Conference will begin: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 8:00 AM EDT
Presented by: Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute of Science
Far-field optical microscopy beyond the Abbe diffraction limit is already a reality. Yet, while Abbe's theory was based on classical physics, quantum mechanical phenomena were only very recently used for improving the performance of microscopes. I will review progress in this arena, and show how we increase the resolution of a standard confocal fourfold, with a twofold axial resolution increase by harnessing the quantum phenomenon of fluorescence antibunching and by its classical analog of fluorescence intermittency. As will be shown, the hardware and software advances required to make this an ubiquitous tool in bioimaging are becoming readily available, offering a unique potential pathway towards confocal imaging with increased performance without sacrificing the simplicity and ease of the confocal microscope.
About the presenter
Dan Oron earned a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from the Hebrew university in 1994. He earned his M.Sc. degree in physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 1998 and received his Ph.D., also in physics, from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2005, under the guidance of Prof. Yaron Silberberg. After conducting postgraduate research with Prof. Uri Banin at the Hebrew University for two years, he joined the staff of the Weizmann Institute in April 2007. He is currently a professor at the department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science at the Weizmann institute. His main research interests are at the interface between light and the nanoscale, studying both the interaction of light with nanostructured materials (mostly inorganic and hybrid semiconductor nanocrystals), optical superresolution methods harnessing both quantum and classical fluctuations in light emission and the optics of biological nanostructured materials