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Single Particle Nanophotonic Switching - Bridging Electron MIcroscopy and Photonics (SPANS) - Publishable Executive Summary

Funded under: FP6-NMP


During the first 12 months of the project, the following tasks have been addressed, according to the DoW:
WP1. Sample fabrication
- Task 1 - Design and construction of vacuum growth chamber with atomic beam source and cryostat.
- Task 2 - Development of electronics for control of the growth process and temperature conditions in the chamber.
WP2. Optical characterization
- Task 1 - Design and development of a fully fiberized pump-probe optical diagnostic spectrometer for the experiment of light-induced phase transition in nanoparticles.
- Task 2 - Development of the transient modulators and detection electronics to allow for time-resolved measurements with the above.
WP3. Electron microscopy
- Task 1 - Characterization of the optical properties of the nanoparticles by EELS.
WP4. Prove of concept of optical switch
- Task 1 - Design and implementation of optical set up for probing and testing switching characteristic.
WP5. Prove of concept of EIRE
- Task 1 - Design and construction of sample holder at room temperature.
- Task 2 - Optimization of the geometry of the sample holder based upon simulations of EELS and EIRE.
WP6. Project management
- Task 1 - Construction and maintenance of web site.
- Task 2 - Interim activity and management reports.

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