TWIsted LIGHT for digital tissue diagnosis - TWILIGHT

Project description

Strategic research project of the University of Oulu
Focus institute: Infotech Oulu
Faculty: Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)

 

The overall aim of the project is to validate the potential applicability of vector light beams (known as twisted light) for non-invasive tissue diagnosis (optical biopsy) and to develop an innovative proof-of-concept instrument – the orbital angular momentum (OAM)-scope – in order to improve the early detection of disease (cancer, inflammation, tissue degeneration, etc.) using OAM as a contrast enhancement factor. To achieve these targets the inter-disciplinary Consortium includes academic experts in polarization theory, numerical modeling, photonics and polarimetric instrumentation, phantoms tissue design and fabrication, as well as the industrial partner, will develop the low cost mobile imaging systems for the biomedical diagnosis.