Optics

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Multi-Modal SLIM

Dr. Popescu has developed a new method for real-time cell traction imaging. This method is compatible with conventional fluorescence microscopes and can measure cell force...

Tuning of Photonic Nanojets for Enhanced Super Resolution Microscopy

This technology is a novel asymmetrical microstructure capable of generating tunable photonic nanojets (PNJ) allowing super-resolution microscopy. The...

Micropatterned Coverslip for Fluorescence Microscopy

Dr. Paul Selvin from the University of IL has developed a streamlined process for creating coverslips with built-in, nanoscale fiduciary...

A New Confocal Microscope

Dr. Kimani Toussaint and Mr. Chukwuemeka Okoro from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a Second-harmonic Patterned Polarization-Analyzed...

Nanometer-scale Optical Microscopy Resolution Standard

Dr. Zhao has developed a new resolution standard for super-resolution microscopes.  Dr. Zhao’s invention allows for resolution to be tested in an environment that...

Characterizing Molecular Diffusion Into Polymer Films Using SEIRA

Dr. Braun from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel method for characterizing molecular diffusion in thin polymer films. Current methods of...

Unlimited Resolution Optical Microscopy

The development of unlimited resolution imaging systems based on the fundamentally odd-symmetric polarization topology which breaks the 145-year-old law of Abbe’s...

Photonic Resonator Outcoupler Microscopy (PROM)

A novel label-free microscopy modality that quantitatively measures the scatter-induced changes in reflected intensity from a photonic crystal biosensor surface to reveal...

Photonic Resonator Absorption Microscopy (PRAM)

A novel label-free microscopy modality that quantitatively measures the scatter-induced changes in reflected intensity from a photonic crystal biosensor surface to reveal...

Multi-Color Discrete Infrared Spectroscopy

Dr. Rohit Bhargava and graduate student Kevin Yeh have developed a new method and device for infrared (IR) spectroscopy. The invention overcomes current limitations in...

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