SPIE Photonics West 2020


SPIE Photonics West, the leading global event for the photonics and laser industries took place in San Francisco in early February 2020. The conference comprises over 5,000 presentations on a wide range of topics including biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, and displays. Additionally, over 1300 exhibiting companies were present at the Technical Exhibition promoting their latest achievements in optics and photonics technology.

This conference offers a unique capability to learn about new developments in the field of biomedical imaging, performed by top researchers in the world. Especially on the following topics: adaptive optics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, optical coherence tomography, and more.

The main goal of Professor Maciej Wojtkowski's visit to the SPIE Photonics West 2020 was participation as the Program Committee Member of the conference: “Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXIV”, held between Monday - Wednesday 3 - 5 February 2020.

His obligations included chairing the session “Brain and Neural Imaging”, with the co-authoring of five talks and three posters presented by his group.

Other members of the team of Prof. Wojtkowski had the opportunity to present his work.

Dawid Borycki presented two talks:

  • Spatiotemporal optical coherence (STOC) imaging,
  • Time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy of turbid media with mixed dynamics.

Jakub Bogusławski  presented two papers:

  • Autofluorescence-based label-free monitoring of bacteria proliferation in droplet microfluidics for antibiotic susceptibility testing as talk and
  • Multi-gigahertz harmonic mode-locking in all-polarization maintaining fiber laser enabled by Sb2Te3 saturable absorber as a poster.

Egidijus Auksorius presented an oral presentation entitled: Crosstalk-free in vivo volumetric retinal imaging with Fourier-domain full-field OCT in “Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXIV” session.

Piotr Węgrzyn presented a poster entitled: Spatiotemporal optical coherence (STOC) manipulation achieves better performance than angular compounding in full-field swept-source optical coherence tomography.

Mounika Rapolu presented a talk on the Effect of contrast agents and enhancement of cerebrovascular on mouse brain microvasculature studies using 800nm Gaussian and Polarization-sensitive (PS) OCT system.

All talks and posters were well-accepted and allowed to promote the research, performed by the Physical Optics and Biophotonics at the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS.


Feb. 2020


San Francisco, USA


Maciej Wojtkowski

Dawid Borycki

Egidijus Auksorius

Jakub Bogusławski

Mounika Rapolu

Piotr Węgrzyn


The international society for optics and photonics SPIE

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 666295.