Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy

The CNS laser laboratory enables users to explore the behavior in complex systems using a wide array of optical and spectral imaging tools ranging from high quality laser-scanning confocal imaging and Coherent Raman imaging instrumentation to conventional linear and nonlinear spectroscopies.  These system are capable of supporting a new type of optical microscopy: Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy for imaging based on intrinsic chemical vibrational signatures.  Applicable to both biological samples and materials.