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Shortwave infrared lasers for versatile optical imaging applications

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE MTT/AP Joint Chapter


This talk will present our recent progress for shortwave infrared wavelength (1.7 mm to 2 mm) laser sources for versatile optical imaging applications in multi-time scale. In particular, by leveraging various photonics technologies such as wavelength conversion, time-stretch, parametric amplification, and fiber nonlinearities, we have demonstrated (1) femtosecond/picosecond pulsed source for two-photon/three-photon microscopy (2PM/3PM); (2) nanosecond pulsed source for photoacoustic microscopy (PAM); (3) wavelength-swept source for ultrafast imaging such as time-stretch microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT).


Kenneth Kin-Yip Wong received combined B.E. (1st class honor with medal award) degree in electrical engineering and B. S. degree in physics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in 1997. He received the M.S. degree in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in 2003, both in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He was a member of the Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory at Stanford University. His research field included novel optical generation, photonic parametric processing, ultrafast optical communications and imaging (spectroscopy, microscopy, and tomography). He is author or coauthor of over 420 journal and conference papers. He worked in Hewlett-Packard Laboratories as research engineer and contributed in projects included parallel optics and VCSEL in 1998-99. He won the Best Teacher Award 2005-06, Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2008-09, and Outstanding Teaching Award 2012-13 (Team) at the University of Hong Kong. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and is now an Associate Editor of OSA Optics Express. During the 2009-10 academic year, he joined the Empower Teacher Program, organized by department of Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by co-teaching a sophomore course and living in a graduate residence.

Room: 204
Bldg: 45
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Queensland


August 20
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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