Applied Optics Group

HIRESOMI was a Marie Curie training network co-ordinated by Prof Adrian Podoleanu of the Applied Optics group which ran from 2006 to 2010. It educated by research 20 Marie Curie EST fellows: 10 towards PhD, 3 towards MSc and 7 on short stage fellowships of between 3 and 13 months. The Marie Curie Fellows were trained on devices, systems and methods for non-invasive HIgh RESolution Optical Measurements and Imaging (HIRESOMI) in general and in optical coherence tomography (OCT), confocal microscopy, adaptive optics (AO), vision and biomedical sensing in particular.

The network educated the fellows according to a structured training programme which employed the expertise in interdisciplinary fields within the network. The training involved experimental and taught components tuned to each fellow’s research project. In 13 fellowships, supervisors drawn from two institutions guided the work, with the fellows involved in experimental work at the sites of the two institutions in different countries. Specialist, general scientific and research and management skills training was  delivered according to a plan devised to complement the teaching at the sites of the institutions where the fellows were seconded or recruited, with teaching organised during a Summer School and three workshops. An intensive and varied complementary teaching programme broadened the expertise of each fellow beyond the subject of the specific project concerned.

The publication outputs included:

  • 13 papers in peer reviewed journals
  • 17 articles in peer reviewed conference proceedings
  • 117 articles in non-peer reviewed conference proceeding
  • 6 patent applications
  • more than 37 seminar presentations.
  • 2 invited presentations by fellows
  • 1 review article
  • 29 invited presentations and tutorials delivered by the supervisors.

Out of 132 active participation in conferences, fellows and supervisors presented 68 articles (out of these 30 were invited) and fellows presented 62 posters. Fellows also participated in 554 seminars and colloquia.

Fellows educated at the University of Kent

Liviu Neagu
University of Kent and Multiwave Photonics, Porto, Portugal
Jingyu Wang 
University of Kent and National University of Ireland, Galway
Erika Odlund
University of Kent and Imagine Eyes, Paris]
Project: Dynamic characterization, modeling, and control of a deformable mirror for adaptive optics ophthalmic applications
Irina Trifanov
University of Kent and Multiwave Photonics, Porto, Portugal
Simon Tuhoy
University of Kent and Imagine Eyes, Paris
Project: Combining Adaptive Optics, SLO and OCT
Michael Leitner
University of Kent and University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Project: Differential absorption OCT for depth resolved concentration of water or drugs in the tissue
Sabine Chiesa
University of Kent and National University of Ireland, Galway
Project: Adaptive Optics Enhanced Retinal Imaging
Sam Van der Jeught
University of Kent
Project: High speed digital signal processing in optical coherence tomography using a graphics processing unit
Mikael Berglund
University of Kent
Project: Handheld OCT probes for OCT
Maria-Alexandra Paun
University of Kent
Project: Simulated annealing for adaptive optics correction
Hamid Hosseiny Darbrazi
University of Kent and University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Project: Digital interface for multichannel optical coherence tomography
Mihai Patachia

Peer Reviewed Articles in Journals

Liviu Neagu, Adrian Bradu, Lisha Ma, James W. Bloor, and Adrian Gh. Podoleanu “Multiple-depth en face optical coherence tomography using active recirculation loops” Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 13 / July 1, 2010.

Simon Tuohy and Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, “Depth-resolved wavefront aberrations using a coherence-gated Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor”, Optics Express, 15 February 2010 / Vol. 18, No. 4, 3458-3476.

M. A. Paun, M. R. N. Avanaki, G. Dobre, A. Hojjat, A. G. Podoleanu, “Wavefront aberration correction in single mode fibre systems”, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol. 11, No. 11, November 2009, p. 1681 – 1685, pp. 1842-6573, National Institute of Optoelectronics (INOE 2000), Bucharest Romania.

Sam Van der Jeught, Adrian Bradu, Adrian Podoleanu, S. Van der Jeught, Real-time resampling in Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography using a Graphics Processing Unit, J. Biomed. Opt. Letters, Vol. 15, 030511 (2010).

Daniel Nieto, M.T Flores-Arias, G. M. O’Connor and Carlos Gomez-Reino, “Laser direct-write technique for fabricating microlens arrays on soda lime glass with a Nd:YVO4 laser”, Vol. 49(26), Applied Optics, OSA, 2010, 4979 – 4983.

A Goncharov, M. Nowakowski, M T Sheehan and J C Dainty, “Reconstruction of the optical system of the human eye with reverse ray-tracing”, Optics Express 16 1692-1703 (2008).

P.A.S. Jorge, C. Maule, A.J. Silva, R. Benrashidc, J.L. Santos, F. Farahic, Dual sensing of oxygen and temperature using quantum dots and a ruthenium complex, Analytica Chimica Acta 606 (2008), 223–229.

Cesar Maule, Helena Goncalves, Conceicao Mendonca, Paula Sampaio,Joaquim C.G. Esteves da Silva , Pedro Jorge, “Wavelength encoded analytical imaging and fiber optic sensing with pH sensitive CdTe quantum dots”, Talanta 80 (2010) 1932–1938.

Helena M.R. Gonalves, Cesar D. Maule, Pedro A.S. Jorge, Joaquim C.G. Esteves da Silva. “Fiber optic lifetime pH sensing based on ruthenium (II) complexes with dicarboxybipyridine.” Analytica Chimica Acta, 626 (2008) 62–70.

P. A. S. Jorge, Cesar Maule, Antonio Silva, R. Benrashid, J. L. Santos, F. Farahi. “Dual sensing of oxygen and temperature using quantum dots and a ruthenium complex”. Analytica Chimica Acta 606 (2008) 223-229.

Erika Odlund, Henri-Francois Raynaud, Caroline Kulcsar, Fabrice Harms, Xavier Levecq.

Franck Martins, Nicolas Chateau, Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, “Control of an electromagnetic deformable mirror using high speed dynamics’ characterization and identification”, 49(31), Applied Optics, (2010), G120 – 128 (published online).

I. Trifanov, M. Hughes, R. B. Rosen, A. G. Podoleanu, Quasi-simultaneous OCT/confocal imaging, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2008 13(4), 044015 (July/August 2008), 044015-1 to 044015-7.

Stefan Griensteidl, Joso M. Sousa, and Thomas J. Glynn, “Adiabatic bend transitions for large mode area fibres”, Optics Communications, 283, 2010, pp 3727-3731.