20 September 2018

Synthetic Holography Trapping and Imaging: The Importance of Shaping Your Wavefront

Debye Annual Lecture by Monika Ritsch-Marte

Debye Annual Lecture 2018, Monika Ritsch-Marte
Prof. dr. Monika Ritsch-Marte

Prof. Monika Ritsch-Marte will visit Utrecht University on Thursday 18 October to give her lecture Synthetic Holography Trapping and Imaging: The Importance of Shaping Your Wavefront. Monika Ritsch-Marte founded a Biomedical Optics group at the Medical University in Innsbruck where she is the director of the Division for Biomedical Physics.

Wavefront shaping

Wavefront shaping with spatial light modulators (SLMs) has become a powerful tool in Biophotonics. “Holographic optical tweezers” are a well-known and widespread tool. But an SLM can also be integrated into optical imaging systems, making the microscope programmable and customizable with respect to a given sample. 

Synthetic holography

A particular strength of the Synthetic Holography approach with programmable phase masks is the possibility to multiplex, packing several things into one hologram. One can, for instance, take microscopic images that contain sub-images belonging to different imaging modalities, to different depths inside the sample, to different parameter settings, or to combine holographic imaging with trapping.

Debye Annual Lecture

Ritsch-Marte’s presentation is this year’s Debye Annual Lecture. The Debye Lecture is a special annual event at which an internationally renowned scientist delivers a keynote lecture on one of the fields of interest of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science.

More information

The lecture will begin at 16:00 in Cosmos in the Koningsberger building. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. There will be drinks after the lecture.