New study uses cathodoluminescence to characterize design of a plasmonic metasurface lens
February 19, 2019
A new interesting study on "Merging transformation optics with electron-driven photon sources" was published in Nature Communications. The research was done by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, AMOLF, and the University of Stuttgart. The study combines optical modelling and design of a plasmonic metasurface lens, with electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) and cathodoluminescence (CL) experiments to characterize its properties. The experiments demonstrate that such surfaces can be used in the future for hybrid pump-probe experiments and/or spectral interferometry.