Instruments and facilities

  • Picosecond fluorescence spectrochronograph  (room D113)
    • Spectra Physics solid-state cw laser Millennia: 6 W output, wavelength 532 nm
    • Coherent femtosecond oscillator Mira-900: output power 1 W at 800 nm, tuning range 690 - 1000 nm, pulse width 120 fs, repetition rate 76 MHz
    • Pulse selector (APE): repetition rate of output pulses 15 kHz - 4 MHz, diffraction efficiency 60 %, contrast ratio  > 100:1
    • Harmonic generator (APE): SHG: output wavelength range 350 - 500 nm, THG: output wavelength range 230 - 330 nm
    • Solid-state Nd:YAG mode-locked picosecond laser Antares (Coherent): 25 W output at 1064 nm, 1 W output at 532 nm, pulse width 70 ps, repetition rate 76 MHz
    • Cavity dumped synchronously pumped Model 702 (Coherent) dye laser: 120 mW output power, pulse width 3 ps, tuning range with different dyes 570-880 nm, repetition rate 40 kHz-76 MHz
    • Synchroscan streak camera: temporal resolution 5 ps, spectral response 400-1100 nm, repetition rate 76 MHz, signal amplification 1000
    • Time-correlated single-photon counting system SPC-150 (Becker & Hickl GmbH): IRF with id 100-20 detector (Quantique) is 60 ps, IRF with HPM 100-40 detector (B&H GmbH) is 160 ps
    • Double subtractive dispersion monochromator DTMc300 (Bentham instruments Ltd): focal length 0.6 m, scanning range 300-1200 nm, spectral resolution 0.05 nm
    • CCD cameras DV420A-OE and DU416A-LDC-DD (Andor Technology)
    • Liquid helium cryostat 4.2 - 300 K (Utreks)
  • Selective spectroscopy setup (room D114)
    • Solid-state cw laser Millennia(Spectra Physics): 10 W output, wavelength 532 nm
    • Model 375 dye laser (Spectra Physics): 565-700 nm
    • Model 3900S Ti:sapphire  laser (Spectra Physics): 675-1060 nm, adjustable 2.1 - 15 GHz spectral bandwidth
    • Shamrock 303i spectrograph (Andor Technology)
    • Fibre-coupled monochromator THR1500 (Jobin Yvon)
    • CCD cameras DV420-OE and DV420A-OE (Andor Technology)
    • Liquid helium cryostat 1.8 - 300 K (Utreks)
    • Optistat DN liquid nitrogen cryostat  77 - 320 K (Oxford Instruments)
  • Micro-Raman spectroscopy system (Renishaw) (room D318, Lab of Laser Spectroscopy)
  • Circular dichroism (CD) spectrometry (room D116)
    • Chirascan-plus CD-spectrometer (Applied Photophysics):  CD and absorption range 180 – 1150 nm, fluorescence range 200 – 850 nm, fluorescence-detected CD 200 – 850 nm
    • simultaneous measurement of CD and absorption
    • fluorescence excitation measurements 180 - 820 nm
  • High-pressure instrumentation based on conventional and diamond anvil cells for optical measurements at variable pressures up to 70 kbar and temperatures down to 10 K
  • Microspectroscopy setup (room D115)
    • Inverted microscope IX-71 (Olympus)
    • Spectrograph Shamrock 303i (Andor Technology)
    • CCD camera DU-420A-BR-DD and EMCCD camera iXon 897 (Andor Technology)
    • He-Ne laser 25-LYR-173-230 (Melles-Griot): 594 nm, 2 mW
    • Nd-YAG laser (Viasho): 1064 nm, 1W