High-spatial-resolution ultrafast framing imaging at 15 trillion frames per second by optical parametric amplification

Xuanke Zeng, Shuiqin Zheng, Yi Cai, Qinggang Lin, Jinyang Liang, Xiaowei Lu, Jingzhen Li, Weixin Xie, Shixiang Xu

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We report a framing imaging based on noncollinear optical parametric amplification (NCOPA), named FINCOPA, which applies NCOPA for the first time to single-shot ultrafast optical imaging. In an experiment targeting a laser-induced air plasma grating, FINCOPA achieved 50 fs-resolved optical imaging with a spatial resolution of ∼83 lp∕mm and an effective frame rate of 10 trillion frames per second (Tfps). It has also successfully visualized an ultrafast rotating optical field with an effective frame rate of 15 Tfps. FINCOPA has simultaneously a femtosecond-level temporal resolution and frame interval and a micrometer-level spatial resolution. Combining outstanding spatial and temporal resolutions with an ultrahigh frame rate, FINCOPA will contribute to high-spatiotemporal resolution observations of ultrafast transient events, such as atomic or molecular dynamics in photonic materials, plasma physics, and laser inertial-confinement fusion
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvanced Photonics
Issue number05
StatePublished - Sep 16 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported partly by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61775142 and 61705132), the Shenzhen Basic Research Project on the subject layout (No. JCYJ20170412105812811), the Shenzhen Basic Research Projects (Nos. JCYJ20170412105812811, JCYJ20190808164007485, and JCYJ20190808115601653), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Nos. RGPIN-2017-05959 and RGPAS-507845-2017). There are no conflicts of interest.


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