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Curious Molly - multi-modal nonlinear microscope

Curious Molly is multi-modal nonlinear optical microscope that is tailored for the characterization and fabrication of micro- and nano-structured materials. The multimodal microscopy system is interfaced with Gargantua - High Energy Ultrafast Beamline - high energy multi-laser system, which produces ultrashort femtosecond pulse trains that can be tuned from the ultraviolet to the THz range, fulfilling the illumination needs of virtually every linear and nonlinear experiment. Curious Molly will full control for beam manipulation at the micro scale, enable conventional fluorescence experiments (single and multi-hoton), time-resolved pump-probe, stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), two-photon absorption (TPA) and time-resolved fluorescence (TRFL) experiments with various detection modes. In addition, the system will be outfitted with modules for the detection of second-harmonic generation (SHG), third-harmonic generation (THG), sum-frequency generation (SFG), and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS).



Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - Dark Field / Raman / Fluorescence microscopy system

Unique microsopy system developed by Renishaw Inc. based on thier flagmanship InVia microscope. This is high sensitivity system with integrated research grade microscopes, enabling high resolution confocal measurements both of Raman, dark field and fluorescence hyperspectral images. System employs lasers of 405 nm, 532 nm and 785 nm. Raman signal can be measured from 100 cm-1 with better than 1 cm-1 resolution capability, Raleigh scattering free. Standard filter set is optimised for very high optical efficiency. Dark Field module employ light source to cover 350 nm - 1100 nm spectrum with wide field and hyperspectral imaging as well as in-situ Raman measurements.




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Kleine Friedrich - Fluorescence wide filed and Fluorescence / Raman laser microscopy system

Epi fluorescence wide field imaging microscope, laser-based spectrometer/microscope. Raman shift cut off at 150 cm-1 to >5000 cm-1 with up to 1 cm-1 resolution. Anti-Stokes detection optional. Spectrally resolved fluorescence detection up to 1100 nm. Excitation wavelengths: 532 nm, 632.8 nm. Wide field white light all-optical imaging capability.




Useful reading:

Raman miscroscopy (by Prof. Umbach and Prof. Hines, Cornell University) pdf

NIST chemical database


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