Monday, June 23, 2014

Seminar: "High quality image transport through optical fibers mediated by Anderson localization" by Arash Mafi, Ph.D. / 6/26/14 / 3:00 - 4:00 pm / CREOL 102

Seminar: "High quality image transport through optical fibers mediated by Anderson localization" by Arash Mafi, Ph.D.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CREOL Room 102

Arash Mafi
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Abstract:
Anderson localization has been a subject of fascination and intense research for more than fifty years. It is highly desirable to harness its curious and interesting properties in practical applications. We have taken a step in this direction by using this phenomenon as the waveguiding mechanism in optical fibers. In this talk, we will survey recent advances in the fundamental understanding and application of disordered optical fibers and waveguides.

We demonstrate optical image transport using transverse Anderson localization of light.
The image transport quality obtained in the disordered optical fiber is comparable with or better than the best commercially available multicore imaging fibers with less pixelation and higher contrast. Our results open the way to device-level implementation of the transverse Anderson localization of light with potential applications in biological and medical imaging.

Biography:
Arash Mafi is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 2001 from The Ohio State University. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of Arizona in Physics and The Optical Sciences Center, he joined Corning Incorporated working on optical fibers and liquid crystal displays. He moved to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August 2008.

For additional information:
Dr. Axel Sch├╝lzgen

407-823-1746

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