Breaking the Bounds of Imaging in Label-Free Nanoscopy, Micro-Endoscopy and Ophthalmology - Dr. Zalevsky
Thursday, February 25th, 10 am (PST) via Zoom
Meeting ID: 854 2977 2482 Passcode: 230903
Both human vision and imaging systems have limited capability to separate spatial features, and this information can only be extracted from a limited range in depth. These limitations arise from diffraction, i.e., the finite dimensions of the imaging optics and the geometry of the sensor. In this talk, I will present novel photonic approaches to exceed the resolution limitations of geometric optics. I will show how those concepts can be adapted to micro endoscopy as well as to microscopy-related configurations, including ophthalmic devices for correcting visual deficiencies.
Friday, January 29th, 10 am (PST)
Infrared detectors and imaging systems are becoming increasingly important in a diverse range of astronomic, military, and civilian applications. This field has gained significant attention while incorporating various materials and architectures into detector designs with a strong focus on applicability into clinical domains. Dr. Perera will discuss recent detector structures, and his latest work on disease detection. Biomedical applications of infrared include an exploration of an Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid, Equipment-free, and Deliverable (ASSURED) diagnostic regimen and testing its clinical feasibility for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and cancer screening. A study using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in attenuated total reflectance (ATR) sampling mode analyzed body fluids in order to identify reproducible, stable, and statistically significant differences in spectral signatures of the IR absorbance spectra between the control and disease samples. These results show that serum samples can be used to detect the biochemical changes induced by these diseases.
1:00 PM Friday, January 22nd
Strong THz laser fields can explore non-linear, non-equilibrium phenomena in matter. The talk will focus on photons emitted by electron/hole re-collisions, and how the polarization of these photons carries information about the semiconductor.