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Mon., Jan. 30, 2 p.m., 2012
Osborne Conference Room (ECSS 3.503)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"NEW METHODS OF COMPUTATIONAL MICROSCOPY FOR PHASE RETRIEVAL, PHASE-SPACE OPTICS AND NONLINEAR IMAGING"
Laura Waller

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering
Lecturer of Physics Princeton University

wallerAbstract
Digital cameras revolutionized microscopy, allowing us to interface cameras and computers. The next generation of microscopes will integrate the computer as part of the imaging system itself, replacing optical elements such as lenses and filters. This talk will describe new methods of computational microscopy for phase retrieval, phase-space optics and nonlinear imaging. Each of these methods uses partially coherent light, whose wave-fields are inherently richer than coherent (laser) light, having many more degrees of freedom. Measurement and control of such high-dimensional beams gives quantitative information about the morphology and scattering properties of biological samples, with applications in biophysics, 3D imaging, and inverse scattering.

Bio
Laura Waller is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering and a Lecturer of Physics, both at Princeton University. Previously, she completed B.S., M. Eng, and Ph.D. degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) student.