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Lab News

Alumni News: Steve Guerrera successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation at MIT on Friday, 14 Oct. Congratulations.

In the News: Evan Perillo, now working in Andy Dunn's group at U Texas was featured in Photonics Spectra magazine.

Alumni News: Marissa has joined TissueVision in Cambridge. Kyle has completed his Ph.D. at UC Irvine, and joined Fitbit in San Francisco. Joseph has joined the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona. Jihao continues his US visit, now at MIT.

New Baby: Bill and Maya have added a new family member, Olivia, born on the first of July.

Summer Program: Ali and Chuck returned from a 5-week Dialogues of Civilization Program, Hyperspectral Imaging in Chile.

Funding: The lab has received NSF funding for a program entitled, "Collaborative Research: Coded-illumination Fourier Ptychography for High-content Multimodal Imaging," in collaboration with the University of Connecticut. The award is for 3 years, starting in September.

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Welcome to the Optical Science Laboratory (OSL) at Northeastern University. Led by Associate Professor and author of Optics for Engineers, Charles DiMarzio, the OSL is one of the laboratories affiliated with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the department ofMechanical and Industrial Engineering, the newly-formed department of Bioengineering, and the Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, at Northeastern University. The OSL is particularly interested in those imaging techniques that involve optics (especially coherent detection), multi-modal imaging where light is used in combination with another type of wave such as microwave or ultrasound, and hyperspectral imaging.

Equipment includes the W.M.Keck 3-D fusion microscope combining brightfield, phase, DIC, confocal, multi-photon, and harmonic microscopy on a single platform. With a high-speed rotating polygon scanner, frame rates of 10 Hz. are achieved. We also have a separate microscope for quantitative phase imaging, a line-scanning confocal reflectance microscope, a structured-illumination breadboard, and a dual-galvo scanning microscope. A dual-channel tissue spectrometer is used for imaging hemoglobin and other chromophores in tissue such as skin, muscle, and bone.

Our applications include mostly biological and medical imaging, with specific intersts in melanin imaging, ex-vivo alveolar-scale lung imaging, bone hemoglobin spectroscopy, corneal collagen imaging, dermatology and deep penetration of light using an ultrasound guidestar for phase conjugation.

OSL's goals are to provide a facility for advanced research in these areas in order to address the needs of our research sponsors, and to train the next generation of researchers for industry, academia, and the government.

Dr. Charles DiMarzio

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