Monday - 15.05.2017
8:00 Reception desk open
9:00 9:10 Opening Address
9:10 9:40 Rainer Strzoda Siemens AG Germany Opening presentation In-line cascade laser spectrometer for process control - iCspec project
SESSION: Sensing systems I
9:40 10:20 Peter Kaspersen Norsk Elektro Optikk Norway Invited Laser-based spectroscopy - A success story?  
10:20 11:00 Gerard Wysocki Princeton University USA Invited Interband cascade laser-based dual-comb multi-heterodyne spectroscopy of small and large molecules
11:00 11:20 Coffee break
SESSION: Sensing systems II
11:20 11:40 Frank Tittel Rice University USA Contributed Recent Advances and Applications of Mid-infrared Cavity and Quartz Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
11:40 12:00 Paweł Kluczyński Airoptic Poland Contributed Multi-component Mid-IR tunable laser analyzers for process control
12:00 12:20 Karol Krzempek Wrocław University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed Photothermal spectroscopy of NO at 5.2 μm using Quantum Cascade Laser and near-infrared heterodyne-based detection
12:20 12:40 Johannes Waclawek

Vienna University of Technology

Austria Contributed 2f-Wavelength Modulation Fabry-Perot Photothermal Interferometry
12:40 13:00 Arkadiusz Hudzikowski Wrocław University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed Compact, Low Power Mid-infrared Methane Isotope 13CH4 and 12CH4 Sensor Using Room-temperature CW Interband Cascade Laser (ICL)
13:00 14:00 Lunch break
SESSION: Detectors & sources in MIR I
14:00 14:40 Markus C. Amann Technical University Munich Germany Invited Single-mode tunable VCSELs for the 2-4 μm wavelength range
14:40 15:20 Józef Piotrowski Vigo System Poland Invited Recent progress in development of mid-IR detection modules for gas analyzers
15:20 15:40 Coffee break
SESSION: Detectors & sources in MIR II
15:40 16:00 Filippos Kapsalidis ETH Zurich Switzerland Contributed Stable, High-Power Quantum Cascade Laser Frequency Combs operating in room temperature
16:00 16:20 Andreas Pfenning University of Würzburg Germany Contributed GaSb-based Resonant Tunneling Structures with Ternary Prewell Injectors for Room Temperature Mid-Infrared Applications
16:20 16:40 Kamil Pierściński Institute of Electron Technology Poland Contributed Analysis of heat dissipation schemes in QCLs
16:40 17:00 Vera Gramich Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics Germany Contributed Type-II Superlattice Photodetector Developments in the Mid-Infrared Region
17:00 17:20 Ruijun Wang Ghent University - IMEC Belgium Contributed Widely tunable 2.3 μm InP-based type-II DFB laser array heterogeneously integrated on silicon for sensing
17:20 17:40 Marcin Motyka Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed Carrier dynamics in GaSb-based quantum wells emitting in the 2 μm range
17:40 End of the day
19:30 Conference Dinner in Downtown
Tuesday - 16.05.2017
SESSION: Laser sources I
10:00 10:40 Maciej Bugajski Institute of Electron Technology Poland Invited Strain-compensated AlInAs/InGaAs/InP quantum cascade lasers  
10:40 11:20 Rui Yang Oklahoma University USA Invited Recent progress in interband cascade devices
11:20 11:40 Coffee break
SESSION: Laser sources II
11:40 12:00 Krzysztof Abramski Wrocław University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed Fully-fiberized Multi-wavelength Difference Frequency Generation Mid-infrared Source for Laser Spectroscopy Applications
12:00 12:20 Mehran Shahmohammadi ETH Zurich Switzerland Contributed Dual-wavelength DFB Quantum Cascade Lasers for NO and NO2 Sensing
12:20 12:40 Piotr Gutowski Institute of Electron Technology Poland Contributed MBE Growth and Fabrication of InxGa1-xAs/ Al0.45Ga0.55As/GaAs Strained Quantum Cascade Lasers
12:40 13:00 Peter Moselund

NKT Photonics

Denmark Contributed Mid-infrared supercontinuum - A maturing technology
13:00 13:20 Tomasz Czyszanowski Lodz University of Technology Poland Contributed Quantum-cascade vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
13:20 13:40 Marta Gładysiewicz Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed Electronic band structure and material gain in GaSb-based quantum wells containing bismuth: Toward enhancement of quantum confinement in the valence band
13:40 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 15:30 Poster session with coffee
SESSION: Sensing systems III
15:30 16:10 Barry McManus Aerodyne Research Inc. USA Invited Recent progress in trace gas instrument development at Aerodyne Research, Inc.
16:10 16:50 Ruifeng Kan Chinese Academy of Sciences China Invited MIR TDLAS technology for industrial emission and enviromental monitoring
16:50 17:10 Robert Heinrich Siemens AG Germany Contributed High performance spectroscopy of hydrocarbon gas mixtures in the 6 11 µm range
17:10 17:30 Oleg Aseev EMPA Switzerland Contributed Breath alcohol - high precision measurement of VOCs using a DFB-QCL
17:30 17:50 Anna Ghetti CRN, Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies Italy Contributed TDLAS Determination of Carbon Dioxide Isotope Ratio for Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori
17:50 End of the day
Wednesday - 17.05.2017
SESSION: Sensing systems IV
09:00 09:20 Peter Geiser NEO Monitors AS Norway Contributed In-situ H2S and SO2 tail gas analysis with near- and mid-infrared TDLS
09:20 09:40 Grzegorz Dudzik Wrocław University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed IQ demodulation-based gas sensing detection system for the Photothermal and Chirped Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy
09:40 10:00 Manuel Graf EMPA Switzerland Contributed Compact and Lightweight Multipass Cell Designs with Optimized Beam Propagation
10:00 10:20 Lorenzo Cocola CRN, Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies Italy Contributed Temperature Measurements From 2 µm Carbon Dioxide Absorption Spectrum
10:20 10:40 Yu-Pei Tseng Technical University of Denmark Denmark Contributed Upconversion Detection for Gas Sensing Applications
10:40 11:00 Teemu Kääriäinen VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Finland Contributed Stable isotope analysis of 13CH4 and CH3D in mixed biogenic and fossil methane samples
11:00 11:20 Coffee break
SESSION: Laser sources III
11:20 11:40 Yves Bidaux ETH Zurich Switzerland Contributed Waveguide engineering for low dispersion mid-infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers frequency combs
11:40 12:00 Grzegorz Hałdaś Rzeszów University of Technology Poland Contributed Tuning Quantum Cascade Laser Wavelength by the Injector Doping
12:00 12:20 Ieva Šimonytė Brolis Semiconductors Lithuania Contributed GaSb SLDs and gain-chips for sensing applications in the 2-2.5 micron wavelength range
12:20 12:40 Emilia Pruszyńska-Karbownik Institute of Electron Technology Poland Contributed Quantum cascade lasers with nonuniformly tapered waveguides
12:40 13:00 Mateusz Dyksik Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Poland Contributed Triple quantum wells for active regions of mode-locked ICLs in the mid-infrared
13:00 13:20 Sven Höfling University of Würzburg Germany Contributed Interband Cascade Lasers on GaSb Substrates emitting beyond 5.6μm
13:20 14:00 Lunch break
SESSION: Laser sources IV
14:00 14:40 Jerry Meyer Naval Research Laboratory USA Invited Advances in Interband Cascade Lasers and LEDs
14:40 15:20 Johannes Koeth Nanoplus Germany Invited Specialized Lasers Sources for Sensing in the MIR
15:20 15:30 Closing Remarks
15:30 End of the workshop

Poster presentations

B. Chen, Min Wei, RuiFeng Kan, ZhenYu Xu, Jiankang Shen Calibration-free Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy for Gas Sensing with a DFB QCL
M. Dyksik, M. Kurka, M. Motyka, J. Misiewicz, G. Sęk, A. Pfenning, F. Hartmann, R. Weih, L. Worschech, S. Höfling Temperature-resolved photoluminescence and photoreflectance studies of GaSb-based resonant tunneling structures operating in mid-infrared spectral range
A. Gluszek, A. Hudzikowski, J. Wojtas, F. K. Tittel Development of a sensitive and compact Nitric Oxide I-QEPAS sensor system based on a high-finesse cavity and 5.2 µm CW DFB QC
X. Fan, B. Chen, M. Wei, R. F. Kan, J. Shen Single-QCL-based Spectroscopy Absorption System for Simultaneous Measurements of CO and CO2
M. Kurka, M. Dyksik, M. Motyka, S. Suomalainen, R. Koskinen, E. Koivusalo, M. Guina, J. Misiewicz Fourier transformed photoluminescence studies of GaInAsSb/AlGa(In)AsSb type I QWs for 3-3.5 µm emission
G. Maisons, J. Abautret, G. Aoust, M. Brun and M. Carras Optically "Combined Quantum Cascade Lasers array for process control
H. S. Mączko, M. Gladysiewicz, R. Kudrawiec Type-I direct gap GeSn-based quantum wells integrated with Si platform for mid-infrared applications
M. Motyka, M Dyksik, M. Kurka, V.V. Romanov, V.N. Nevedomsky, K.D. Moiseev Type I and type II radiative recombination in InAs-based narrow-gap heterostructures
A. Pfenning, F. Hartmann, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, L. Worschech Resonant Tunneling Diode Photodetectors for Light Detection at the Telecommunication Wavelength of λ=1.3 µm
E. Pruszyńska-Karbownik, P. Gutowski, P. Karbownik Spatial distribution of Stokes parameters in non-Gaussian beam of quantum cascade laser
E. Rogowicz, M.Syperek, J. Misiewicz, G. Sęk Characterisation of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses by the two-photon absorption process and up-conversion technique
G. Soboń, A. Khodabakhsh, L. Rutkowski, C. Lu, A. Foltynowicz High-power broadband mid-infrared frequency comb sources for Vernier spectroscopy
M. Syperek, E. Rogowicz, K. Ryczko, M. Dallner, M. Dyksik, M. Motyka, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, J. Misiewicz, G. Sęk Carrier dynamics in a W-type quantum well emitting in the mid-infrared spectral range probed by the transient reflectivity technique
E. Tütüncü, M. Nägele, S. Becker, M. Fischer, C. Wolf, S. Köstler, V. Ribitsch, B. Mizaikoff APOSEMA - Advanced Photonic Sensor Materials for Breath Analysis
C. Yang, E. Niu, R. Kan, M. Hu Open-Path High Precision Sensor for Urban NO, NO2 and NH3 Detections