Spectral Interferometry with Electron Microscopes

The ability to control coherent pathways in the transition from initial to final quantum sates has paved the way towards engineering the chemical interactions, ionization processes, and emergence of boson-sampling devices. Inherent to quantum coherent control is the interference phenomenon present for all physical quantities which we call “wave”, such as electron wavepackest. We intend to propose methods for manipulation and characterization of the intereferences happening during the interaction of electron wavepackts with nanophotonic systems, and to utilize the results for investigating correlations and couplings between charge density waves in those systems, and to explore charge and energy transfer dynamics.

Selected Publications:
[1] N. Talebi, S. Meuret, S. Guo, M. Hentschel, A. Polman, H. Giessen, and P.A. van Aken
“Mergingtransformation optics with electron-driven photon sources,”
Nat. Commun.10, 599 (2019)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08488-4

[2] N. Talebi
“Interaction of electron beams with optical nanostructures and metamaterials: From coherent
photon sources towards shaping the wave function,” Invited Topical Review
J. Opt. 19 103001 (2017)
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8986/aa8041

[3] N. Talebi
“Spectral interferometry with electron microscopes,”
Scientific Reports 33874 (2016)
DOI: 10.1038/srep33874