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EPSRC Reference: EP/S008764/1
Title: Maximising usage of Chameleon Ultra II laser system
Principal Investigator: Muskens, Professor O
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Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2018 Ends: 30 September 2020 Value (£): 162,725
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Characterisation Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
Quantum Optics & Information
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Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
10 Jul 2018 EPSRC Strategic Equipment Interview Panel July 2018 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The Chameleon Ultra II system delivers nanojoule optical pulses at 80 MHz repetition rate and covers a tunable wavelength range from 350nm to 4000nm using a variety of outputs. The system currently enables a range of experimental research activities in the field of ultrafast nanophotonics, which includes the spectroscopy of nanoscale photonic elements such as plasmonic nanoantennas, integrated photonic waveguides and novel nanomaterials. The laboratory brings together a wealth of expertise in experimental nanophotonics which has been developed over a number of years by the PI and which includes microscopy and spectroscopy of individual nano-objects (nanoparticles, nanoantennas) with sizes in the range 10-1000nm, pump-probe techniques and integrated photonics characterisation. The group has recently developed a new characterisation tool of photonic chips using an Ultrafast Photomodulation Spectroscopy technique. This collection of capabilities is unique in the UK and would be of interested for a range of users working in the area of photonics and nanostructures. This project aims to open up the ultrafast laser equipment for users who currently do not have access to comparable capabilities in their own laboratory. Research services will be provided by a research associate who will actively support users in setting up ultrafast optical experiments.
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