Accession Number : ADA316440

Title :   Organization of the 1996 Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis Topical Meeting.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hennage, David W.

PDF Url : ADA316440

Report Date : 13 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 261

Abstract : The Fifth Topical Meeting on Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis provided an informal atmosphere to foster communication between researchers in the broad range of fields using optical diagnostics. Applications of chemical and environmental analysis using laser light are increasing at an incredible pace. New developments in optical sources, instrumentation, and spectroscopic techniques are increasing the capabilities for laser applications. These developments provide opportunities for new applications in a quite diverse range of endeavors. This meeting not only provided a forum to discuss these optical diagnostics, but also provided an opportunity for commercial laser-based instrumentation companies to expand the potential applications of their products.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL PROPERTIES, *LASER APPLICATIONS, SOURCES, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, SPECTROSCOPY, LASERS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, CHEMICAL AGENTS, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), INSTRUMENTATION.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE