Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy

03 April 2020

The health and safety of OSA Meetings attendees is always of primary importance, and especially so in our current environment. Due to travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics will not be held as originally scheduled.

OSA is currently working with volunteer organizers for this meeting on a solution that benefits speakers, attendees and exhibitors while ensuring the well-being of all participants. This approach does require time, and we appreciate your patience in waiting for an announcement on future plans.


The Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy (OTS) Topical Meeting builds on the strong foundations of the OSA Biomedical Optics Topical meeting where groundbreaking research on optical tomography and spectroscopy was historically discussed since mid-1990’s.

The 2020 meeting will focus on new developments in non-invasive optical tomography and spectroscopy, including the fields of diffuse optical tomography (DOT) and spectroscopy (DOS), diffuse correlation tomography (DCT) and spectroscopy (DCS), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), laser speckle imaging, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence imaging, wavefront engineering to overcome scattering, as well as on novel biophotonics developments in pre-clinical and clinical applications. Such developments will also include a specific focus on diagnostic capabilities derived from probing tissues at the macroscopic level as well as development of portable and low cost instrumentation.

Example topics central to this meeting are novel instrumentation, data analysis algorithms, pre-clinical and clinical applications highlighting the validation and applicability of novel methods and concepts. This meeting is unique in the sense that it brings together researchers working at all levels of this multi-disciplinary effort and has historically been providing the echo-system that has been feeding other more specialized areas and applications. Optical coherence tomography, photoacoustics, diffuse correlation spectroscopy have all spun out of this meeting and now stand-alone application areas such as functional near-infrared spectroscopy of the brain emerged.

Topic Categories

Committee Members

  • Regine Choe, University of Rochester, United StatesChair
  • Turgut Durduran, ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, SpainChair
  • Jana Kainerstorfer, Carnegie Mellon University, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Amir Rosenthal, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, IsraelProgram Chair
  • Andrew Berger, U of Rochester, The Institute of Optics, United States
  • Laura Di Sieno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Adam Eggebrecht, Washington University in St Louis, United States
  • Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, United States
  • Silvina Ferradal, Children's Hospital, Boston, United States
  • Sylvain Gioux, Universite de Strasbourg, France
  • Parsin Haji Reza, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Shudong Jiang, Dartmouth College, United States
  • Ori Katz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Chulhong Kim, POSTECH, South Korea
  • Mark Niedre, Northeastern University, United States
  • Farouk Nouizi, University of California Irvine, United States
  • Ashwin Parthasarathy, University of South Florida, United States
  • Narasimhan Rajaram, University of Arkansas, United States
  • Dustin Shipp, Utah Valley University, United States
  • Ulas Sunar, Wright State University, United States
  • Tanja Tarvainen, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto, Finland
  • Xueding Wang, University of Michigan, United States


Regine Choe

University of Rochester, United States

Turgut Durduran

ICFO -Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain

Jana Kainerstorfer

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Program Chair

Amir Rosenthal

Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Program Chair


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