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Lab Equipment

The Yan lab has a wide range of equipment available for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience, biology and photonics as summarized below:

  • Chemical hoods, centrifuge, analytical balance, ultrasonic bath, isothermal bath, oven, furnace, hotplates, autoclave reactors, refrigerator, UV/Ozone cleaner, Laurell spin coater, UV/VIS spectrometer and other standard equipment for materials synthesis and processing
  • Biological safety cabinet (Thermo Scientific 1300 Series Class II), benchtop centrifuge (Sorvall ST 8), incubators (Heracell™ VIOS 160i CO2 Incubator and Heratherm™ Compact Microbiological Incubator), autoclave sterilizer, and optical microscope
  • Customized optical table (two Newport RS2000, 5 ft × 8 ft, linked in a L-shape configuration)
  • Ultra-Narrow Linewidth CW Tunable Ti:Sapphire Laser (Spectra-Physics Matisse 2 Linear Z pumped by a 532 nm Millennia eV 15 W pump laser, tuning range 730-930 nm, linewidth <4 MHz, output power 3.8 W at 780 nm)
  • CW Tunable Ti:sapphire Laser (Spectra-Physics 3900S pumped by a 532 nm Millennia eV 10 W pump laser, tuning range 675-1100 nm)
  • Ultrafast Tunable Ti:Sapphire Laser (Coherent Chameleon Ultra II equipped with pulse picker and Chameleon VUE second harmonic generation system, average power > 3.5 W, pulse width 140 fs, tuning range 340-540 nm and 680-1080nm, repetition rate ~9.5 kHz to 4.75 MHz and 80 MHz)
  • Diode-pumped solid-state lasers (narrow bandwidth 405 nm laser for Raman spectroscopy and regular DPSS lasers at 405 nm, 473 nm, 589 nm and 980 nm)
  • Spatial Light Modulators (two Hamamatsu X13138-02 modulators, and one Meadowlark Optics P1920-400-800-HDMI modulators)
  • Digital Micromirror Device (Type-A DMD DLi6500 Development Kit)
  • Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting System (PicoQuant MultiHarp 150 4P TCSPC device with Excelitas SPCM-AQRH-13-TR-BR2 single-photon counter)
  • Spectroscopy Platform (Andor Kymera 328i imaging spectrograph equipped with Newton DU920P-BEX2-DD CCD, dual inputs and outputs, covering UV to NIR spectrum)
  • Fiber spectrometer (B&W Exemplar)
  • Microfluidic flow control system (Fluigent Flow-EZ module with two channels)
  • Inverted optical microscope (Olympus IX73)
  • Customized microscope (Thorlabs Cerna)
  • Nanopositioning Microscope Stage (PI Nano XYZ piezo system)
  • CMOS Cameras (multiple FLIR Oryx or Grasshopper cameras)
  • Various light analysis devices (Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor, beam profiler, power meter, photodetectors, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, and data acquisition card, etc.)


Shared Facilities

Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory
Biological and Medical Research Core Facilities
Physics and Astronomy instrument shop
Chemical Research Instrumentation