More optics links we hope will spark your curiosity. Today’s batch: Six cutting edge optics projects from the innovators at MIT.
“Femto-photography” can see around corners in Prof. Ramesh Raskar’s lab, awesome video and explanation here: CORNAR
- CAT Scan
Also from Prof. Raskar’s lab: CAT scan machines with no moving parts
- The Electronic Materials Research Group making micron and sub micro scale photonics devices
- Holographic TV
Michael Bove, Jr.’s Object-Based Media Group has intriguing ongoing research in holographic television
- Nanoscale photon detectors
Prof. Karl Berggren and colleagues have developed superconducting nanowire avalanche photon detectors in the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group
Prof. Vivek Goyal’s group is working on single-sensor depth cameras built on their CoDAC framework, using compressive sensing. In it, a light source is modulated by an SLM, bathing a scene in light that is captured in a time-resolved manner. The data are analyzed to produce a depth map with great economy of information: in one example, 205 64x64 SLM patterns are used to estimate a 4096-pixel depth map.
- MIT Holography Museum
Bonus! Visiting Cambridge, MA? Be sure to visit the collection of holography at the MIT Museum
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