Infotech Oulu Workshop 2013 on Optoelectronics Devices and Instrumentation XIII

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 to Thursday, November 21, 2013

Infotech Oulu Workshop 2013 on Optoelectronics Devices and Instrumentation XIII

Infotech Oulu Workshop 2013, thirteenth in series on Optoelectronic Devices and Instrumentation and concentrating this time on “Novel measurement techniques and applications”, will be organized in 19th November  - 21th November 2013. Workshop will be held in Oulu, Finland. The workshop will be lectured in English and is intended for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students with some background in optics, optoelectronics devices and their manufacturing techniques.

The workshop is closely associated with, and co-funded by, the Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program and Graduate School of Modern Optics and Photonics. Graduate students receive tentatively about 3-4 credit points by successfully passing the course.


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland,
PO BOX 1100 (Kaitoväylä 1)
FI90571 Oulu, Finland

tel. +358 20 722 111,
fax +358 20 722 7001


More information at:

Workshop content

Raman spectroscopy - Dr Sumeet Mahajan


Institute of Life Sciences and Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Course outline

  • Light-matter interactions; Introduction to spectroscopy
  • Vibrational spectroscopy and introduction to IR and Raman; comparison with fluorescence
  • Nanoscale metallic materials, their unique optical properties, introduction to plasmonics and their use in analysis and biomedical diagnostics
  • Advanced Raman techniques: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, imaging and bioanalytical applications
  • Non-linear spectroscopy: overview of techniques and bioimaging applications


Digital holographic microscopy and speckle interferometry – Dr- Björn Kemper

Center for Biomedical Optics and Photonics

Robert-Koch-Str. 45, D-48129 Muenster, Germany                                



  • Basics about lens less and lens-based holography and digital holography (including numerical wave propagation, off-axis and phase shifting digital holography, and digital holography with partial coherent light sources).


  • Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) including, basics of optical microscopy, holographic autofocusing, 3D object tracking and quantitative phase microscopy.
  • Application of DHM for quantitative live cell imaging (including some basics of cell biology) and usage of DHM in multimodal imaging platforms.
  • Basics of electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI), its application in endoscopy for deformation and shape measurement, biomedical applications of endoscopic ESPI.



Workshop consists of approximately 16 lecture hours. A recreational social program, which also aims at promoting discussions with instructors and between participants, is an integral part of the workshop.

At the end of the workshop a final examination is arranged for graduate students, who are required to read the preparatory material delivered in advance.

Preliminary program:


Tuesday 19th November                                                                         

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 12:00 Sumeet Mahajan
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30 Sumeet Mahajan
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Sumeet Mahajan
18:00 - Social dinner

Wednesday 20th November                                                                   

 9:15  – 10:00 Sumeet Mahajan
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Sumeet Mahajan, Björn Kemper

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30 Björn Kemper
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Björn Kemper


Thursday 21th November                                                                      


 9:15  – 10:00 Björn Kemper

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Björn Kemper
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00 Final examination



Students who are not member of the above mentioned graduate schools or UniOGS should pay the registration fee of 100 € with the reference 24002629/2405820 before registration to Oulu University bank account:

Danske Bank Oyj 891997-10001029

  • IBAN -account number: FI6689199710001029
    Osoite: Danske Bank Oyj, Hiililaiturinkuja 2, 00075 DANSKE BANK


  • Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj 173930-3673
    IBAN -account number: FI7417393000003673
    Osoite: Nordea Bank Finland Plc, Aleksanterinkatu 36, FI-00020 NORDEA


  • Pohjola Pankki Oyj 500001-20378046
    IBAN -account number: FI0350000120378046
    Osoite: Pohjola Bank Plc., Teollisuuskatu 1 B, FI-00510 HELSINKI (PL 308, 00013 POHJOLA)

For other people, the course cost is 400 €.

The registration fee covers lunches, coffees, the social program and the course material.

Please register no later than 8.11.2013, to:

Project Secretary Arja Soukka
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland,
PO BOX 1100 (Kaitoväylä 1,) FI90571 Oulu, Finland
Tel. +358 20 722 3943
E-mail: arja.soukka(at)

In your registration, please mention the following:

Name ___________________________________________________
Tel./fax __________________________________________________
E-mail ___________________________________________________
Institution ________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________
Graduate School (if any): ___________________________________
Food allergies ____________________________________________


Participants should make their hotel reservation by themselves. Hotels at Oulu region can be found at:

Travel information

Students can arrive to Oulu by train or airplane. Check the timetables from for train and and for airplane.

At Oulu bus line 19 is operating between VTT and the center of Oulu. To the university bus lines 4, 6, 7 and 19. For more information see


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Last updated: 31.10.2013