Pioneering Interdiscipline Center (PIC) is affiliated to the State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, while it has its own staff and financial resources. According to its design, it will have 3-5 research groups focusing on the interdisciplinary science that is based on the existing key disciplines of this institute as follows. This center aims to promote cross-field and cross-department exchanges and cooperation, so as to promote the integration of fundamental research and engineering.
Compared with microscopy, biophotonics emphasizes specific applications of biomedicine, such as automatic digital pathological analyzer, high-throughput 96-well biological cell culture imaging and screening system, circulating tumor cells (CTC) monitoring and analysis device, etc. There are several M3 clean rooms and a P2 biosafety lab. Welcome students who are interested in biomedicine and have related background to join in our group. 相比于显微术更偏重于光学成像技术,生物光子学偏重生物医学的具体应用,诸如全自动数字病理分析仪、高通量96通道生物细胞培养成像筛选系统、循环癌细胞监测分析装置等等。现有二级生物安全实验室一个千级超净间若干,欢迎对生物医学感兴趣及拥有相关背景的同学加入。
Compared with biophotonics, optical microscopy is more concerned with specific practical techniques and provides specific tools for applications. The research topics span from super-resolution microscopy, structured illumination microscopy (SIM), quantitative phase imaging (QPI), digital holography microscopy (DHM), computational imaging, Fourier ptychographic microscopy (FPM), optical tweezers, scattering imaging, optical data storage and information proessing to theoretical study of special optical beams. 相比于生物光子学更关注于具体的实际应用,光学显微术则为实现具体的应用提供针对性的工具。研究领域包括超分辨率显微术、结构光显微术、定量相位成像术、数字全息显微术、计算成像术、傅里叶叠层显微术、光镊技术、光存储与光信息处理、散射成像术和特殊光束理论研究等等。

Underwater Optics is one of the important research field of optics in the future. Around 71% of the earth's surface is covered by water and underwater resources are extremely rich. Underwater optics mainly studies the transmission characteristics and laws of light in water and its interaction with water substances, so as to realize the detection, recognition and communication of underwater objects. Our institute started its research on underwater optics as early as 1988.


In 1991, with the loan from the world bank and the approval from our country, the State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and photonics was established. Herein, the ultrafast photography is one of the main development orientations in our institute. 1991年借由世界银行贷款,国家批准建立瞬态光学与光子技术国家重点实验室,超快摄影便是西安光机所的主要发展方向之一。
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been elevated to the national strategy, and the development plan for the new generation of AI points out that China will become the world's major AI innovation center by 2030. Machine learning (ML) is a major branch of AI research. It uses algorithms to parse data, learn from it, and then make decisions and predictions about real-world events. Unlike traditional software programs that are hard-coded to solve specific tasks, ML uses large amounts of data to "train" and uses algorithms to learn how to complete tasks. We introduce ML to our research to solve specific intractable problems in our applications. 人工智能已上升至国家战略,《新一代人工智能发展规划》中指出,到2030年,我国要成为世界主要人工智能创新中心。机器学习是人工智能研究中的一个主要分支。它使用算法来解析数据、从中学习,然后对真实世界中的事件做出决策和预测。与传统的为解决特定任务、硬编码的软件程序不同,机器学习是用大量的数据来“训练”,通过各种算法从数据中学习如何完成任务。我们引入机器学习解决应用中具体的难处理的问题。