The first Physicum seminar will be held on Thursday, 17th of January, at 14.15 in the Physicum auditorium A106. The Physicum seminar is a new seminar format, which is meant to be comprehensible and entertaining for listeners of all levels, and in which strictly top-level scientists are invited to hold a talk. This seminar will be held by Professor Daniele Faccio, and the seminar will be held in English.
Daniele Faccio is a renowned researcher in the field of photonics. He has studied and worked in more than half a dozen of universities and research institutes in Europe, UK and USA, and contributed to the field through reviewing and editing of various scientific journals, organizing international research schools and many more. The scope of his research is very wide and his work has drawn much attention through stating very creative analogues between phenomena in optics and fundamental physics.
TITLE: Imaging with quantum technologies
ABSTRACT: We will give an overview of recent developments of single-photon detection technologies and cameras. One of the main features we have focused on is the ability of single-photon cameras to capture images with 10-100 ps temporal resolution, thus introducing a paradigm change the field of what is often referred to as “trillion frames per second photography”. This technology allows us for example to freeze light in flight but can also be used to create 3D images of scenes that are hidden behind a corner. Other applications involve a combination with computational retrieval techniques and allow imaging through opaque materials or through optical fibres. Finally, we will briefly overview some new approaches to quantum imaging, in the sense of imaging with entangled states light where the goal is to image objects that classically would not be visible.