Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences @ University of Toronto
Room SB5026, UTM. 3359 Mississauga Road North | Mississauga, ON. L5L 1C6


Welcome to our non-linear microscopy and nano-spectroscopy research laboratory. Our laboratory contains several unique laser-scanning multimodal non-linear microscopes designed for non-invasive biological imaging of live specimens. We are set to perform versatile spectroscopic characterization of biological specimens in smaller than a femtoliter volume. Our microscope setups are coupled to several home built femtosecond oscillators. A broad range of excitation wavelength is available from the lasers based on Ti:Sapphire and Yb:KGW crystals. All our setups are home built and tailored for investigating specific problems. The setups are versatile and easily modifiable for achieving the best performance i.e. sensitivity, and spectral, temporal or spatial resolution.

• Microscopes

1. Multimodal microscope
2. Time- and Spectrally Resolved Multimodal Life-time Imaging Microscope
3. Fast-scanning Multimodal Microscope (Under construction)
4. Adaptive Optics Multimodal Microscope (Under construction)
5. Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) (Under construction)
6. Near-field Microscope (Under construction)
7. Evanescence Microscope (Under construction)

• Laser excitation sources

1. 50fs Extended Cavity Ti: Sapphire Laser, 26 Mhz, 780-860nm
2. 400fs Extended Cavity Yb:KGW Laser, 14.3 MHz, 1028nm
3. 200fs Yb:KGW Laser, 60 MHz, 1040nm
4. Broadly Tunable OPO (Under construction)

Last Modified: Friday 17th June, 2011.