KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Optical Frequency Combs for Space Applications - Part II

February 8 - 11, 2016
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

During the first part of this two-workshop series on Optical Frequency Combs for Space Applications, we identified 29 applications and mission concepts where frequency combs might play a critical, enabling role for achieving new science goals. The second workshop, to take place February 8-11, 2016 will focus on some of these applications and explore the performance requirements and technology development needed for both the OFC and, where appropriate, the overall spacecraft and mission design. An emphasis will be placed on near-term applications to guide the OFC development path, while still identifying technology development goals for longer-term missions.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Think Tank, Room 155 - Keck Center, Caltech

Optical Frequency Combs for Space Applications, Part II

Time
Event
Speaker

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:45

Logistics / Introduction

Michele Judd

9:45 - 10:15

Review of workshop 1 and to-do item reports, theme area description

Team Leads

10:15 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:15

Theme area #1 talk

Kerri Cahoy

11:15 - 11:45

Theme area #2 talk

Ed Wishnow

11:45 - 12:15

Theme area #3 talk

Andrei Derevianko

12:15 - 12:30

Brief theme area discussion

All

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch at the Athenaeum

2:00 - 2:30

Discuss purview of breakout groups

Team Leads

2:30 - 4:00

Breakout groups

4:00 - 4:30

Break

4:30 - 5:00

Breakouts continue as needed

All

5:00 - 5:45

15 minute report outs from groups

All

6:00

Dinner at the Rathskeller


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15

Logistics: Summary re-cap of day one and goals for day two

Michele Judd
Team Leads

9:15 - 10:15

Topical lecture by Alexander Kusenko

 

10:15 - 11:15

Breakout groups resume

All

11:15 - 12:30

Lunch at the Athenaeum

12:30

Pick up from Athenaeum for Mount Wilson Tour (road conditions permitting)

All

1:30 - 4:30

Mount Wilson Tour

4:30

Return to Campus

All

6:00

Optional no-host dinner in Pasadena (KISS pays for postdocs and students)


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15

Logistics: Summary re-cap of day two and goals for day three

Michele Judd
Team Leads

9:15 - 10:30

Lightning talks to close any knowledge gaps as needed

All

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:30

Breakout groups as needed

All

12:30 - 2:00

No-Host Lunch for Core Participants
Nobel Laureate Lunch with Young Investigators

2:00 - 5:00

Breakout Groups (break available at 3:30)

All

5:00 - 6:00

Breakout Group Reports and Plenary Discussion

All

6:15

Athenaeum Dinner with Guests


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:15

Logistics: Summary re-cap of day three and goals for day four

Michele Judd
Team Leads

9:15 - 10:30

Final breakout group report outs and plenary discussion

All

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Writing assignments, outline of needed illustrations, plan for dissemination of information out to larger community

Study Leads

12:00 - 12:30

Workshop overview and path forward

Michele Judd

12:30 - 1:30

Informal lunch at the Institute

1:30 - 4:30

WRITING SESSION (very important to stay and get as much of this done as possible before everyone leaves)

4:30

Workshop concludes


Workshop Participants:

  • Mahmood Bagheri - JPL/Caltech
  • Chas Beichman - JPL/Caltech
  • Geoffrey Blake - Caltech Campus
  • John Burke - Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Kerri Cahoy – MIT
  • Pin Chen – JPL/Caltech
  • Ian Coddington - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Andrei Derevianko - University of Nevada, Reno
  • Scott Diddams - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Debra Fishcher - Yale University
  • John (Jan) Hall - University of Colorado
  • Ronald Holzwarth - Menlo Systems GmbH
  • Vincent Huet - JPL/Caltech
  • Alexander Kusenko - UCLA
  • Stephanie Leifer - JPL/Caltech
  • Holly Leopardi - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Lute Maleki - OEwaves, Inc.
  • Tyler McCracken - Yale University
  • Yoshi Okawachi - Columbia University  
  • Mitchio Okumura - Caltech Campus
  • Scott Papp - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Hans Schuessler - Texas A & M University
  • Michelle Stephens - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Slava Turyshev - JPL/Caltech
  • Kerry Vahala – Caltech Campus
  • Gautam Vasisht - JPL/Caltech
  • Carl Weimer - Ball Aerospace & Technologies
  • Steven Wilkinson - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • Ed Wishnow - UC Berkeley
  • Xu Yi - Caltech Campus
  • Nan Yu - JPL/Caltech

Lodging for out-of-town attendees

There are a number of hotels (6 page pdf, 56KB) that are close to the Caltech campus where we have a negotiated rate. (Please note that this negotiated rate does not guarantee you the lowest rate as there may be internet specials or AAA rates that may be better.)

Please note that with enough notice, you can reserve rooms for attendees at the Athenaeum, which has been recognized as a Platinum Club of America. Newly refurbished, it is conveniently located on the Caltech Campus. Contact Janet Seid if you would like to check the availability of this option.


Visa Requirements

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Parking (for Visitors and for JPL Personnel)

For Visitors: From the Arroyo Parkway, turn right (east) on Del Mar Avenue. Proceed approximately one and a quarter miles. The Caltech campus will be on your right. Turn right (south) onto Michigan Avenue. Turn right into the outdoor parking lot and park in an unmarked spot. Buy a parking permit from the kiosks near the middle of the lot or request one ahead of time from KISS.

For JPL Personnel: JPLers may use their JPL hang tag for parking or request a special parking hangtag from the JPL parking office. Employees who do not have on-Lab parking privileges can obtain a hang tag created for this purpose from JPL parking coordinator Robert Kennedy (818-354-4586, Building 310-108B, 9/80 schedule). Please park in the outdoor parking lot located on Michigan Avenue in an unmarked spot.


Maps and General Information on Pasadena

Directions and Maps

Workshop Presentations

Andrei Derevianko

University of Nevada

Hunting for dark matter with GPS and atomic clocks
(6.6 MB .pdf)
Kerri Cahoy
MIT AeroAstro / EAPS
Laser Frequency Combs for Atmospheric Characterization
(4.2 MB .pdf)
Alexander Kusenko
UCLA and Kavli IPMU
News from the dark and the bright universe
(9.6 MB .pdf)

Stephanie Leifer
JPL/Caltech

OFC Apps and Roadmaps
(415 KB .pdf)

Ed Wishnow

UC Berkeley

Infrared spatial interferometer (ISI). High Spectral resolution, high angular resolution and new techniques.
(4.6 MB .pdf)