Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SMART-LANLIGHT (New Scanning nearfield Microscopy method bAsed on Radio-frequency Trap and LANthanide nanoprobe for LIGHT matter interaction.)
Reporting period: 2016-09-01 to 2018-08-31
The SmartLanlight project aims at removing and replacing the tip by a nanometer scale object in levitation. To reach that goal we use electrical fields in order to manipulate and levitate the nanoparticle. Manipulation of nanoparticles with electric fields is only emerging in nanosciences. Two main objectives were identified in this project. The first was to master this levitation and manipulation technique with nanometric objects. The second was to manipulate the particle in levitation and to probe its optical properties when scanning a photonic structure. Besides these two objectives, we also worked on the printing of nanoparticles in levitation in air on a receiver substrate. This is actually important for the development of future all optical systems and quantum nanotechnologies.
The main results obtain during this project are:
- the possibility of measuring the optical spectrum of a single levitating object.
- the possibility of driving a single nano-object with electrical fields in order to draw an arbitrary trajectory with high resolution and high speed.
- the possibility to shoot (transfer) the nano-object on a receiver substrate.