"Silicon Photonics STED" - Plasma dispersion effect based super-resolved imaging in silicon

Published on 2018-09-14T15:50:41Z (GMT) by
We present here a new method for shaping of a pulsed IR (λ=1550nm) laser beam in silicon. The shaping is based on plasma dispersion effect (PDE). The shaping is done by a second pulsed pump laser beam at 532nm which simultaneously and collinearly illuminates the silicon’s surface with the IR beam. Following the PDE, and in proportion to its spatial intensity distribution, the 532nm laser beam shapes the point spread function (PSF) by controlling the lateral transmission of the IR probe beam. The use of this probe in laser scanning microscope allows imaging and wide range of contactless electrical measurements in silicon integrated circuits (IC) being under operation. We propose this shaping method to overcome the diffraction resolution limit in silicon microscopy on and deep under the silicon surface.

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sinvani, moshe; Pinhas, Hadar; Wagner, Omer; Danan, Yossef; Danino, Meir; Zalevsky, Zeev (2018): "Silicon Photonics STED" - Plasma dispersion effect based super-resolved imaging in silicon. The Optical Society. Collection.