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O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Ritsch-Marte
Direktorin der Sektion für Biomedizinische Physik
Department für Physiologie und Medizinische Physik
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck

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A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

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e-mail: monika.ritsch-marte@i-med.ac.at

Präsidentin der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (2007-2008)

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born 1961 in Höchst/Vorarlberg, Austria

married to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Ritsch, 2 daughters
 
 
 
 

 

"From squeezed light to squeezed cells !"
 
since 1998 Full Professor for Medical Physics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Innsbruck (now Medical University of Innsbruck)
1996-98 APART-scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1995-96 part-time Postdoc with Prof. Peter Zoller, Project S6507 'Mechanical Light Effects' of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
1995 Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), University of Innsbruck
1993-95 Charlotte-Bühler-Habilitation Scholarship of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF)
1990 Les Houches Summer School on Quantum Optics, Les Houches, France, July - August
1988

Ph.D. in Quantum Optics, University of Waikato, New Zealand, supervisor Prof. D.F. Walls

1985 Research Assistant,  University of Innsbruck, Austria
1972-80 Gymnasium Gallusstift, Bregenz, Austria


 


   

2013

Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

   

2011
 

Science Award of the Federal State of Tirol (Tiroler Landespreis für Wissenschaft)
(story on mypoint)

 

 

2009

ERC Advanced Grant catchIT (story on mypoint)

   
2009 Kardinal-Innitzer-Würdigungspreis für Naturwissenschaften
   
2008 Science Award of the Federal State of Vorarlberg (Wissenschaftspreis des Landes Vorarlberg)
   
2008 SUPA Distinguished Visitor Award of the Scottish Universities
   
1994 Visiting Scholar Award of the Federation of New Zealand University Women
   
1993  Ludwig-Boltzmann-Award of the Austrian Physical Society
   
1992  Research Award of the City of Innsbruck (Forschungspreis der Stadt Innsbruck)
   
1988  Ph.D. Thesis Award, University of Waikato, New Zealand

 

 

 

Quantum Optics
especially laser fluctuations, squeezing, nonlinear optics, atom interferometry

since June 1998: Biomedical Applications of Lasers
especially optical micro-manipulation, (spiral) phase contrast microscopy, nonlinear microscopy (CARS microscopy), optoacoustics
 
 


Attractive Optical Forces from Blackbody Radiation
Sonnleitner M., Ritsch-Marte M., and Ritsch H., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 023601, (2013)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.023601 
see also: physicsworld.com and phys.org

Enhancing diffractive multi-plane microscopy using coloured illumination
Jesacher A., C. Roider, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 21, 11150–11161 (2013)

Demonstration of focus-tunable diffractive Moiré-lenses,
Bernet S., Harm W., and Ritsch-Marte M.. Optics Express 21, 6955-6966 (2013)

Wide-field vibrational phase imaging in an extremely folded box-CARS geometry,
Berto P., Jesacher A., Roider C., Monneret S., Rigneault H., and Ritsch-Marte M., Optics Letters 38, 709-711 (2013)

Speeding up liquid crystal SLMs using overdrive with phase change reduction,
G. Thalhammer G., R.W. Bowman, G.D. Love, M.J. Padgett, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 21, 1779-1797 (2013)

Optomechanical deformation and strain in elastic dielectrics,
M. Sonnleitner, M. Ritsch-Marte, and H. Ritsch, New J. Phys. 14, 103011 (2012)

Quantitative single-shot imaging of complex objects using phase retrieval with a designed periphery
A. Jesacher, W. Harm, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express, 20 (5), 5470-5480 (2012).
[Selected for the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 7 (9), August 2012]

Optical macro-tweezers: trapping of highly motile micro-organisms
G. Thalhammer, R. Steiger, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, J. Opt. 13, 044024 (6pp) (2011)
[Selected for Nature Research Highlights, Nature, Vol. 471, p. 551, March 2011]

Combined acoustic and optical trapping
G. Thalhammer, R. Steiger, M. Meinschad, M. Hill, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Biomedical Optics Express 2, 2859-2870 (2011)

Contrast enhancement in widefield CARS microscopy by tailored phase matching using a spatial light modulator
A. Jesacher, C. Roider, S. Khan, G. Thalhammer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Letters 36, 2245-2247 (2011) [Selected for the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 6 (7), July 2011]

SLM-Microscopy: what spatial light modulators can do for microscopy,
C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Lasers and Photonics Reviews 5, 81-101 (2011)
DOI 10.1002/lpor.200900047

Optical Macro-Tweezers: Trapping of Highly Motile Micro-Organisms,
G. Thalhammer, R. Steiger, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Journal of Optics 137, 044024 (6pp) (2011)

Flexible contrast for low-coherence interference microscopy by Fourier-plane filtering with a spatial light modulator,
S.E. Schausberger, B. Heise, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, M. Ritsch-Marte, and D. Stifter, Optics Letters 24, 4154-4156 (2010)

Depth-of-Field Multiplexing in Microscopy,
C. Maurer, S. Khan, S. Fassl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 18, 3023-3034 (2010)

Holographic Ghost Imaging and the Violation of a Bell Inequality,
B. Jack, J. Leach, J. Romero, S. Franke-Arnold, M. Ritsch-Marte, S. M. Barnett, and M.J. Padgett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 083602 (2009)

Differential Interference Contrast Imaging using a Spatial Light Modulator,
T.J. McIntyre, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Opt. Lett. 34, 2988-2990 (2009)

Cerebral vasoreactivity decreases over night in severe obstructive apnea syndrome: a study of cerebral hemodynamics,
M. Furtner, M. Staudacher, B. Frauscher, E. Brandauer, M. Esnaola y Rojas, V. Gschliesser, C. Schmiedauer, W. Poewe, M. Ritsch-Marte, and B. Högl, Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine 10,  875-881 (2009)

Phase contrast microscopy with full numerical aperture illumination,
C. Maurer C., A. Jesacher, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Opt. Express 16, 19821-19829 (2008)

Imaging of laser induced ultrasound with a spiral phase contrast method,
P. Bader, M. Zangerl, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte: J. Opt. A 10, 085308-15 (2008)
[Selected for HIGHLIGHTS FROM EUROPEAN JOURNALS in Europhysics News, 39(6), 2008]

Adjustable refractive power from diffractive Moiré elements,
S. Bernet and M. Ritsch-Marte, Appl. Optics 47, 3722-3730 (2008)
[Monitored in "Laser Focus World": MDOE produces variable optical power, by John Wallace, 44(12), December 2008]

Near-perfect hologram reconstruction with a spatial light modulator,
A. Jesacher, C. Maurer, S. Fürhapter, A. Schwaighofer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 16, 2699 (2008)

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy with dynamic speckle illumination,
C. Heinrich, A. Hofer, S. Bernet, M. Ritsch-Marte, New Journal of Physics10, 023029 (2008)

Full phase and amplitude control of holographic optical tweezers with theoretically unlimited efficiency,
A. Jesacher, C. Maurer, S. Fürhapter, A. Schwaighofer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 16, 4479 (2008)

Selective imaging of saturated and unsaturated lipids by wide-field CARS-microscopy,
C. Heinrich, A. Hofer, A. Ritsch, C. Ciardi, S. Bernet, M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 16, 2597 (2008)
[Selected for the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 3(3), March 2008]

Tailoring of arbitrary optical vector beams,
C. Maurer, A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New Journal of Physics 9, 78 (2007)

Wavefront correction of spatial light modulators using an optical vortex image,
A. Jesacher, A. Schwaighofer, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 15, 5801 (2007)

Holographic optical tweezers for object manipulations at an air-liquid surface,
A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, C. Maurer, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 14, 6342 (2006)

Nanosecond microscopy with spectroscopic resolution,
C. Heinrich, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, New Journal of Physics 8, 36 (2006)

Spiral interferogram analysis,
A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1400 (2005)

Shadow effects in spiral phase contrast microscopy,
A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Physical Review Letters 94, 233902 (2005)

Spiral interferometry,
S. Fürhapter, A. Jesacher, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Letters 30, 1953 (2005)

A new method for change-point detection developed for on-line analysis of the heart beat variability during sleep,
M. Staudacher, S. Telser, A. Amann, H. Hinterhuber, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Physica A 349, 582 (2005)

Spiral phase contrast imaging in microscopy,
S. Fürhapter, A. Jesacher, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 13, 689 (2005)

Binary optoacoustic holography with a spatial light modulator,
A. Meyer, S. Gspan, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5886 (2004)

Size selective trapping with optical "cogwheel" tweezers,
A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 12, 4129 (2004)

Diffractice optical tweezers in the Fresnel regime,
A. Jesacher, S. Fürhapter, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Optics Express 12, 2243 (2004)

Wide-field coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy,
C. Heinrich, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Applied Physics Letters 84, 816 (2004)

Can one detect sleep stage transitions for on-line sleep scoring by monitoring the heart rate variability?,
S. Telser, M. Staudacher, Y. Ploner, A.Amann, H. Hinterhuber, and M. Ritsch-Marte, Somnologie 8, 33 (2004)

Self-organized array of regularly spaced microbeads in a fiber-optical trap,
W. Singer, M. Frick, S. Bernet, and M. Ritsch-Marte, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1568 (2003)

Mechanical forces Impeding exocytotic surfactant release revealed by optical tweezers,
W. Singer, M. Frick, T. Haller, S. Bernet, M. Ritsch-Marte, and P. Dietl, Biophys. J. 84, 1344 (2003)

mTHPC-mediated photodynamic diagnosis of malignant brain tumors,
A. Zimmermann, M. Ritsch-Marte, and H. Kostron, Photochem. Photobiol., 70, 611 (2001)

3-dimensional force calibration of optical tweezers,
W. Singer, S. Bernet, N. Hecker, and M. Ritsch-Marte, J. Mod. Opt. 47, 2921 (2000)

Spatial patterns in optical parametric oscillators with spherical mirrors: classical and quantum effects,
M.A.M. Marte, H. Ritsch, K.I. Petsas, A. Gatti, L.A. Lugiato, C. Fabre and D. Leduc, Optics Express 3, 71 (1998)

Paraxial light and atom optics: The optical Schrödinger equation and beyond,
M.A.M. Marte and S. Stenholm, Phys. Rev. A 56, 2940 (1997)

Sub-Poissonian twin beams via competing nonlinearities,
M.A.M. Marte, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 4815 (1995)

Quantum noise reduction in Raman lasers,
H. Ritsch, M.A.M. Marte, and P. Zoller, Europhys. Lett. 19, 7 (1992)

Lasers with sub-Poissonian pump,
M.A.M. Marte and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. A 40, 5776 (1989)

Quantum jumps in atomic systems,
P. Zoller, M.A.M. Marte and D.F. Walls,  Phys.Rev. A 35, 198 (1987)

 


 

2008 University of Glasgow
   
2003 University of Queensland, Australia
   
1996 Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
   
1992  Universität Konstanz, Germany
   

1991, 1995

University of Helsinki, Finland
   
1991  JILA, Boulder (Co), USA

 

 

 

almost anything (except "passive sports" on TV ...)

especially mountaineering, skiing, painting on silk, designing webpages, reading, photography (see my pictures at www.fotocommunity.de);

languages: German, English, French, some Russian