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New Scanning nearfield Microscopy method bAsed on Radio-frequency Trap and LANthanide nanoprobe for LIGHT matter interaction.

The project SMART LANLIGHT will develop a new technique for measuring nearfield optical properties on nanostructures based on the use of a levitating trapped nano-source. We will use -but not limited to- a lanthanide doped particle as the nano-emitter. Specifically, lanthanides are sensitive to both optical electric and magnetic field so that full understanding of the optical near-field properties is achievable, in an unprecedented way. We then plan to employ this new technique for investigating nanolight-matter interactions on technologically important nanostructures such as optical antennas, nanophotonic circuits, metamaterials etc... This new and original probing technique will open the ways to a large variety of applications such as high resolution imaging of nanophotonics components (nano-optical circuiterie, spin domain ...) or biological samples but also e.g cancer diagnostic and therapy since lanthanide can be used for tumor cell detection and photodynamic therapy

Project Managers : Johann Berthelot & Nicolas Bonod

Contact : johann.berthelot@fresnel.fr

Begin in september 2016
Ends in August 2018