Study & working visits
Main goal of reported trip was a study visit to Optical Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at the University of Western Australia. Karol Karnowski met there with prof. Barry Cense (local group supervisor) and attended OBEL group meetings.
Piotr Ciąćka as a member of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a few working visits at the Nicholas Copernicus University. First visit was concerning the measurements of pupillary light reflex in response to strong infra-red light perceived by the human eye due to two-photon absorption process.
The 2-days working visit to the University College London was dedicated to the meetings with several representatives of this Institution, including Prof Andrew Dick, the Director of the Institute of Ophtalmology. These meetings were related to the combined application for the International Research Agendas programme
Jakub Bogusławski & Łukasz Kornaszewski as a members of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a working visit in Laser & Fiber Electronics Group, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. The goal of the visit was to discuss the possibility of scientific collaboration.
This working visit took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The goals of the visit were twofold: a) to integrate a pulse picker into the existing TPEF setup in order to optimize the signal for limited average excitation power and b) to build the optical setup from scratch for two-photon excitation fluorescence (TPEF) imaging of rodent eye.
Jakub Bogusławski as a member of the prof. Wojtkowski team took part in a working visit in Laser & Fiber Electronics Group, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. The goal of the visit was to discuss and plan the collaboration about developing and characterization of electro-optic modulators based on graphene. Modulators are fabricated in Aalto University, Micronova Nanofabrication Centers.
Together with other members of the group Jan Guzowski visited Prof. Roland Zengerle Lab at University of Freiburg, Germany. The agenda of the meeting included presentation by Prof. Zengerle as well as by other two group leaders in his lab, namely Dr. Peter Koltay and Dr. Felix von Stetten.
Yuriy Stepanenko visited the University of Nevada, Reno. The purpose of this study visit was to continue the collaboration began in 2007 with the group of Laser-plasma interaction at Nevada Terawatt Facility, University of Nevada, Reno. The group uses advanced laser sources for plasma generation, particle acceleration and diagnostics of Z-pinch.
This visit was scheduled in cooperation with one of the best group in the field of ultrafast Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – prof. Huber group from Lubeck. The purpose of the visit was to obtain results from ultrafast (up to 100 vol./s) OCT on rabbit and mice hearts. In order to do that, we have made a cooperation with Max Planck