30.08.2023 | Intelligente Eingebettete Systeme

Neuer Journal-Artikel in Advanced Photonics Research erschienen

Sapida Akhundzada, Kristina Dingel, David Bischof, Christian Janzen, Bernhard Sick und Arno Ehresmann haben einen Artikel mit dem Titel Domain Imaging in Periodic Submicron Wide Nanostructures by Digital Drift Correction in Kerr Microscopy im Wiley-Journal Advanced Photonics Research untergebracht. Die Autor:innen aus dem Fachgebiet IES haben hauptsächlich bei der Code-Entwicklung unterstützt. Und darum geht es in dem Artikel:

Magneto-optical Kerr microscopy is a powerful method for imaging magnetic domains. Even though domain imaging below the diffractive resolution limit is possible, such investigations are getting increasingly complex with decreasing structure size due to the decreasing Kerr contrast. As magnetic domain images free of topographical artifacts are obtained by subtracting a reference image from the actual image, the corresponding challenges are additionally increased by unavoidable sample motion in the time interval between acquiring the two images. Software-based drift corrections typically rely on a unique structure in the image's region of interest (ROI), recognized automatically or selected manually by the user. By digital image shifting, the ROI positions in the actual and reference images are aligned, and the sample motion is compensated. For magnetic domain imaging in periodically arranged micro- or nano-objects, unique topographical features are not given, making the drift correction by ROIs difficult, often even impossible. Herein, a novel software-based approach is presented for drift corrections to image domains with features close/below the optical resolution limit and for investigating periodically arranged micro- or nano-objects without utilizing ROIs. High-contrast images are obtained, enabling the characterization of periodically arranged 1D, 2D, and 3D magnetic objects with lateral dimensions below 100 nm.

Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/adpr.202300170