Physics Colloquium - Gabor domain optical coherence microscopy imaging

Gabor domain optical coherence microscopy imaging, from cellular to nano-class

Dr. Cristina Canavesi
LighTopTech Corp.

Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy (GDOCM) is a high-definition imaging technique leveraging principles of low-coherence interferometry, liquid lens technology, high-speed imaging, and precision scanning. GDOCM achieves isotropic 2 μm resolution in 3D, effectively breaking the cellular resolution limit of optical coherence tomography (OCT). In the ten years since its introduction, GDOCM has been used for cellular imaging in 3D in a number of clinical applications, including dermatology, oncology and ophthalmology, as well as to characterize materials in industrial applications. Recent advances include nano-class thickness estimation and functional imaging.

Speaker Bio:
Cristina Canavesi is the Co-Founder and President of LighTopTech Corp., an optical technology company that is building innovative optical instruments to bring to market disruptive technologies for noninvasive imaging in medical and industrial fields. She holds a Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics, and an MBA from Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. Dr. Canavesi was awarded the SPIE Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship (2012) and was the 2015 recipient of the Hugh H. Whitney Award at the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester. She is the Secretary of WiSTEE Connect and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Intended Audience:
No background knowledge required. All are welcome.

Cindy Drake

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Thomas Gosnell Hall

Open to the Public

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