TOPICS

TOPIC 1 – IMAGERS AND RADIOMETERS 

  • High spatial resolution
  • Stereoscopy
  • Large field of view
  • High radiometric resolution
  • Multidirectional observation
  • X-ray and gamma ray 
  • Multi spectral imagers  

TOPIC 2 – SPECTROMETERS 

  • Passive sounders for atmospheric monitoring
  • Imaging spectrometers
  • Hyperspectral instruments
  • Multi-object spectrometry
  • Miniaturized spectrometers 
  • Echelle spectrometers 
  • Etalon spectrometers

TOPIC 3 – LIDARS AND LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)

  • Wind, cloud, and aerosol measurement
  • Green-house gasses monitoring (DIAL or other)
  • Altimetry and ranging
  • Composition of planetary geological bodies
  • Multispectral Lidars 
  • Synthetic aperture LIDAR LIC and LIDT

TOPIC 4 – METROLOGY (SENSORS, ATTITUDE CONTROL, NAVIGATION, INTERNAL METROLOGY) 

  • Star-tracker sensors
  • Earth and sun sensors
  • Laser and fibre gyroscopes
  • Attitude measurement systems
  • In-flight measurement and calibration (active control and metrology)
  • Rendez-vous and docking sensors
  • Clocks and Frequency references
  • Inertial sensors (accelerometers, gradiometers, gravimeters) classical and cold atoms
  • Metrology for interferometers
  • Line of sight calibrations

TOPIC 5 – SCIENTIFIC AND FOCAL PLANE INSTRUMENTATION 

  • Nulling interferometry
  • Integral field spectrograph
  • Astrometry
  • Coronagraphy

TOPIC 6 – TELESCOPES AND LARGE OPTICS 

  • Technologies for large lightweight mirrors
  • New materials and associated technologies
  • Active large aperture telescopes
  • Optical simulation and performance predictions
  • Thermo-optical modeling
  • Novel optical systems design
  • Advances in metrology for large optics, wavefront sensing
  • Actuation technologies for deformed mirrors
  • Gamma and X-Ray
  • VUV and EUV
  • Far and Near Infra Red, sub millimetre
  • Visible
  • Multiple aperture optical systems 

TOPIC 7 – LASERS 

  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Fiber lasers
  • High power/energy solid state lasers
  • Frequency combs
  • Laser subcomponents (pump diodes, Pockels cells)
  • Frequency Stabilised Lasers 
  • Supercontinuum Lasers  

TOPIC 8 – DETECTORS AND FOCAL PLANE TECHNOLOGIES 

  • Detectors for visible wavelength: CCD, CMOS, EMdetectors, new concept
  • Detectors for infrared wavelength, cooled and uncooled : MCT, InGaAs, InSb, APD, QWIP, QCD, µbolometers…
  • Detectors for UV wavelength: Silicon, intensified detectors, EB detectors, high bandgap materials
  • Detectors for high energy (Xray, gray) : µcalorimeter,Silicon, narrow bandgap materials, massive materials
  • Detectors for Submm and mm, for coherent detection :,bolometers, TES, KID, STJ, SSPD
  • Advanced detector concepts
  • Advanced concepts and components for detection electronics : readout circuits, AFE; architectures
  • New materials for detectors
  • Complex focal planes
  • Spectral separation and filters
  • Electronics for focal plane (ASIC’s, COTS, hybrids, module, qualification)
  • Avalanche Photod- Diodes in HgCdTe 
  • Measurement methods for performance assesment  

TOPIC 9 – FIBER OPTICS AND MICROPHOTONICS 

  • Photonic Communications (analog and digital)
  • Photonic Sensing (sensors and interrogation units)
  • Photonic Microwave Signal Processing (signal generation-frequency conversion-switching-filtering-beam forming) 
  • Photonic speciality applications (optical wireless, imaging fibers, opto-pyrotechnics)
  • Photonics in Launchers 
  • Acousto-optic and electro-optic modulators 
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits 
  • Qualification of optelectronic and active photonic components (transceivers, fiber amplifiers) and Qualification Standards

TOPIC 10 – PASSIVE OPTICAL COMPONENTS 

  • Polarizing components and polarisation control
  • Thin-films coatings, Dense Coatings
  • Lenses and Collimatos
  • Diffractive and reflective optics
  • Waveguides, Photonic Crystal Fibers
  • Fiber Cables and Fiber Connectors
  • WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) and splitters
  • Faraday isolators
  • Frequency doubling and conversion
  • Qualification of passive optical components and Qualification Standards 

TOPIC 11 – OPTICAL AND QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS 

  • In-orbit and ground demonstrations and missions
  • Present and future optical communication systems and technologies
  • Optical feeder-links
  • Optical communication systems for satellite constellations
  • Deep-space optical communication 
  • Quantum Key Distribution 

TOPIC 12 – OTHERS 

  • Light scattering-straylight
  • Defect and sub-surface damage detection
  • Optical systems contamination measurement and control
  • Cryogenic optical systems
  • Optical verification methods 
  • Optical Ground support Equipment
  • Packaging of Optoelectronics & Photonics
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