How would you design a camera that has a shutter speed comparable to the speed of light? What would you do with such capability? Today, ultrafast imaging and time-of-flight imaging are at the core of autonomous navigation, depth mapping, and remote sensing applications. My talk will cover some breakthroughs in ultrafast imaging systems, components, and methodologies which will enable future applications. The developed techniques realize exotic imaging modalities that can scan through closed books page by page, see around the corner, and sense through thick tissue at infrared wavelength. The talk will further elaborate on redesigning optics in the time dimension and applying computational methods and machine learning to exploit the temporal and spatial information.
Researchers and students interested in computational imaging, THz sensing, LIDAR systems, and the physics of light should find this talk exciting.