Fast detectors and computers have enabled us to create computational versions of physical lenses. These computational lenses are capable of imaging very small objects in noisy and challenging situations, often beyond the designed capabilities of their physical counterparts.
Our group pushes the boundaries of such computational lenses by "training" them to be aware of statistical optics and physics.
We know that human visual perception is part-eye part-cognition. Analogously, the we can teach computational lenses to advance us from "looking" towards "seeing" nanoscale phenomena.
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