Friday, January 27, 2012

Seminar: 1.31.12 / CREOL 102 / 11-12pm / Seminar: “Underlying Physics of Biomedical Optical Imaging”, Robert R. Alfano

Seminar: “Underlying Physics of Biomedical Optical Imaging”, Robert R. Alfano


Tuesday, January 31, 2012 / 11-12pm

Robert R. Alfano



This talk will focus on the salient properties of light for imaging and propagation through scattering media. The following will be discussed: salient properties of light, imaging through scattering walls with smart photons, shadowgram gates for imaging, optical mammography and light propagation in dielectric water –like media.


Robert R. Alfano, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of the City University of New York, is a pioneer in the application of light and photonics technology to the study of biological, biomedical and condensed matter systems and a leader in inventing and using novel light sources as well as developing ultrafast laser spectroscopic techniques. His contributions to the field of photonics over the past 30 years of his professional career are documented in over 700 research articles, 108 patents, several edited volumes and conference proceedings, and well as over 10,000 citations. His research achievements include pioneering contributions in discovering new tunable Cr3+/Cr4+ lasers, developing laser spectroscopic and biomedical optical spectroscopy and imaging techniques for noninvasive, pain-free detection and diagnosis of diseases. He has received his Ph.D. in physics from New York University. Received OSA Charles Hard Townes Award in 2008 for supercontinuum discovery and tunable laser development and recently the 2012 SPIEs Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award .

For More Information:
Dr. Bahaa E. A. Saleh
Dean & Director, Professor of Optics
besaleh @ creol. ucf. edu

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