CLRC 2018 - 19th Coherent Laser Radar Conference

19th Coherent Laser Radar Conference

DATE:18th-21st June, 2018

VENUE:Okinawa, Japan

About CLRC

The 19th Coherent Laser Radar Conference (CLRC) will emphasize the latest advancement in coherent laser radar (or coherent lidar) and coherent optical technology fields, including theory, modeling, components, systems, instrumentation, measurements, calibration, data processing techniques, operational uses, and comparisons with other remote sensing technologies.
The conference will be hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.


  • Abstract Due Date 28 February 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance 30 March 2018
  • Early Registration 30 April 2018
  • Manuscript Due Date 11 May 2018
  • Accommodations deadline 15 May 2018

Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker

Robert L. Byer, Stanford University, USA

Professor Robert L. Byer is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of The Optical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Laser Institute of America.
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Special Speaker

Kazuhiro Asai, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

Professor Kazuhiro Asai has been a member of Advisory Board of CLRC since 2003 and was a conference chair at 13th CLRC held in 2005 in Kamakura, Japan. He is a professor emeritus of Tohoku Institute of Technology.
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Invited Speakers:

  • Paul J. M. Suni (Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA)
  • Philip Gatt (Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA)
  • Kaoru Minoshima (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • Jirong Yu (NASA, USA)
  • Steven A. Serati (Boulder Nonlinear Systems, USA)
  • Takayuki Yanagisawa (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan)
  • Mikael Sjöholm (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Benjamin Witschas (DLR, Germany)
  • Alain M. Dabas (Météo-France, France)
  • Yelena L. Pichugina (NOAA, USA)
  • Michael Harris (ZephIR Lidar, UK)
  • Jean-Pierre Cariou (Leosphere, France)
  • Songhua Wu (Ocean University of China, China)

→The detailed information

※Invited speakers would be added after review of a 150-word text abstract.

Key Events:

  • Welcome Reception: 17 June 2018
  • Technical Sessions: 18-21 June 2018
  • Banquet: 20 June 2018

Topic Areas:

  • Laser Radar Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Atmospheric Propagation and Refractive Turbulence Effects
  • Target Characterization
  • Ground, Airborne and Space-based systems
  • Coherent and Direct Detection Wind Lidar for Atmospheric Studies, Wind Energy, and Aviation
  • Coherent DIAL, DISC and Aerosol Lidar
  • Hard Target Detection, Tracking and Imaging
  • Digital Holography
  • Unconventional Coherent Imaging
  • Synthetic and Multiple Aperture Coherent Laser Radar
  • Vibration Sensing
  • Novel Coherent Sensing Modalities and Architectures
  • Coherent Lasers and Applications
  • Coherent Laser Radar Technology Components