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10 July 2023

Optica Imaging Congress plenary speakers to examine space exploration and quantum imaging

Plenary presentations by NASA’s Lee Feinberg and MIT’s Jeffrey Shapiro

WASHINGTON – The Optica Imaging Congress convenes 14-17 August 2023 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. Presented in a hybrid format, the congress features six co-located meetings and two plenary sessions bringing together academics, industrial and defense research perspectives to provide a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences. The four-day technical conference features invited speakers and special events for all attendees.

“Advances in imaging and applied optical sciences are transforming bio-medical research and various non-invasive diagnostics and treatment clinical technologies,” said Amit Ashok, Optica Imaging Chair, University of Arizona, USA. “This congress is at the cutting edge of advances in imaging and applied optics, as well as their application to critical scientific, industrial, military, and medical challenges.”

Lee Feinberg, James Webb Space Telescope Element Manager, NASA will expand our knowledge of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). In his talk, “The James Webb Space Telescope and Beyond,” Feinberg will discuss NASA’s scientific motivation and optical technology development of the telescope.

Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss the challenges quantum applications offer to imaging. In his talk, “A Whirlwind Tour of Quantum Imaging and Radar,” Shapiro will survey imaging results from quantum to quantum mimetic and quantum-inspired.

This year’s six co-located meetings include:

3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications (3D) Keynote Speakers

  • Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, will present “Sensing, Visualization, and Recognition in Degraded Environment using Passive Multidimensional Integral Imaging”
  • Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, will present “Computational 3D Microscopy”

Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging (DH) Keynote Speakers

  • Andrew Forbes, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, will present “Digital Tools for Quantum Structured Light”
  • Brian Pogue, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Optical - X-Ray Imaging: Dose, Molecules & Opportunities”
  • Lei Xing, Stanford University, will present “Imaging in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

About Optica Imaging Congress
Optica Imaging Congress brings together academics, industrial and defense research perspectives to provide a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences. The congress provides a comprehensive view of the latest developments in imaging and applied optical sciences, covering the forefront advances in imaging and applied optics as well as the application of these technologies to important industrial, military and medical challenges. Media registration is free with credentials. Digital assets are available as requested.

About Optica

Optica, Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide, is the society dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in the field. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica's renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement. Discover more at:

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