2nd International Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges in Mid-Infrared Laser-based Gas Sensing (MIRSENS-II)
It will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, from 18th to 20th October 2012 and which Nanoplus will take part in there.

As you may remember, the first MIRSENS workshop took place in May 2010 in Wroclaw and was organized by members of the European Project SensHy focusing on the development of novel lasers and photonic sensors for hydrocarbon detection
(see also for some impressions).

Workshop topics will include:

  •  Semiconductor structures for the MIR
  •  Electronic and optical properties of the active material
  •  Recent progress in MIR laser sources
  •  Laser-based gas sensing and techniques
  •  New application prospects.

The workshop will be organized as a combination of plenary lectures given by worldwide recognized experts and short oral contributed presentations, plus afternoon poster sessions and an industrial exhibition. Further details on MIRSENS-II can be found on the workshop website: .

Preliminary list of invited speakers:

Markus-Christian Amann (Walter Schottky Institute, Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Maciej Bugajski (Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw, Poland),
Jerome Faist (Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland),
Peter Kaspersen (Norsk Elektro Optikk AS, Norway),
Paweł Kluczynski (Airoptic, Poznan, Poland),
Jerry R. Meyer (Naval Research Laboratory, USA),
Grzegorz Sęk (Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland),
Frank Tittel (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, USA),
Eric Tournie (Institut d’Electronique du Sud , University of Montpellier 2, France),
Manijeh Razeghi (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, USA),
Rui Q. Yang (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Oklahoma, USA),
Hans-Joachim Wagner (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Freiburg, Germany).