[Seminar] " Harnessing multimode propagation for deep-tissue imaging" by Dr. Tomas Cizmar
Speker: Dr. Tomas Cizmar
Institution: IPHT, Germany
Title: Harnessing multimode propagation for deep-tissue imaging
Abstract: The turbid nature of refractive index distribution within living tissues introduces severe aberrations to light propagation thereby severely compromising image reconstruction using currently available non-invasive techniques. Numerous approaches of endoscopy, based mainly on fibre bundles or GRIN-lenses, allow imaging within extended depths of turbid tissues, however their footprint causes profound mechanical damage to all overlying regions and their imaging performance is limited.
Progress in the domain of complex photonics enabled a new generation of minimally invasive, high-resolution endoscopes by substitution of the Fourier-based image relays with a holographic control of light propagating through apparently randomizing multimode optical waveguides. This form of endo-microscopy became recently a very attractive way to provide minimally invasive insight into hard-to-access locations within living objects.
I will review our fundamental and technological progression in this domain and introduce several applications of this concept in bio-medically relevant environments.
Head of the Complex Photonics lab at ISI CAS Brno
Head of the Fibre Optics division at Leibniz-IPHT Jena
Professor in Waveguide optics, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2013 - 2017 - Reader in Physics & Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
2010 - 2013 - Academic research fellow at School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
2007 - 2010 - PDRA at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
2003 - 2006 - PhD at the Institute of Scientific Instruments & Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia