, NASA Headquarters;
experiments both current and future.                  applications.                                     Daniel F. Lester, The Univ. of Texas/Austin;
   Space science missions exploring the UV, x-                                                          Gary Matthews, ITT Industries, Inc.; David W.
ray, and gamma-ray bands include ASTRO-E2,                                                              Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
CHANDRA, HETE, SOHO, GLAST, XMM-                                                                        Ronald S. Polidan, Northrop Grumman Space
Newton, RXTE, TIMED, INTEGRAL, NuSTAR,                                                                  Technology; Wesley A. Traub, Jet Propulsion
ConX, DUO, EUSO, FUSE, HST, CASSINI,                                                                    Lab.; Simon P. Worden, NASA Aimes
GALEX, IMAGER, IMAGE, ROSETTA, CHIPS,                                                                   Research Ctr.
SWIFT, UVISS, SPEAR, COS, JUNO, LAMP,                                                                   Technical advances over the past few years
and JPEX.                                                                                               enable new concepts for high-performance
   We particularly encourage contributions                                                              space-based telescopes. Scientific
detailing the operation of the instrumentation                                                          investigations and other applications pose a
on these (and other planned) missions, with                                                             continuous stream of new questions to further
presentation of early experimental results.                                                             stress the capabilities of these new technology
However, the development of advanced                                                                    concepts, requiring continued development of
instrumentation through sounding rocket                                                                 still better technologies. While we may well be
experiments and basic laboratory research are                                                           unable to anticipate the required capabilities of
also fundamental for progress in space                                                                  future space telescopes, they must at least
astrophysics, and therefore of specific interest.                                                       address wide spatial and spectral coverage,
Moreover, the radiation environment in space                                                            excellent resolution, extremely high sensitivity
presents unique instrumentation problems for                                                            and dynamic range, and very large (perhaps
each new mission. We encourage submissions                                                              sparse or segmented) apertures. These new
on all types of space hardware program                                                                  systems will enable new discoveries in
development, and especially desire results for                                                          astronomy, earth and planetary science.
missions related to instrument technology and                                                              This conference seeks papers that discuss
the space environment. Work on novel                                                                    highly innovative, indeed radical, space
experimental techniques, detector,                                                                      telescope technologies and concepts for new
spectroscopy, and imaging systems for these                                                             telescopes that do not fall within conventional
wavelength regions is of special interest.                                                              categories. Papers are solicited in, but are not
Topics that will be covered include, but are not                                                        limited to, topics such as:
restricted to:                                                                                          • ultra-lightweight optical materials and mirror
UV and soft x-ray detection                                                                                concepts
• microchannel plates, photocathodes,                                                                   • fabrication technologies
   photodiodes, gaseous counters calibration                                                            • new optical structural technologies
   reference devices, windows and filters.                                                              • technologies for figuring, finishing and
Hard x-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopic                                                                     coating large optics
and imaging techniques                                                                                  • actuation of large mirrors, including primary
• scintillator crystal spectrometers                                                                       optics
• gas and liquid proportional counters                                                                  • wavefront sensing and control
• gas scintillation and solid state drift                                                               • deployment, assembly, and other space
   chambers                                                                                                infrastructure technologies
• coded apertures, modulation collimators,                                                              • innovative telescope concepts, such as
   grid collimators                                                                                        cylindrical mirrors, off-axis concepts,
• imaging via crystal diffraction.                                                                         formation flyers, etc.
Solid state and cryogenic detectors                                                                     • innovative end-to-end optical system
• Si, CZT, Ge, and other detectors, CCDs,                                                                  performance verification and validation.
   CMOS, and CIDs                                                                                          The timing of this conference is highly
• mixed signal ASIC design for position                                                                 propitious since the National Academy of
   sensitive detectors                                                                                  Sciences will shortly embark upon the next
• superconducting detection techniques, STJ,                                                            decadal survey for astronomy. While this
   TES, calorimeters.                                                                                   survey, as in the past, will be driven by the
                                                                                                        needs of science, it will also be modulated by
                                                                                                        new technology possibilities, such as those
                                                                                                        sought in this Call for Papers.
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Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray
Astronomy III (OP303)
Conference Chairs: Stephen L. O’Dell, NASA          This conference provides a forum for
Marshall Space Flight Ctr.; Giovanni Pareschi,    discussion of recent progress in imaging and
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera                 spectroscopic optics for EUV, X-ray, and
Program Committee: Bernd E. Aschenbach,           gamma-ray astronomy. Conference sessions
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische        will cover all areas of optical science and
Physik (Germany); Marcos Bavdaz, European         technology relevant to such optics, including
Space Agency (Netherlands); Webster C.            the following:
Cash, Jr., Univ. of Colorado/Boulder; Finn E.     • development of lightweight, precision or
Christensen, Danish National Space Ctr.              high-throughput grazing-incidence optics
(Denmark); Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio          • development of lightweight, precision
Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Peter Friedrich,       grating systems for dispersive spectroscopy
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische        • material selection, formulation, deposition,
Physik (Germany); Paul Gorenstein, Harvard-          and characterization of multilayers
Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics; Fiona A.       • uses of multilayers for normal- and grazing-
Harrison, California Institute of Technology;        incidence mirrors, filters, and synthetic
René Hudec, REFLEX sro (Czech Republic);             crystals
Hideyo Kunieda, Japan Aerospace                   • design, fabrication, and testing of (natural
Exploration Agency (Japan); Mikhail N.               and synthetic) crystal spectrometers and
Pavlinsky, Space Research Institute (Russia);        imaging optics
Robert Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight           • concepts, designs, and experiments in
Ctr.; Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space           high-resolution refractive and zone-plate
Flight Ctr.; Paul B. Reid, Harvard-Smithsonian       imaging
Ctr. for Astrophysics; Suzanne E. Romaine,        • concepts, designs, and experiments in
Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics;           diffractive (Bragg or Laue case) imaging
John F. Seely, Naval Research Lab.; Gerald
                                                  • concepts, designs, and experiments in
K. Skinner, Ctr. d’Etude Spatiale des
                                                     interferometric imaging
Rayonnements (France); Yuzuru Tawara,
Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Peter von Ballmoos,         • concepts, designs, and experiments in
Ctr. d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements               wide-field imaging
(France); Richard Willingale, Univ. of            • applications of Kirkpatrick-Baez,
Leicester (United Kingdom); David L. Windt,          microchannel-plate, pore, and capillary
X-Ray Optics LLC; William W. Zhang, NASA             optics
                                                  • design, fabrication, and testing of coded-
                                                                                                               Critical Dates:
Goddard Space Flight Ctr.
                                                     aperture masks for high-energy imaging
The currently operating space observatories
                                                  • design, fabrication, metrology, alignment,
                                                                                                            Abstract Due Date:
Chandra (AXAF), XMM-Newton, Suzaku                                                                         26 February 2007
                                                     assembly, and testing of imaging optical
(Astro-E2), Swift, and Hinode (Solar-B)
demonstrate the importance of focusing optics                                                           Manuscript Due Date for
to high-energy astronomy. Collectively, these     • design, fabrication, metrology, alignment,
missions have significantly advanced                 assembly, and testing of spectroscopic            Post-meeting Proceedings:
technologies for high-angular resolution, large      optical systems                                        30 July 2007
collecting areas, and high-spectral resolution.   • theoretical and experimental analysis of
Future missions will require further advances        surface properties of reflectors.                   Manuscript Due Date for
to enhance significantly these capabilities for                                                           On-site Proceedings:
EUV, X-ray, and gamma-ray astronomy.
                                                                                                            4 June 2007
                                                                                                     Manuscript due dates are staggered
                                                                                                     throughout the week. Accepted authors will
                                                                                                     be notified of their specific due date.
                                                                                                     Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
                                                                                                     at least one author to register, attend the
                                                                                                     symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
                                                                                                     whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
                                                                                                     and submit a full manuscript.
                                                                                                     Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
                                                                                                     published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
                                                                                                     start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
                                                                                                     and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
                                                                                                     advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
                                                                                                     site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                     meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                     Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                     Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                     meeting. Print volumes are published and
Submit your abstract today!                                                                          shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                     and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped                                                                               starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation

Solar Physics and Space Weather                                                                          Focal Plane Arrays
Instrumentation II (OP304)                                                                               for Space
Conference Chairs: Silvano Fineschi,                 Papers are solicited concerning, but not
                                                                                                         Telescopes III
Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy);        restricted to, the following topics:                  (OP305)
Rodney A. Viereck, National Oceanic and            • solar and heliophysics missions
Atmospheric Administration                            includingTRACE,SOHO, SDO, STEREO,                  Conference Chairs: Thomas J. Grycewicz,
                                                      SORCE, PICARD, GOES, HESSI, Hinoda,                The Aerospace Corp.; Cheryl J. Marshall,
Program Committee: Jean-Marc Defise, Univ.                                                               NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Penny G.
de Liège (Belgium); Leon Golub, Harvard-              TIMED, SMEI, SWAP PROBA-2, KuaFu,
                                                      Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe and sounding            Warren, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics; Bernard V.
Jackson, Univ. of California/San Diego; J.            rockets such as SERTS, SUMI, EUNICE,               Program Committee: Sachi Babu, NASA
Daniel Moses, Naval Research Lab.                     RAISE, PROBA-3                                     Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; James W. Beletic,
                                                   • missions for observations the Earth’s space         Teledyne Imaging Sensors; Richard A.
This conference will focus on instrumentation,        environment                                        Bredthauer, Semiconductor Technology
missions and programs for observations from        • Space weather programs including “Sun-              Associates Inc.; Mark C. Clampin, NASA
the surface of the Sun to Earth’s upper               Earth Connection”, “International Living with      Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Michael P. Lesser,
atmosphere and space environment.                     a Star”, “International Heliospheric Year”,        The Univ. of Arizona; Terrence S. Lomheim,
   Space weather forecasts and, more in                                                                  The Aerospace Corp.; Kyle B. Miller, Ball
                                                   • ground-based solar telescopes
general, a better understanding of the Sun-                                                              Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Peter J.
Earth connection require a more accurate           • in situ instrumentation
                                                                                                         Pool, e2v technologies ltd. (United Kingdom);
monitoring of the Sun the heliosphere, the         • adaptive optics for solar telescopes
                                                                                                         John Traylor, Naval Research Lab.
magnetosphere and the space environment            • solar polarimetery
surrounding Earth. Ground and space-based          • IR imaging, spectroscopy, polarimetry               Advances in photolithography, materials
observations of the Sun and near-Earth space       • new synoptic and patrol capabilities                quality, and microelectronics production have
environment are required to provide the                                                                  led to the possibility of space telescope
                                                   • innovative detectors
knowledge base necessary to understand the                                                               instrumentation (including cameras,
                                                   • balloon-borne telescopes                            spectrometers, polarimeters, and
physics of the “engine” that powers the            • multiwavelength studies
Earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere. Deep                                                               coronographs) with ever-higher resolution and
                                                   • radio arrays for solar observations                 performance. Single arrays with several million
space manned missions planned within the
NASA Moon-Mars Initiative will require             • EUV/UV imaging, spectroscopy, detectors.            pixels are now feasible for observations in the
extending space weather forecasts beyond                                                                 infrared and visible bands. However, with
Earth’s immediate space.                                                                                 these advances a new set of technical
   At the time of this conference, a series of                                                           challenges has come to the surface. State-of-
new space-borne solar telescopes will be                                                                 the-art sensors operate at much lower
flying aboard of recently launched missions,                                                             voltages than previous generation
such as Hinoda and STEREO. This forum will                                                               components, driving new trades in the areas
represent the first opportunity for sharing the                                                          of dynamic range and noise floor. Very high-
new results with the solar and Earth’s                                                                   data rates drive the need for multiple output
magnetosphere communities.                                                                               taps and on-chip analog-to-digital conversion.
   The use of adaptive optics, Doppler and                                                               Large-format hybrid arrays have unique
stereo imaging, and other advanced                                                                       problems in thermal management. Issues arise
instrumental techniques is contributing                                                                  both from stresses induced by mismatch
significantly to our current understanding of                                                            between the coefficient of thermal expansion
Solar phenomena, and providing entirely new                                                              of the detector and the readout, and from the
data products as input to the Solar models.                                                              need to provide uniform temperatures over
Earth observations from space have begun to                                                              significantly larger dimensions. Advances in
clarify the response of our planet’s                                                                     the area of active pixel focal plane arrays have
magnetosphere and ionosphere to the solar                                                                challenged the dominance of the CCD sensor
wind and storms.                                                                                         in the scientific imaging area, and other
   This conference is intended to bring                                                                  concepts for visible imaging are emerging as
together the solar physics community and that                                                            well. As array formats become larger,
of Earth’s space environment to provide them                                                             understanding and suppression of sensitivity-
with a forum for discussing the latest updates                                                           limiting effects such as image persistence,
on instrumentation, observation techniques,                                                              long-term stability, readout “glow”, crosstalk
and programs in their respective fields, and for                                                         or cross-coupling of signals, thermal loading,
proposing innovative ideas for future Sun-                                                               etc., become ever more important. Other
Earth coordinated observations.                                                                          technologies, such as efficient packaging of
                                                                                                         single or multiple-chip assemblies, and
                                                                                                         efficient and broadband anti-reflection (AR)
                                                                                                         coating techniques for large-scale devices,
                                                                                                         also provide key tradeoffs impacting how
                                                                                                         advanced focal plane arrays will be used in
                                                                                                         future space systems.

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                                                   Astronomical                                      Cryogenic Optical
                                                   Adaptive Optics                                   Systems and
                                                   Systems and                                       Instruments XII
                                                   Applications III                                  (OP307)
  We invite contributions in this area of          (OP306)                                           Conference Chairs: James B. Heaney, Swales
technology development, to include, but not                                                          Aerospace; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Lockheed
be limited to:                                     Conference Chairs: Robert K. Tyson, Univ. of      Martin Advanced Technology Ctr.
                                                   North Carolina/Charlotte; Michael Lloyd-Hart,
• very large-format arrays                                                                           Program Committee: David M. Chaney, Ball
                                                   The Univ. of Arizona/Steward Observatory
• radiation effects (total dose and transient/                                                       Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; E. Todd
   SEU issues)                                     Program Committee: Guido Brusa Zappellini,        Kvamme, Lockheed Martin Advanced
• advances in detector-to-readout bonding          The Univ. of Arizona/Steward Observatory;         Technology Ctr.; Raymond G. Ohl IV, NASA
   for hybrid FPAs                                 Brent L. Ellerbroek, California Institute of      Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Leigh A. Ryder,
• advances in CCDs, active pixel sensors,          Technology; Mark E. Furber, Schafer Corp.;        Lockheed Martin Corp.; Mark T. Stier,
   and other alternative visible sensing           Edward J. Kibblewhite, The Univ. of Chicago;      Goodrich Corp.; Theodore D. Swanson,
   technologies                                    Miska Le Louarn, European Southern                NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.
                                                   Observatory (Germany); Carl Paterson,
• impacts of smaller pixel sizes                                                                     The intent of this series of conferences has
                                                   Imperial College London (United Kingdom);
• advances in on-chip A/D, bias / clock            Gérard Rousset, Observatoire de Paris à           been to provide a forum for the open
   generation, and signal conditioning             Meudon (France)                                   exchange of new ideas in the technology of
   electronics                                                                                       optical systems used at cryogenic
• advanced packaging concepts                      The conference committee is seeking oral and      temperatures. The published SPIE
• advances in high-resolution/very low-noise       poster papers that discuss adaptive optics        Proceedings from this series constitute a
   FPAs                                            systems, technology, and applications.            valued reference library in this technology.
                                                     Papers are solicited in the following areas:    They contain a description of the complete
• noise suppression techniques
                                                   • adaptive and active optics technology           evolution of cryogenic systems: from design
• advanced readout concepts
                                                     developments                                    concept and analysis, through instrument
• sensitivity enhancement technologies,
                                                   • systems for astronomy                           development and test, to final performance
   including advanced AR coatings
                                                   • systems for industrial and medical              evaluation and actual usage, in both terrestrial
• recent laboratory or observational array
                                                     applications                                    and aerospace applications.
   performance data.
                                                   • adaptive optics technology applied to              SPIE’s Annual Meeting in San Diego will
                                                     manufacturing and testing                       provide an opportunity to continue this series
                                                   • laser beacon systems and technology             with the addition of a discussion of current
                                                   • techniques for overcoming scintillation         activities and new technologies. Our
           Critical Dates:                           effects in imaging and beam projection          Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI
                                                                                                     Conference that was held in 2005 featured a
                                                                                                     number of presentations that discussed the
        Abstract Due Date:                         • post-processing and extensions of adaptive
                                                                                                     current status of the cryo-optics of the
       26 February 2007                              optics techniques.
                                                                                                     NIRCam instrument, one of the suite of
                                                                                                     instruments destined for spaceflight aboard
    Manuscript Due Date for                                                                          NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. In
   Post-meeting Proceedings:                                                                         2007 we expect to learn more about how this
                                                                                                     instrument and others have evolved further
        30 July 2007                                                                                 along their design and testing paths.
                                                                                                        Papers are solicited in the following and
     Manuscript Due Date for                                                                         related topics:
      On-site Proceedings:                                                                           • cryogenic system design
        4 June 2007                                                                                  • cryo-optical technology: mirrors, lenses,
                                                                                                        mounts, alignment mechanisms
 Manuscript due dates are staggered                                                                  • cryo-optical material and component
 throughout the week. Accepted authors will                                                             behavior
 be notified of their specific due date.
                                                                                                     • cryogenic instruments: aerospace,
 Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of                                                           terrestrial
 at least one author to register, attend the
                                                                                                     • cryogenic/IR mechanisms, testing, and
 symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
 whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
 and submit a full manuscript.                                                                       • cryogenic Dewars, coolers: aerospace,
 Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
 published in the SPIE Digital Library at the                                                        • closed-cycle cryogenic systems
 start of the meeting. On-site print volumes                                                         • control and monitoring of cryogenic/IR
 and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in                                                                  systems
 advance for distribution at the meeting. On-                                                        • theoretical and experimental heat transfer
 site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the                                                           analyses for cryogenic systems
 meeting. Papers from post-meeting                                                                   • performance evaluation of cryogenic
 Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE                                                          instruments
 Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the                                                     • analytical tools for cryogenic system
 meeting. Print volumes are published and                                                               analysis
 shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,                                                         • materials properties measurement at
 and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped                                                                      cryogenic temperatures.
 starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation

Techniques and                                    Instruments, Methods, and Missions for
Instrumentation for                               Astrobiology X (OP309)
Detection of                                      Conference Chairs: Richard B. Hoover, NASA            (United Kingdom); Catherine Neish, The Univ.
Exoplanets III                                    Marshall Space Flight Ctr.; Gilbert V. Levin,         of Arizona; Roland R. Paepe, Geobound
                                                  Spherix Inc.; Alexei Y. Rozanov,                      International Ltd. (Belgium); Randall S. Perry,
(OP308)                                           Paleontological Institute (Russia)                    Imperial College London (United Kingdom);
Conference Chair: Daniel R. Coulter, Jet          Program Committee: Mian M. Abbas, NASA                Susan Pfiffner, The Univ. of Tennessee; Elena
Propulsion Lab.                                   Marshall Space Flight Ctr.; Sabit S. Abyzov,          V. Pikuta, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.;
                                                  Institute of Microbiology (Russia); Jose              Holly C. Pinkart, Central Washington Univ.;
The list of known exo-planets is now                                                                    Malcom Potts, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
approximately 200 and is growing rapidly.         Alonso, Consultant (Spain); Gustaf Arrhenius,
                                                  Univ. of California/San Diego; Marina M.              and State Univ.; Lisa M. Pratt, Indiana Univ.;
Indirect planet searches and detections are                                                             John C. Priscu, Montana State Univ./
still primarily being carried out with ground-    Astafieva, Paleontological Institute (Russia);
                                                  Stanley M. Awramik, Univ. of California/Santa         Bozeman; Francois C. Raulin, Univ. Paris 12
based telescopes. The Hubble Space                                                                      Val-de-Marne (France); Birgit I. Sattler,
Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope         Barbara; Jeffrey L. Bada, Univ. of California/
                                                  San Diego; William B. Banerdt, Jet Propulsion         Leopold-Franzens-Univ. Innsbruck (Austria);
have made a few indirect detections to date                                                             Caleb Scharf, Columbia Univ.; Joseph
and space missions capable of more sensitive      Lab.; Julie Bartley, Univ. of West Georgia;
                                                  Bonnie K. Baxter, Westminster College; Lee            Seckbach, The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
indirect detections, such as Keplar and                                                                 (Israel); Zdenek Sekanina, Jet Propulsion
COROT, are under development. Techniques          Bebout, NASA Ames Research Ctr.; Kathleen
                                                  C. Benison, Central Michigan Univ.;                   Lab.; Mark A. Sephton, Imperial College
are also under investigation for direct                                                                 London (United Kingdom); Alexandre S.
detection and characterization of planets using   Debashish Bhattacharya, The Univ. of Iowa;
                                                  Janice Bishop, SETI Institute; Rosalba                Simionovici, Ecole Normale Supérieure de
space observatories. The goal of these studies                                                          Lyon (France); Paul P. Sipiera, Harper College;
is to develop instrumentation to collect          Bonaccorsi, NASA Ames Research Ctr.;
                                                  Adrian J. Brown, SETI Institute; Donald E.            Peter Smith, The Univ. of Arizona; John
emitted or reflected light from planets ranging                                                         Spencer, Southwest Research Institute;
in size from gas giants to as small as the        Brownlee, Univ. of Washington; Mark A.
                                                  Bullock, Southwest Research Institute; Mark           Michael C. Storrie-Lombardi, Kinohi
Earth, to form images of the exo-planets and                                                            Institute; Jonathan D. Trent, NASA Ames
solar systems, and to perform spectroscopic       J. Burchell, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom);
                                                  Nathalie Cabrol, NASA Ames Research Ctr.;             Research Ctr.; Jacob I. Trombka, NASA
characterization of them and their                                                                      Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Tirso Velasco,
atmospheres.                                      Francisco J. Carrapico, Univ. de Lisboa
                                                  (Portugal); Julian Chela-Flores, International        Univ. de València (Spain); Vitaly J. Vodyanoy,
   This session seeks papers that describe                                                              Auburn Univ.; Milton Wainwright, The Univ. of
concepts, technology development, utilization,    Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Italy); Bin Chen,
                                                  SETI Institute; Max Coleman, Jet Propulsion           Sheffield (United Kingdom); Max K. Wallis,
and performance of instrumentation and                                                                  Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom); Nalin C.
systems for direct and indirect detection of      Lab.; James Cowen, Univ. of Hawaii; Paul C.
                                                  W. Davies, Arizona State Univ.; David W.              Wickramasinghe, Cardiff Univ. (United
exo-planets either from ground based facilities                                                         Kingdom); Duncan Wingham, Univ. College
or current and future space observatories.        Deamer, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz;
                                                  Michael H. Engel, Univ. of Oklahoma;                  London (United Kingdom); Neville J. Woolf,
   Papers are solicited in, but are not limited                                                         The Univ. of Arizona/Steward Observatory;
to, topics such as:                               Sabrina Feldman, Jet Propulsion Lab.;
                                                  Siegfried Franck, Univ. Potsdam (Germany);            Andreja Zalar, Institut National de la
• radial velocity measurements                                                                          Recherche Agronomique (France); Georgi A.
                                                  Eric M. Galimov, V.I. Verdansky Institute
• gravitational micro-lensing                                                                           Zavarzin, Institute of Microbiology (Russia);
                                                  (Russia); Richard Greenberg, The Univ. of
• astrometric search for planets                  Arizona; Kathleen Grey, Geological Survey of          Robert Zurek, Jet Propulsion Lab.
• planetary transit detection                     Western Australia (Australia); David H.               Astrobiologists study microbial extremophiles
• interferometric systems for planet detection    Grinspoon, Denver Museum of Art and                   to delineate the limits of life on Earth and to
• coronagraphy for planet detection               Science; Robert Hazen, Carnegie Institution           help identify possible habitats where life might
• occulter systems for planet detection           of Washington; Terry Hazen, Lawrence                  exist elsewhere in the Universe. Investigations
• starlight suppression                           Berkeley National Lab.; Terrance L.                   are proceeding in the high Arctic ices, Siberian
• high contrast imaging                           Huntsberger, Jet Propulsion Lab.; Takashi             permafrost, Lake Vostok and rivers deep
• spectroscopy of exo-planets.                    Itoh, The Institute of Physical and Chemical          beneath the Antarctic ice, the Atacama Desert,
                                                  Research (Japan); J. Patrick Kociolek,                haloalkaline soda lakes, geysers and deep-sea
                                                  California Academy of Sciences; Vera M.               hydrothermal vents in order to discover novel
                                                  Kolb, Univ. of Wisconsin/Parkside; Brian              microbial extremophiles and develop needed
                                                  Lanoil, Univ. of California/Riverside; Jere H.        techniques and methodologies for
                                                  Lipps, Univ. of California/Berkeley; Jonathan         Astrobiology. Microbiologists and
                                                  I. Lunine, The Univ. of Arizona; Gene D.              paleontologists are investigating the life habits,
                                                  McDonald, The Univ. of Texas at Austin;               ecologies, and biosignatures of living and
                                                  David S. McKay, NASA Johnson Space Ctr.;              fossil bacteria, archaea, cyanobacteria,
                                                  Victoria Meadows, California Institute of             diatoms, snow algae, and other prokaryotic
                                                  Technology; Uwe Meierhenrich, Univ. de Nice           and eukaryotic extremophiles to help
                                                  Sophia Antipolis (France); Melanie R.                 determine how to recognize traces of life. The
                                                  Mormile, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla; David J.            study of microbial extremophiles has shown
                                                  Mossman, Mount Allison Univ. (Canada);                that life on Earth is astonishingly hardy and
                                                  Andrey L. Mulyukin, Institute of Microbiology         diverse and that all life seems to share a
                                                  (Russia); Michael J. Mumma, NASA Goddard              common bond in the universal need for water.
                                                  Space Flight Ctr.; William Napier, Cardiff Univ.      Hence, the search for habitable bodies in the
                                                                                                        Solar System devolves into a search for ice
                                                                                                        and water.

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   Spacecraft and instruments are being               Microbial extremophiles grow on Earth at
developed to continue the search for ice and       sub-zero temperatures and thrive in some of
water on Mars, comets, Venus, icy moons of         the most hostile environments on the planet
the outer planets and the Moon. The Mars           and well preserved microfossils of
Global Surveyor imaged ancient riverbeds and       cyanobacteria, bacteria and biofilms can
basins and patterned ground with double-           clearly be recognized. Mathematical methods
rimmed polygons similar to those on Earth that     are being developed to help distinguish valid
are formed by freeze-thaw cycles of water ice      microfossils from possible abiotic mimics.
in the permafrost. The Mars Odyssey                Knowledge of the chemical, mineral, isotopic
Spacecraft High Energy Neutron Detector            and morphological biosignatures and the
found evidence for subsurface water ice in         taphonomic and diagenetic alterations of
permafrost beneath iron-rich dust and the          diverse microorganisms with different
Phoenix Mars Lander should land in 2008 to         preservation states and imaging
assess habitable regimes by searching for          methodologies are also important. Of
organics, salts and water ice in the permafrost    particular interest are the physical and
of the Mars arctic. The Mars Exploration           chemical features of water that constrain the
Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have produced        appearance of life, a well as the parameters
spectacular images and conclusive evidence         significant for the evolution of life in
of liquid water on ancient Mars. The ESA Mars      ecosystems. Recent discoveries have
Express instruments discovered recent glacial      enhanced our knowledge of the limits of life on
activity at Hecates Tholus, a frozen sea in        Earth and the fossilization of bacteria and
Elysium Planitia and water vapor and methane       helped to refine the instrumentation and
in the Mars atmosphere. The ESA Mars               methodologies needed to select the most
Express Omega mapping spectrometer                 promising sites and detection methodologies
detected phyllosilicates and clay minerals and     to search for evidence of extinct or extant life
the ESA Smart-1 spacecraft is searching for        elsewhere in the Cosmos.
water ice on the Moon. The ESA Columbus               This Instruments Methods and Missions for
Module Biolab will study microbial life on the     Astrobiology X conference is concerned with
International Space Station. High-resolution       all aspects of Astrobiology. Scientific papers
images from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance           are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the
Orbiter have revealed braided channels             following areas:
characteristic of sediment rich streams and
found that liquid water may have existed more
                                                   • space missions, instruments, probes and
                                                       rovers for astrobiology
                                                                                                                   Critical Dates:
recently than previously known. The CRISM          • meteorites, comets, asteroids, lunar dust,
spectrometer detected minerals in geologically         and interstellar dust particles                          Abstract Due Date:
young clay-rich areas that may have                • exploration of the Moon, planets, Icy Moons               26 February 2007
possessed conditions favorable for life.               and Lake Vostok
   Space missions are obtaining new
information about comets, asteroids and icy
                                                   • search for water, clay minerals and organics           Manuscript Due Date for
                                                       on Mars, comets, and the Moon                       Post-meeting Proceedings:
moons of the Solar System. The NASA
Stardust Mission to comet P/Wild 2 revealed a      • living and fossil microbial extremophiles,                 30 July 2007
black carbonaceous crust with deep craters,            archea, cyanobacteria, diatoms and
cliffs, and pinnacles and jets that eject water
                                                   • the spatial, temporal, physico-chemical and
                                                                                                             Manuscript Due Date for
vapor and dust into space. Stardust                                                                           On-site Proceedings:
successfully captured cometary and                     environmental limits of life
interstellar dust particles and returned them to   • microorganisms in glaciers, permafrost,                    4 June 2007
Earth. The Deep Impact Mission observed                crustal rocks, and hydrothermal vents
                                                                                                         Manuscript due dates are staggered
flares and jets emanating from comet Tempel 1      • the morphology, composition, and
                                                                                                         throughout the week. Accepted authors will
at 1.5 AU; detected ice, dust, clay and                phylogeny of microorganisms
                                                                                                         be notified of their specific due date.
carbonate minerals and found the surface           • chemical, mineral, molecular, isotopic, and
temperature to exceed the melting point of             morphological biomarkers                          Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
water ice. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft                                                                at least one author to register, attend the
                                                   • x-ray, gamma-γ-ray, neutron, UV, optical,           symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
observed active venting of water vapor from            radar instruments and imagers                     whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
Saturn’s moon Enceladus and imaged the             • planetary protection, asteroid detection and        and submit a full manuscript.
frozen surface of Titan. Advanced imagers,             impact ejection phenomena
spectrometers and robotic systems have been                                                              Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
                                                   • methods, protocols, and planetary                   published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
developed to search for evidence of ancient            protection issues for sample return missions
and recent water, ice, clay, carbonates and                                                              start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
                                                   • long-term viability of microbes on Earth and        and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
biominerals on Mars, comets, Europa, and               in the space environment
other Astrobiological targets. Japan’s                                                                   advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
Hayabusa spacecraft produced dramatic              • search for Extra-Solar Planets                      site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
images and data on the chemical and mineral        • origin, evolution, and distribution of              meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                       homochirality, life, and the biosphere.           Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
composition during the close encounter with
                                                                                                         Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
the S-type asteroid Itokawa. Missions are
                                                                                                         meeting. Print volumes are published and
being planned to search for water ice on the
                                                                                                         shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
Moon and Russia plans sample Phobos.
                                                                                                         and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                         starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Image and Signal Processing
Optics and Photonics for Information
Processing (OP311)
Conference Chairs: Abdul A. S. Awwal,                Algorithms                                              Digital Optical Processing
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.; Khan M.            • optical pattern recognition, optimum                  • number systems, signed digit numbers,
Iftekharuddin, Univ. of Memphis; Bahram                filtering, correlation-based processors,                logarithmic numbers
Javidi, Univ. of Connecticut                           correlation devices, optical correlation              • DMAC, linear algebra processor, system
Program Committee: Henri H. Arsenault,                 hardware, nonlinear techniques for pattern              demonstrations, fault-tolerant computing,
Univ. Laval (Canada); George Barbastathis,             recognition                                             optical logic and memory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Fred          • nonlinear, neural networks algorithms                 • holographic memory-based computing,
R. Beyette, Jr., Univ. of Cincinnati; David          • novel transforms for optical imaging                    integrated optics, and soliton-based and
Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ.; H. John               systems, including wavelets transforms                  semiconductor devices for optical
Caulfield, Diversified Research Corp.;               Architecture and Systems                                  computing
Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of California/San           • spatial light modulators (SLMs) for optical           • logarithmic, exponential, and function
Diego; Pietro Ferraro, Istituto Nazionale di           information systems                                     based computing
Ottica Applicata (Italy); Laurence G.                                                                        • modeling of holographic elements, joint
                                                     • optical systems and algorithms for SAR
Hassebrook, Univ. of Kentucky; Kazuyoshi                                                                       optimization
                                                       image processing and recognition
Itoh, Osaka Univ. (Japan); Mohammad A.
                                                     • holographic techniques in information                 • device performance under amplitude, phase
Karim, Old Dominion Univ.; Robert
                                                       processing, and information display                     noise, effects of nonlinearity in the system,
Magnusson, Univ. of Connecticut; Abhijit
                                                       systems                                                 quantum image construction
Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and
Fire Control; Manuel Martínez-Corral, Univ.          • optical storage/memory systems for                    Applications
de València (Spain); Osamu Matoba, Kobe                information processing                                • optical processing systems for
Univ. (Japan); Alastair D. McAulay, Lehigh           • optical systems for 3D pattern recognition              communications
Univ.; Maria S. Millán García-Varela, Univ.          • optical systems for 3D imaging and 3D                 • optical processing for biophotonics
Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain); Nasser M.            image processing                                      • applications of optical systems to
Nasrabadi, Army Research Lab.; Thomas J.             • applications of novel optical materials for             information security
Naughton, National Univ. of Ireland/Maynooth           information processing                                • optical systems for biometrics sensing and
(Ireland); Takanori Nomura, Wakayama Univ.           • photorefractive correlators for optical                 recognition
(Japan); Elisabet Pérez-Cabré, Univ.                   information systems                                   • optical encryption.
Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain); Ting-Chung         • numerical modeling of wave propagation,
Poon, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State         system optimization, selection criterion
Univ.; Philippe Réfrégier, Institut Fresnel          • noise in optical computing system and
(France); Nabeel A. Riza, College of Optics &          reduction techniques
Photonics/Univ. of Central Florida; Joseph
                                                     • selection criterion for detectors, spatial light
Rosen, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel);
                                                       modulators and geometrical optical
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin Corp.;
                                                       constraints for computing systems
John T. Sheridan, National Univ. of Ireland/
Dublin (Ireland); Jung-Young Son, Hanyang            • optical defect inspection techniques
Univ. (South Korea); Clay J. Stanek, DataPath,       • packaging for optical information
Inc.; Enrique Tajahuerce, Univ. Jaume I                processing
(Spain); Jun Tanida, Osaka Univ. (Japan);            • devices and components for optical
Shyh-Lin Tsao, National Taiwan Normal Univ.            information systems
(Taiwan); Kelvin H. Wagner, Univ. of Colorado/       Optical Switching and Interconnects
Boulder; Cardinal Warde, Massachusetts               • nonlinear optical phenomena for ultrafast
Institute of Technology; Frank Wyrowski,               switching
Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany);             • waveguide, optical fiber based, polarization,
Toyohiko Yatagai, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan);            and intensity switching, optical limit
Francis T. S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State               switches
Univ.; Maria J. Yzuel, Univ. Autònoma de
                                                     • optical multiplexing, optical implementation
Barcelona (Spain)
                                                       of novel computer and switching
This conference is intended to provide a forum         architectures, wavelength domain
for interchange on various algorithms,                 processing.
systems, sensors, and architectures for novel        • interconnection networks: fiber optic, free-
applications in optics and photonics in                space, massively parallel optical
information processing. Original unpublished           interconnections, static and reconfigurable
contributions reporting recent advances in             interconnects, optical backplanes and
analog and hybrid optical information systems          VCSEL and VLSI implementation of
and techniques are solicited. All abstracts will       interconnects and FPGA based optical
be reviewed by the program committee for               devices
originality and merit. Topics of interest include,   • applications of interconnection systems:
but are not limited to, the following:                 computer communications, optical back
                                                       bones for conventional computers, optical/
                                                       hybrid interconnects for electronic

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Applications of                                  Advanced Signal                                     Optics in
Digital Image                                    Processing                                          Entertainment
Processing XXX                                   Algorithms,                                         (OP300)
(OP312)                                          Architectures, and                                  Conference Chairs: Kristina M. Johnson,
                                                                                                     Duke Univ.; Michael G. Robinson, ColorLink,
Conference Chair: Andrew G. Tescher, AGT         Implementations                                     Inc.
Program Committee: Bernard V. Brower,
                                                 XV (OP313)                                          Program Committee: William P. Bleha, Jr.,
                                                                                                     JVC North America; Rachael Brady, Duke
Eastman Kodak Co.; Wo L. Chang, National         Conference Chair: Franklin T. Luk, Rensselaer       Univ.; Matt Cowen, Entertainment Technology
Institute of Standards and Technology;           Polytechnic Institute                               Consultants; Robert E. Fischer, OPTICS 1,
Touradj Ebrahimi, École Polytechnique            Program Committee: Daniela Calvetti, Case           Inc.; Jerry Heneghan, Virtual Heroes Inc.;
Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and           Western Reserve Univ.; Leon Cohen, Hunter           Lenny Lipton, Real D; Larry Paul, Christie
Emitall S.A. (Switzerland); Ali Habibi, The      College/CUNY; W. Randolph Franklin,                 Digital
Aerospace Corp.; T. Russell Hsing, Telcordia     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Graham A.
Technologies, Inc.; C.-C. J. Kuo, Univ. of                                                           The evolution of visual entertainment systems
                                                 Jullien, Univ. of Calgary (Canada); Patrick J.
Southern California; Catherine Lambert-                                                              has relied on advances in optical materials,
                                                 Loughlin, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Alexandre F.
Nebout, Ctr. National d’Études Spatiales                                                             devices, and hardware/software systems to
                                                 Tenca, Synopsys, Inc.; William J. Williams,
(France); Andre J. Oosterlinck, Katholieke                                                           capture, transmit, store and display pictures
                                                 Univ. of Michigan; Kung Yao, Univ. of
Univ. Leuven (Belgium); Sethuraman                                                                   with ever increasing clarity, resolution, color
                                                 California/Los Angeles
Panchanathan, Arizona State Univ.; John A.                                                           gamut, and brightness. With the advent of
Saghri, California Polytechnic State Univ.;      This conference will focus on modern signal         improved three-dimensional display
Pankaj Topiwala, FastVDO LLC; Mihaela van        and image processing algorithms and                 technology, 3D high definition home and
der Schaar, Univ. of California/Los Angeles      architectures, as well as implementation            cinema projection will explode in the next
                                                 techniques. Representative applications             decade. This conference will focus on the
The field of digital image processing has        include wireless communications, adaptive           enabling optical technologies for future
experienced continuous and significant           sensor network, spectrum analysis, machine          entertainment systems including, novel
expansion in recent years. The usefulness of     monitoring, vibration analysis, biomedical          illumination devices, optical system design,
this technology is apparent in many different    signal analysis and high resolution imaging.        digital and analog reflective, transmissive,
disciplines covering medicine through remote     Areas of interest include theoretical               transmission and emissive displays, making
sensing. The advances and wide availability of   understanding of new techniques,                    animation realistic, games for training,
image processing hardware has further            experimental results, computational methods,        education and entertainment, image capture,
enhanced the usefulness of image processing.     simulation models, and computer arithmetic.         processing storage and display. The
The Application of Digital Image Processing        While authors are invited to submit abstracts     ergonomic and human factors associated with
conference welcomes contributions of new         for papers on all relevant topics, the following    visualizing new and innovative technologies
results and novel techniques from this           will be emphasized in this conference:              will also be emphasized.
important technology.                            • sensor network                                        Papers are solicited on (but not restricted to)
   Papers are solicited in the broad areas of                                                        the following areas:
                                                 • computer arithmetic
digital image processing applications,                                                               • single projection and multiple projection
including:                                       • time-frequency and time-scale analysis.
                                                                                                         display systems
• medical applications                                                                               • home entertainment
• restorations and enhancements
                                                                                                     • educational game development
• digital cinema                                                                                     • 3D movie and television
• image transmission and coding                                                                      • immersive visualization
• color processing
                                                                                                     • digital cinema
• remote sensing                                                                                     • illumination components and systems
• robot vision                                                                                       • image capture, processing and display
• hybrid techniques
                                                                                                     • color generation
• facsimile                                                                                          • optical system design
• pattern recognition                                                                                • emissive, transmissive, transmission and
• registration techniques                                                                                reflective display technology
• multidimensional image processing                                                                  • head-mounted and brought to the eye
• image processing architectures and                                                                     displays
   workstations                                                                                      • animation
• video processing                                                                                   • human factors.
• programmable DSPs for video coding
• high-resolution display
• high-quality color representation
• super-high-definition image processing
• impact of standardization on image

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Image and Signal Processing

Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices:
Advances in Materials and Innovations
in Device Applications (OP314)
Conference Chairs: Ruyan Guo, The                  Photonic Fibers and Crystal Materials:
Pennsylvania State Univ.; Shizhuo S. Yin, The     • novel photorefractive, electrooptic, and
Pennsylvania State Univ.                            nonlinear optical fibers and crystals
Honorary Chair: Francis T. S. Yu, The               including glasses, semiconductors,
Pennsylvania State Univ.                            ferroelectrics, polymeric, and magnetooptic
Program Committee: Partha P. Banerjee,            • crystal growth, defect and doping control,
Univ. of Dayton; Kung-Li Deng, GE Global            quasi phase matching and domain
Research; Joseph Grant, NASA Stennis                manipulation
Space Ctr.; Ken Yuh Hsu, National Chiao Tung      • photonic fibers, 2 and 3-dimensionally
Univ. (Taiwan); Tracy D. Hudson, U.S. Army          engineered photonic crystal and photonic
Aviation and Missile Research, Development          bandgap materials
and Engineering Ctr.; Suganda Jutamulia,
Consultant (China); Eckhard Kratzig, Univ.        • photosensitivity and spectral responses,
Osnabrück (Germany); John S. Kruger, U.S.           physical and optical characterizations
Army Research Office; Nickolai V. Kukhtarev,      • experiments and theory that elucidate
Alabama A&M Univ.; Ravindra B. Lal,                 correlations between materials doping and
Alabama A&M Univ.; Byoungho Lee, Seoul              defect-structure with photonic properties
National Univ. (South Korea); Sergei F.           Photonic Devices and Applications:
Lyuksyutov, Univ. of Akron; Karl M. Reichard,     • components for optical communication,
The Pennsylvania State Univ.; Gérald Roosen,        sensing, and data storage, including
Institut d’Optique (France); Paul B. Ruffin,        transmission, amplification, modulation,
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research,            detection, dispersion management,
Development and Engineering Ctr.; Ching-            switching, data handling, and packaging
Cherng Sun, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)       • integrated optical components, nonlinear
The Photonic Fibers and Crystal Devices             frequency converters, diffractive devices,
Conference aims to establish a well defined         three-dimensional optical memory, and
forum with focus on innovations of photonic,        dynamic memories,
optoelectronic, and optical devices that          • dynamic sensing for chemical, harsh
depend essentially on advancement in                environment, biophotonic, and defense
materials processing, optical and photonic          applications
properties, wave mixing, and photorefractive      • adaptive optical devices utilizing coupled
phenomena. This conference is a continuation        effects such as electrooptic, elastooptics,
of the successful SPIE conference,                  photostriction, magetooptics and
“Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices”         pyrooptics
with strengthened topics on crystal growth of     • novel free-space and waveguiding optical
nonlinear optic materials. The scope of             components, devices and subsystems for
applications this conference covers a broad         photonic computing, optomechanics,
range from components to systems                    interconnects, switching, and packaging of
architectures in optical signal processing,         photonic processors
optical storage, optical networks and             • holographic data storage, holographic
communications, and photorefractive material-       miniaturization of functional mapping,
based novel photonic devices. The objective         holographic image amplification, volume
of this conference is to promote scientific         holographic imaging.
interaction that bridges advancement in
photonic fibers and bulk crystal materials with
innovations in photonic technology and device
   Sessions will focus on the latest
achievements on both photonic materials and
device technologies that can lead to further
advances in the communication, sensings,
data storage, display, biomedical and defense
industries. The status and future challenges in
these areas also will be reviewed by invited
speakers.Authors are encouraged to submit
papers addressing the following session

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Signal and Data Processing of Small
Targets 2007 (OP315)
Conference Chair: Oliver E. Drummond,                Tracking: Association and Filtering
Consulting Engineer                                  • single and multiple target tracking
This conference will provide a forum for             • tracking low observables/dim targets
discussion of advances in algorithms for             • single and multiple sensor tracking
sensor signal and data processing, including         • tracking filters or data association
track initiation, maintenance, termination,          • reversible decision and multiple hypotheses
sensor fusion, and signal detection. Of interest       tracking
are targets that are too small for effective use     • target detection and acquisition
of traditional automatic target recognition with     • methods to accommodate false signals,
a single frame of data. These targets include          clutter, and stars
point-source targets, unresolved closely
                                                     • track initiation, maintenance, and
spaced objects, small extended objects, and
clusters of small targets.
   Of particular interest is the processing of       • efficient gate search approaches
low observables or tracking in a dense               • maneuvering target/multiple model tracking
environment of false signals, clutter, or targets.   • sensor data fusion, multiple source
There is an increasing need for improvement in         integration
algorithm efficiency, i.e., improved                 • tracking with dissimilar or noncollocated
performance relative to processor resources            multiple sensors
required. Also needed are accurate                   • sensor registration bias/gridlock processing
evaluations and predictions of required              • tracking with unresolved closely spaced
resources and of performance under realistic           objects
conditions.                                          • point source, small extended object, and
   Papers are invited on algorithm concepts            cluster tracking.
and details, results of feasibility studies and
detailed performance evaluations, analytical         Signal and Data Processing Issues
studies, simulation and performance                  • multiple platform processing distribution
evaluation techniques, related mathematical          • algorithms for concurrent/parallel
and statistical methods, and methods                   processing
combining signal level processing and                • sensor resource allocation and
tracking. Of special interest are papers that          management
provide information for selecting algorithms for
an application. This includes the
                                                     • critical open issues and algorithm tradeoffs
                                                     • impact of sensor design or scanning pattern
                                                                                                                  Critical Dates:
characteristics of algorithms in terms of              on processing
performance and required resources as a              • phenomenology considerations
                                                                                                               Abstract Due Date:
function of operating conditions.                    • performance: evaluation methods, statistics,           26 February 2007
   Papers about both tactical and strategic            prediction
applications are solicited. Video and PC                                                                   Manuscript Due Date for
                                                     • modeling, simulations, and algorithm
demonstrations of performance are solicited.                                                              Post-meeting Proceedings:
Papers are solicited in the following and
related areas:                                       • efficient/robust algorithms                             30 July 2007
                                                     • adaptive processing methods
Signal Processing
                                                     • promising advanced or innovative                     Manuscript Due Date for
• signal detection                                     techniques
• linear or nonlinear estimation and filtering
                                                                                                             On-site Proceedings:
                                                     • target typing, classification, or                       4 June 2007
• low signal-to-ratio clutter ratio processing         discrimination
• multiple frame signal processing/track-            • counter-countermeasures                          Manuscript due dates are staggered
   before-detect                                     • processing multispectral data                    throughout the week. Accepted authors will
• closely spaced object resolution/                  • use of track data in signal processing           be notified of their specific due date.
   characterization                                                                                     Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
                                                     • integrated signal and data processing
• extended object and cluster processing                                                                at least one author to register, attend the
                                                     • hyperspectral processing
• background removal/clutter rejection/image                                                            symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
                                                     • target-weapon assignment methods
   preprocessing                                                                                        whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
                                                     • processing target features and attributes
• detecting targets that obscure the                                                                    and submit a full manuscript.
   background                                        • combat identification
                                                                                                        Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
• jitter, drift, bias compensation                   • algorithms for homeland security.                published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
• gamma circumvention                                                                                   start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
• threshold adjustment and control/CFAR                                                                 and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
   processing                                                                                           advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
• fractal-based processing                                                                              site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                        meeting. Papers from post-meeting
• image/frame registration
                                                                                                        Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
• fuse-before-detect.                                                                                   Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                        meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                        shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                        and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                        starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Image and Signal Processing

Mathematics of Data/Image
Compression, Coding, and Encryption X,
with Applications (OP316)
Conference Chair: Mark S. Schmalz, Univ. of         • object-based compression (OBC), including         • error analysis of sensing algorithms applied
Florida                                                issues such as degree of automation of              to compressed or decompressed data,
Program Committee: Mauro Barni, Univ. degli            OBC segmentation or boundary                        including tomography using compressed
Studi di Siena (Italy); Stefano Baronti, Istituto      representation                                      data
di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy); Mark     • motion detection, characterization, and           • performance analysis and vulnerability of
L. Fowler, Binghamton Univ.; Victoria T.               coding in video sequences                           cryptosystems
Franques, U.S. Dept. of Energy; Andrea              • audio and video (A/V) synchronization in             Examples of Illustrative Applications: Secure
Garzelli, Univ. degli Studi di Siena (Italy);          compressed A/V datastreams, including            key distribution, Authentication, Video/Audio
Abdelsalam A. Helal, Univ. of Florida; Daniel          MPEG-3, MPEG-4, MPEG-7, and audio-               watermarking for authentication and
S. Myers, Sandia National Labs.; James F.              coded images: of special interest is             commercial validation, e-Commerce,
Scholl, College of Optical Sciences/The Univ.          commercial multimedia                            Commercial and military com-munications;
of Arizona                                          • hyperspectral data coding, including frames       Digital forensics; Medical data archival /
                                                       and oversampled representations                  transmission.
Data compression and encryption are crucial
                                                    • techniques for remote sensing using data          Interaction Between Data Compression and
technologies for efficient and secure medical,
                                                       compression in dynamic sensor networks           Encryption
commercial, and government-related
computing applications. Compression exploits        • feature extraction from compressed data           • combination of compression and encryption
limited communication channel bandwidth                (e.g., wavelet bases)                               transforms for increased efficiency and
(e.g., in video transmission and wireless           • errors inherent in feature extraction from           security, especially for sensitive data or
computing) and data storage (e.g., remote              compressed imagery                                  imagery (e.g., surveillance imagery or
sensing, surveillance, or medical imaging).         • design and analysis theory and                       telemedicine)
Encryption is employed in authentication and           methodology for detecting, analyzing and         • interaction between watermarking and
copyright protection (e.g., digital watermarking       limiting error in compressed or                     compression, for example, use of
or steganography), as well as traditional data         decompressed imagery, especially in                 compression algorithms to assess the utility
security applications. Given the current               medical or military applications                    or robustness of watermarking techniques
emphasis placed on Homeland Security                  Examples of Illustrative Applications:            • watermarking as a steganographic process
response by the war on terrorism, and               Surveillance or environmental image                    - interaction between steganography and
emergency response in recent natural                compression, Medical or digital forensic               steganalysis
disasters, encryption used alone or together        imaging; Homeland Security surveillance and         • effect of compression error on digital
with compression is progressively more              communications; and Airborne/spaceborne                watermarks (e.g., JPEG-2K)
important implementationally.                       imaging with remote sensing using stand-            • secure image transmission using encryption
   This conference brings together experts          alone or networked sensors.                            of compressed data
whose research includes the mathematics of
                                                    Data Encryption and Security                        • techniques for decreasing the error
data or image compression and encryption,
                                                    • watermarking for video authentication, as            sensitivity of compressed or encrypted data
with illustrative applications. Emphasis will be
                                                       well as copyright protection of still or            (e.g., progressive encoding, tagged blocks)
placed on innovative theory, algorithms, and
analytical techniques for data characterization,       moving images and audio signals                  • computation using encrypted (or
lossy compression schemes exhibiting high           • survivability of watermarking to linear and          compressed) data for increased security
accuracy or data independence, especially for          nonlinear operations, as well as                    (resp. computational efficiency)
hyperspectral data coding; and encryption              compression/decompression operations             • cryptanalysis/steganalysis as a process of
innovations such as digital watermarking for        • forensic tracking of the use or modification         recognizing patterns in compressed or
video authentication, sensing using                    of an image or signal (e.g., video or audio         encrypted datasets, signals, or images, with
compressed data, tomography using                      products) with watermarks that record               applications to data mining, image database
decompressed data, and analysis of the                 operations performed on the image (digital          search, etc.
vulnerability of cryptosystems. The usefulness         forensics)                                       • use of data compression to speed image
of a given approach can be illustrated with         • oversampled or orthogonal representations            processing, pattern recognition,
applications from medical imaging, remote              for watermarking                                    tomography, or visualization of large
sensing, data processing/storage, audio-            • steganography / steganalysis and their use           datasets.
coded video, and military imaging, com-                in digital authentication                           Examples of Illustrative Applications:
munications, or computing. Topics include, but      • code obfuscation and de-obfuscation in            Security surveillance, Battlefield imaging and
are not limited to:                                    software development                             surveillance, High-performance computing,
Data Compression                                    • techniques and measures for estimating            Data mining, Internet video secure
• innovative compression transforms -                  security for encrypting signals or images        transmission, Remote sensing, Scientific
   analysis of complexity, error and noise             using established or emerging transforms         database management, Medical imaging,
   resilience, rate/distortion behavior, and        • encryption schemes that use concepts or           Contraband detection, and Visualization of
   robustness, theoretically and with examples         mathematics of chaos theory or                   large datasets.
   of realistic application scenarios                  probabilistic models (e.g., digital
• multispectral or multidimensional image or           watermarking)
   video compression                                • cryptanalysis of symmetric and asymmetric
• theory and metrics for characterizing the            cryptosystems
   compressibility of data, images, or signals      • sensing and surveillance (e.g., feature
   for use with selected compression                   detection) from images or signals in
   transforms                                          compressed form

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Wavelets XII (OP318)
Conference Chairs: Dimitri Van De Ville, École          The upcoming event will feature special
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne                   presentations by leading researchers in the
(Switzerland); Vivek K. Goyal, Massachusetts         field. It will also promote discussions and
Institute of Technology; Manos Papadakis,            reflections on the present and future state of
Univ. of Houston                                     wavelets. Topics for submission may include
                                                     (but are not limited to):
Program Committee: Akram Aldroubi,
Vanderbilt Univ.; Radu V. Balan, Siemens             • wavelet theory and multirate filterbanks
Corporate Research; John J. Benedetto,               • frames and over-complete representations
Univ. of Maryland/College Park; Emmanuel J.             in communications and image processing
Candes, California Institute of Technology;          • frames in finite dimensional spaces and
Peter G. Casazza, Univ. of Missouri/                    time-frequency analysis
Columbia; Minh N. Do, Univ. of Illinois at           • wavelets and statistical analysis
Urbana-Champaign; Pier L. Dragotti, Imperial         • noise reduction and restoration
College London (United Kingdom); Jaral M.            • wavelets in medicine and biology
Fadili, Ctr. National de la Recherche                • wavelets and multi-tree dictionaries
Scientifique (France); Hans G. Feichtinger,          • sparsity and compressed sensing
Univ. Vienna (Austria); C. Sinan Güntürk, New
                                                     • sigma-delta quantization
York Univ.; Christopher E. Heil, Georgia
Institute of Technology; Jelena Kovacevic,           • wavelets in physics
Carnegie Mellon Univ.; Ilya Krishtal, Northern       • wavelets in neuro-imaging
Illinois Univ.; Andrew F. Laine, Columbia            • multiresolution surface representations and
Univ.; Michael Liebling, California Institute of        graphics
Technology; Raghu Machiraju, The Ohio                • wavelets in visualization and computational
State Univ.; François G. Meyer, Univ. of                geometry
Colorado/Boulder; Torsten Möller, Simon              • wavelets, fractal analysis, and multiscale
Fraser Univ. (Canada); Truong-Thao Nguyen,              random processes
City College/CUNY; Jean-Christophe Olivo-            • wavelets and approximation theory;                         Critical Dates:
Marin, Institut Pasteur (France); Ilya Pollak,          sampling and operator theory.
Purdue Univ.; Alexander M. Powell,                                                                             Abstract Due Date:
                                                        Note: Please follow the submission
Vanderbilt Univ.; Naoki Saito, Univ. of
California/Davis; Ivan W. Selesnick,
                                                     instructions. In addition, please submit an              26 February 2007
                                                     extended abstract of 2 pages plus as many
Polytechnic Univ.; Jean-Luc Starck, CEA
                                                     figures as needed (instead of the 250 words),         Manuscript Due Date for
Saclay (France); Thomas Strohmer, Univ. of
                                                     and replace the brief biography by a summary
California/Davis; Michael A. Unser, École
                                                     cover sheet that includes:
                                                                                                          Post-meeting Proceedings:
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne                                                                             30 July 2007
(Switzerland); Pierre Vandergheynst, École           1. Description of the problem addressed: why
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne                      is it important?
(Switzerland); Yves Wiaux, École                     2. What is the original contribution of this           Manuscript Due Date for
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne                      work: how does it compare with other                 On-site Proceedings:
(Switzerland); Ozgur Yilmaz, Univ. of British           authors?                                               4 June 2007
Columbia (Canada)                                    History of the event:
                                                                 Manuscript due dates are staggered
This conference provides a well established,                                                            throughout the week. Accepted authors will
high-quality forum for the presentation of                                                              be notified of their specific due date.
results in wavelet theory and its applications. It
                                                                                                        Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
distinguishes itself by a desire to break cross-
                                                                                                        at least one author to register, attend the
disciplinary barriers, using wavelets as the
                                                                                                        symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
common denominator. It is open to                                                                       whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
researchers in mathematics, signal and image                                                            and submit a full manuscript.
processing, computer vision, medical imaging,
physics, and more. It focuses on novel                                                                  Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
applications of wavelet-based signal analysis                                                           published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
                                                                                                        start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
and processing methods, refinements of
                                                                                                        and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
existing techniques, and new theoretical
                                                                                                        advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
                                                                                                        site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                        meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                        Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                        Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                        meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                        shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                        and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                        starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Image and Signal Processing

Methods in Pattern
and Image Analysis
Conference Chairs: Gerhard X. Ritter, Univ. of
Florida; Junior Barrera, Univ. de São Paulo
(Brazil); Jaakko T. Astola, Tampere Univ. of
Technology (Finland); Mark S. Schmalz, Univ.
of Florida
Pattern recognition is growing in importance,
due to applications in image and signal
processing, compression, surveillance
imaging, industrial vision and audio signal
processing, medical data processing, and a
wide variety of military applications. The
development and testing of pattern
recognition algorithms has long been a part of
mathematics and computer science.
Additionally, as pattern recognition paradigms
and algorithms are increasingly incorporated
into practical applications, techniques for
performance analysis of pattern classifiers are
collectively emerging as an area of research
                                                                                                          Critical Dates:
   This conference emphasizes the role of
mathematics as a rigorous basis for pattern                                                            Abstract Due Date:
and image analysis, and for the performance                                                           26 February 2007
analysis of pattern classifiers. Contributed
papers will be judged on the basis of                                                             Manuscript Due Date for
mathematical content. Articles may be                                                            Post-meeting Proceedings:
physically speculative but must be
mathematically sound.
                                                                                                      30 July 2007
   Specific areas of interest include, but are not
limited to:                                                                                         Manuscript Due Date for
• fuzzy set theory and neural network                                                                On-site Proceedings:
   methods in image analysis and pattern                                                               4 June 2007
• statistical and probabalisitic methods in                                                     Manuscript due dates are staggered
   image analysis and pattern recognition                                                       throughout the week. Accepted authors will
• geometric, nonlinear, and morphological                                                       be notified of their specific due date.
   methods                                                                                      Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
• PDE and wavelet methods in image and                                                          at least one author to register, attend the
   pattern analysis.                                                                            symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
                                                                                                whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
   Of additional interest are the following                                                     and submit a full manuscript.
analytical topics:
                                                                                                Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
• estimation of classification error in various                                                 published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
   pattern recognition paradigms given error,                                                   start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
   noise, or uncertainty in prior assumptions or                                                and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
   input patterns                                                                               advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
• techniques for adaptively compensating                                                        site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
   trainable classifiers for nonergodic inputs                                                  meeting. Papers from post-meeting
• complexity analysis of data-dependent                                                         Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
   pattern recognition architectures or                                                         Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
   algorithms, as a function of data type and                                                   meeting. Print volumes are published and
   data complexity                                                                              shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
• reliability and robustness of pattern                                                         and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
   recognition algorithms in the presence of                                                    starting 8 weeks after the meeting.
   partial information
• techniques for combination of multiple
   classifier outputs, to include statistical
   methods for classifier refinement.

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X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Particle Technologies

Soft X-Ray Lasers                                 Laser-Generated and Other Laboratory
(OP320)                                           X-Ray and EUV Sources and Applications
Conference Chairs: Gregory J. Tallents, The       III (OP321)
Univ. of York (United Kingdom); James Dunn,
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.                  Conference Chairs: George A. Kyrala, Los            Papers are solicited in all areas of
Program Committee: Ernst E. Fill, Max-            Alamos National Lab.; Martin C. Richardson,       development and testing of laboratory and
Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany);       College of Optics & Photonics/Univ. of Central    tabletop sources, optics and applications,
Sylvie Jacquemot, École Polytechnique             Florida; Ali M. Khounsary, Argonne National       including:
(France); Gérard Jamelot, Univ. Paris-Sud II      Lab.                                              X ray and EUV production by laser-
(France); Yoshiaki Kato, Japan Atomic Energy      Program Committee: Fred Bijkerk, FOM-             generated plasmas
Agency (Japan); Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen’s       Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen           • x-ray and EUV conversion and
Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom); Peter-Viktor      (Netherlands); Anatoly Y. Faenov, VNIIFTRI           spectroscopy of laser-generated plasmas
Nickles, Max-Born-Institut (Germany); Joseph      (Russia); Henryk Fiedorowicz, Wojskowa            • x-ray and EUV production by ultrashort
Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.;         Akademia Techniczna (Poland); Eckhart                pulsed lasers
Geoffrey J. Pert, The Univ. of York (United       Foerster, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena           • laser plasma sources for proximity and
Kingdom); Jorge J. G. Rocca, Colorado State       (Germany); Hans M. Hertz, Kungliga Tekniska          projection lithography
Univ.; Szymon Suckewer, Princeton Univ.;          Högskolan (Sweden); Victor L. Kantsyrev,          • high-repetition-rate lasers, plasma x-ray
Alexander V. Vinogradov, P.N. Lebedev             Univ. of Nevada/Reno; Jean-Claude Kieffer,           sources, and systems
Physical Institute (Russia)                       Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
                                                  (Canada); Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical          Electron-beam and novel x-ray source
This conference will be dedicated to new                                                            development
developments and applications of x-ray lasers     Univ. (Czech Republic); Edmond I. C. Turcu,
                                                  Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)         • high-brightness small spot sources
with appropriate attention to supporting
                                                                                                    • field effect sources
technologies and diagnostics. Recent results      Increasing application of intense tabletop
in the generation of intense, coherent X-rays     sources to lithography, medical imaging,          • parametric sources
and progress toward practical devices and         nondestructive testing, inspection,               • x-pinch sources
their applications will be reported. Papers are   crystallography and materials analysis has        Applications
solicited on the following topics:                lead to an ongoing demand for brighter            • source diagnostics and laser plasma
• laser-pumped x-ray lasers                       laboratory-based x-ray beams. Simultaneous           imaging
• discharge excitation and other nonlaser         development of laser and electron beam            • source /optics optimization
   pumping methods                                technology and x-ray and EUV collimating and      • optics metrology and metrology system
• ultrashort pulses from x-ray lasers             focusing optics has resulted in unprecedented        development
• high-repetition-rate x-ray lasers               beam fluxes. Rapid pulse sources have             • microscopy
                                                  advanced studies of material dynamics,
• new lasing transitions and novel x-ray laser                                                      • material analysis
                                                  ultrafast imaging, and fundamental interaction
   schemes                                                                                          • protein and macromolecular crystallography
                                                  of intense x-rays with matter. Applications,
• measurement of x-ray laser parameters           source, and optics development and the            • chemical dynamic studies and EXAFS
• high-harmonic and free-electron laser           optimization of source/optic coupling and         • ultrahigh-speed diffraction and imaging
   generation in the XUV and x-ray region         application specific systems all benefit from     • hydrodynamic imaging
• modeling of x-ray lasers                        the impressive simultaneous advances in           • medical and biological radiography
• experiments using x-ray laser radiation         related technologies.                             • nondestructive testing
• applications of x-ray lasers, e.g. in              In the spirit of this symbiosis, this          • lithography.
   holography, interferometry, lithography,       conference combines two prior areas, the
   material science                               biennial Applications of X-Rays Generated
• diagnostics and optics for ultrashort           from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II, 2001,
   wavelength lasers.                             and the annual Advances in Laboratory-Based
                                                  X-ray Sources and Optics III, 2002, Laser-
                                                  Generated and Other Laboratory X-Ray and
                                                  EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications IV,

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X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Particle Technologies

Advances in                                       Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and
Metrology for                                     Components (OP323)
X-Ray and EUV                                     Conference Chairs: Ali M. Khounsary,                     Presentations covering emerging needs,
(OP322)                                           Argonne National Lab.; Christian Morawe,               progress reports, and topical reviews related
                                                  European Synchrotron Radiation Facility                to the following topics are solicited:
Conference Chairs: Lahsen Assoufid,               (France); Shunji Goto, Japan Synchrotron               • developments in x-ray and EUV mirrors
Argonne National Lab.; Peter Z. Takacs,           Radiation Research Institute (Japan)                   • advances in crystal optics design,
Brookhaven National Lab.; Masaru Ohtsuka,
                                                  Program Committee: Lahsen Assoufid,                       fabrication, and applications
Canon Inc. (Japan)
                                                  Argonne National Lab.; Sas Bajt, Lawrence
                                                                               ˘a                        • nanofocusing optics (mirrors, zone plates,
Program Committee: Daniele Cocco,                 Livermore National Lab.; Stefan Braun,                    lenses, etc.)
Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (Italy); Leslie L.   Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und                 • thermal and mechanical stability of optical
Deck, Zygo Corp.; Jean-Jacques Fermé,             Strahltechnik (Germany); Sultan B. Dabagov,               elements
Société Europeenne De Systèmes Optiques           Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy);         • high heat flux mirrors and monochromators
(France); Klaus R. Freischlad, ADE Phase          Hans M. Hertz, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan             • novel optical substrates, materials, and
Shift; Kenneth A. Goldberg, Lawrence              (Sweden); Olivier Hignette, European                      emerging needs
Berkeley National Lab.; Olivier Hignette,         Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France);
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility                                                                  • coating and multilayer optics and
                                                  Werner H. Jark, Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.              performance
(France); Paul E. Murphy, QED Technologies        (Italy); Igor V. Kozhevnikov, A.V. Shubnikov
Inc.; Francois A. Polack, LURE/Univ. Paris-                                                              • graded index multilayer and crystal optics
                                                  Institute of Crystallography (Russia); George
Sud (France); Seungyu Rah, Pohang Univ. of        A. Kyrala, Los Alamos National Lab.; Carolyn           • shaped mirrors
Science and Technology (South Korea); Kawal       A. MacDonald, SUNY/Univ. at Albany;                    • bendable / deformable optics
J. S. Sawhney, Diamond Light Source Ltd.          Howard A. Padmore, Lawrence Berkeley                   • bent crystals
(United Kingdom); Günther K. Seitz, Carl          National Lab.; Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical          • active/passive/adaptive shape control
Zeiss SMT AG (Germany); Frank Siewert,            Univ. (France); Yuriy Y. Platonov, Rigaku/             • frontiers in mirror fabrication: surface
BESSY GmbH (Germany); Kazuto Yamauchi,            MSC, Inc.; Kawal J. S. Sawhney, Diamond                   figuring/finishing techniques
Osaka Univ. (Japan); Valeriy V. Yashchuk,         Light Source Ltd. (United Kingdom); Anatoly            • polishing methods, capabilities, and
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.                   A. Snigirev, European Synchrotron Radiation               limitations
This conference will address the broad issues     Facility (France); Peter Z. Takacs, Brookhaven         • coherence preservation and mirrors surface
in the growing and very demanding field of        National Lab.; John S. Taylor, Lawrence                   quality
surface metrology and characterization of         Livermore National Lab.; Edmond I. C. Turcu,           • multilayer-based optics and optical
optics for x-ray synchrotron radiation and for    Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom);                components for free electron laser
EUV and FEL applications. Improving the           Kazuto Yamauchi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)                      applications
performance of existing instrumentation and       Expanding use of x-rays and EUV in many                • bulk and interface radiation damage in
techniques, as well as developing new and         scientific and technical applications requires            optical mirrors and substrates
novel ones, is critical for the fabrication of    the continued development of new and                   • filters and windows
high-quality optics to meet current and future    improved optics to deliver brighter, better-           • focusing and collimating optics
requirements for these applications.              conditioned beams to the end-user. Thus, this
   Papers are solicited on the following and                                                             • refractive optics
                                                  conference is focused on both the advances,            • capillary and polycapillary optics
related topics:                                   as well as the emerging needs in x-ray and
• surface figure and finish measurement                                                                  • novel optical elements and applications
                                                  EUV optics and applications. As in 2006 this
• long trace profilometry                         conference combines a number of optics and             • modeling and simulations of optical
• interferometry                                  application-related topics, which in prior years          systems: ray tracing and wave optical
                                                  were covered in separate conferences, in                  simulations.
• wavefront slope sensing (e.g., Shack-
   Hartman techniques)                            order to reduce overlaps and streamline the
• point diffraction interferometry                topics and conference sessions.
• stitching techniques                               Topics covered include design,
                                                  development, fabrication, and evaluation of
• x-ray profilometry and scanning wavefront
                                                  optical elements such as mirrors,
                                                  monochromators, multilayers, zone-plates,
• in situ metrology                               and lenses, as well as coating, testing, and
• optical testing of apsheric optics (e.g., KB    applications of such optics. It is also an aim of
   mirrors, etc.)                                 this conference to provide an opportunity for
• optical testing of x-ray refraction lenses      the developers and users to share both the
• atomic force microscopy                         progress and challenges in each of these and
• metrology data analysis software and error      related areas.
• adaptive optics correction techniques
• real-time wavefront correction
• absolute calibration methods
• references and standards
• tolerancing with the help of modeling
• novel instrumentation and techniques.

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Ultrafast X-Ray Detectors and
Applications II (OP324)
Conference Chairs: Zenghu Chang, Kansas              The conference will be held in concert with a
State Univ.; Jean-Claude Kieffer, Institut         complete extensive suite of other x-ray
National de la Recherche Scientifique              conferences, and will draw together those
(Canada); Jerome B. Hastings, Stanford             working in the following areas:
Linear Accelerator Ctr.                            • attosecond momentum streak camera
Program Committee: Bernhard W. Adams,              • electronic streak camera
Argonne National Lab.; Paul B. Corkum,             • framing camera
National Research Council Canada (Canada);         • XUV/x-ray autocorrelator
Roger W. Falcone, Univ. of California/             • XUV/x-ray crosscorrelator
Berkeley; Philip A. Heimann, Lawrence              • molecular tomography imaging with high
Berkeley National Lab.; Xun Hou, Xi’an               harmonics
Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics        • x-ray optics for use with ultrafast x-ray
(China); Tetsuya Ishikawa, The Institute of          detectors
Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
                                                   • scientific applications employing ultrafast
(Japan); Paul A. Jaanimagi, Univ. of
                                                     detectors; for example at synchrotron
Rochester; George A. Kyrala, Los Alamos
                                                     radiation facilities
National Lab.; Alex H. Lumpkin, Argonne
National Lab.; Alain Mens-Pegail,                  • measurement of the pulse duration of
Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (Finland);         ultrafast x-ray sources; for example x-ray
Graham A. Naylor, European Synchrotron               FEL sources and high order harmonics
Radiation Facility (France); Dennis L. Paisley,    • ultrafast diagnostics for laser-produced
Los Alamos National Lab.; Mihail Y. Schelev,         plasma
A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute           • synchronization of ultrafast x-ray sources,
(Russia); Ronnie L. Shepherd, Lawrence               detectors and lasers.
Livermore National Lab.; Jin Wang, Argonne         • detectors for ultrafast x-ray experiments
National Lab.; Edwin M. Westbrook,                   that are in themselves not time resolving,
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.                      e.g., 2D detectors with large area, good
                                                     dynamic range, and fast read out (100-hz
The field of ultrafast x-ray detection is facing     typical) and low noise.
new challenges created by the fast progress in
x-ray source development and applications.
High-order harmonic generation has brought
x-ray science into the attosecond era. Fourth-                                                                   Critical Dates:
generation synchrotron x-ray sources with
femtosecond pulse duration are on the                                                                         Abstract Due Date:
horizon. Laser-produced plasmas have
produced sub-picosecond x-rays as well. On
                                                                                                             26 February 2007
the application side, time-resolved x-ray
studies, such as scattering and spectroscopy,                                                             Manuscript Due Date for
using the relatively long third-generation                                                               Post-meeting Proceedings:
synchrotron pulses, are routinely done with a                                                                 30 July 2007
few picosecond resolution. Both new source
diagnostics and, more importantly, ultrafast                                                               Manuscript Due Date for
time-resolved experiments call for x-ray
detection techniques with attosecond to sub-                                                                On-site Proceedings:
picosecond resolution, which are still in their                                                               4 June 2007
   This conference focuses on ultrafast x-ray                                                          Manuscript due dates are staggered
detection including both techniques and                                                                throughout the week. Accepted authors will
applications. It will include but not be limited                                                       be notified of their specific due date.
to the high-speed photographic streak                                                                  Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
cameras and framing cameras. This                                                                      at least one author to register, attend the
conference will include invited and contributed                                                        symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
papers and discussions in an environment of                                                            whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
free and informal scientific exchange.                                                                 and submit a full manuscript.
                                                                                                       Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
                                                                                                       published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
                                                                                                       start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
                                                                                                       and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
                                                                                                       advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
                                                                                                       site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                       meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                       Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                       Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                       meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                       shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                       and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                       starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector                                                                            Penetrating
Physics VIII (OP325)                                                                                         Radiation Systems
Conference Chairs: Ralph B. James,                    applications ranging from medical diagnostics
                                                                                                             and Applications IX
Brookhaven National Lab.; Arnold Burger,              and treatment to astronomical research.                (OP326)
Fisk Univ.; Larry A. Franks, Consultant               Important examples include nuclear medicine,
                                                      dental imaging, dosimetry, industrial                  Conference Chairs: H. Bradford Barber, The
Program Committee: Toru Aoki, Shizuoka                                                                       Univ. of Arizona; F. Patrick Doty, Sandia
Univ. (Japan); H. Bradford Barber, The Univ.          radiography, nondestructive testing, heavy
                                                      metals analysis, cargo inspection, nuclear             National Labs.; Hans Roehrig, The Univ. of
of Arizona; Zane W. Bell, Oak Ridge National                                                                 Arizona
Lab.; Lynn A. Boatner, Oak Ridge National             safeguards and surveillance, treaty verification,
Lab.; Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Brookhaven               explosives detection, and environmental                Penetrating radiation technologies span a
National Lab.; Muren Chu, Fermionics Corp.;           monitoring.                                            wide range of applications benefiting
F. Patrick Doty, Sandia National Labs.;                 This conference will provide rapid                   humankind. Important examples are found in
Michael Fiederle, Albert-Ludwigs-Univ.                dissemination of the latest results from the           fields as diverse as medical imaging, nuclear
Freiburg (Germany); Jonathan E. Grindlay,             forefront of research on hard x-ray and                safeguards, nonproliferation and treaty
Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics;            gamma-ray detector physics and applications,           verification, explosives detection,
Yoshinori Hatanaka, Aichi Univ. of                    through seminal invited papers and qualified           environmental monitoring, nondestructive
Technology (Japan); Zhong He, Univ. of                contributed papers from academic,                      testing, chemical and physical analysis of
Michigan; Alan Janos, U.S. Dept. of                   government, and industry researchers.                  materials.
Homeland Security; Warnick J. Kernan,                   Important new results are solicited                     Penetrating radiation presents unique
National Security Technologies, LLC; Glenn F.         concerning, but not limited to, the following          challenges to the designers of components
Knoll, Univ. of Michigan; Henric S.                   general areas:                                         and systems, due to the nature of its
Krawczynski, Washington Univ. in St. Louis;           • theory of hard x-ray and gamma-ray                   interactions with bulk matter. This conference
Longxia Li, Yinnel Tech, Inc.; Paul N. Luke,             detector operation                                  provides an interdisciplinary forum for
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.; Kelvin G.            • design, fabrication, and testing of new              component and instrument designers and
Lynn, Washington State Univ.; Krishna C.                 devices and systems for direct and indirect         users to report on recent results,
Mandal, EIC Labs., Inc.; Jim L. Matteson,                photon detection                                    improvements, and new approaches for using
Univ. of California/San Diego; Douglas S.             • advanced room-temperature semiconductor              penetrating radiation for societal benefit.
McGregor, Kansas State Univ.; Robert D.                  materials: CdZnTe; CdTe; Si; HgI2; PbI2; InP;       Contributed papers are solicited concerning,
McLaren, Consultant; Richard W. Olsen,                   GaAs; BiI3; TlBr; InI; CdSe; ZnSe;                  but not limited to:
Consultant; Alan Owens, European Space                   polycrystalline films; amorphous Si; and            • coded aperture imaging
Agency (Netherlands); Ann M. Parsons, NASA               amorphous Se                                        • new applications for semiconductor
Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Bradley E. Patt,           • semiconductor crystal growth and                        detectors (CdZnTe, CdTe, HgI2, Si, Ge,
Gamma Medica-Ideas, Inc.; Eugenio Perillo,               characterization                                       GaAs, TlBr,... etc)
Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy);      • electrical contacts and their effects on             • medical imaging systems in digital
Raulf M. Polichar, Science Applications                  device response                                        radiography, PET or SPECT
International Corp.; James M. Ryan, Univ. of          • scintillators, scintillator/PM tube devices,         • small-animal imaging systems for
New Hampshire; Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical                scintillating fiber optics, phosphors                  biomedicine
Univ. (Japan); Michael M. Schieber, The               • scintillator/semiconductor array devices             • radiation-detector intra-operative probes
Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel); Paul                                                                     • Compton imaging
                                                      • microchannel plates
Siffert, Ctr. National de la Recherche                                                                       • elemental analysis in rock, coal, and
Scientifique (France); Michael R. Squillante,         • gaseous and liquid medium detectors
                                                      • calorimeters                                            minerals
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.; Csaba
                                                      • low-temperature detection systems                    • explosives detection
Szeles, eV Products, Inc.; Gary Teppper,
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.; Jacob I.                 • advanced readout electronics including               • high-speed pulse and spectral processing
Trombka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr.;                 smart-sparse charge amplifier arrays,               • moisture sensing
Tümay O. Tümer, Nova R&D, Inc.; Sergey E.                CCDs, CIDs, TFTs                                    • neutron scattering instrumentation
Ulin, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute            • development of electronic techniques to              • nondestructive test and evaluation
(Russia); Lodewijk van Den Berg,                         compensate for material deficiencies                • gamma-ray and neutron radiography
Constellation Technology Corp.; Peter E.              • radiation damage, aging, and environmental           • nuclear chemistry
Vanier, Brookhaven National Lab.; Nikolay B.             effects                                             • nuclear safeguards
Zaletaev, Orion Research and Production               • spatial, energy, and timing sensitivity and          • process monitoring and control
Association (Russia); Klaus Ziock, Lawrence              resolution                                          • radiometry and calibration.
Livermore National Lab.                               • novel device structures for spectroscopic
Advances continue to be made in hard x-ray               and imaging detectors
and gamma-ray detectors and associated                • fabrication and tests of strip and pixel
technologies for spectroscopy and imaging of             arrays and discrete detectors
these energetic photons. Many types of                • instrumentation and systems for x-ray and
position and energy sensitive detectors are              gamma-ray medical/dental imaging,
actively being developed, including                      angiography, and tomography
semiconductor detectors and arrays, high-             • space applications
density noble gas detectors, phosphors,               • other applications, such as cargo
scintillators, thin film transistor arrays, charge-      inspection, nondestructive testing,
coupled devices, microchannel plates, and                dosimetry, x-ray fluorescence,
calorimetric detectors. These detectors are              environmental, industrial, security,
being employed singly, or in conjunction with            safeguards, and surveillance applications.
optical components and x-ray/gamma-ray
sources to produce systems having important

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Atmospheric and Space Optical Systems
Atmospheric Optical Model,
Measurement, and Simulation III (OP408)
Conference Chairs: Stephen M. Hammel,                Papers are solicited in the following areas:
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San          • statistics of relevant propagation data
Diego; Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO               • measurement and modeling of the effects of
Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)           aerosol (including dust), rain, and clouds on
Program Committee: Gail P. Anderson, Air             propagation and system performance
Force Research Lab.; Matthew M. Bold,              • measurement and modeling of the effects of
Defense Strategies and Systems, Inc.; Frank          turbulence on propagation and system
D. Eaton, Air Force Research Lab.; Vincent           performance
Michau, ONERA (France); Jennifer C. Ricklin,       • passive and active sensing of temperature,
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency;           humidity, liquid water, refractivity, molecular
Janet E. Shields, Univ. of California/San            and aerosol extinction, clouds, and wind
Diego                                              • nowcasting and forecasting of propagation
The increasing sophistication and complexity         effects
of many modern UV, visible, and IR systems         • inversion techniques
require an increasingly accurate and               • techniques for mitigation of atmospheric
comprehensive description of the propagation         effects, deconvolution, and sensor fusion
environment for system design and                  • critical analyses of the current state-of-the-
optimization.                                        art propagation and radiance codes.
   The effects of the atmosphere on optical
propagation can often be the limiting
performance factor in many optical system
applications. On the other hand, atmospheric
effects can be the bases for special
techniques like over-the-horizon
communication. This conference will provide a
forum for experimental and theoretical
research on atmospheric propagation and                                                                            Critical Dates:
related topics.
   Although the modeling of the atmospheric                                                                     Abstract Due Date:
effects on the propagation of visible and
infrared energy has been the subject of intense                                                                26 February 2007
study, there remain areas in which progress is
needed, especially for horizontal and slant                                                                 Manuscript Due Date for
geometries and inhomogeneous conditions.                                                                   Post-meeting Proceedings:
The primary factors in beam degradation are:                                                                    30 July 2007
absorption and scattering by molecules,
aerosols and clouds; large-scale refractive
effects; and optical turbulence. For many
                                                                                                             Manuscript Due Date for
applications, it is necessary to understand                                                                   On-site Proceedings:
how these factors can be predicted and                                                                          4 June 2007
modeled, and hence to describe the
interactions and correlations between the                                                                Manuscript due dates are staggered
factors.                                                                                                 throughout the week. Accepted authors will
   Specific environments remain particularly                                                             be notified of their specific due date.
difficult for beam propagation models. For                                                               Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
example, long horizontal propagation paths                                                               at least one author to register, attend the
near the ocean surface or near the land                                                                  symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
surface can encounter large vertical gradients                                                           whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
in turbulence and in extinction.                                                                         and submit a full manuscript.
Inhomogeneous regions such as coastal                                                                    Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
areas, mountains, or urban islands are difficult                                                         published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
to simulate, and other scenarios or lines-of-                                                            start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
sight remain challenging, particularly as new                                                            and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
applications evolve. As our understanding of                                                             advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
the atmosphere continues to grow, and as                                                                 site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
measurement programs address new and                                                                     meeting. Papers from post-meeting
ongoing areas of concern, models for the                                                                 Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
performance loss of optical systems must                                                                 Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
evolve to address the important problem of                                                               meeting. Print volumes are published and
mitigating atmospheric effects.                                                                          shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                         and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                         starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Free-Space Laser Communications VII
Conference Chairs: Arun K. Majumdar,
LCResearch, Inc.; Christopher C. Davis, Univ.      • techniques to mitigate fading and beam
of Maryland/College Park                             breakup due to atmospheric turbulence/
                                                     scintillation: spatial, temporal, polarization,
Program Committee: Larry C. Andrews, Univ.           and coding diversity strategies, and
of Central Florida; Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion         adaptive approaches
Univ. of the Negev (Israel); Mikhail S.            • error correction coding techniques for the
Belen’kii, Trex Enterprises Corp.; Naresh            atmospheric channel
Chand, BAE Systems North America; Frank            • optical components for free-space laser
D. Eaton, Air Force Research Lab.;                   communication systems
Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab.;
                                                   • novel optical receivers and architectures to
Hennes Henniger, DLR Standort
                                                     improve link SNR and reliability
Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany); Andrew S.
Keys, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.; Anton       • characterization and modeling of free-space
Kohnle, FGAN-FOM (Germany); Michela                  optical data links (horizontal and slant
Muñoz-Fernández, Jet Propulsion Lab.;                geometries)
Dominic C. O’Brien, Univ. of Oxford (United        • characterization and modeling of
Kingdom); Narasimha S. Prasad, NASA                  atmospheric effects (aerosols, turbulence,
Langley Research Ctr.; William S. Rabinovich,        fog, smoke, etc.) on optical communication
Naval Research Lab.; Marcos Reyes Garcia-            links
Talavera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias     • novel techniques for rapid target
(Spain); Jennifer C. Ricklin, Defense                acquisition, laser beam pointing, and
Advanced Research Projects Agency; Thomas            tracking
M. Shay, Air Force Research Lab.; Deepak           • the effect of aerosols on laser beam
Varshneya, Cubic Defense Applications Group          propagation through the atmosphere
Interest and attention given to free-space laser   • experimental demonstrations, tests, and
communications continue to grow. However, it         performance characterizations in the
still remains an emerging technology with a          laboratory and the field
number of technical challenges preventing          • communication using modulated retro-
widespread acceptance and implementation.            reflection
The focusing and transmission of laser energy      • terminal design aspects for free-space
through the atmosphere and space involves            optical link (for satellite- or land-mobile-
problems related to signal reception, tracking,      terminals)
steering, pointing, laser-beam propagation,        • integration of optical links in networking
laser speckle, system design, and information        concepts (e.g. inter-aircraft MANET)
processing. The effects of the atmosphere on       • atmospheric transmission in Marine
optical propagation can often be the limiting        Environment
performance factor in many optical system          • design and development of flight-worthy
applications. The objective of this conference       and space-worthy optical communication
is to provide a forum for researchers, product       links
engineers, and systems developers to present       • deep-space/ inter-satellite optical
and discuss the latest developments in free-         communications
space laser communication systems for              • multi-input multi-output (MIMO) techniques
commercial and defense applications.                 applied to FSO
   Papers are solicited on, but are not limited
                                                   • free space optical communications in indoor
to, the following and related topics:
• advances in laser beam steering, scanning,
   and shaping technologies                         In addition, there will be a special session
• laser propagation and tracking in the             covering critical technologies:
   atmosphere                                         “Challenges and Issues in Field, Flight
• atmospheric effects on high-data-rate free-       and Space Qualifiable Free-Space Optical
   space optical data links (including pulse        Communication Components & Systems”.
   broadening )
• long wavelength free-space laser
• dual- and multi-use technologies for space
   communications, image transfer, and
• adaptive optics and other mitigation
   techniques for free-space laser
   communications systems

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Quantum Communications and Quantum
Imaging V (OP410)
Conference Chairs: Ronald E. Meyers, Army         Quantum Imaging and Metrology
Research Lab.; Yanhua Shih, Univ. of              • quantum imaging and metrology through
Maryland/Baltimore County; Keith S. Deacon,         the atmosphere: technology theory,
Army Research Lab.                                  simulation
Program Committee: Stefania A. Castelletto,       • quantum imaging and quantum lithography
The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia); Richard J.    • quantum clock synchronization
Hughes, Los Alamos National Lab.; Yoon-Ho         • quantum holography
Kim, Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology       • quantum imaging theory
(South Korea); Todd B. Pittman, Johns             • uncertainty principle in quantum imaging
Hopkins Univ.; Barry C. Sanders, Univ. of         • quantum image communication
Calgary (Canada); Alexander V. Sergienko,
                                                  • quantum versus classical imaging physics
Boston Univ.; Dmitry V. Strekalov, Jet
Propulsion Lab.; Shigeki Takeuchi, Hokkaido       • quantum imaging versus/with speckle
Univ. (Japan); Zhi Zhao, Oak Ridge National         imaging
Lab.                                              • quantum imaging experiments
                                                  • quantum imaging and satellites
Quantum communications and quantum                • quantum imaging noise reduction
imaging are emerging technologies that
                                                  • bi-photon photo resist.
promise great benefits as well as great
challenges. The objective of this conference is   Quantum Internet and Quantum Information
to provide a forum for researchers and system     • simulation of the evolution of quantum
developers in both fields and encourage             communication, quantum computing,
technology exchange between the quantum             quantum imaging systems
communication and quantum imaging                 • quantum storage, gates, control
communities.                                      • optical/photonic/fiber quantum computing
   Papers are solicited on the following and      • Bell state analyzer development
related topics:                                   • type-II quantum computing theory,
Quantum Communications and Enabling                 hardware, software, and applications
Science and Technology                            • fine-grained quantum computing, few-qubit
• quantum free-space and fiber optics               computing, and communication
   communications and cryptography                • novel quantum computing
• quantum communications and quantum              • quantum information communication                       Critical Dates:
   imaging free-space and fiber optics            • quantum data compression
   experimental demonstrations, tests, and
                                                  • quantum secret sharing                               Abstract Due Date:
                                                  • quantum algorithms.                                 26 February 2007
• teleportation; continuous variable
• quantum key distribution (QKD), entangled                                                          Manuscript Due Date for
   QKD, stochastic QKD, heralded QKD                                                                Post-meeting Proceedings:
• atmospheric quantum communication                                                                      30 July 2007
   propagation theory, simulation
• atmospheric quantum communication and                                                               Manuscript Due Date for
   satellite technologies                                                                              On-site Proceedings:
• atmospheric effects on quantum systems
• nonlinear crystal use in generating and
                                                                                                         4 June 2007
   engineering entanglement                                                                       Manuscript due dates are staggered
• single photon sources                                                                           throughout the week. Accepted authors will
• photon sources, continuous and pulsed                                                           be notified of their specific due date.
   laser sources of entangled photons                                                             Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
• single-photon and multi-photon detectors                                                        at least one author to register, attend the
• multi-photon and multiple-particle                                                              symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
   entangled states                                                                               whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
• squeezed states                                                                                 and submit a full manuscript.
• quantum two-photon sensing and detection                                                        Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
• slow/trapped light and photons                                                                  published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
                                                                                                  start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
• qubit physics, single and multi photon
                                                                                                  and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
                                                                                                  advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
                                                                                                  site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                  meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                  Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                  Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                  meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                  shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                  and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                  starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods,
Devices, and Applications IV (OP411)
Conference Chairs: Richard A. Carreras, Air         aberrations, highly scintillated optical fields,      Systems
Force Research Lab.; John D. Gonglewski,            and systems with inherently large aberrations         • multi-conjugate adaptive optics systems for
Air Force Research Lab.; Troy A.                    such as membrane-mirror-based telescopes.                extended-path aberration compensation
Rhoadarmer, Science Applications                    Applications for this technology include              • dynamic measurement, control, and
International Corp.                                 adaptive imaging and beam directing optical              correction approaches for severely
Program Committee: Geoff P. Andersen, U.S.          systems, free-space communication, object                aberrated optics and flexible optics
Air Force Academy; Jeffrey D. Barchers,             identification, and on-the-fly image                  • reconfigurable diffractive optical systems
Science Applications International Corp.;           processing.                                           • wide-dynamic-range wavefront sensing and
Leonid A. Beresnev, Army Research Lab.;                Papers are solicited in the following and             control including severe aberration control
Thomas G. Bifano, Boston Univ.; Philip J.           related topics:                                          and nonmechanical beam steering
Bos, Kent State Univ.; James M. Brase,              Devices                                               • opto-electronic and silicon integrated
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.; Keith A.          • device development for high-resolution and             systems for high resolution wavefront
Bush, AgilOptics, Inc.; David C. Dayton,               large-range wavefront phase modulation                sensing and control.
Applied Technology Associates; Lewis F.                including mechanically deformable mirrors,
DeSandre, Air Force Research Lab.; Sergei A.           membrane-based mirrors, MEMS mirrors,
Dimakov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute          LCOS phase modulators, and OASLMs                  • novel applications of membrane mirrors,
(Russia); Matthew E. Goda, Air Force Institute                                                               MEMS mirrors, and LC spatial phase
                                                    • actuation technologies for deformed                    modulators
of Technology; Mark T. Gruneisen, Air Force            mirrors, MEMS mirrors, and membrane-
Research Lab.; Gordon D. Love, Univ. of                                                                   • compensation of large aberrations in ultra-
                                                       based mirrors, including piezoelectric,
Durham (United Kingdom); Justin D. Mansell,                                                                  lightweight telescope systems
                                                       electrostrictive, electro-static, magnetic,
MZA Associates Corp.; Dan K. Marker, Air               and mechanical approaches                          • micro-scale adaptive optics systems
Force Research Lab.; Kent L. Miller, Air Force      • high-pixel-number addressing schemes,               • optical systems for active/adaptive
Office of Scientific Research; Scot S. Olivier,        including CMOS, TFT, e-beam, and optical              information and image processing based on
Lawrence Livermore National Lab.; James F.             approaches                                            spatial phase modulation techniques
Riker, Air Force Research Lab.; James R.            • highly compliant face-sheet technologies,           • optical generation of spatial patterns/signals
Rotgé, The Boeing Co.; Darryl J. Sanchez,              including polymer and silicon-based                   and chaotic regimes based on wavefront
The Univ. of New Mexico; Don D. Seeley, High           approaches, for MEMS mirrors, and novel               nonlinear dynamics
Energy Laser Joint Technology Office; Michael          technologies for deformable primary mirrors        • artificial turbulence generation, dynamics,
L. Shilko, Sr., ITT Industries, Inc.; Vladimir Y.                                                            and measurement.
                                                    • management of thermal effects in wavefront
Venediktov, Research Institute for Laser
                                                       control devices                                      An exchange of practical as well as
Physics (Russia)
                                                    • component technologies for reconfigurable           innovative ideas is anticipated.
New developments in wavefront control                  diffractive optics elements for modulo-
elements with increased range and resolution           lambda wavefront control.
create opportunities for new applications as        Wavefront Sensing
well as new challenges for wavefront sensing
                                                    • high-resolution and large-range wavefront
and control systems. Emerging wavefront-
                                                       aberration sensing and analysis
control technologies include mechanically
deformed mirrors, membrane based mirrors,           • wide-dynamic-range scene-based
micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS)                 wavefront sensing
mirrors, liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCOS) phase     • innovative alternatives to conventional
modulators, and optically addressed liquid-            wavefront sensingapproaches.
crystal (LC) spatial light modulators (OASLMs).     Controls
   This conference continues the technical          • control system approaches for systems with
dialogue on these topics, with a focus on new          very large numbers of control channels
adaptive optics systems, methods, and               • novel wavefront control algorithms and
devices; atmospheric turbulence effects                adaptive system architectures
modeling and compensation; and on dynamic           • advanced wavefront control systems for
correction of severely aberrated systems using         applications such as ground-to-ground
diffractive optics principles. The conference          imaging, retina imaging, confocal
goal is to stimulate the transition to a new           microscopy, ultrashort pulse shaping, fiber
generation of optical systems having active/           coupling, laser communications, laser
adaptive high resolutionand wide-dynamic-              designation, astronomy, wavefront control
range wavefront control.                               inside laser cavity, etc.
   Systems of interest include space-based,
                                                    • analysis of nonlinear systems, devices, and
airborne, and ground-based adaptive optical
                                                       processes for imaging, wave propagation,
systems and laser systems including systems
                                                       and information processing as it relates to
requiring compensation for extended path
                                                       wavefront spatio-temporal dynamics.

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Target-in-the-Loop: Atmospheric
Tracking, Imaging, and Compensation III
Conference Chairs: Michael T. Valley, Sandia           The goal of this conference is to stimulate
National Labs.; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Army          interdisciplinary discussions of the different
Research Lab. and Univ. of Maryland/College         aspects of TIL operations, as well as related
Park                                                applications including airborne and ground-
                                                    based active/passive tracking systems, high
Program Committee: Stephen M. Hammel,
                                                    energy active/adaptive laser systems,
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San
                                                    advanced ranging systems, object
Diego; Charles Higgs, MIT Lincoln Lab.;
                                                    identification through turbulence, atmospheric
Vladimir B. Markov, MetroLaser, Inc.; James
                                                    imaging, sensing, and wavefront control
F. Riker, Air Force Research Lab.; Michael C.
                                                    systems. An exchange of practical, as well as
Roggemann, Michigan Technological Univ.;
                                                    innovative ideas is anticipated.
Don D. Seeley, Joint Technology Office;
                                                       Papers are solicited in the following and
Alexander S. Sergeev, Russian Academy of
                                                    related topics:
Sciences, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia);
Thomas Weyrauch, Univ. of Maryland/College          • analysis of the impact of atmospheric
Park                                                   turbulence on TIL systems at a systems
                                                       level (evaluation of different factors and their
A broad class of atmospheric optical systems           potential impacts on laser propagation,
operates in an arrangement commonly                    target detection, tracking, and imaging)
referred to as target-in-the-loop (TIL). TIL        • mathematical and computer models that
operations typically incorporate a complicated         can be applied for TIL system simulation
cascade of optical wave transformations,            • turbulence modeling and mitigation for
information (image) processing, and active             highly anisoplanatic conditions
control methods. Dependent on the specific
application (target tracking, imaging, optical      • control algorithms (including adaptive
relay, energy projection, etc.) TIL operations         wavefront control) and system architectures
commonly include the following components:             for TIL applications including multisystem
                                                       3D tracking and ranging configurations
1. Generation and control of the outgoing laser
   beam wavefront, coherence, and                   • image processing (coherent and incoherent)
   polarization states (target illuminator);           for TIL systems
                                                    • TIL noise analysis and mitigation techniques
2. Outgoing wave (beam) propagation in an
   optically inhomogeneous medium                   • uncertainty quantification for characterizing                    Critical Dates:
   (atmospheric turbulence) resulting in               the accuracy of quantitative measurements
   degradation of beam intensity and phase             of the dynamic state variables (e.g.,
                                                       absolute and relative position, orientation,
                                                                                                                    Abstract Due Date:
   distributions at the target surface;                                                                            26 February 2007
3. Optical wave transformation resulting from          linear and angular velocity/acceleration,
   target coupling: scattering off the surface of      spin rate, trajectory, angle of attack, etc.) for
   passive (non-cooperative) extended targets;         tracked objects in the presence of                       Manuscript Due Date for
   mirror- and retro-reflection from cooperative       atmospheric turbulence                                  Post-meeting Proceedings:
   targets or target arrays; optical relay using    • experimental demonstration of TIL                             30 July 2007
   active/adaptive targets;                            operation including tracking, target/hot-
                                                       spot/aim point imaging, beam and
4. Propagation (back-propagation) of the
                                                       wavefront control
                                                                                                                 Manuscript Due Date for
   returned optical wave to the receiver                                                                          On-site Proceedings:
   aperture through optical inhomogeneities,        • optical phase/field conjugation for TIL
   which can be correlated with optical                applications.                                                4 June 2007
   disturbances along the outgoing wave                                                                      Manuscript due dates are staggered
   propagation path and may trigger                                                                          throughout the week. Accepted authors will
   enhancement of the returned wave intensity                                                                be notified of their specific due date.
   scintillations and phase fluctuations
                                                                                                             Please Note: Submissions imply the intent of
   (enhanced backscatter);
                                                                                                             at least one author to register, attend the
5. Processing of the returned wave by the                                                                    symposium, present the paper as scheduled,
   receiver system (formation of the target                                                                  whether it is an oral or poster presentation,
   image, and sensing/analysis of the returned                                                               and submit a full manuscript.
   wave intensity and phase distributions);
                                                                                                             Papers from on-site Proceedings of SPIE are
6. Feedback control of the outgoing and/or                                                                   published in the SPIE Digital Library at the
   returned wave using information obtained                                                                  start of the meeting. On-site print volumes
   from sensing and processing the returned                                                                  and symposium CD-ROMs are produced in
   wave, including nonlinear optical phase/field                                                             advance for distribution at the meeting. On-
   conjugation based feedback control.                                                                       site manuscripts are due 12 weeks before the
                                                                                                             meeting. Papers from post-meeting
                                                                                                             Proceedings of SPIE are published in the SPIE
                                                                                                             Digital Library starting 2 to 4 weeks after the
                                                                                                             meeting. Print volumes are published and
                                                                                                             shipped starting 6 weeks after the meeting,
                                                                                                             and symposium CD-ROMs are shipped
                                                                                                             starting 8 weeks after the meeting.

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Unconventional                                    Nano- and Macro-Photonics for Space
Imaging III (OP413)                               Environments (OP414)
Conference Chairs: Jean J. Dolne, The             Conference Chairs: Edward W. Taylor,                     Papers reporting on improvements, life-
Boeing Co.; Victor L. Gamiz, Air Force            International Photonics Consultants, Inc.;            cycle testing and commercial and military R &
Research Lab.; Paul S. Idell, The Boeing Co.      David A. Cardimona, Air Force Research                D and implementation of hardened macro-
Program Committee: John F. Belsher, The           Lab.                                                  photonic components and systems such as:
Optical Sciences Co.; Keith A. Bush, Intellite,   Program Committee: Mansoor Alam, Nufern;              optical fibers, fiber gratings, fiber amplifiers,
Inc.; Paul W. Fairchild, Trex Enterprises;        Rebecca J. Bussjager, Air Force Research              and fiber lasers as well as optical sensors,
James R. Fienup, Univ. of Rochester;              Lab.; Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic          optical data buses, high- and low-power laser
Richard A. Hutchin, Optical Physics Co.;          Institute and State Univ.; Douglas M. Craig,          sources, detectors, modulators, couplers,
Charles L. Matson, Air Force Research Lab.;       Air Force Research Lab.; Stephen A. DeWalt,           optical interconnects, multiplexers-
Paul F. McManamon, Air Force Research             Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Raluca           demultiplexers, signal processing systems,
Lab.; Timothy J. Schulz, Michigan                 Dinu, Lumera Corp.; Alex Fedoseyev, CFD               guidance systems, targeting, radar, imaging,
Technological Univ.; Laura J. Ulibarri, Air       Research Corp.; Michael J. Hayduk, Dan H.             optical communications, etc., and other
Force Research Lab.; David G. Voelz, New          Huang, James E. Nichter, Air Force                    related photonic technologies are solicited.
Mexico State Univ.                                Research Lab.; Melanie N. Ott, NASA                   Authors involved in the testing and
                                                  Goddard Space Flight Ctr.; Anthony D.                 qualification of photonic components and
The combination of novel imaging techniques,                                                            systems for space and terrestrial environments
sophisticated synthesis and reconstruction        Sanchez, Air Force Research Lab.
                                                                                                        are especially encouraged to present papers.
algorithms, and powerful digital computers        The focus of this conference will be the              Papers reporting on the use of photonics in
promises revolutionary advances in high-          presentation of papers dealing with emerging          aerospace, space missions, space
resolution imagery with higher information        and advanced nano- and macro- photonic                experimentation, as well as the related
content than that offered by conventional         technologies appropriate for use in space and         behavior of photonic sensors, systems, and
imagery. Evolving techniques have exploited       terrestrial applications where the effects of         components in the harsh environments found
diverse properties of the electromagnetic-field   ionizing radiation, temperature ranging, and          in particle accelerators are solicited.
and novel measurement schemes. The digital        other environmental effects such as atomic
computer has become an important tool in the                                                             A number of Keynote paper presentations
                                                  oxygen (AO), vacuum and ultra violet (UV)
synthesis of high-resolution imagery from                                                                dealing with specific photonics areas are
                                                  radiation can degrade space systems and
measurements and the subsequent analysis                                                                 planned and authors interested in
and interpretation. Application areas include                                                            presenting keynote topics should contact a
                                                     Satellite architectures and systems,
long-range imaging through atmospheric                                                                   Conference Chair at (505) 797 4799 or
                                                  especially those ranging from small to pico-
turbulence, optical and electron microscopy,                                                   
                                                  satellite payloads, require new, innovative,
synthetic aperture imaging, 3- and 4D             miniaturized, cost-effective, reliable, and
imaging, and tomographic imaging.                 radiation resistant technologies. Emerging
   The objective of this conference is to bring   and improved photonics technology can
together scientists and researchers interested    facilitate implementation of future small sat
in the development of unconventional imaging      systems, as well as significantly improve
techniques as well as those interested in the     related dual-use commercial and military
scientific interpretation and analysis of the     terrestrial system applications where reduced
imagery with enhanced information content.        size, reliability, and resistance to temperature
Therefore, we seek papers that describe novel     and ionizing radiation are major issues. Topics
imaging approaches using unconventional           dealing with research and development in
means of sensing, collection, data processing,    these areas, and especially technologies
and interpretation. Desired are papers that       expected to operate in adverse UV and AO
discuss imaging concepts, with various            environments and constrained volumes are
combinations of analysis, modeling and            solicited. Recent innovations in
simulation, or experimental results.              nanotechnologies, photonic crystals,
   Papers from industry, government,              photonic bandgap devices, quantum-well,
academia, and other research organizations        quantum-dot and nanoparticle semiconductor
are solicited on the following and related        components, molecularly engineered organic,
areas:                                            biological and polymer-based photonics are
• imagery from active or passive illumination     sought. Papers that highlight and explore the
• imagery from image-plane measurements,          latest innovations in hybrid-inorganic-organic/
   pupil-plane measurements, or both              polymer technologies are strongly
• imagery from diversity measurements,            encouraged.
   including phase diversity, polarization
   diversity, aperture diversity, wavelength
   diversity, and wavefront sensing
• imagery through turbid media
• imagery using ultra-fast pulses
• synthetic aperture imaging
• multidimensional imaging
• multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imaging
• information-theoretic limits for image
   recovery and synthesis
• experimental results or hardware related to
   the implementation of unconventional           Submit your abstract today!
   imaging systems
• models and applications for which image
   recovery and synthesis are important.
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Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging                                                         NEW!
and Non-Imaging Sensors (OP415)
Conference Chairs: David Casasent, Carnegie            Participation is expected from all branches
Mellon Univ.; Timothy Clark, Defense                 of DoD, Homeland Security, NASA, NOAA, law
Advanced Research Projects Agency                    enforcement and urban development groups,
Program Committee: David J. Brady, Duke              as well as industry, academia, FFRDC,
Univ.; Michael T. Eismann, Air Force                 national labs and from overseas.
Research Lab.; Stephen R. Gottesman,                   Papers are solicited in the following general
Northrop Grumman Corp.; Abhijit                      categories:
Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and            • adaptive coded aperture sensors
Fire Control; Mark A. Neifeld, The Univ. of             architecture and radiometry
Arizona; Demetri Psaltis, California Institute       • IR and other optical applications for
of Technology; Michael K. Rafailov, DARPA               adaptive coded aperture imaging sensors
consultant; Stanley Rogers, Air Force                • adaptive coded aperture mask technologies
Research Lab.; Christopher W. Slinger,                  for amplitude switching and phase
QinetiQ (United Kingdom); Nikola S. Subotic,            modulation across various wavelengths
Altarum Institute; Rebecca A. Wilson, QinetiQ        • adaptive coded aperture imaging algorithms
(United Kingdom)                                     • adaptive coded aperture sensors
Adaptive coded aperture (diffraction) sensing           compatibility with IR FPA and signal
is an emerging technology enabling real time,           processing
wide-area IR/visible sensing and imaging.            • IR and other optical adaptive coded
Exploiting unique imaging architectures,                aperture sensor integration, test and
adaptive coded aperture sensors achieve wide            evaluation
field of view, near-instantaneous optical path       • adaptive coded aperture imagers resolution,
repositioning, and high resolution while                position accuracy and tracking capability.
reducing weight, power consumption and cost
of air- and space born sensors. Such sensors
may be used for military, civilian, or
commercial applications in all optical bands
but special interest of the section is diffraction
imaging sensors for IR applications.
This conference is intended as an international
forum for the presentation of advances in
adaptive coded aperture sensor’s applications,
architecture, critical sub-systems, design,
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and evaluation of wide field of view and high                                                                   Abstract Due Date:
resolution coded aperture sensors and related                                                                  26 February 2007
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critical components used in adaptive coded                                                                 Post-meeting Proceedings:
aperture sensing, like amplitude switches and
phase modulators used to create and control
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the high-speed adaptive coded aperture
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and imaging algorithms. In addition, adaptive                                                                 On-site Proceedings:
coded aperture imagers radiometry and                                                                           4 June 2007
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