Title: "Improving precision laser-based manufacturing and high-resolution microscopy through adaptive optics"
Speaker: Dr. Martin J. Booth, Deputy Head of Department, Professor of Engineering Science and Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ
Booth will review his recent work on using dynamic optical elements, such as deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators, to increase the capabilities of laser micro fabrication and optical microscopy. Booth will show how adaptive aberration correction and dynamic parallelization can improve precision and reliability, and increase the accessible volume and speed of these systems. Applications of his team's laser writing technology range from quantum optics, through radiation sensing to security marking of diamond gemstones. Imaging methods include applications in cell biology, neuroscience and super-resolution microscopy