Optics-free camera published in Optica.

Soren's work on machine-learning-enabled camera with no optics was recently published in Optica. We showed that a pair of coupled deep neural networks can be trained simultaneously to implicitly learn the physics of imaging, and interpret the raw images for anthropocentric consumption. Since there are no optics, this gives rise to the thinnest possible camera. Paper is freely available here. University of Utah press article is here.
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Webinar: Nano 3D printing; Dec 2 @ 12:25pm MT

Webinar: Nano 3D printing
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Top download in Optics Letters

Our collaboration with Prof. Grover Swartzlander (RIT) on the experimental demonstration of diffraction-stabilized lightsails was one of the top downloads (Oct. 2021) in Optics Letters. The paper is freely available here.

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Panel on entrepreneurship, Nov. 4

As part of the Course, Optics for Energy, we are organizing an exciting panel on entrepreneurship moderated by Paul Corson of the Pivot Center. Details are here. Calendar invite download .

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PhD fellowships (fully funded) available

PhD Fellowships available Summer/Fall 2022
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Paper showing flat microscope objective (NA=0.9) among top cited in Optica !

High-NA MDL
Our paper showing a NA=0.9, diameter > 4mm flat lens was among the top cited papers in Optica since October 2020. The paper is freely available here. Congratulations team!

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PhD opportunities in Optics: Monday Aug. 30 at 10am MT.

Webinar: Apply for PhD in Optics, Photonics & Optoelectronics @ the University of Utah
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Imaging without optics

Our work is highlighted in a very cool review article in OPN this month here. Interestingly, we showed the first mask-based lensless camera back in 2015 (here), and with no masks (or lenses) only a year later (here).

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Papers among most cited in Optica & in Applied Optics

Two of our papers made the most cited list in Optica (since 2020) (paper on high-NA flat lens here) and in Applied Optics (unconventional imaging feature issue here).

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OSSC Webinar on “Versatile Diffractive Optics”


The Optical Society of Southern California (OSSC) is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, June 9 at 7pm PT titled "Versatile Diffractive Optics." This is open to all and details are here.

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