The Institute of Optics


Colloquia & Guest Speakers


Computational imaging for Gigapixel phase microscopy

Laura Waller, UC Berkeley, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Friday, June 5, 2015
1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Goergen 101


This talk will describe new methods for achieving high-resolution 3D intensity and phase images in a commercial microscope, by computational approaches. We describe setups employing illumination-side and detection-side coding of angle (Fourier) space for capturing 4D phase-space (e.g. light field) and phase retrieval data sets with fast acquisition times. Experimentally, we achieve real-time 3D and phase imaging with digital aberration correction and mitigation of scattering effects. The result is a high-resolution image with a large field of view, approaching Gigapixel-scale space-bandwidth-time product. Such computational approaches to optical microscopy add significant new capabilities to commercial biological microscopes without significant hardware modification.


Laura Waller is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), with affiliations in Bioengineering, QB3 and Applied Sciences & Technology. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Physics at Princeton University from 2010-2012 and received B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004, 2005, and 2010, respectively. She is a Moore Foundation Data-Driven Investigator, Bakar fellow, NSF CAREER awardee and Packard Fellow.

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