Lorentz workshop: Transformations in Optics



Lorentz Center, Oort Building Leiden


Description and Aim

Recent developments from the mesoscopic physics of random media, from the mathematics of information processing, and from the technology of metamaterials provide pathways to extract information from the optical wavefront that normally is hidden or lost.

Three approaches,

  • Wavefront shaping
  • Compressive sensing, and
  • Metamaterial Structured illumination

promise progress on the basic challenges of resolution, noise, and scattering. So far these approaches have developed quite independently, emerging from different communities and aimed at different applications. An integrated approach, combining new insights from all three fields involved, mesoscopic physics, mathematical information processing, and metamaterial technology, has much potential to start the “information age of optics”.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Mark Davenport (Georgia Tech)
  • Mathias Fink (ESPCI Paris)
  • Jason Fleischer (Princeton University)
  • Silvain Gigan (ENS Paris)
  • Ortwin Hess (Imperial College London)
  • Ad Lagendijk (University of Twente)
  • Zhaowei Liu (San Diego)
  • Jerome Mertz (Boston University)
  • Demetri Psaltis (EPF Lausanne)
  • Monika Ritsch-Marte (Innsbruck)
  • David R. Smith (Duke University)
  • Diederik Wiersma (LENS, Florence)

                                                                                                                                                                              Scientific organizers:

  • Carlo Beenakker (Leiden, The Netherlands) 
  • Allard Mosk (Enschede, The Netherlands) 
  • John Pendry (London, United Kingdom)

For more information on this workshop, visit this website.
To register, click here.

This workshop is supported by the NWO/OCW Gravity Program 'Frontiers of NanoScience' (NanoFront).


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