Prof. Michael Somekh from the University of Nottingham visited Beihang University and gave three lectures entitled “Phase reconstruction in the back focal plane: a versatile measurement approach”, “Phase retrieval for Fourier plane plasmon measurement” and “Image plane analysis for surface plasmon microscopy and a new method for 3D microscopy” on May 5th, November 26th and 27th, 2018 respectively, at the invitation of Zhang Bei from the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering of Beihang University.
Prof. Somekh is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Physics. He is also a member of the funding group of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Royal Society. Graduated from the University of Oxford, he served as the head of the Department of Optoelectronics at the University of Nottingham in 1989, where he founded the Institute of Biophysics Imaging and Optical Science. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2014, serving as Head of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering.
During his stay in Beihang, Prof. Somekh personally visited the laboratory to guide students’ research and provide them with the most cutting-edge and technological achievements. In particular, he elaborately explained the problems encountered in students' research work.
Some achievements of the collaboration between Zhang Bei and Prof. Somekh during his stay have been published in the well-known SCI journal Optics Letters entitled “Common-path surface plasmon interferometer with radial polarization, Hilbert transform-based single-shot plasmon microscopy”. In the future, the two will carry out further cooperation on such fields as signal extraction, phase detection and biochemical application of surface phasma.
Reported by Zhang Bei
Reviewed by Zheng Zheng
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun