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Smart Quantum Statistical Imaging Beyond the Abbe-Rayleigh Criterion

Hosted By: Image Sensing and Pattern Recognition Technical Group

07 November 2023 12:00 - 13:00

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The wave nature of light imposes limits on the resolution of optical imaging systems. For over a century, the Abbe-Rayleigh criterion has been utilized to assess the spatial resolution limits of imaging instruments. Recently, there has been interest in using spatial projective measurements to enhance the resolution of imaging systems. Unfortunately, these schemes require a priori information regarding the coherence properties of “unknown” light beams and impose stringent alignment

In this webinar hosted by the Image Sensing and Patter Recognition Technical Group, Roberto de J. León-Montiel will review his smart schemes for characterization of multiphoton sources and their potential for superresolving quantum statistical imaging. In particular, Dr. León-Montiel will describe a smart quantum camera for superresolving imaging that exploits the self-learning features of artificial intelligence to identify the statistical fluctuations of unknown mixtures of light sources at each pixel. Dr. León-Montiel’s protocol overcomes limitations of existing superresolution schemes based on spatial mode projections and consequently provides alternative methods for microscopy, remote sensing, and astronomy.

What You Will Learn:
• Fundamentals of imaging and quantum optics
• Applications of artificial intelligence in quantum optics experiments.

Who Should Attend:
• Undergraduate students
• Graduate students
• Postdoctoral Researchers
• Faculty

About the Presenter: Roberto de J. León-Montiel from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Dr. Roberto León-Montiel research interests lie at the intersection of quantum optics, chemical physics and materials science. He received a PhD in Photonics from The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain. In 2015, he joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, San Diego as a UC-MEXUS Postdoctoral Fellow, winning the UC-MEXUS Monarch Award for the most outstanding research proposal submitted to the UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. In 2016, Dr. León-Montiel joined the Faculty of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he currently holds a position as Associate Professor. From 2018 to 2021, he was the President of the OPTICA’s Quantum Computing and Communication Technical Group. He is currently a member of the scientific committee of the 2024 edition of CLEO - The Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics.

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