alpha300 RS Raman SNOM Microscope

alpha300 RS Raman SNOM Microscope

Correlative Raman and scanning near-field optical microscope   

WITec alpha300 RS Raman SNOM Microscope   

Features

  • Combines alpha300 R (Raman) and alpha300 S (SNOM) into one microscope
  • Ideally suited for combined techniques such as near-field Raman imaging
  • Moving the sample between the measurements not necessary
  • Switch between the measurement techniques by rotating the objective turret
  • SNOM provides high-resolution surface imaging...
  • ...Raman delivers chemical imaging of the same surface

A challenging experimental requirement is no match for the alpha300 RS from WITec. Combining confocal Raman with Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) for optical imaging with resolution beyond the diffraction limit, this microscope has all features of the alpha300 S and alpha300 R, plus many AFM operation modes too. It is also ideally suited for other high-resolution Raman imaging techniques such as nearfield-Raman imaging.

Nearfield-Raman measurement with corresponding topography curve
Topography image of exfoliated graphene simultaneously determined during the nearfield-Raman measurement with corresponding topography curve measured along the blue line, and nearfield-Raman image of the same sample area of the G-band intensity with corresponding intensity graph measured along the red line.

Raman Operation Modes

  • Raman spectral imaging: acquisition of a complete Raman spectra at every image pixel
  • Planar (x-y-direction) and depth scans (z-direction) with manual sample positioning
  • Fibre-coupled UHTS spectrometer specifically designed for Raman and low light applications
  • Image stacks: 3D confocal Raman imaging
  • Time series
  • Single point Raman spectrum acquisition
  • Single-point depth profiling
  • Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Bright Field Microscopy

SNOM Operation Modes

  • Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy modes:
    • Bottom up
    • Top down
    • Collection
  • Confocal Microscopy (CM) modes:
    • Transmission
    • Reflection
    • Fluorescence (optional)
    • Acquisition of force-distance curves and light-distance curves
    • Fixed-bottom illumination
    • Total internal reflection illumination (optional
    • SNOM-AFM combinations: AFM operation modes of alpha300 A optional

Microscope specification

  • Research grade optical microscope with 6x objective turret
  • CCD camera video system
  • High sensitivity monochrome video feed of sample & SNOM/AFM tip in transmission
  • LED white-light source for Köhler illumination of AFM tip and sample
  • Manual sample positioning in x- and y-direction
  • Fibre coupling
  • Sample size: 120 mm (x- & y-axes), 25 mm in z-axis
  • Active vibration isolation system
Options and upgrades
Autofocus
Additional lasers
Additional UHTS-spectrometers (UV, VIS, NIR)
Automated sample positioning and measuring
Automated confocal Raman imaging
Automated multi-area and multi-point measurements
Ultrafast Raman imaging upgrade
Epi-fluorescence option
High sample adaptor
TrueSurface for Raman depth profiling

 

A number of papers have been published by scientists around the globe who have used a WITec Raman Microscope Imaging System within their research. Here are some examples:

 

 

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Product Code: WITec alpha300 RS

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