IA Fall 2021 KeyNote Speaker

Join us for a special opportunity to hear from Dr. David Brady, J.W. and H.M Goodman Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

9:17 AM – 9:57 AM

“Resolution in Optical Systems”

By: Dr. David Brady, J.W. and H.M Goodman Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona

Abstract: Resolution can be characterized in space (minimum feature size and field of view), time (frame rate), spectra (minimum wavenumber) and range. Fundamentally, resolution is proportional to space-time-bandwidth product, but the proportionality constant can greatly exceed 1. This talk discusses optical systems that resolve 3D scenes with 1-100 gigapixels at 100-1000 fps with sub-nanometer spectral resolution. Since systems would generate over a petapixel per second, we also discuss compressive sampling and coding to keep the bandwidth below a gigahertz.

Bio: David Brady is the J.W. and H.M Goodman Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Brady is a fellow of Optica, SPIE and IEEE and won the 2013 SPIE Denis Gabor award for the development of compressive holography. He is the author of the textbook, “Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy.” He is a graduate of Macalester College and Caltech and was previously on the faculty at the University of Illinois and Duke University. He was PI on the DARPA AWARE program, which built the world’s first terrestrial gigapixel camera.