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Ibrahim Abdulhalim: Liquid Crystal Devices for Photonic Applications

Date: 15. 11. 2019
Source: Soft matter seminar
Petek, 15. november 2019 (danes!) ob 12:15, Kuščerjev seminar, Jadranska 19, FMF UL
The interest in liquid crystal devices for photonic non-display devices has grown recently due to their mature quality and the continuous improvement of their speed combined with the rising nanoscale and optoelectronic technologies. Of particular interest is their application in imaging systems as compact devices to manipulate the wavefront, wavelength, phase or polarization.

Recently we have been developing a variety of specially designed LC devices integrated into imaging systems for specific optical imaging applications with emphasis on using small number of LC devices. These included: (i) wide dynamic range tunable filters for hyperspectral imaging and frequency domain optical coherence tomography, (ii) discrete narrowband tunable filter for multispectral imaging, (iii) compact polarization rotator for polarimetric imaging, (v) wideband achromatic waveplate for polarimetric camera, (vii) polarization independent LCFP tunable filter, (vii) single LC retarder for hyperspectral imaging, (viii) annular spatial light modulator, and (ix) optically addressed spatial light modulators. In this lecture the main concepts of these devices and their functionality into imaging systems will be presented such as in skin cancer diagnosis, road and security camera enhancement, information extraction from archaeological items, surface plasmon imaging biosensors, night vision, and full field optical coherence tomography.


Selected publications:
1. I. Abdulhalim, Optics Express, 27(12), 17387-401 (2019).
2. M. AbuLeil et.al., Optics Express 27 (9) 12011-24 (2019).
3. P. Lakshmi Madhuri et.al., J. Molec. Liqu., 281, 108-116 (2019).
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.02.085
4. A. Solodar et.al., Optics Letters 44, 1259-1272 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.44.001269
5. N. Shurkon et.al., Appl. Opt. 56, 3764-72 (2017).
6. Y. August, et.al., Nature Scientific Reports 6:23524 (2016).
7. M. AbuLeil et.al., Optics Letters 51, 1957-60 (2016).
8. M. AbuLeil et.al., Optics Letter 39, 5487-90 (2014).


Biography

Professor Ibrahim Abdulhalim is with the Electro-optical Engineering Unit at Ben Gurion University. He worked in academic institutions and companies such as the OCSC in UC at Boulder, the ORC at Southampton University, the Thin Films Center of the University of Western Scotland, in KLA-Tencor in where he was the lead inventor of optical scatterometry for CD and overlay measurements, Nova and GWS Photonics, Published over 200 articles, 2 books, 10 chapters and inventor on 20 patents. He is a fellow of IoP and SPIE and an associate editor for the Journal of NanoPhotonics and for the Journal of Imaging. Research interests in LC devices, nanophotonics for biosensing, optical imaging techniques and applications in diagnostics, bioimaging and industrial processes inspection using optics.
http://aizena.wix.com/abdulhalim-group
http://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=ZtpoAh8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=aoScholars@BGU profile

Kindly invited!