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Adaptive Structured Illumination Incubator

Posted by Marcia Lesky | Nov 13, 2015 10:48:57 AM

  • What are the barriers for super-resolution at depth?
  • What are the fundamental limits in fibre imaging (resolution, correction, speed)?
  • What are the challenges of using structured illumination for in vivo imaging?

These are just a few of the questions that were explored at last week’s Adaptive Structured Illumination Incubator. Hosted by Meng Cui from Purdue University, US, and Kishan Dholakia and Michael Mazilu from the University of St. Andrews, UK, this Incubator used invited talks and moderated group discussion to allow experts to cross-fertilize ideas in applications of structured illumination throughout photonics.

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Topics: Biomedical Optics, OSA Incubator, Adaptive Structured Illumination, Functional Imaging at Depth, Orthogonality

Optical Biosensors Incubator Meeting Day 2

Posted by John Goertz | Nov 11, 2015 5:44:50 PM

The second half of the Optical Biosensors Incubator deviated somewhat from the highly technical nature of the prior discussions. While several members did discuss progress in various scientific efforts, focus shifted to the broader topic of bringing biosensing technologies to market, and several discussions challenged all those in attendance to think critically on how the status quo relates to the practical, realistic future of the field.

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Topics: Optical Society, OSA Incubator, Optical Biosensors

Optical Biosensors Incubator Meeting

Posted by John Goertz | Nov 10, 2015 4:13:50 PM

The OSA Optical Biosensors Incubator brings together the leading minds in the field to critically discuss key topics of central importance to this community: “labeled” as compared to “label-free” sensing, digital or single-molecule analyte detection, point-of-care applications, as well as commercialization of optical biosensors. As the Incubator got underway, opening remarks recalled the historical progress in the field starting with the light microscope to today’s optical gene chips to the potential of the liquid biopsy in the future. David Nolte, of Purdue University, gave the day’s first keynote presentation on biointerferometry. He discussed the various manufacturing techniques and optical techniques amenable to different styles of interferometry such as speckle, fringe analysis, phase-contrast, in-line and micro-diffraction interferometry.

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Topics: Optical Society, OSA Incubator, Optical Biosensors

Compact EUV & X-ray Light Sources Workshop

Posted by Marcia Lesky | Oct 9, 2015 4:20:24 PM

This year’s International Workshop on Compact EUV & X-ray Light Sources located in lovely Maastricht, Netherlands has come to a successful conclusion with the attendees anxiously anticipating next year’s brand new Topical meeting.

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Topics: Optical Society, OSA Incubator, EUV & X-ray Light Sources

Next Steps for Label-free Optical Techniques in Diagnostics & Imaging

Posted by Marcia Lesky | Sep 22, 2015 12:47:07 PM

Last week’s Incubator on Label-free Optical Techniques for Biomedical Diagnostics & Imaging participants identified opportunities and challenges for label-free optical techniques and concluded with a clear call to continue the conversation. The hosts will continue to work with the participants to produce a white paper that will outline a prioritized list of recommendations to address the existing challenges and accelerate the translation of label-free optical techniques for clinical practice.

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Topics: Optical Society, Biomedical Optics, Imaging, OSA Incubator, Incubator: Label-free Optical Imaging