Label-free optical imaging and analytical techniques are in high demand in a wide range of applications. Among the various light-matter interactions that can be used for this purpose, elastic scattering is the most fundamental and ubiquitous contrast mechanism. Indeed, several imaging modalities, including bright-field microscopy, dark-field microscopy, phase contrast, DIC, digital holography, interference reflection microscopy, and interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT) have exploited the elastic scattering signal from a wide range of samples.
We are organizing a workshop from the 26th to the 28th of May 2020 to discuss the recent progress and future potentials of elastic scattering with a particular emphasis on interferometric and phase-sensitive methods. The workshop will take place at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, in Erlangen, Germany, and will start on the morning of the 26th of May at 8 a.m. (please refer to the preliminary timetable for further details).