Imaging Nanostructures with Picosecond Ultrasonic Pulses

B. C. Daly, N. C.R. Holme, T. Buma, C. Branciard, T. B. Norris, S. Pau, D. M. Tennant, J. A. Taylor, J. E. Bower

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We describe a novel imaging technique that employs coherent acoustic phonon pulses which are generated and detected by ultrafast optical methods. Sub-micron resolution images of Al patterns lithographically etched on a Si substrate are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2004
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)3540241108
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2004 - Niigata, Japan
Duration: Jul 25 2004Jul 30 2004

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, UP 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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