Three Dimensional Source Localization via Pupil Phase Engineering

Computer Science Presentation

Dr. Sudhaker Prasad
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of New Mexico
Fellow of the Optical Society of America


Three Dimensional Source Localization via Pupil Phase Engineering

Single particle localization to ultra-high, sub-wavelength precision in all three dimensions is rapidly becoming an important tool for super-resolution, nano-metric imaging microscopy of cellular and protein structures. A useful approach for achieving such 3D super-localization employs novel point-spread function (PSF) designs achieved by means of pupil-phase engineering. I will discuss some of these approaches, focusing primarily on my own work on rotating PSF (RPSF) design using certain spiral-phase distributions in the imaging aperture. Such RPSFs can be employed equally effectively both in microscopy and telescopic imaging, as I would like to argue based on the results on my theoretical treatment of the source localization problem in the two settings.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
2:00 -3:00 pm
Manchester Hall, Room 229