Multimodal Imaging System

Multimodal imaging system for ASNOM – CLSM – pump & probe nanoscopy

In the frame of the EU Project “FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5/Label Free Nanoscopy Using Infra Red Absorbtion (LANIR)” and the national project “PN-II-PT-PCCA New methods and investigations protocols for the early diagnosis, efficient screening, prognostic and therapy of non-melanoma skin cancers based on existing and novel micro & nano optical tools”, CMMIP-UPB has developed in-house a multimodal system that enables imaging correspponding field-of-views of investigated samples by multiple far-field and near-field imaging techniques: Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM), Two-Photon Excitation Fluorescence Microscopy (TPEF), Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy (SHG), Saturated Transient Absorption Pump & Probe Microscopy (STA), Scattering-type Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM), tip-enhanced Fluorescence (TEF/FASNOM), tip-enhanced Second Harmonic Generation (SHG-SNOM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The contrast mechanisms of the incorporated imaging techniques provide complementary information, which plays an important role in facilitating nanoscale data understanding and interpretation.

Connected awards:

  1. Multimodal Imaging of nanostructured materials and biological samples in the far-field and near-field Regimes, S.G. Stanciu, D.E. Tranca, C. Stoichita, R. Hristu, L. Pastorino, J.M. Bueno, C. Ruggiero, A. Antipov, G.A. Stanciu  et. al., The Spanish-Portuguese Meeting for Advanced Optical Microscopy, Bilbao, Spain, 5-7 October, 2016 (Presentation Award)
  2. Combined Multimodal Imaging at Micro- and Nanoscale Using Complementary Constrast Mechanisms, S. G. Stanciu, C. Stoichita, R. Hristu, D.E. Tranca and G.A. Stanciu, EuroNanoForum 2015, Riga, Latvia, 10-12th of June, 2015 (Best Poster Presenter Award)