The Ultrafast Micro-Spectroscopy Facility can explore a vast range of complex systems, from novel solid-state materials through to biological cells and proteins, with the potential to provide major advances in physics, chemistry and biology.

The world-class facility can provide 10 fs pulses of light with central wavelength that can be varied from 500 nm to 900 nm and applied to any of the techniques listed below. Samples can be in the form of thin films, solid wafers or solutions, and can be cooled down to 4 K or circulated through a flow cell.

The Ultrafast Micro-Spectroscopy Facility is part of Swinburne’s Optical Sciences Centre.

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Techniques

The cutting-edge spectroscopic techniques available within the facility include:

  • coherent multi-dimensional electronic spectroscopy
  • ultrafast transient absorption
  • time-resolved photoluminescence
  • coherent Raman spectroscopy
  • THz time-domain spectroscopy

All these techniques can be combined with microscopy to give near diffraction-limited spatial resolution. Combined, these capabilities can correlate the dynamics of electronic states and vibrational modes with spatial morphology and spectral evolution. They have led to a great understanding of the mechanisms driving functionality in complex condensed matter systems.

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