Diffractive Optics and 3D Super-Resolution Microscopy

Time: Thu 2019-09-12 09.15 - 10.00

Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Sara Abrahamsson, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Location: Room: Fire at SciLifeLab

Sara Abrahamsson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, USA


My laboratory develops optical methods for applied biological imaging using diffractive Fourier optics methods. In aberration-corrected multifocus microscopy (MFM, Abrahamsson et al. Nat. Methods 2013) we capture truly simultaneous 3D wide-field images for fast live imaging. Combining MFM with Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) we add optical sectioning and 3D super-resolution capability to this imaging system.