Hello everyone! This is Mayukh wishing you a happy new year. The submission deadline for OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Congress 2013 is slowly and steadily approaching. I expect that a lot of interesting papers have already been submitted (and, if not, what are you waiting for?). One of my research interests is application of coherence in imaging. I am, therefore, going to follow the meeting on Imaging Systems and Applications (IS) very closely.
The IS meeting highlights the important aspects of modern imaging techniques by bringing together scientists from different branches of imaging science. In modern days, imaging is no longer limited to putting together a series of optical devices. It also involves efficient data acquisition, sampling, and advanced image processing. In this context, I recall a talk on compressed sensing presented by Yonina Eldar at the last FIO meeting in Rochester. I was astonished to learn that by the use of efficient algorithms it is possible to recover sparse high dimensional signals from incomplete measurements. I expect to attend some great talks on such topics in the upcoming IS meeting. Last year’s IS meeting had interesting discussions on the topic of phase-space imaging. I also listened to some great talks on it during the last FIO meeting. I am eagerly waiting to learn about the recent developments in this subject.