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10 June 2014 Front Matter: Volume 9101
This PDF file contains the front matter associated with SPIE Proceedings Volume 9101, including the Title Page, Copyright information, Table of Contents, Invited Panel Discussion, and Conference Committee listing.

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Conference Committee

Symposium Chair

  • David A. Whelan, Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (United States)

Symposium Co-chair

  • Wolfgang Schade, Technische Universität Clausthal (Germany) and Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)

Conference Chairs

  • Mark A. Druy, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • Richard A. Crocombe, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Leigh J. Bromley, Daylight Solutions Inc. (United States)

  • John M. Dell, The University of Western Australia (Australia)

  • Richard D. Driver, Headwall Photonics Inc. (United States)

  • Michael B. Frish, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • Fredrick G. Haibach, Block Engineering, LLC (United States)

  • Martin Kraft, Carinthian Tech Research AG (Austria)

  • Jouko O. Malinen, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland (Finland)

  • Curtis A. Marcott, Light Light Solutions, LLC (United States)

  • Ellen V. Miseo, Analytical Answers, Inc. (United States)

  • David W. Schiering, Smiths Detection (United States)

  • John Seelenbinder, Agilent Technologies (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1 Novel Spectrometer Technologies I

    Mark A. Druy, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • 2 Novel Spectrometer Technologies II

    Richard A. Crocombe, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)

  • 3 Novel Spectrometer Technologies III

    Richard A. Crocombe, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)

  • 4 Laser Spectroscopy and LIBS: Technologies and Applications

    Leigh J. Bromley, Daylight Solutions Inc. (United States)

  • 5 Novel or Portable Infrared and Raman Spectrometers I

    Richard A. Crocombe, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)

  • 6 Novel or Portable Infrared and Raman Spectrometers II

    Mark A. Druy, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

  • 7 Innovations in Imaging Spectrometers I

    Richard A. Crocombe, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)

  • 8 Innovations in Imaging Spectrometers II

    Mark A. Druy, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)


The past twenty-five years have seen a massive investment in photonics, electronics and MEMS, aimed at developing new telecommunications capabilities and innovative consumer products. This has led to advances in miniature optics, light sources, tunable filters, array detectors, fiber optic sensors, and a range of other photonic devices, across the whole electromagnetic spectrum, along with technologies for their mass production. Similarly, in recent years, there have been remarkable developments in handheld consumer electronics, especially cell phones and portable audio/video players. Today’s devices contain advances in RF technology, processors, operating systems, user interfaces, memory, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, cameras, accelerometers, etc. These technologies are increasingly being exploited in new spectroscopic instruments, and are now poised to be the basis of next-generation handheld scientific instruments.

Portable and handheld instruments are being developed that are more targeted at specific applications than their laboratory predecessors. They may have performance (measured as resolution, spectroscopic range, signal-to-noise, etc.) that is ‘good enough’ for field screening applications. However, they are often more selective, smaller, cheaper, and more robust.

Concurrent improvements in analytical theory, data analysis methods, algorithms and the power of portable processors enable these spectroscopic devices to give specific actionable answers to their non-specialist operators. Spectroscopy-based systems are now making critical judgments in environments and applications that were unreachable twenty years ago, from hazardous materials to the operating theater, and from field geologists to customs and border personnel.

Advances in array detectors (CCD, CID, InGaAs, InSb, MCT, CMOS, etc.) are enabling a new generation of faster imaging spectrometers, with both laboratory and field applications. Lower-cost infrared arrays have been developed, employing MEMS techniques. New laser sources, particularly in the mid-infrared, are being used in combination with advances in detector technology to create new spectroscopic platforms.

The emphasis in this conference is on advanced technologies for spectroscopic instrumentation, particularly the infrared, near-infrared, and Raman molecular techniques, but also including advances enabling miniature and portable spectrometers across the electromagnetic spectrum, including x-ray fluorescence, laser induced fluorescence, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), Terahertz, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. The conference also includes papers describing breakthrough and novel, recently-introduced, commercial instrumentation. For instance, the past year has seen the first true-handheld commercial LIBS instruments, the first true-handheld commercial mass spectrometer and the first QCL-based infrared microscope spectrometer.

This conference premiered at Optics East 2007 in Boston, MA and is now part of the Sensing Technology and Applications Symposium. In 2014, the conference spanned two days, and was divided into sessions focusing on: Novel Spectrometer Technologies; Laser Spectroscopy and LIBS: Technologies and Applications; Novel or Portable Infrared and Raman Spectrometers and Innovations in Imaging Spectrometers. In all, 39 papers were presented, and we present 32 in this volume.

Mark A. Druy

Richard A. Crocombe

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