Branched Flow of Light - Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL)


Recently we did the first observation of the beautiful phenomenon of Branched Flow of light.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2376-8

You can see a nice video we did of Branched flow here:

https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/2018-small-world-in-motion-competition/laser-propagating-inside-a-soap-membrane

There are several parts of the project you could work on. We want to keep studying this phenomenon with new experiments in different regimes, new computational techniques for reconstructions (deep learning could be useful) and for propagation of laser beams, improve or current custom build microscope.

Project Dates

Start Date: 8/31/2021 - End Date: 7/31/2022

Students Needed

Type of Project

Individual

Student Responsibilities

You can work in the several aspect of the project describe above. There are options from performing the experiments, improving the setup, analyzing the data, creating new algorithms to process the data to develop the theory to understand better the Branched flow of light.

Time Commitment

~5hr peer week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Highly motivated students, that want to do research and work hard to get a scientific publication.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
McNair Scholars
Research and Mentoring Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 09-20-2021
  • Research Categories:
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Physical Sciences
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes