Ultra-fast Raman imaging
The key to ultra-fast Raman imaging is a system that is optimised in its entirety, be it the optical coupling, throughput efficiency, control electronics and high sensitivity sensor. The WITec Alpha and apyron provide this critical complete system optimisation.
Electron Multiplying CCD detector technology, that can acquire up to 1300 spectra per second, can further enhance the speed of acquisition of a complete Raman image.
Speed is advantageous when performing measurements on delicate samples that require the lowest possible levels of excitation power. The WITec sensitivity is unsurpassed in this aspect and so is an ideal system for the analysis of biological samples such as single cells or tissue imaging.
The confocality of the Raman microscope strongly reduces background signal from the sample. Generation of depth profiles and 3D images with exceptional spectral and spatial resolution becomes straightforward. WITec's fully confocal microscope systems are thus able to analyse the distribution of certain compounds throughout a sample with ease.
Correlative analysing techniques in one single instrument will always deliver a more comprehensive sample analysis. Fluorescence, luminescence, atomic force microscopy (AFM), near-field microscopy (SNOM or NSOM) and SEM are uniquely offered in conjunction with Raman by the WITec modular design. Combination of the various imaging techniques and switching between the different acquisition modes is simply done by rotating the microscope turret.
Raman and AFM
By combining confocal Raman imaging with AFM, the chemical properties of the sample can be easily linked with the surface structure and topography. These two complementary techniques are available in correlative Raman-AFM WITec microscopes for flexible and comprehensive sample characterisation at the touch of a button.
Raman and SNOM / TERS
Going beyond the diffraction limit for optical imaging provides informative results in the nanoscale and other challenging experimental applications.