Applied Optics welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis" in conjunction with the 17th OSA Topical Meeting on Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA), which will take place virtually on 22-26 June 2020. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.
This special issue is aimed at scientists, engineers, and practitioners interested in understanding the basic principles and diagnostic purposes of a variety of laser-based methods designed for the quantitative detection and monitoring of essential parameters in probed samples of different origin and aggregate state (i.e., gas, liquid, or solid). Its intent is to bring together the development areas of the necessary equipment (lasers, detectors, optics) as well as the methods themselves, and new approaches. The emphasis should be on applications of methods; however, theoretical discussion of both methods and data evaluation is also invited. The methods discussed in this feature issue must meet the requirement of being spectrally selective and provide sufficient detection sensitivity to optimize performance for the application.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journals. The standard Applied Optics publication charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.
Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Applied Optics and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA).
Frank Beyrau, Universität Magdeburg, Germany (Lead Editor)
Joakim Bood, Lund University, Sweden
Paul S. Hsu, Spectral Energies LLC, USA
Johannes Kiefer, University of Bremen, Germany
Thomas Seeger, University of Siegen, Germany
Hans Stauffer, Spectral Energies LLC, USA