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IMPROVING OPTICALLY PUMPED MAGNETOMETERS FOR BIOMEDICAL IMAGING

Département Systèmes (LETI)

Laboratoire Capteurs Haute Performance

01-01-2020

PsD-DRT-20-0007

agustin.palacioslaloy@cea.fr

Our lab works on optically pumped magnetometers (OPM) based on helium-4 metastable atoms. Our main achievement in last years has been the design and space qualification of the most advanced OPMs available for spatial exploration, which were launched on ESA Swarm mission [1]. With this very same species we have developed OPMs for medical imaging of brain (MEG) and heart (MCG), which have the advantage of operating at room temperature. The development of these two imaging techniques is an opportunity to better understand and diagnose pathologies like epilepsy, Alzheimer or arrhythmia. A few years ago we performed proof of concept measurements of both MCG and MEG with primitive versions of our sensors [2,3]. After getting a better understanding of our sensors physics [4] and implementing substantial improvements, we are now developing arrays of OPMs and collaborating with several clinical teams in order to test them for different applications and environments. The purpose of this post-doctoral position is to contribute to the development of magnetometer arrays. It involves experimental work to improve the current prototypes of medical OPM arrays: the post-doc will be notably in charge of improving the intrinsic noise of the sensor and identifying the best way to build robust, reproducible architectures that could be replicated in arrays of several hundreds of sensors. This work is aimed at bringing this technology to the medical imaging market, in collaboration with a start-up currently prepared by CEA-Leti. It will be carried out in a multidisciplinary team, composed of researchers, experienced engineers, PhD students and post-docs, specialized in the fields of optics, lasers, magnetism and electronics. It will also rely on collaborations with medical research teams in neurology and cardiology. [1] http://smsc.cnes.fr/SWARM [2] S. Morales et al., [3] E. Labyt et al., IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2019). [4] F. Beato et al. Physical Review A (2018)

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3D imaging module with integrated optics

Département d'Optronique (LETI)

Laboratoire Architecture Systèmes Photoniques

01-09-2020

PsD-DRT-20-0085

laurent.frey@cea.fr

3D sensing by capturing depth images, is a key function in numerous emerging applications such as facial recognition, augmented reality, robotics or drones. CEA targets the development of an innovative 3D sensing module, inspired from Lidar, and including various innovative components, from the coherent optical source to the photo-detector. The proposed Postdoctoral Internship will focus on the definition of an integrated optics architecture coupled to an optical imaging system, optical simulation with internal code or commercial software, fabrication in micro-electronic clean-room, electro-optical characterization of individual components, computing of algorithms for signal or image processing, and demonstration of the whole system, for its miniaturization and integration for example in mobile devices such as a smartphone. The work will be performed in close collaboration with a research team that will develop in parallel a first version of the system in free space. A transfer to the industry is targeted in the end.

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