Quantum dots

Using the known as well as exploring the unknown

Ron Tenne, Osip Schwartz, Ayelet Teitelboim, Pazit Rukenstien, Jonathan M. Levitt, Taleb Mokari, Dan Oron

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Abstract

Super-resolution microscopy, the imaging of features below the Abbe diffraction limit, has been achieved by a number of methods in recent years. Each of these methods relies on breaking one of the assumptions made in the derivation of the diffraction limit. While uniform spatial illumination, linearity and time independence have been the most common cornerstones of the Abbe limit broken in super-resolution modalities, breaking the â€classicality of light’ assumption as a pathway to achieve super-resolution has not been shown. Here we demonstrate a method that utilizes the antibunching characteristic of light emitted by Quantum Dots (QDs), a purely quantum feature of light, to obtain imaging beyond the diffraction limit. Measuring such high order correlations in the emission of a single QD necessitates stability at saturation conditions while avoiding damage and enhanced blinking. This ability was facilitated through new understandings that arisen from exploring the QD â€blinking’ phenomena. We summarize here two studies that contributed to our current understanding of QD stability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9165
ISBN (Print)9781628411928
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventPhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials XIII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

OtherPhysical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials XIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/17/148/20/14

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Quantum Dots
Semiconductor quantum dots
Super-resolution
quantum dots
blinking
Diffraction
Unknown
diffraction
Imaging
Imaging techniques
Linearity
Microscopy
Modality
linearity
Saturation
Illumination
Pathway
Microscopic examination
derivation
Damage

Keywords

  • Blinking
  • Colloidal
  • Gray state
  • Microscopy
  • Quantum Dots
  • Saturation
  • Superresolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Tenne, R., Schwartz, O., Teitelboim, A., Rukenstien, P., Levitt, J. M., Mokari, T., & Oron, D. (2014). Quantum dots: Using the known as well as exploring the unknown. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9165). [916519] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061690

Quantum dots : Using the known as well as exploring the unknown. / Tenne, Ron; Schwartz, Osip; Teitelboim, Ayelet; Rukenstien, Pazit; Levitt, Jonathan M.; Mokari, Taleb; Oron, Dan.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9165 SPIE, 2014. 916519.

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

Tenne, R, Schwartz, O, Teitelboim, A, Rukenstien, P, Levitt, JM, Mokari, T & Oron, D 2014, Quantum dots: Using the known as well as exploring the unknown. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9165, 916519, SPIE, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials XIII, San Diego, United States, 8/17/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061690
Tenne R, Schwartz O, Teitelboim A, Rukenstien P, Levitt JM, Mokari T et al. Quantum dots: Using the known as well as exploring the unknown. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9165. SPIE. 2014. 916519 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061690
Tenne, Ron ; Schwartz, Osip ; Teitelboim, Ayelet ; Rukenstien, Pazit ; Levitt, Jonathan M. ; Mokari, Taleb ; Oron, Dan. / Quantum dots : Using the known as well as exploring the unknown. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9165 SPIE, 2014.
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