Technical Event
Workshop on Methods of Complex Light
31 January 2024 • 3:50 PM - 5:20 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 104 (Level 1 South Lobby) 
Attendees will get to speak with experienced researchers in the field and learn new techniques that they can deploy within future experiments.

This session will be a small group discussion format, where attendees will get the opportunity to interact with the instructors and ask technical questions in an informal setting. You will have the opportunity to speak to each instructor where the small groups will be rotated at 20-minute intervals over the course of the session. Drop-in attendees are welcome at any time during the event and this is open to anyone, from any area of optics, who is interested in controlling light.

Confirmed Presentations:

Table-top entangled-photon setup for teaching quantum mechanics and quantum information
Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)

In this workshop I will share developments on instructional laboratories using a table-top setup with a platform to do experiments to teach the fundamentals of the emerging quantum technologies. These laboratories use spontaneous parametric down conversion. The setups are automated and can be operated remotely for greater student access. Laboratories include polarization Stern-Gerlach, single photon interference with Mach-Zehnder and Young's double-slit interferometers, Hong-Ou-Mandel interference, delayed choice, entanglement and Bell inequalities, and quantum key distribution.

Structured light technology
David Cuccia, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Modulim (United States)

Modulim delivers transformative imaging and data solutions that empower clinicians to better assess, manage, and preserve the lower limb. The Clarifi Imaging System is the first non-contact, noninvasive microvascular assessment tool that uses a proprietary optical imaging technique—spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI)—to measure tissue oxygenation and perfusion at the point-of-care in seconds.

Creating laser induced shockwaves in the lab
Daryl Preece, Beckman Laser Institute (United States)

Though many researchers in complex light will be familiar with technologies such as optical tweezers, a number of other techniques for creating optically induced forces on the slide also exist. In this workshop I will share techniques and technologies for creating Laser induced shockwaves in the biophotonics laboratory. I will talk about the biological, significance of shockwaves and the technology and methods used to produce and understanding them.

Spatial light modulators: the basics and beyond
Kelly Gregorak, Meadowlark Optics, Inc. (United States)

This workshop is part of the Complex Light and Optical Forces XVIII conference.