The #POM23 abstract submission deadline is the 27th of July!
For POM 2023, the following four topics for the oral presentations: Biomedical Imaging Technologies, Smart Data-Driven Imaging, Light-Assisted Microfabrication, and Hot Topics. These four topic areas are described in more detail below. We encourage everyone in the optics community to submit high-quality posters.
Abstract submission here!
Biomedical Imaging Technologies
This comprehensive track will highlight emerging state-of-the-art optical imaging methods for biological and medical applications presented by leading experts in the field and fostering valuable interactions.
The pioneering Biomedical Imaging Technologies track offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the forefront of optical imaging for biology and medicine. Participate in thought-provoking discussions and connect with fellow researchers, clinicians, and industry professionals.
The session will cover:
-Fluorescence Microscopy: recent advances and unique applications of diverse fluorescence microscopy techniques such as multiphoton, light-sheet, widefield, confocal, super-resolution, and fluorescence lifetime microscopy.
-Adaptive Optics: development and application of adaptive optics techniques to optimize imaging performance by compensating for optical aberrations in living tissues, paving the way for enhanced high-resolution imaging capabilities.
-Photoacoustic and Photothermal Imaging: advances in combining ultrasound and laser-induced tissue heating (photoacoustic) or temperature-sensitive imaging modalities (photothermal) for high-resolution imaging of biological tissues.
-Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT) & Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): development and applications of DOT and OCT for advanced studies of tissue chromophore concentrations, brain function, microstructure, morphology, etc.
-Holography: advances in digital holography for 3D imaging, with applications spanning microscopy, endoscopy, and ophthalmology.
-Spectroscopic Techniques: advances and applications of spectroscopic imaging techniques for biology and medicine, such as label-free chemical imaging with Raman spectroscopy/microscopy and tissue mechanical property measurement using Brillouin techniques.
Fei Xia, The Kastler–Brossel Laboratory, École Normale Supérieure, France
Bo Li, Fudan University, China
Chaohao Chen, The Australian National University, Australia
Vicente Parot, Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Najva Akbari, Stanford University, United States
Smart Data-Driven Imaging
Smart data-driven imaging (SDDI) technology builds upon the ability to monitor image data on-the-fly and computationally control the acquisition system to create automatic and adaptive imaging setups. For this session, we welcome topics that lie in the intersection between photonics, life sciences, artificial intelligence, microscopy, and computer vision and are tailored for SDDI.
Some potential topics, and related ones, are good candidates for the session: Imaging approaches empowered with data-driven algorithms.
The session will cover:
-Software developments for the connection between the data analysis and the microscopy components.
-Image processing pipelines to enable adaptive imaging setups.
-Quantification of imaged processes to support data-driven approaches.
Estibaliz Gómez-de-Mariscal, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Hannah S. Heil, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Catherine Bouchard, CERVO brain research center, Universitè Laval, Canada
Erick Moen, California Institute of Technology, United States
This track focuses on the exciting advances in LAM for 2D and 3D processing at the micro- and nanoscale. It involves discussing the utilization of light-based fabrication technologies, including new materials and post-processing methods, to fabricate structures and novel architectures with high-resolution suitable for thrilling applications in optics, microfluidics, (bio-)photonics, and more.
Light-Assisted Microfabrication (LAM) is an innovative and rapidly evolving manufacturing technology that harnesses the power of light, primarily through lasers, to achieve precise interactions with matter. The advancements in LAM have been driven by direct laser writing techniques (DLW), enabling high-resolution processing and paving the way for new technologies. One example of DLW in LAM is laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT), which facilitates the microscale processing of various functional materials such as metals, ceramics, and biomaterials.
Another significant approach involves the nonlinear absorption of multiple photons, enabling the creation of metallic composite micro-patterns on diverse substrates. It also allows for the local processing of photoresists, enabling the maskless printing of 3D structures with submicron features, known as two-photon polymerization (2PP). In particular, 2PP has gained recognition as an interdisciplinary manufacturing technique due to its flexibility in fabricating polymer structures with arbitrary geometries. Recent advancements in light shaping approaches for 2PP have further enhanced its capabilities for high-speed rapid prototyping and sequential fabrication of complex designs with intricate micro- and nano-features. Furthermore, there is a growing interest in LAM technologies to explore low-power-induced light-matter interactions, which would allow LAM to be performed with inexpensive light sources.
The continuous progress in LAM is paving the way for the transfer of lab-to-fab technology, generating real-world applications across various fields. Examples include photonics, optics, biomimetics, mechanics, microfluidics, sensing, wearable and flexible electronics, imaging, energy conversion, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine, among others.
Gordon Zyla, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (IESL-FORTH), Greece
Paul Somers, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Ilya Tumkin, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Diana Gonzalez-Hernandez, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Franziska Chalupa-Gantner, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
From new optical developments to applications of the techniques, this track is a showcase of recent advancements across the whole field of Optics and Photonics and the influence they have on society.
From entertainment to defense, diagnostics to communications, the field of Photonics is all around us. Humans have been observing the behavior of light for centuries and, partially fueled by the invention of the laser in the 1960s, Photonics has redefined the way we communicate, explore, and understand our universe. Progress in photonic technology is increasing exponentially year after year with the number of applications increasing accordingly. In that spirit, the Hot Topics track seeks to take a snapshot of the most innovative emerging phenomena across the field of optics and photonics in 2023. Suitable topics for submission to this track include, but are not limited to, the latest developments in the following fields:
-Biophotonics and Bio-Inspired Photonics
-Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Photonics
-Photonic Materials and Integrated Optical Devices
-Ultrafast and Nonlinear Photonics
In addition, to shine a spotlight on the traditionally understudied relationship between Optics and Photonics and the community, we highly encourage submissions under the following categories:
-Environmental Impact of Photonics
-Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Photonics
-Unsung Scientists in Photonics
-Photonics Education and Outreach
-Photonics in Society
-Widening Access to Photonic Technology
Danielle Harper, Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, United States
Joshua A. Burrow, Brown University, United States
Ellen C. M. Daly, The Open University, United Kingdom
Pradipta Mukherjee, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Maria Luiza Ferreira Vicente, University of São Paulo – Physics Institute of São Carlos, Brazil