Semester Master Project
Microengineering section, EPFL
This semester project takes place in the Biomedical Imaging Group (BIG), a laboratory of
EPFL. Many projects in this laboratory deal with processing methods that are used after the
image acquisition to improve the quality. Other projects take the problem by the other way
around and have as goal to increase the resolution of dierent high-quality imaging systems.
This project aims at improving the imaging quality in optical microscopy by detecting defects
in the acquisition system.
To do so, the project has the goal to develop a method to identify potential aberrations that could corrupt the optical system. The idea is to realize a defect identication by looking at the typical response of optical system, the point spread function. This physical quantity is described by dierent well-known theories; and particularly, some works have been conducted in the BIG on this topic. This project follows the results of two of them and uses a family of algorithm named Genetic Algorithms.