Illinois iOptics Lecture 1: Super Accuracy and Super-Resolution of Molecular Motors and Ion Channels
16 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Paul R Selvin
The standard diffraction limit of light is about 250 nm, meaning that you cannot "resolve" objects closer than this distance. Despite this, we have come up with a method to measure individual biomolecules with 1.5 nm spatial localization in x-y plane and 1-500 msec temporal resolution, using a...
Illinois iOptics Lecture 2: Curavature induced time-domain impedance
17 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Jont B. Allen
Abstract for this talk is available as a PDF in supporting materials. Click here to view.
Illinois iOptics Lecture 3: A tissue scattering-phase theorem
17 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
We have derived two mathematical relationships between quantitative phase images of thin tissue slices and the scattering parameters of the bulk, i.e. scattering mean free path, ls, and anisotropy factor, g. The ls turns out to be inversely proportional to the mean-squared phase shift and g is...
Illinois iOptics Lecture 4: Advance applications in Nanomaterials, Photovoltaics, Organic/Inorganic Sensors, Materials Science, and Alternative Energies, etc. using Raman and Photoluminescence Technologies
10 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Leroy, Michael Oweimrin
Illinois iOptics Lecture 5: Deposited Nanorod Films for Biosensor Applications
17 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Cunningham
Planar photonic crystals have been used as the basis of many biological sensing devices. Here, we successfully demonstrated that the combination of a photonic crystal structure and a dielectric nanorod coating prepared by the glancing angle deposition technique can lead to significant increases...
Illinois iOptics Seminar Series
17 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Mustafa Mir, Vikram Chaudhery, Brian Cunningham
The Optical Society of America and the SPIE local student chapters are sponsoring the 2nd iOptics seminar series.The series includes lectures from graduate students, post-docs and faculty working at the cutting edge of optics and photonics research.