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LOW COHERENCE INTERFEROMETRY LABORATORY
(6-014 & 6-033ca, Ramachandra R. Dasari)

This laboratory is developing interferometric techniques for probing biological structures and their dynamics. New interferometric methods have been developed to examine the wavelength, angular, temporal and phase shift variations of light which interacts with a biological medium.

Diffraction phase microscope (DPM)
Solid state laser, 532 nm
High speed CMOS camera, Photron Inc.
Inverted microscope, Olympus IX71

Quantitative dispersion microscope (QDM)

Dual wavelength laser source: Oscillator, RegA & OPA, Coherent Inc.
CoolSNAP digital camera
Inverted microscope (custom-made)

Line-field reflection phase microscope (LFrPM)

Femtosecond  broadband source, linewidth: 50 nm, (Coherence Inc.)
High speed CMOS camera, Photron Inc.
Inverted microscope, Olympus IX71

Full-field reflection phase microscope (FFrPM)

Femtosecond  broadband source, linewidth: 50 nm, (Coherence Inc.)
High speed CMOS camera, Photron Inc.
Inverted microscope, Axiovert 35 (Zeiss Co.)

Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT)

Femtosecond  broadband source, linewidth: 50 nm, (Coherence Inc.)
39 kHz Linescan camera, Basler Vision Technologies
Programmable phase modulator (Hamamatsu Co.)

Neural electrophysiology equipment (contribution from H. Sebastian Seung)
Warner patch clamp amplifier
Sutter Instruments motorized electrode micropositioner
World Precision Instruments A395 Stimulus isolator