Biomedical Optics Laboratory is focused on developing novel optical methods based on interferometry, scattering and manipulation of light, for the purpose of (1) imaging biological and medical samples, (2) understanding the physics of diseases, and (3) diagnosing and treating the disease. Hosted by the Department of Physics and the KAIST Institute (KI), the lab is performing highly interdisciplinary research at the interface between technology development, basic biological studies and clinical applications.
The area of research is optics, holography, and biophysics. Prof. Park and colleagues have published +140 peer-reviewed papers with +9,000 citations, including 3 Nat Photon, 3 Nat Comm, 1 Science Advances, 4 PRL, 5 PNAS papers. Two start-up companies with +50 employees have been created from his research (Tomocube, The.Wave.Talk).
- Medical imaging: multiple light scattering in a turbid medium (biological tissue)
- Biophotonics: interferometric-based novel imaging techniques
- Biophysics: pathophysiology of cells
- Ultrathin wide-angle large-area digital 3D holographic display using a non-periodic photon sieve, Nature Communications, 2019
- Quantitative Phase Imaging in Biomedicine, Nature Photonics, 2018
- Tomographic active optical trapping of arbitrarily shaped objects by exploiting 3-D refractive index maps, Nature Communications, 2017
- Ultrahigh-definition dynamic 3D holographic display by active control of volume speckle fields, Nature Photonics, 2017
- Holographic deep learning for rapid optical screening of anthrax spores, Science Advances, 2017
- Exploiting the speckle-correlation scattering matrix for a compact reference-free holographic image sensor, Nature Communications, 2016
- One-wave optical time-reversal mirror by actively coupling arbitrary light fields intro a single-mode reflector, Physical Review Letters, 2016
- Subwavelength light focusing using random nanoparticles, Nature Photonics, 2013
- Full-field sub-wavelength imaging using a scattering super-lens, Physical Review Letters, 2014
- Measuring large optical transmission matrices of disordered media, Physical Review Letters, 2013