Serial time-encoded amplified imaging for real-time observation of fast dynamic phenomena

@article{Goda2009SerialTA,
  title={Serial time-encoded amplified imaging for real-time observation of fast dynamic phenomena},
  author={Keisuke Goda and K. K. Tsia and Bahram Jalali},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={458},
  pages={1145-1149}
}
Ultrafast real-time optical imaging is an indispensable tool for studying dynamical events such as shock waves, chemical dynamics in living cells, neural activity, laser surgery and microfluidics. [] Key Method Our technique maps a two-dimensional (2D) image into a serial time-domain data stream and simultaneously amplifies the image in the optical domain. We capture an entire 2D image using a single-pixel photodetector and achieve a net image amplification of 25 dB (a factor of 316). This overcomes the…
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