The Computational Imaging Lab at UC Berkeley develops new methods for computational wave-field imaging. This new generation of cameras integrates computers as a part of the imaging system itself, whereby the optical setup and post‐processing algorithms are designed in concert. For example, one can capture intentionally out‐of‐focus images and digitally refocus them, or recover 3D information from 2D images by using coherent illumination with digital holographic reconstruction. Specifically, we focus on imaging and computational methods using optical fields that have many degrees of freedom (e.g. wavelength, coherence, nonlinearity). In such beams, these variables interact and mix as they propagate, and knowledge of the dynamics allows new insights for intelligent capture.
Our research is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from expertise in optics, signal processing and computer science, with broad applications in bioimaging, defense, nonlinear physics and industrial inspection. Please see our research page for more information. Fiat Lux!