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Optical Frequency Combs for Space Applications

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November 2-5, 2015
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Agenda (104 KB .pdf)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Beckman Institute Auditorium - Caltech

Short Course: Optical Frequency Combs - Principles of Operation and Applications

Introductory Lectures - Open to all interested students, researchers and faculty
Time
Event
Speaker

7:30 - 8:00

Coffee and Refreshments

8:00 - 8:15

Logistics / Introduction

Michele Judd

Team Lead

8:15 - 9:30

Optical Frequency Combs Part I - Fundamentals of frequency combs: What they are and how they work

Scott Diddams

9:30 - 10:00

Break

10:00 - 11:15

Applications of Frequency Combs

Nathan Newbury

11:15 - 12:30

Space Flight Considerations for Precision Optical Instrumentation

Carl Weimer and

Mike Shao

12:30 - 1:30

Short Course Ends: Informal Lunch is provided on the Beckman Institute Patio

 

Invitation - Only Workshop Begins
Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

1:30 - 1:45

Walk to Keck Center, pick up badge and welcome packet, find seat in the Think Tank

1:45 - 2:45

Workshop Logistics and Introduction to KISS

Michele Judd

2:45 - 3:00

Participant Introductions

Michele Judd

3:00 - 3:30

Break

3:30 - 4:30

Workshop Objectives and Goals and Lightening Talks, Solicitation of Mission Seed Ideas

Team Leads

4:30 - 5:00

Frequency Comb Mission Seed Idea 1 - Planet Formation Imager - Mid-IR Frequency Combs for Heterodyne Detection

Gautam Vasisht

5:00 - 5:30

Frequency Comb Mission Seed Idea 2 - Atmospheric Gas Detection for Climate Change Studies

Christian Frankenberg

5:30 - 6:00

Frequency Comb Mission Seed Idea 3

TBD

6:30

Dinner at the Athenaeum


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Special Topics in Optical Frequency Combs - Short Talks

Time
Event
Speaker

8:00 - 8:30

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments at Keck Center

8:30 - 8:45

Logistics

Michele Judd

8:45 - 9:00

Workshop Objectives and Goals - Introduction of Special Topics Areas

Team Leads

9:00 - 9:25

Special Topic Short Talk - 1

Tobias Kippenberg

9:25 - 9:50

Special Topic Short Talk - 2

Debra Fischer

9:50 - 10:15

Special Topic Short Talk - 3

A.Gaeta

10:15 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:10

Special Topic Short Talk - 4

Geoff Blake

11:10 - 11:35

Special Topic Short Talk - 5

Scott Papp

11:35 - 12:00

Special Topic Short Talk - 6

Ivan Grudinin

12:00 - 12:30

Group picture

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch at the Athenaeum

2:00 - 2:25

Special Topic Short Talk - 7

Lute Maleki

2:25 - 3:30

Selection of Breakout Groups and Topics, Breakout Groups Meet

Team Leads, All

3:30 - 4:00

Break

4:00 - 5:00

Breakout Groups Meet

5:00 - 5:30

Groups reconvene - Open discussion

5:30 - 7:30

Informal food truck dinner at the Keck Center (dinner starts at 6:30 pm) & Poster Session


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Special Topics in Optical Frequency Combs - Short Talks

Time
Event
Speaker

8:00 - 8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

8:30 - 8:45

Logistics

Michele Judd

8:45 - 9:00

Progress Update: Goals for Day 3

Team Leads

9:00 - 9:25

Special Topic Short Talk - 8

Ronald Holzwarth

9:25 - 9:50

Special Topic Short Talk - 9

Massimo Tinto

9:50 - 10:20

Break

10:20 - 10:45

Special Topic Short Talk - 10

John Burke

10:45 - 11:10

Special Topic Short Talk - 11

Nan Yu

11:10 - 11:30

Group discussion

All

11:30 - 1:30

Lunch on your own

1:30 - 4:00

Breakout Groups Meet

4:00 - 4:30

Groups reconvene - Open discussion

All

4:30 - 5:00

Walk to Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, Guggenheim Laboratory and break

5:00 - 6:00

Lecture by John Hall at Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, Guggenheim Laboratory, "Light, Atomic Clocks, and Einstein's Relativity"

6:15

Dinner at the Athenaeum (with spouses and significant others)


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Keck Center - Think Tank, Room 155

Time
Event
Speaker

8:00 - 8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

8:30 - 8:45

Logistics

Michele Judd

8:45 - 9:00

Progress Update: Goals for Day 4 (what success looks like at the end of this workshop)

Team Leads

9:00 - 10:30

Breakout Groups - Final Session

All

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Working Group Writing Session

All

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch at the Athenaeum

1:30 - 3:30

Open Discussion of Breakout Group Recommendations and Group Feedback

All

3:30 - 4:00

Break

4:00 - 4:40

Interim study activities and assignments - Group Discussion

All

4:40 - 5:00

Workshop Closeout

Michael Judd

5:00

Workshop Concludes


For questions contact: Kerry Vahala, Stephanie Leifer, Nan Yu,
Scott Diddams, or Michele Judd


Kerry Vahala

Kerry Vahala (Caltech)

Stephanie Leifer

Stephanie Leifer (JPL)

Nan Yu

Nan Yu (JPL)

Scott Diddams

Scott Diddams (NIST)