Laboratory of Applied Computational Imaging

The Laboratory of Applied Computational Imaging (LACI) enables research into the development of new optical imaging techniques and devices for physics and biomedicine.

Compressed ultrafast photography (CUP)

The Laboratory of Applied Computational Imaging (LACI) specializes in the development of new optical instruments for applications in biology, physics, and materials science. The lab is equipped with advanced instruments that support research in ultrafast optical imaging, high-precision beam shaping, and photoacoustic microscopy.

Research at LACI centres on the implementation of laser modulation techniques in new optical imaging devices.

Current work is focused on the following three areas:

  • Compressed ultrafast photography (CUP)
  • High-precision laser beam shaping
  • Photoacoustic tomography (PAT)

 

LACI is equipped with a wide array of equipment:


Lasers

  • (1) Single-wavelength 200-mW continuous-wave lasers at 471 nm, 532 nm, 589 nm, and 671 nm.
  • High-power continuous-wave infrared laser with wavelengths tunable from 700 nm to 1000 nm
  • High-repetition-rate nanosecond pulsed lasers at 532 nm and 559 nm
  • High-repetition-rate dye laser with wavelengths tunable from 602 nm to 660 nm


Cameras

  • Scientific CMOS camera (2048×2048 pixels, 100 fps)
  • Electron-multiplying CCD camera (1024×1024, 20 fps)
  • High-speed interface CCD cameras (1280×860, 2000 fps)
  • High-speed colour camera (1280×1024, 606 fps)
  • UV/X-ray streak camera (4096×4096, 500 Gfps)
  • Visible streak camera (2048×2048, 100 Gfps)


Microscope

  • Upright microscopy (with 4x, 10x, 20x, and 40x objective lenses)


Modulators

  • 0.7″ Digital micromirror devices (1024×768, 20 kfps)
  • 0.45″ Digital micromirror devices (1140×912, 6.6 kfps)
  • Visible electro-optic modulator (bandwidth: 100 MHz)
  • Acousto-optic modulator (spectral range: 400–450 nm, bandwidth: 50 MHz)

 

See Infrastructure tab of the following website

 

Current services available:

  • Characterization of 3D surfaces ($80 per sample*)
  • Wide-field microscopy ($15 per hour*)
  • Characterization of phosphorescence lifetimes ($120 per sample*)
  • Characterization of fluorescence lifetimes ($150 per sample*)
  • Characterization of absorption properties ($120 per sample*)

*Please contact us for details on pricing and other customized services.

The Laboratory of Applied Computational Imaging is available to Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre faculty, students, and staff for their research projects, with the lab manager’s authorization.

Lab resources can also be used for external collaborations or research and development contracts.

The Laboratory of Applied Computational Imaging is used for ultrafast imaging, photoacoustic microscopy, wavefront engineering, and high-precision laser beam shaping. It has paved the way for a number of developments, including:

  • High-speed real-time 3D profilometry
  • Single-shot high-speed imaging of dynamic events in biomedicine
  • Single-shot ultrafast imaging of dynamics events in physics
  • Fast characterization of the optical properties (e.g., lifetimes and absorption) of materials

LACI receives financial support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Government of Quebec, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Fonds de recherche du Quebec (FRQ).

Contacts

Jinyang Lyang
Professor and Scientific leader
Phone: 514-228-6812
Email: jinyang.liang@emt.inrs.ca

 

Laboratory of Applied Computational Imaging

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

1650 blvd. Lionel-Boulet

Varennes, Quebec  J3X 1S2

Canada

View on the map

 

LACI Website