Talks 2004-2005

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Applied Optics Lunchtime Seminars

Autumn 2004
Date Speaker Talk topic or title
7 October* Jonathan Aylott (Pharmacy) "Applying fluorescent nanosensors to measure the intracellular environment
14 October John Crowe The amplitude and wavelength dependance of the photoplethysmogram signal (pulse oximetry trace) scattered from tissue
21 October Richard Challis Ultrasonics: sounds good for process monitoring
28 October Peter Chang Ray Tracing in Absorbing Media
4 November Mark Pitter Harmonic Vibration Analysis Using a Custom Modulated Light Camera
11 November* Paul Wilcox (Mech Eng, Bristol) Inspecting large structures using guided acoustic waves
18 November Jing Zhang Solid Immersion Lens Optical Microscopy and Its Application to Surface Plasmon Imaging
25 November* David Klenerman (Cambridge) Scanning ion conductance microscopy and its chemical and biological applications
2 Decemeber* Peter Smith (EEE, Loughborough) Sensing the sixth vital sign
9 Decemeber* Dr Alexander Goncharov (Physics, NUI Galway) MCAO (multi-conjugate adaptive optics) for future giant telescopes
16 Decemeber* Darryl Almond, (Materials Research Centre, Bath University) Complex electrical networks formed by the microstructure of materials; their determination of the electrical characteristics of materials and related mechanical and thermal properties

Spring 2005
Date Speaker Talk topic or title
13 January Mike Somekh Green's function approach to surface wave microscopy
27 January Steve Sharples Realtime higher order correction of acoustic aberrations
3 February Przemek Dmochowski Towards high speed modulated light cameras
10 February* Carl Paterson (IC) Adaptive optics, atmospheric turbulence and quantum optical communications
17 February Shugang Liu WSPR Microscopy, potential application to assay antibodies
24 February* Spyros Manolopoulos (CLRC-RAL) Technology transfer of semiconductor detectors; from Particle Physics to Bio-Medical Applications
3 March* Christ Glorieux (Acoustic and Thermal Physics, Catholic University of Leuven) Laser ultrasonic material and defect characterization
10 March Jose Hernandez

Shi Jiang

Using acoustic aberration to make measurements

Experimental confirmation of non-scanning fluorescence confocal microscopy using speckle illumination

17 March* Nader Saffari (Mechanical Engineering) Ultrasonics at UCL: medical to materials
24 March Jason Goh 100nm resolution with a scanning surface wave fluorescence microscope
31 March Steve Morgan Polarised light imaging of superficial tissue
7 April Chung See Artificial Neural Networks and Optical Linewidth Measurement
14 April* Ian Sexton (De Montfort University) 3D TV - Hype or Hope?
27 April Richard Smith Combined Optical Instrument and Artificial Neural Network for Trackwidth Measurement
27 April* Paul Beard (UCL) Fabry Perot polymer film sensors for broadband ultrasound field characterisation and imaging
27 April Roger Light Low Frequency Modulated Light Detection with an Integrating Lock-In

* Visiting speaker