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  • Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

2023 Symposia – Optica Foundation Challenge – Health

Use Photonics. Change the World: Health Symposium

Optical technologies have contributed to significant advances in the medical arena. Ultra-high resolution images of the brain, eye and vascular system have significantly advanced our understanding of the operation and function of these systems. Therapeutic lasers techniques improved the vision of millions of people. Advances in microscopy, spectroscopy and nanotechnology continue to enable us to reach new possibilities for in situ diagnostics. Many challenges face society calling for new, innovative and affordable technology solutions.

The 2022 winners of the Optica Foundation Challenge in the health category will present their progress along with a special keynote.

Keynote Speakers

Challenge Winners

Guangwei Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Xingchen Ji, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Florian Willomitzer, University of Arizona, USA


Wednesday, 11 October - Room 405

Doors open

15:30 – 15:35

Andrew Forbes, University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa
Member, Optica Foundation Challenge Selection Committee

15:35 - 15:45

Xingchen Ji, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2022 Challenge Winner)
Talk Title: Developing low-cost, portable, integrated OCT systems using low-loss silicon nitride platform
15:45 - 15:55 Guangwei Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2022 Challenge Winner)
Talk Title: Single-shot, Isotropic and Miniaturized Differential Interference Contrast (SIM-DIC) microscopy based on computational flat-optics
15:55 - 16:25 Florian Willomitzer, University of Arizona, USA (2022 Challenge Winner)
Talk Title: Single-shot synthetic wavelength holography: a flexible approach for high-resolution imaging through scattering media
16:25 - 17:00

Caroline Boudoux, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Talk Title: Lanterns, double-clad fiber couplers and multimode circulators: new tools enhancing optical coherence tomography

17:00 Refreshments

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