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AMO/QO Pizza Seminar

"Seeing cells in a new light: a renaissance of Brillouin spectroscopy"

Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev
Texas A&M University


Over the years, light scattering from acoustic waves has grown to be increasingly important in the fields of biology and medicine. This type of scattering, known as Brillouin scattering, has already seen a plethora of applications in fields such as physics. However, the potential for Brillouin scattering for medical imaging and diagnostics has only recently been considered. In this presentation, I summarize most of the recent advancements in instrumentation and outline some of the most exciting potential applications [1-2].

[1] AJ Traverso, JV Thompson, ZA Steelman, Z Meng, MO Scully,VV Yakovlev, Analytical chemistry 87 (15), 7519-7523 (2015); [2] CW Ballmann, JV Thompson, AJ Traverso, Z Meng, MO Scully, VV Yakovlev, Scientific reports 5, 18139 (2015); [3] Z Meng, GI Petrov, VV Yakovlev, Analyst 140 (21), 7160-7164 (2015); [4] Z Meng, AJ Traverso, CW Ballmann, MA Troyanova-Wood, VV Yakovlev, Advances in Optics and Photonics 8 (2), 300-327 (2016)

Thursday, June 30, 2016
IQSE 578, 12:30 Noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Pizza, salad, and soda to be served at 12:00 noon)