Testimonials from Our Customers
“We were fortunate to acquire one of the first VistaScope from Molecular Vista. For the past few years, we have used the VistaScope to do photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM) measurements with femtosecond laser pulses. We knew that these experiments were going to be challenging, but they were made so much easier because of the VistaScope. Molecular Vista has done a fantastic job designing the scan head, which allows for coupling light beams in and out of the tip-sample junction with relative ease. The system is stable, easily configurable with additional optics, and is controlled by an intuitive and versatile graphical user interface. We were able to generate interesting PiFM results as soon as the system was installed, and we have been using the system on a daily basis ever since. We can very much recommend the VistaScope to anyone interested in advanced scan probe experiments combined with optical illumination!”
Eric Potma, PhD.
Associate Professor | Department of Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences | University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
“We believe PiFM is poised to become a genuinely unique tool in the exploration of the phenomena derived in nanoscale systems. This new scanning probe imaging paradigm offers the distinctive prospect of detecting optically induced behavior without directly measuring the photon field created. A direct measure of induced photo-induced polarization/polarizability opens a very unique window in the study of complex materials systems. Moreover, exploiting resonance coupling of cantilever nano-mechanical modes as direct detectors of photo-mediated forces will allow phase-sensitive detection techniques to enable the sensitive observation of local optical responses with extraordinary nanoscale resolution.”
William L. Wilson, PhD.
Executive Director | Center for Nanoscale Systems
Faculty of Arts and Sciences | Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138