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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — Jun. 6, 2013

Ultrafast optical wide field microscopy

M. Seo, S. Boubanga-Tombet, J. Yoo, Z. Ku, A. V. Gin, S. T. Picraux, S. R. J. Brueck, A. J. Taylor, and R. P. Prasankumar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8763-8772 (2013)

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We have developed a new imaging method, ultrafast optical wide field microscopy, capable of rapidly acquiring wide field images of nearly any sample in a non-contact manner with high spatial and temporal resolution. Time-resolved images of the photoinduced changes in transmission for a patterned semiconductor thin film and a single silicon nanowire after optical excitation are captured using a two-dimensional smart pixel array detector. These images represent the time-dependent carrier dynamics with high sensitivity, femtosecond time resolution and sub-micrometer spatial resolution.

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(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2013
Published: April 2, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

M. Seo, S. Boubanga-Tombet, J. Yoo, Z. Ku, A. V. Gin, S. T. Picraux, S. R. J. Brueck, A. J. Taylor, and R. P. Prasankumar, "Ultrafast optical wide field microscopy," Opt. Express 21, 8763-8772 (2013)

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