The Applied Optics Group was represented at the 2018 edition of SPIE Photonics West, which again took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, from January 27th to February 1st, 2018.
The five-day conference was divided into three main tracks, with the BiOS one covering all aspects of biomedical optics research, disseminated via keynote speakers, regular/invited talks and poster sessions.
Our group leader Prof Adrian Podoleanu was present along with post-doctoral researcher Dr Manuel Marques, who presented a talk in the Endoscopic Microscopy conference titled “Interchangeable side-viewing endoscopic probes for optical coherence tomography“, covering some of the recent work carried out in the REBOT project.
The group also had a couple of poster presentations in the Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine conference, namely “Snapshot polarization-sensitive plug-in optical module for a Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography system“ (presented by Dr Manuel Marques) publicising the recently published paper on the snapshot PS-OCT module which can be applied to any frequency-domain OCT system, and “Time efficient Gabor fused master slave optical coherence tomography” (presented by Prof Adrian Podoleanu) which covered the paper recently published by Dr Ramona Cernat on using the Gabor fusion technique coupled with complex Master-Slave to reduce the processing time of the OCT volumes.
Research on multi-modality imaging methods was also presented in the Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing conference, with a poster from Magalie Bondu (presented by Prof Adrian Podoleanu) on the recently published multi-modal OCT/multi-band PAM system.
Former visiting MSc student Mr Mikkel Jensen also presented his research in the Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, with a talk titled “In-vivo detection of the skin dermo-epidermal junction by ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography“.
Former PhD student Mr Michael Maria also presented his recently published work on a lower-cost, Q-switched pumped supercontinuum source for OCT applications in the Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings conference, with a talk titled “Q-switched based supercontinuum source towards low-cost ultra-high resolution optical coherence tomography” .
Long-time AOG collaborator Prof Virgil-Florin Duma from the University of Arad (Romania) also presented some of the group’s research on dentistry applications, with a talk titled “Temperature variations in sintering ovens for metal ceramic dental prostheses. Non-destructive assessment using OCT” in the Lasers in Dentistry conference.