IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Imaging Workshop PDF

Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20, 28*, May 4, 2011, 7:00–9:30 PM (* Thursday April 28th)
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

April 6, 2011
8:15 PM

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Multi-Photon and Entangled-Photon Imaging and Lithography Slides

Prof. Malvin C. Teich, Boston University, Boston, MA


Prof. Malvin C. Teich, Boston University, Boston, MA

Abstract:  Nonlinear optics, which governs the interaction of light with various media, offers a whole raft of useful applications in photonics, including multiphoton microscopy and multiphoton lithography. It also provides the engineer with a remarkable range of opportunities for generating light with interesting, novel, and potentially useful properties. As a particular example, entangled-photon beams generated via spontaneous optical parametric down-conversion exhibit unique quantum-correlation features and coherence properties that are of interest in a number of contexts, including imaging. Photons are emitted in pairs in an entangled quantum state, forming twin beams. Such light has found use, for example, in quantum optical coherence tomography, a quantum imaging technique that permits an object to be examined in section. Quantum entanglement endows this approach with a remarkable property: it is insensitive to the even-order dispersion inherent in the object, thereby increasing the resolution and section depth that can be attained. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a number of techniques in multiphoton and entangled-photon imaging and lithography.

Recommended Reading:

Introduction to Subsurface Imaging, B. E. A. Saleh,

Foundations of Image Science, H. Barrett and K. Myers

Basics of Holography, P. Hariharan

Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging, L. V. Wang and H.-I. Wu

Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy, D. J. Brady


Biography:  Since 1995, Professor Malvin Carl Teich has been teaching and pursuing his research interests at Boston University as a faculty member with joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics. He is Director of the Quantum Photonics Laboratory and a Member of the Photonics Center, the Center for Adaptive Systems, the Hearing Research Center, and the Program in Neuroscience. He serves as a consultant to government and private industry. He has extensive experience in trade-secret infringement litigation and has served as an expert in numerous patent conflict cases. Dr. Teich is most widely known for his work in photonics and quantum optics and for his studies of fractal stochastic processes and information transmission in biological systems. His current efforts in photonics are directed toward the characterization of noise in optical sources and photodetectors, while his efforts in quantum optics are associated with the development of imaging systems that make use of entangled photons. His work in fractals is directed toward elucidating the statistical properties of sensory-system action-potential patterns and the heartbeat sequences of patients with coronary disorders.

His academic credentials include an S.B. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. His bachelor's thesis comprised a measurement of the total neutron cross section of palladium metal at the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory while his doctoral dissertation reported the first observation of the two-photon photoelectric effect in sodium metal. During the course of his career, he spent sabbatical leaves at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Teich is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Acoustical Society of America. He is a member of Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi. In 1969 he received the IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize for his paper "Infrared Heterodyne Detection." He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1973. In 1992 he was honored with the Memorial Gold Medal of Palacký University in the Czech Republic. He received the 1997 IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award. In 2003 he was selected as the University of Pennsylvania Herman P. Schwan Distinguished Lecturer and in 2009 he was designated as the Boston University College of Engineering Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Teich has authored or coauthored some 330 refereed journal articles/book chapters and some 550 conference presentations/lectures. He holds six patents. He is the coauthor of Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, 1991, 2nd Ed. 2007, with B. E. A. Saleh) and of Fractal-Based Point Processes (Wiley, 2005, with S. B. Lowen).


For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Farhad Hakimi (, Imaging Workshop Committee Co-Chair
2) William Nelson (, Imaging Workshop Committee Co-Chair
3) Reuel Swint (, Imaging Workshop Committee Co-Chair
4) Robert Stephenson (, Boston Photonics Society Chair