Michael Atlan


Michael Atlan is a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in experimental optical physics, instrumentation, and computational imaging. He works at the Langevin Institute (CNRS UMR 7587), the Quinze-Vingts National Eye hospital (INSERM CIC 1423), and the Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild Hospital in Paris. He develops coherent-light devices and numerical processing methods for laser Doppler vibrometry, microscopy, and blood flow imaging in low-light. His expertise is focused on methodologies involving optically-acquired digital holograms for sensitive coherent detection at high throughput in ophthalmology, to produce images of the anterior and posterior segments of the eye from interferograms acquired with near-infrared laser light. He is the project manager of the versatile real-time digital hologram rendering software “Holovibes” (holovibes.com) and the computational image rendering prototyping platform “Holowaves” (holowaves.org). He is the president of the digital holography foundation (digitalholography.org) and the co-author of peer-reviewed journal articles, patents, and book chapters on the subject of holography.