Photonics Europe 2018: Strasbourg

In April, Jane and Dan attended the SPIE Photonics Europe conference in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace-Lorraine region and centre of the European Parliament. The conference is the largest of its kind in Europe covering  the most significant photonics technologies—from digital optics to quantum technologies to attosecond science.

Grande Île de Strasbourg from Petite France. (© D.Francis)

Jane had an invited presentation on her work on the use of integrating spheres as gas cells and Dan presented recent work on refractive index measurement using low-coherence interferometry. Both talks were in the Optical Sensing and Detection conference. The talks went well and were well attended even though they were at awkward times - Jane was at 8:30 in the morning and Dan was in the afternoon of the last day!

Jane and Dan at Photonics Europe, Strasbourg.

Conference presentations

In-situ pathlength calibration of integrating spheres used in measurement of absorbance (Invited Paper)
J Hodgkinson, S Bergin, D Francis, D Masiyano, N M Davis, S E Staines, and R P Tatam
Presented at Optical Sensing and Detection V (Part of SPIE Photonics Europe),
Strasbourg, France, April 2018
Proc. SPIE 10680 Article number 106800C (2018)

Refractive index and dispersion measurement using low-coherence interferometry with broadband confocal scanning
D Francis, H D Ford, and R P Tatam
Presented at Optical Sensing and Detection V (Part of SPIE Photonics Europe),
Strasbourg, France, April 2018
Proc. SPIE 10680 Article number 106800I (2018)