This multimodal nonlinear optical microscope is mainly built for fast imaging using stimulated Raman scattering (SRS), but can also perform coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), sum frequency or second harmonic generation (SFG/SHG) and two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF), as well as normal confocal fluorescence.
The equipment for nanospectroscopy consists of scattering-type near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) which is based on enhancement of the electromagnetic field close to a nanotip. It can image samples at 10 nm spatial resolution over the fingerprint infrared spectral region.
An essential online data analysis platform for optimal research outputs with the infrastructure’s imaging equipment. It’s main advantages are: a) big data handling, b) quantitative coherent Raman and IR spectral data analysis, c) user-friendly and flexible image generation, and d) remote access. The data analysis algorithms are tailored to coherent Raman (CARS and SRS) and near-field IR spectral data.