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Matthew Arnison


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Updated May 2010.

Work and research

I work at Canon Information Systems Research Australia. Canon does some of their research and development in Sydney, which is unusual for a multi-national company.

In June 2004 I was awarded a PhD in Physics.

My thesis reported on my research in the Physical Optics Laboratory - part of the School of Physics, Sydney Uni.

What was my PhD about? Among other things, extending the depth of focus in high resolution light microscopy. We used a technique called wavefront coding.

This picture shows iso-surfaces of the vectorial optical transfer function, which helped me evaluate the performance of our microscope.

The source code for 2 programs I wrote for my thesis is available under the GPL:

  • otf.nb: a Mathemtica notebook for caulculating the vectorial optical transfer function using numerical integration (chapter 3), and
  • votf.m: a MATLAB script for vectorial Fourier optics (chatpers 4, 5, and 7), which I think also runs fine in Octave.
For more information about this source code, see Appendix B in my thesis.

I have online reprints of some papers and talks I have been involved in:

I used to work for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

I used to work for VisLab too.

You can find all the details in my curriculum vitae.

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