[talk] Wavefront Shaping in Complex Media for Linear Analog Computation

Sebastien M. Popoff

PR'19: Photorefractive Photonics and beyond (Gerardmer, France)

June 21 2019

Abstract: Performing linear operations using optical devices is a crucial building block in many fields ranging from telecommunications to optical analogue computation and machine learning. For many of these applications, key requirements are robustness to fabrication inaccuracies, reconfigurability and scalability. Traditionally, the conformation or the structure of the medium is optimized in order to perform a given desired operation. Since the advent of wavefront shaping, we know that the complexity of a given operation can be shifted toward the engineering of the wavefront, allowing, for example, to use any random medium as a lens. We propose to use this approach to use complex optical media such as multimode fibers or scattering media as a computational platform driven by wavefront shaping to perform analogue linear operations. Given a large random transmission matrix representing the light propagation in such a medium, we can extract any desired smaller linear operator by finding suitable input and output projectors. We demonstrate this concept by finding input wavefronts using a Spatial Light Modulator that cause the complex medium to act as a desired complex-valued linear operator on the optical field.


Wavefront Shaping in Complex Media:

From the Compensation to the Exploitation of Randomness

Sebastien M. Popoff

CLEO 2017 - San Jose, CA (USA)

May 16

Abstract: In the past ten years, many techniques were developed to control light propagation in complex transmission media using spatial light modulators. It involved applications in numerous fields including biomedical imaging and therapy, fiber endoscopy, cryptography, optical micromanipulation, optical spectroscopy, telecommunications and random lasers and also served as a tool for fundamental studies of light propagation in complex environments.


Controlling Light in Complex Media

Sebastien M. Popoff

LOM Master Seminar

Friday November 26

Abstract: Seminar talk about the control of light in scattering media for focusing and imaging applications.


Maximally efficient imaging through multimode fiber

 Joel A. Carpenter

CLEO 2014, San Jose, CA, USA

Thursday, 12 June, 2014

Polarization diverse images are generated at the end of a multimode fiber using spatial light modulators to completely characterize propagation through the fiber in terms of the eigenmodes.



Photoacoustic Imaging with Coherent Light

Emmanuel Bossy

Workshop: Inverse Problems and Imaging, Paris

Hosted by Yves Capdeboscq



Coherent control of the total transmission of light

through disordered media

Sébastien Popoff

FiO, Orlando, FL, USA

October 2013


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