Invited Speaker: Osamu Matoba





Prof. Osamu Matoba
Fellow of SPIE Kobe University,Japan

 Multimodal Imaging based on Digital Holography for Biological Imaging Applications

          We have been developing a multimodal imaging technique based on digital holography for biological imaging applications. In our imaging system, a 3D phase imaging and a 2D fluorescence imaging are involved simultaneously. The experimental results applied to biological   imaging are presented. For fluorescence 3D imaging, we have developed two approaches. One is the 3D visualization using the image processing with the defocused distance information obtained from the 3D phase imaging. The second approach uses the common-path off-axis incoherent digital holography. The experimental results are also presented.


  • in 1996, received the Ph.D. degree in applied physics from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
  • from 1996 to 2002 , was a Research Associate at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo.
  • From 2002 to 2009, was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
  • Now a Professor in the Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University. His research interests are in optical sensing including digital holography, holographic 3-D display, OCT, holographic memory, and scattering engineering. Dr. Matoba is a Fellow of SPIE, and members of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Optical Society of Japan, the laser society of Japan, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics. He received the IEEE Donald G. Fink prized paper award in 2008.