Digital Holography, Raman Microscopy, and Terahertz Spectroscopy

Professors Khmaladze and Sharikova

Digital Holography, Raman Microscopy and Terahertz Spectroscopy Laboratory at University at Albany has state of the art equipment for Digital Holographic Microscopic measurements in both reflected and transmitted light. The holographic setup has a removable environmental chamber (IBIDI Nanolive Heating System/Temperature Controller/Gas Incubation System), mounted on a three-dimensional translation stage to image live biological samples. The lab also has a Multiline Fully Automated Confocal Raman Microscope system (HORIBA XploRA PLUS), capable of chemically selective imaging of cells and tissues.

The lab has a new Nanolive The 3D Cell Explorer tomographic microscope, which allows to instantly look inside living cells in 3D and Terahertz setup, designed to image cell cultures in-vitro and in-vivo. The lab also has biosafety and tissue culture laminar flow hood, chemical hood, cell incubator, refrigerator and freezer. Due to interdisciplinary nature of this work, our lab is particularly well-suited for students from various scientific backgrounds and interests. This research provides rich opportunities to explore and gain practical skills in optical design, software programming, mathematics and biology.