SWIFT™ Ultra Fast Raman Imaging

SWIFT™ ultra-fast Raman imaging  allows detailed Raman maps can now be acquired on second/minute timescales with integration times down to 1ms and below.  SWIFT™ retains the true confocal performance of the HORIBA Scientific Raman systems, thus ensuring optimised spatial resolution for analysis of small particles and thin layers

Second generation SWIFT ultra-fast Raman imaging
Second generation SWIFT ultra-fast Raman imaging, showing real time hyperspectral Raman image acquisition on a structured semiconductor device, with 40,200 spectra acquired in less than 50 seconds.

Fast Raman imaging offers many advantages to the user:

  • Acquisition times reduced by orders of magnitude without compromise in image quality.
  • Macro areas (centimeters) can now be analysed with micro resolution.
  • High definition megapixel Raman images are now possible in a single fast Raman map, providing both a broad overview and detailed high resolution work in a single experiment.
  • Data rich 3D confocal volume images can be acquired in realistic timescales, allowing a sample’s internal structure to be interrogated.
  • Time resolved Raman imaging – with a full image acquired in just a few seconds, chemical reactions such as polymer curing occuring on minute/hour timescales can now be imaged.

SWIFT™ is suitable for use with all lasers from UV through to near infra-red. It is compatible with all HORIBA Scientific systems, either at time of purchase, or as a retro-fittable upgrade (additional or replacement parts may be required).

SWIFT Raman images of entire 17mm pharmaceutical tablet
SWIFT™ ultra fast Raman image of a mineral section, illustrating distribution of quartz species (red/blue) and a haematite seam.

SWIFT Raman image of graphene on Silicon
SWIFT™ Raman image of graphene on Silicon, showing mono-layer, bi-layer and tri-layer areas. A step size of 200nm was used, with 50 ms integration per point.

SWIFT 3D Raman volume display of barium sulfate particles in a polymer matrix
SWIFT™ 3D Raman volume display of barium sulfate particles in a polymer matrix in a 92?m3 volume, acquired with 200nm step and 50ms integration.

SWIFT Raman image of 1 mm x 1 mm area of etched Silicon chip
High definition SWIFT™ image of entire 17mm pharmaceutical tablet, comprising over 2.6 million spectra. Zoom regions are taken from the same data, illustrating how a single high definition image can be used to survey on millimeter scales and investigate detail on the micrometer scale.

SWIFT ultra-fast Raman imaging of onion cells
SWIFT™ ultra-fast Raman imaging of onion cells, illustrating general cell structure (red/blue) and isolated zones of carotenoid species.

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