A sneak peek with light into opaque materials
Prof. Sylvain Gigan, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
Leuchs-Russell Auditorium, A.1.500, Staudtstr. 2
Complex heterogeneous materials, that scatter light in a highly complex way, present a huge challenge for imaging (think of seeing inside or through milk or in biological tissues). They are also a very interesting playground to study fundamental questions in wave physics. Very recently, we have shown that random light propagation in complex media can be leveraged for computational tasks. I will illustrate this concept through various examples, ranging from brain imaging to optical computing (both classical and quantum).