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Lab News

Publication: Ali Vakili had his paper, "Enhanced tagging of light utilizing acoustic radiation force with speckle pattern analysis," published in JBO.

Welcome: Danton (Danny) Zhao has joined our group as a MS Student.

Welcome: Phebe Ozirsky has joined our group as an undergraduate working with Zac.

Welcome: Naomi Shaw has joined our group as an undergraduate working with Zac.

Welcome: Ethan Axelowitz has joined our group as an undergraduate working with Ali.

New Baby: Jason is the proud father of a new baby. Congratulations.

Academic Progress: Zac has completed his Ph.D. dissertation proposal. Congratulations.

Party: About 20 present and former members of the group gathered at Chuck and Sheila's home for the 26th annual holiday party.

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Welcome

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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