Computational illumination for high-resolution 3D phase microscopy

image of Professor Laura Waller (US Berkeley, EE and CS)
Computational illumination for high-resolution 3D phase microscopy
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Spilker 232
Professor Laura Waller (UC Berkeley, EE)
Abstract / Description: 

This talk will describe new methods for achieving 3D and high-resolution phase information in commercial microscopes. Our setup involves replacing the illumination unit of the microscope with an LED array for computational illumination, enabling dark field, 3D and phase imaging in real-time. By rapidly scanning illumination angles using an LED array, we recover 3D light field and super-resolution information (beyond the diffraction limit of the objective), with embedded digital aberration correction. The result is a high-resolution gigapixel image of both phase and absorption information. Such computational approaches to optical microscopy add significant new capabilities to commercial microscopes, without significant cost or hardware modification.

Stanford Optical Society Seminar

Organized by Stanford OSA/SPIE Student Chapter

Laura Waller is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS). Her research focuses on computational imaging and inverse algorithms for optical and X-ray microscopy. She was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering and Lecturer of Physics at Princeton University from 2010-2012 and received B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004, 2005, and 2010, respectively. She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and a Bakar fellow.